Vs. Amherst

Williams vs. Amherst, "The Biggest Little Game in America," is the fourth most played rivalry in NCAA football and the most played in Division III.

On November 10, 2007 Williams became the first NCAA Division III school to host ESPN's College GameDay.  Williams won 20-0.

In 2001 Williams defeated Amherst 23-20 in the first OT game in the series and the first matchup of undefeated teams entering at 7-0.

Since 1985 combined gatherings of Williams and Amherst alums have been watching "The Biggest Little game in America" via a satellite feed and both schools shared the cost of production. However, in 1994 Amherst elected not to participate in the cost of production and Williams paid the entire fee. Williams won that game played in Amherst 48-14.

The 1995 game played on Weston Field was televised live on ESPN2. The game kicked off at 10:00 a.m., but the natural grass field had been subjected to unusually heavy rain that fall and it was a quagmire. The final score was 0-0 and is the last tie game in the series.

Beginning in 1996 the game has been seen live on the New England Sports Network (NESN) as well as via satellite in the nation's largest cities. The 2010 game was the first to be streamed on a delayed basis on the Internet worldwide. Because of NESN's contract with DirecTV the game could not be streamed online until two hours after kickoff.

The 2013 game was the last to be played on a grass surface on Weston Field.

The 2014 game played on Amherst's renovated Pratt Field was the first to be played under the lights. Surprisingly the new facility at Amherst does not have a visiting team locker room and the Ephs have to dress at the Amherst hockey rink and walk a half mile to the field.

The 2016 game in Amherst was the first not to be aired on TV and only streamed. It was streamed by the Northeast Sports Network (NSN).

Williams currently leads the all-time series through 2016: 72-55-5.
Longest Win Streak in Series: 8, Dick Farley, Williams, 1987-1994.
 
Longest Unbeaten Streak in Series: 13, Dick Farley, Williams, 1987-1999
 
Year  Winner  Location
W/A 
Score
2017 Williams W 31-24 OT
2016 Amherst A 28-3

2015

Amherst W 17-7

2014

Amherst A 17-9
2013 Amherst W 20-7
2012 Amherst A 23-20
2011 Amherst W 31-18
2010 Williams A 31-16
2009 Amherst W 26-21
2008 Williams A 24-23
2007 Williams W 20-0
2006 Williams A  37-7
2005 Williams  34-23
2004 Amherst A 13-10 
 2003  Williams W 14-10
2002 Amherst 45-35
2001 Williams  23-20 OT
1st matchup of
undefeated
teams at 7-0-0
2000 Amherst A  20-12
1999 Williams  10-7
1998 Williams  35-16
1997 Williams  48-46
1996 Williams  19-13
1995 Tie W  0-0
1994 Williams A  48-14
1993 Williams W  31-2
1992 Williams A  41-6
1991 Williams  37-0
1990 Williams A  46-18
1989 Williams W  17-14
1988 Williams  A  21-0
1987 Williams  W  25-7
1986 Amherst  A  10-7
1985 Amherst  W  35-20
1984 Amherst  A  23-6
1983 Amherst  W  14-13
1982 Amherst  A  52-26
1981 Amherst  W  21-17
1980 Williams  A  10-3
1979 Williams  W  19-13
1978 Williams  A  7-2
1977 Williams  W  21-13
1976 Amherst  A  16-0
1975  Williams  W  25-6
1974  Williams  A  17-14
1973  Williams  W  30-14
1972  Williams  A  21-12
1971  Williams  W 31-14 
1970  Amherst  A 35-7
1969  Amherst  W 56-25
1968 Amherst  A  24-17
1967  Williams  14-10
 1966  Amherst A  54-21
 1965  Amherst  W  42-8
 1964  Amherst  A  20-7
 1963  Amherst  W  19-13
 1962  Amherst  A  7-0
 1961  Williams  W  12-0
 1960  Amherst  A  21-26
 1959  Amherst  W  13-0
 1958  Williams  A  12-7
 1957  Williams  W  39-14
 1956  Williams  A  27-12
 1955  Amherst  W  13-6
  1954  Amherst  A  21-14
 1953  Amherst  W  28-14
 1952  Amherst  A  21-19
 1951  Williams  W  40-7
 1950  Williams  A  27-13
 1949  Williams  W  19-13
 1948  Amherst  A 13-7 
 1947  Amherst  W  14-6
 1946  Williams A  21-13
 1945  No Game    
 1944  No Game    
 1943  No Game    
 1942  Amherst  A  12-6
 1941 Williams  W  28-26
 1940  Williams  A  19-6
 1939  Williams  W  16-8
 1938 Amherst A  41-0
 1937  Amherst  W  13-6
 1936  Amherst  A  14-13
 1935  Williams  W  13-0
 1934  Amherst  A  19-7
 1933 Williams  W  14-0
 1932  Amherst  A  31-7
 1931 Williams  W  33-7
 1930  Williams  A  16-13
 1929  Williams  W  19-0
 1928  Williams  A  45-15
 1927  Amherst  W  7-6
 1926  Amherst  A  20-6
 1925  Amherst  W  13-7
 1924  Williams  A  27-6
 1923  Williams  W  23-7
 1922  Willaims  A  27-0
 1921  Williams  W  20-0
1920  Amherst  A  14-7
1919 Williams  W   30-0
 1918 Amherst  A  20-0
 1917  Williams  W  20-0
 1916  Williams  A  26-0
 1915  Amherst  W  31-0
 1914  Williams  A  14-6
 1913 Amherst  W  10-0
 1912 Williams  A  12-0
 1911  Williams  W  8-0
 1910  Amherst  A  9-0
 1909  Williams  W  17-0
 1908  Amherst  A  4-0
 1907  Williams  W  26-6
 1906  Tie  A  0-0
 1905  Amherst  W 17-0 
 1904 Amherst  A  22-6
 1903  No Game    
 1902  No Game    
 1901 Williams  W 21-5 
 1900  Williams  A  16-5
 1899  Williams  W  38-0
 1898 Amherst  W  16-5
 1897  Tie  A  6-6
 1896  Amherst  W  6-4
 1895  Amherst  A  16-4
 1894  Williams  W  34-10
 1893  Williams  A  30-12
 1892  Amherst  W  60-0
 1891  Tie  A  0-0
 1890  Williams  W  6-0
 1889   Tie  A  10-10
 1888  Williams  A  53-0
 1887  Williams  W  54-0
 1886  Willaims  W  30-0
 1886  Amherst  W  6-4
1885  Williams  W  57-0
1885  Williams  A  18-5
 1884  Williams  W  11-0
 1884  Williams  A  15-2