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November 6, 2013

Amherst Game Notes - 128th "Biggest Little Game in America"


Most Played Rivalry in NCAA Div. III

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4th Most Played NCAA Football Game


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This will be the first high-definition telecast in the series.

New England Sports Network (NESN)

Dish Net 5434 (HD)

DirecTV  628


NESN's Tom Caron will be on the play-by-play and
 Steve DeOssie will provide the color commentary.

Katie Fitzgerald will conduct the sideline interviews.

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Satellite TV Coordinates:

You must have an HD receiver to see this game.

Space Segment:  AMC16 TX04 Slot A18 85'W

Bandwidth:  18MHz

Uplink Freq:  14189.000 (V)

Downlink Freq:  11771.000 (H)

FEC:  3/4

Symbol Rate:  13.235

Satellite Time:  11:00-15:30 ET - Approx. 30

(11/09/13 16:00 - 11/09/13 20:30 GMT)

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W-A-T-CH the tape delayed telecast online beginning at 3:00 PM EST.

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CLICK HERE to find a combined Williams-Amherst telecast location near you.

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LIVE STATS  

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Williams College Ephs (2-5)

vs.

Amherst College Lord Jeffs (6-1)

12:00 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 9th, 2013

Weston Field

Williamstown, MA

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This will be the 525th and final game on the grass surface of Weston Field and it will be the 65th game versus Amherst.


Overall the Ephs are 380-123-21 (.747) on the grass surface of Weston Field.


The Ephs sport a record of 42-21-1 (.675) against Amherst at Weston.

Amherst's longest win streak on Weston Field -- 3; 1981, 1983 & 1985. 

Williams' longest win streak versus Amherst on Weston Field – 6; 1997-2007

Ephs' longest streak without a loss vs. Amherst on Weston Field – 11; 10 wins & 1 tie (1987 – 2007; tied in 1995, 0-0)

Next fall the Ephs will open the 2014 season at home versus Bowdoin at a re-configured Weston Field Athletic Complex that will feature a lighted synthetic surface football field.

Newly re-configured Weston Field Athletic Complex
opening next fall

 

SERIES:  Began in 1884.  Williams holds the edge 71-51-5 (.572).  Since 1987 when College Football Hall of Fame inductee Dick Farley took over the Eph program the Ephs are 19-7-1 vs. the Lord Jeffs. Amherst, however, has claimed the last two victories.

Amherst has also won the last two times they have visited Weston Field. The last time Amherst won three in a row on Weston Field was 1981, 1983 & 1985.

 

COACHES:  Williams head coach Aaron Kelton (18-13) is in his fourth year at the helm of the Ephs.

Kelton was the first Eph head football coach to debut with a perfect season (8-0-0) in 2010, when he led the Ephs to the Little Three and NESCAC titles, while earning NESCAC Coach of the Year honors. 

Kelton is the first African American head football coach at Williams and in NESCAC.

Kelton is 1-2 vs. Amherst

 

Amherst head coach E.J. Mills (100-35) is completing his 17th season as head coach of the Lord Jeffs.  Mills served as the defensive coordinator at Amherst from 1993-96 before being named the head coach in 1997.

Mills is 6-10 in his career against Williams and is the only Amherst coach to defeat Eph legend Dick Farley (2000: 20-12 & 2002: 45-35). 

 

LITTLE THREE:  The oldest continuously contested football championship in the nation without a membership change began in 1910. 

Summary of Little Three titles (most recent):

Williams -- 48 (2010)

Amherst -- 29 (2011)

Wesleyan -- 13 (2013)

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

3-way ties: 8 (2002) 


Most points by Williams vs. Amherst: 57 – 57-0 in 1885

Most points by Amherst vs. Williams: 60 – 60-0 in 1892

Largest crowd: 13,671 -- Amherst @ Williams 11/11/89 (N. E. Division III record)

2nd largest crowd: 12,449 -- Williams @ Amherst 11/9/96

 

LAST TIME:  In Amherst, Lord Jeff QB Max Lippe threw a TD pass and ran for a TD in a 14-point fourth quarter to engineer a come from behind win over the Ephs, 23-20.

Last shutout of Amherst by Williams: 2007, 20-0.

Last shutout of Williams by Amherst: 1995, 0-0.

