Cards End Season at Home vs. Trinity with Two 2nd-Half TDs but Fall to Unbeaten Bantams, 38-14
The Cardinals scored both their TDs during a 38-14 setback to Trinity in the second half, one on a season-best 65-yard pass connection from QB Blake DuBois '12 (#19, main photo by SteveMcLaughlinPhotography.com) to Kevin Leamy '09 (#29, photo insert lower left by Don Chapin P'09), who got in behind the Trinity defense along the left sideline and streaked about 40 yards after making the catch at 6:53 of the third period in the season finale in Middletown Sat., Nov. 8. The game's final score came on some hard work by rookie running back Vince Miller '12, who caught a swing pass from DuBois on the left side, spun past a would-be tackler and fought his way to the goalline for the TD at 6:20 of the fourth quarter. Miller and Leamy collectively caught 15 of DuBois' 23 completions on the day as Leamy had eight reception for 136 yards while Miller, who also ran nine times for 36 yards, had seven catches for 78 yards. Leamy finished in a tie for second in the NESCAC for catches this season with 48. DuBois finished the game with 270 passing yards. Trinity signal-caller Eric McGrath threw for 376 yards and set a Trinity team and NESCAC record for passing yards in a season with 2,206 in helping his team build a 31-0 lead at halftime. Trinity enjoyed a 417-130 edge in total yards over the opening 30 minutes. Wesleyan had a 171-144 margin in the second half. Drew Dominguez '09 (#21, photo insert upper left by Don Chapin P'09), who led the Cardinals in tackles on the afternoon with 12, also had a busy day returning kickoffs and punts. He had seven kickoff returns for 162 yards (a 23.1-yard average) and brought back four punts for 31 yards. Trinity won the NESCAC crown this season.
The CoSIDA/ESPN the Magazine District I Academic All-America team was announced during the week and linebacker Dominic Gibson '10, who finished tied for fifth on the team in tackles this season with 34, made the first team.