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October 31, 2012

Wesleyan Game Notes

118th Meeting

Williams College Ephs (3-3)

Vs.

Wesleyan University Cardinals (5-1)

1:00 PM

November 3, 2012

Weston Field

Williamstown, MA



 
Cong Tian '13

SERIES:  Began in 1881, marking the beginning of the Williams College football program.

The Ephs were defeated by the Cardinals in that initial contest played in Springfield, Mass., 10-0, but since that loss, Williams has compiled a commanding lead in the now 118-year old series.

The Ephs are 75-37-5 overall versus Wesleyan. 

Williams has gone 23-2 in the last 25 meetings between these Little Three rivals, including their current streak, which now sits at 12.

Last Wesleyan win came in 1999 in Middletown 33-28. Last Wesleyan win on Weston Field 1986, 42-28.

LITTLE THREE: The nation's oldest continuous football conference without a membership change. The formal triangular football competition between Williams, Amherst and Wesleyan began in 1910.

Summary of Little Three titles (most recent):

Williams -- 48 (2010)

Amherst -- 29 (2011)

Wesleyan -- 12 (1970)

2-way tie: 1 Amherst/Williams (1995)

3-way ties: 8 (2002) 


COACHES:  Williams head coach Aaron Kelton
is 16-6 and in his third season at the helm of the Ephs.

Kelton is the first African American head football coach at Williams and in NESCAC, as well as the first Eph football head coach to debut with a perfect season (8-0-0).

Kelton was named the 2010 NESCAC Coach of the Year.

Kelton is 2-0 vs. Wesleyan in matchups against the coach he succeeded at Williams.

Wesleyan head coach Mike Whalen is in his third year at the helm of the Cardinals after coaching Williams the previous six seasons. Whalen is 12-10 at Wesleyan and he compiled a record of 38-10 at Williams.

Whalen also serves as the Wesleyan Athletic Director.

Whalen is 0-2 vs. Williams.


LAST MEETING:
In Middletown, Conn., an 18-yard third quarter field goal by Sebastian Aguirre gave Wesleyan a 17-16 lead. With 4:48 to play in the game Eph placekicker Joe Mallock connected on a 40-yard field goal to provide the game's final points and deliver the Ephs a 19-17 win.

Key to the Eph win was the purple defense holding the Wesleyan ground game to just 60 yards, while the Eph offensive line aided the Eph backs in racking up 124 yards on the ground.


LAST WEEK:
At home Wesleyan fell behind Bowdoin 14-0 just 10 minutes in, but the Cardinals got their ground game organized and proceeded to score 17 unanswered points to take a 17-14 lead at the half. The Cardinals added two more rushing TDs in the second half and Sebastian Aguirre hit a second FG as Wesleyan topped Bowdoin 34-17.

Wesleyan accumulated 454 yards in total offense with 284 on the ground and 153 by LaDarius Drew. Jared Goldenberg led the Cardinals' defense with 12 tackles. Wesleyan picked off 5 Bowdoin passes in securing their 5th win of the season.

In Clinton, NY the Ephs got a 90-yard kickoff return for a TD by Darren Hartwell on the game's first play and a 38-yard TD catch by Hartwell in outlasting Hamilton 34-26. Senior RB Tom Wohlwender rushed for 130 yards and 2 TDs.

Sophomore LB Antonio Blanco notched a game-high 13 tackles and picked off a Hamilton pass in helping the Ephs win their second straight game.

 
AJ Walsh '15


STREAKS:
  Williams enters the game with a modest 2-game win streak, while the Cardinals won their last time out.

The Ephs have defeated the Cardinals 12 consecutive times and have also won the last 12 games on Weston Field.


AWARDS: Wesleyan defensive back Jake Bussani won his second NESCAC Defensive Player of the Week Award for leading the Cardinals past Bowdoin last Saturday. Bussani intercepted a pair of passes, recovered a fumble and made three tackles.

Williams senior WR/Kick Return Specialist Darren Hartwell was named the NESCAC Special Teams Player of the Week for his performance in the Ephs' win at Hamilton. Hartwell returned the opening kickoff 90 yards for a TD and his three kickoff returns accounted for 138 yards. He returned four punts 73 yards and his six receptions went for 86 yards, giving him 297 all-purpose yards and two TDs on the day. His 38-yard TD catch set the Eph career TD catch record at 19.


INTERNET:
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< LIVE STATS > 

 

BY THE NUMBERS ...

Team Total Offense  
Wesleyan 392.8 yds/game
Williams
291.7 yds/game
Team Total Defense  
Wesleyan 315.0/ yds/game
Williams 379.0 yds/game
Scoring Defense
Wesleyan 18.2/game
Williams 20.0/game
Scoring Offense  
Wesleyan 27.8/game
Williams 22.0/game
Team Rushing  
Wesleyan 208.3 yds/game
Williams
108.7 yds /game
Passing  
(Wes) Jesse Warren
180.8 yds/game
97-164-8 INTs
1,085 yds - 10 TDs
(W) Tom Murphy
103.8 yds/game
25-47-1 INT
415 yds - 3 TDs
Receiving  
(Wes) Kevin Hughes 4.5/game
399 yds/ - 3 TDs
(W) Darren Hartwell
4.3/game
352 yds - 3 TDs
Scoring  
(Wes) Sebastian Aguirre 41 points
(W) Joe Mallock
35 points
Tackles  
(Wes) Jake Siciliano
43
20 solos + 23 assists
(W) Chris Cameron
46
35 solos + 11 assists
Punting  
(W) Joe Mallock
26 - 981 - 37.7 avg
Long 61 yds
(Wes) Jesse Warren 32- 1,149 - 35.9
Long 53

 

STARTERS

 

  
Williams College Ephs   Wesleyan
University Cardinals
  Offense       Defense  
69 Cong Tian LT   54
Andy McKeon
DE
78 Peter Christiani LG   99
Morgan Hanson
DT
77 Alan Felix C   93
Ibraheem Khadar
DT
79 Ryan Loughran RG   10
Zach Vinci
DE
75 AJ Walsh RT   23
Prince Emenalo
LB
1 Darren Hartwell WR   17
Jake Siciliano
LB
18 Jeff Riemann WR   56
Jared Goldenberg
LB
45 Sam Krieg TE   11
Donnie Cimino
CB
44 Tim Morris FB   1
Jake Bussani
DB
2 Kristian Lapointe TB   34
Mike Conrad
DB
10 Adam Marske QB   27
Jon Kim
DB
36 Joseph Mallock PK   13
Jesse Warren
P
             
  Defense       Offense  
59 Mike Flynn DE   76
Jim Curley
OT
61 Tom Foote DT   51
Mike Radespiel
OG
91 Ebenezer Gyasi DT   62
Jake Sheffer
C
90 Ernest Higginbotham DE   52
Shane Scannell
OG
37 Antonio Blanco LB   58
Pat DiMase
OT
17 Emmanuel Whyte LB   88
Teddy Baker
TE
7 Chris Cameron LB   80
Jay Fabien
WR
4 Andre LaFontant C   19
Kevin Hughes
WR
9 Ladd Hamrick SS   9
Josh Hurwitz
WR
3 Chris Kim FS   14
LaDarius Drew
RB
20 Nate Saffold C   13
Jesse Warren
QB
36 Joseph Mallock P   94
Sebastian Aguirre
PK
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