 

LAST WEEK:  In Amherst the Lord Jeffs edged Trinity 17-16. Max Lippe threw a 17-yard TD pass to Gene Garay with 7:20 in left in the 4th quarter t o give the Lord Jeffs a 16-10 lead. Phillip Nwosu's successful PAT gave Amherst a 17-10 lead and was the difference as after a late Trinity TD the Bantams' PAT failed.
 

In Middletown, CT, the Ephs fell to undefeated Wesleyan 16-14. The Ephs notched two 4th quarter TD runs to narrow the Cardinals' lead to two points with just under four minutes to go, but on their next possession they were victimized by an interception by the Wesleyan defense.

 

STREAKS:  Amherst has won their last two games this season coming into the showdown.

Amherst has won the last two games in the series and the last two contests played on Weston Field.

 

AWARDS:  Amherst's Jimmy Fairfield-Sonn was named the NESCAC's Co-Defensive Player of the Week for posting 11 tackles (8 solos), intercepting a pass, and recovering a fumble in the win over Trinity.

Williams placekicker/punter Joe Mallock was named the NESCAC Special Teams Player of the Week for hitting both PATs, averaging 40.7 yards per punt, three of which were downed inside the 20 and averaging 62.7 yards per kickoff at Wesleyan.

 

BY THE NUMBERS ...

Team Total Offense  (Rank in NESCAC)
Amherst 345.6/yds game (4)
Williams
 301.4/yds game (8)
Team Total Defense  
Amherst 296.9/yds game (2)
Williams 307.9/yds game
Scoring Defense
Amherst  12.4/game (2)
Williams 19.6/game (6)
Scoring Offense  
Amherst  21.3/game (4)
Williams  18.9/game (6)
Team Rushing  
Amherst 122.1 yds/game (6)
Williams
94.4 yds/game (8)
Passing  
(A) Max Lippe

(3)
 186.6 yds/game
126 - 214 - 7 INTs
   1,306 yds - 9 TDs

(W) Adam Marske
 (NR)
 197.2 yds/game
   72 - 122 - 6 INTs
  789 yds - 4 TDs
Receiving  
(A) Gene Garay

(6)
5.6/game
  381 yds - 3 TDs

(W) Greg Payton
(NR)
3.8/game
  266 yds - 0 TDs
Scoring  
(A) Phillip Nwosu
41 points
(W) Joe Mallock
24 points
Tackles  
(A) Chris Tamasi
(T8)
56
  47 solos + 9 assists
(W) James Howe
(NR)
47
33 solos + 14 assists
Punting  
(A) Jackson McGonagle
(6)
47 - 1,663 yds - 35.4 avg
Long 59 yds
(W) Joe Mallock
(5)
48 - 1,750 yds - 36.5 avg
Long 52 yds


Starters


    
Williams College Ephs   Amherst
College Lord Jeffs
  Offense       Defense  
75 AJ Walsh LT   50
Robert Perdoni
NT
76 Patrick McLaughlin LG   90
Max Lehrman
DT
77 Alan Felix C   33
Owen Davis
DT
68 Matthew Jewett RG   46
Ned Deane
LB
72 Charlie Grossnickle RT   99
Tyler Mordas
LB
3 Bill Griffin WR   38
Chris Tamasi
LB
82 Greg Payton WR   25
Danny Chun
LB
88 Alex Way TE   36
Jimmy Fairchild-Sonn
S
32 Qadir Forbes FB   30
Max Dietz
S
22 Alex Scyocurka TB   20
Jaymie Spears
CB
10 Adam Marske QB   1
Landrus Lewis
CB
9 Joseph Mallock PK   2
Jackson McGonagle
P
             
  Defense       Offense  
59 Mike Flynn DE   13
Max Lippe
QB
93 Adam Datema DT   27
Kenny Adinkra
RB
1 Ernest Higginbotham
DT   3
Jake O'Malley
WR
54 James Howe DE   5
Gene Garay
WR
37 Antonio Blanco LB   18
Brian Ragone
WR
38 Johnny Bond LB   81
Henry Falter
TE
52 James O'Grady LB   73
Rob Wasielewski
T
12 Josh Helmkamp C   74
Andy Dirks
G
24 Tom Cabarle S   72
Jonathan Woodrow
C
20 Nate Saffold S   75
Scott Mergner
G
16 Taysean Scott C   77
Jack MacLennan
T
9 Joseph Mallock P   49 Phillip Nwosu
PK
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