MEDFORD, Mass. – The Middlebury College football team on Saturday defeated host Tufts, 31-24, to win the NESCAC championship and become the first program in NESCAC history to finish with a 9-0 record.
The landmark victory came in a season during which Coach Bob Ritter also earned his 100th victory and third league title.
The undefeated season is just the third in program history, as the 2019 squad joins the 8-0 teams of 1936 and 1972 in earning that distinction.
Against the 4-5 Jumbos the Panthers took a 7-0 lead on their second possession, when quarterback Will Jernigan capped an eight-play...