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September 21, 2011

Bowdoin Game Notes

71st Meeting

Williams College Ephs

vs.

Bowdoin College Polar Bears

1:00 PM

Saturday, September 24th

Whittier Field

Brunswick, ME

SERIES:  Began in 1890.  Williams owns 49-16-5 record vs. Bowdoin.

Last year in Williamstown the Ephs opened the 2010 season and Aaron Kelton's head coaching career with a 33-15 win over the Polar Bears.

The last time these two teams met on Whittier Field, Bowdoin defeated the Ephs 28-14 to open the 2007 season.  The win snapped a Williams 15-game win streak over the Polar Bears dating back to 1979.

COACHES:  The Ephs' Aaron Kelton will be coaching his 9th game at Williams after becoming the first African American head football coach at Wiliams and in NESCAC, and the first Eph head coach to debut with a perfect 8-0 season.

Prior to coming to Williams, Kelton spent the previous four years at Columbia University, operating as the Lions' defensive coordinator for the final two seasons, after serving as the secondary coach in the first two years. 

Kelton is 1-0 vs. Bowdoin in his career.

Bowdoin's Dave Caputi (25-63) will begin his 12th season as the Polar Bears' head coach. Caputi has commanded a rebuilding effort the past few seasons, leading Bowdoin to three consecutive C-B-B (Colby-Bates-Bowdoin) Championships from 2006-08 and winning a fourth last fall. 2006-08 was the first time Bowdoin could boast of such success in the C-B-B in three decades.

Caputi once served as the Ephs' offensive coordinator under former Williams head coach and Hall-of-Famer Dick Farley.

Caputi is 1-4 in his head coaching career against the Ephs.

BROTHER VS. BROTHER: When Eph senior QB Chris Cleary lines up under center in his first start at Williams he will see a familiar face on the Bowdoin defense -- brother Joey. Joey was second on the Bowdoin team in tackles last year with 50. The Clearys played togehter at Winchester (MA) HS.

STREAKS:  Williams enters the 2011 season opener with an 8-game, while Bowdoin possesses a 2-game win streak.

RADIO - INTERNET: The Williams College student station, WCFM (91.9 FM) will air the game live locally and on the Internet. To hear the game on the Internet on WCFM: Click Here

W-A-T-C-H Bowdoin Video Webcast: Click Here

LIVE STATS: Click Here 

AWARDS:  Six Ephs and one Polar Bear who earned All-NESCAC honors in 2010 will appear in today's game.

Williams - 1st Team
WR - Darren Hartwell (also 2nd Team Return Specialist)
WR - JC Stickney
DE - Dan Canina
DL - Colin Curzi
LB - Dylan Schultz
DB - Dan O'Mara

Bowdoin - 1st Team
WR - Patrick Noone (also 1st Team Return Specialist)

 

BY THE NUMBERS…2010

36.6/15.2…  2010 Points per game Ephs/Polar Bears

13.4/28.8…  2010 Points Allowed per game Ephs/Polar Bears

477.6/299.0…  2010 Total Offense per game Ephs/Polar Bears

269.1/424.6…  2010 Total Defense per game Ephs/Polar Bears

301.9/203.6…  2010 Passing Yards per game Ephs/Polar Bears

192.2/219.8…  2010 Passing Yards Allowed per game Ephs/Polar Bears

175.8/87.4…  2010 Rushing Yards per game Ephs/Polar Bears

76.9/87.4…  2010 Rushing Yards Allowed per game Ephs/Polar Bears

14/8…  2010 Total Sacks for Ephs/Polar Bears

 

STARTING LINEUPS

Williams College Ephs

Offense

Chris Cleary #14 - QB

Alex Scyocurka #22 - RB

Tim Morris #44 - FB

Sam Krieg #45 - TE

Cong Tian #69 - RT

Pete Christiani #78 - RG

Vincent Nistico #60 - C

LG Ryan Loughran #79 - LG

Steve Denza #58 - LT

Darren Hartwell #1 - WR

JC Stickney #11 - WR

Defense

DE Dan Canina #92 - DE

Colin Curzi #97 - DL

Ben Halbower #99 - DL

Dan Vaczy #52 - DE

Chris Cameron #7 - LB

Dylan Schultz #55 - LB

Noah Goldberg #51 - LB

Ben Oliva #12 - CB

Tyler Cole #3 - CB

Ladd Hamrick #9 – FS

Dan O'Mara #21 – SS

 

Greg Payton #82 - P

Luke Faust #19 - PK

 

Bowdoin College Polar Bears

Offense

Grant White #10 - QB

Zach Donnarumma #37 – RB

Pat Noone #2 – WR

Sean O'Malley #33 - WR

Nick Goldin #82 - WR

Lonnie Nunley #96 - TE

Connor Handy #72 - LT

Joe Smith #75 - LG

Kyle Duncan #55 - C

Martin Robeledo #66 - RG

Bobby Driscoll #67 - RT


Defense

Dan Evans #45 - DE

Kyle White #50 - DT

Denzel McClarty #34 - DT

Peter Troubb #27 - DE

Ian Vieira #44 - LB

Griffin Cardew #9 - LB

Joey Cleary #17 - LB

Tim Sowa #24 - CB

Greg Pierce #7 CB

Beau Breton #25 - S

Crhis Martin #22 - S

 

Beau Breton #25 - P

Jimmy Garvey #1 - PK

 


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