MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (AP) – Phil Banks ran for two touchdowns and Wesleyan handed Bowdoin its fourth shutout loss of the season, 18-0, on Saturday.

Banks scored on a 5-yard run to cap an 11-plan, 69-yard drive in the first quarter, and gave the Cardinals (3-3) their final points on a 1-yard run in the third. He led all rushers with 69 yards on 24 carries.

Bowdoin (0-6) was held to 171 yards on offense, and gave up 2-points when running back Jeff Smith was tackled in the end zone by Wesleyan linebacker Brian Mahr in the first quarter.

The Cardinals also scored on a 31-yard, third-quarter field goal from Chris Hansel, who had earlier missed an extra point.

Wesleyan’s win came as the school celebrated the 125th anniversary of Andrus Field, believed to be the oldest continuously used college football field in the nation.

It’s not clear exactly how many games the team has played or won on the field since it opened on Oct. 31, 1881, said Brian Katten, Wesleyan’s sports information director.


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