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The football squads of recent memory have generally taken their season-closing game against Trinity quite seriously. For Wesleyan, the game represents a final, glorious send-off for the senior class, as well as an opportunity to add another chapter to an already rich intrastate rivalry between two schools situated along the Connecticut River. But for this undefeated bunch of Cardinals, the final matchup of the season has taken an entirely new meaning.
The Whalen Era of Wesleyan football is finally in full effect: the Cardinals are the Little Three Champions for the first time since 1970, Head Coach Mike Whalen’s freshman year at Wes. Such a historic milestone could not have been more perfectly timed, as generations of Cardinal faithful bore witness to the Homecoming battle against Williams that ended with the Birds on top, 16-14.
Making the nearly four-hour trek from Middletown up to Brunswick, Maine is hardly ever enjoyable. The last time the Cardinals visited Bowdoin in 2011, they ended up on the wrong side of a 12-6 defensive battle, making for an even crueler drive back. After coming off such an emotional high from beating Amherst for the first time in nine years last week, it seemed like the weekend trip to Maine might lead to a letdown. But these Birds proved just how mentally tough they are with a 34-14 victory on Saturday, Oct. 26. They returned home 6-0, their best start since 1993.
October of 1993 was the last time the Cardinals left Amherst, Mass. as victors in football. Nine years later, in 2002, Cardinal football notched its most recent football victory over the Lord Jeffs on Andrus Field. With history against them this Saturday, Oct. 19 at Pratt Field in Amherst, it seemed as if the first Little Three matchup of 2013 might spell the end of the Redbirds’ wonder season. But one thing the Cardinals made clear with their 20-14 win is that they do not subject themselves to history; they dictate it.
I’m sorry, Ms. Jackson: the football team is for real. With a 141-point differential accumulated in the team’s favor through the first half of the season, it’s fair to say that the Redbirds comfortably rank amongst the NESCAC elite. Week Four saw the Bates Bobcats enter Andrus Field only to be flattened on both ends of the ball as Wesleyan dominated the contest 35-7.
Through two weeks of play, Colby sported the most effective rush defense in the NESCAC, only allowing an average of 37.5 rush yards per game. But after surrendering 266 yards on the ground to Wesleyan football on Saturday, Oct. 5, the Mules must be suffering a grave identity crisis.
After notching an emphatic home victory under the lights, the football team took to the road this past weekend to deliver a 35-6 beating to Hamilton. Now 2-0, the Cardinals have outscored their opponents by a combined mark of 87-15, and their conference-leading tally of 12 touchdowns nearly doubles the next highest total, held by Middlebury with seven.
In the first-ever night football game in NESCAC history, the Cardinals routed the visiting Tufts Jumbos, 52-9. The night proved to be historic on several levels, as the Cardinals offensive onslaught eclipsed a number of school records en route to making an emphatic statement in their season opener.
Live from Andrus Field, it’s Saturday night. From the moment of kickoff at 6:00 p.m., Sept. 21 will be long remembered as a historic moment in the history of Wesleyan athletics as football takes on Tufts in the first-ever night football game in NESCAC history. By Sunday morning, festivities will be over, the tailgate will be cleared out, and Usdan brunch will be served. Most importantly, though, this game will be a part of Cardinal lore.