College Football

LIVE College Football Nov. 8, Noon:
Trinity at Wesleyan

CPTV Sports has LIVE college football Saturday Nov. 8 at noon as longtime rivals Trinity and Wesleyan meet for the 114th time at Andrus Field in Middletown.

It’s the second LIVE CPTV Sports appearance this fall for both teams. Both the Cardinals (6-1) and Bantams (5-2) lost close games to NESCAC leader Amherst on our air. NESCAC leader Amherst (7-0) beat Wesleyan 33-30 in overtime Oct. 16 in Middletown and defeated Trinity 7-6 Nov. 1 in Hartford.

Last season, Trinity dashed Wesleyan’s hopes of an undefeated season and outright NESCAC title with a 40-10 victory in Hartford seen LIVE on CPTV Sports. It was Trinity’s 13th consecutive victory in the series, which began in 1885. The Bantams lead all-time series, 60-52-1.

Read more about the matchup from Trinity sports information here and Wesleyan sports information here.

LIVE College Football Sat. Nov. 1:
Amherst at Trinity, 12:30pm

Trinity College football returns to CPTV Sports Saturday Nov. 1 when the Bantams host Amherst LIVE at 12:30pm in a NESCAC battle.

Trinity (5-1) is coming off a 27-7 loss to Middlebury that ended the Bantams’ 53-game home winning streak.

Nov. 8, CPTV Sports will be in Middletown LIVE at noon as the Bantams renew their rivalry with Wesleyan. The Cardinals lost to Amherst 33-30 in overtime in a game seen LIVE on CPTV Sports.

Read more about the Bantams and the upcoming matchup with Amherst from Trinity sports information here.

College football: Amherst 33, Wesleyan 30 (OT)

Amherst’s Phillip Nwosu kicked four field goals, the final one in overtime, to lead the Lord Jeffs to a 33-30 college football victory over Wesleyan Oct. 18 in Middletown. CPTV Sports was there and showed the game live.

The Cardinals (4-1) outgained Amherst 433 yards to 322. But the Cardinals failed to score on the first possession in overtime when Amherst (5-0) stopped the Cardinals on fourth-and-1 at the Amherst 3.

Nwosu came in and kicked a 35-yard field goal to win it. He kicked field goals of 32, 30, and 41 yards in regulation, the last one with 23 seconds left in the fourth quarter to send the game to OT.

Wesleyan QB Jesse Warren was 19-for-26 passing for 305 yards, including TD passes of 20 and 68 yards to Jay Fabien. The second one gave Wesleyan a 30-27 lead with 3:53 to go before Nwosu tied it. A blocked extra point after Wesleyan’s second TD proved to be costly.

Amherst’s Nick Kelly, who went to Staples High in Westport, ran 22 times for 122 yards and three TDs, including a 24-yard score. Read more on the game from Wesleyan sports information here.

Our next LIVE college football game is Nov. 1, when Amherst visits Trinity at 12:30pm in a NESCAC showdown.

LIVE college football Saturday Oct. 18:
Amherst at Wesleyan, 1:30pm

State college football returns to CPTV Sports LIVE Saturday Oct. 18 at 1:30 p.m. when unbeaten Wesleyan hosts NESCAC rival Amherst as “Little Three” play kicks off for the season.

It’s the first of three college football games on CPTV Sports this fall. We’ll be in Hartford Nov. 1 when Amherst visits Trinity and back in Middletown Nov 8 for the renewal of the Trinity-Wesleyan rivalry. Both games are at noon.

Wesleyan (4-0) is the top-ranked team in the latest New England Division III poll. The Cardinals are looking to defend the Little Three title they won last season for the first time in 43 years. Williams is the third Little Three team; Wesleyan visits the Ephs Nov. 1.

Read more about Saturday’s matchup from Wesleyan sports information here.