Williams College Ephs (0-0)
Bowdoin College Polar Bears (0-0)
Saturday, Sept. 25th, 2010
SERIES: Began in 1890. Williams holds the lead 48-16-5.
The last meeting between the two teams was held at Whitten Field in Brunswick, ME where Bowdoin defeated the Ephs 28-14 to open the 2007 season. The win snapped a Williams winning streak of 15 straight over the Polar Bears dating back to 1979.
The most recent Eph victory in the series was the season opener of 2006, in which Williams blanked the Polar Bears 27-0 en route to a perfect 8-0 campaign.
COACHES: The Ephs Aaron Kelton will be making his collegiate head coaching debut with the this Saturday. Kelton was selected to lead the football program this past May.
Prior to his hiring, Kelton spent the last four years with
Columbia University, operating as the Lions' defensive coordinator
for the past two seasons, after serving as the secondary coach in
the two years before that. In his time with the program,
Kelton ran one of the most successful defensive backfields in the
Ivy League, a unit that produced DB Tad Crawford, an '07 graduate
who was taken as a high draft choice in the Canadien Football
Off the field, Kelton was the recruiting coordinator for the Lions in charge of the District of Colombia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia. His hard work also earned him highly sought-after NFL summer intern positions with the Indianapolis Colts (2007), the Jacksonville Jaguars (2008), and the Arizona Cardinals (2009).
Although a rookie in the Eph community, Kelton is a Massachusetts native with a long standing in the state. Born in Boston, he became a three-sport athlete at Wellesley [MA] High School, where he competed in football, basketball, and baseball. Upon graduation, Kelton enrolled at Springfield College, where he would letter all four years for the Pride's football program, starting at quarterback for two of those seasons. He matriculated in 1992, earning a B.S. in psychology. Kelton is currently working on completing an M.Ed. in integrated studies from Virginia State.
Bowdoin's Dave Caputi (22-58) will begin his eleventh season as the Polar Bears' head coach. Caputi has commanded a rebuilding effort for the program over the past few seasons, leading Bowdoin to three consecutive C-B-B (Colby-Bates-Bowdoin) Championships from 2006-08. It was the first time Bowdoin could boast such an achievement in three decades. Caputi served as the Ephs as the offensive coordinator under former head coach and Hall-of-Famer Dick Farley.
Caputi is 1-3 in his head coaching career against the Ephs.
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 go to
wcfm.williams.edu and click on the Listen Live link.
W-A-T-C-H or LISTEN on TEAMLINE: TEAMLINE is a pay-to-view and a pay-to-listen and pay-to-view service for this contest. You can access TEAMLINE on the Internet by clicking here.
LIVE STATS: Click here.
STREAKS: Williams enters this contest with a streak of 4 consecutive victories in home-openers on the line. The Ephs have not lost in their last 5 games played against Maine teams, their most recent defeat suffered at the hands of Bowdoin in 2007.
AWARDS: Of the eleven members of the 2009 Ephs who garnered All-NESCAC honors last year, seven of them will be returning for the 2010 campaign, including five seniors:
NESCAC Rookie of the Year: LB Chris Cameron '13
BY THE NUMBERS…
29.9/28.9… 2009 Points per game Ephs/Polar Bears
14.9/27.9… 2009 Points Allowed per game Ephs/Polar Bears
384.9/409.2… 2009 Total Offense per game Ephs/Polar Bears
261.0/360.6… 2009 Total Defense per game Ephs/Polar Bears
224.4/299.2… 2009 Passing Yards per game Ephs/Polar Bears
191.8/254.2… 2009 Passing Yards Allowed per game Ephs/Polar Bears
160.5/110.0… 2009 Rushing Yards per game Ephs/Polar Bears
69.2/106.4… 2009 Rushing Yards Allowed per game Ephs/Polar Bears
39/42… 2009 Percentage of 3rd-Downs Converted for Ephs/Polar Bears
21/24… 2009 Total Sacks for Ephs/Polar Bears
857… 2009 Rushing Yards for Ephs' Ryan Lupo (led NESCAC)
124.6… 2009 Receiving Yards per game for Polar Bears' Pat Noone (led NESCAC)
124.1/184.2… 2009 All Purpose Yards per game for Ephs's Bryce Bennett (5th in NESCAC) / Polar Bears' Pat Noone (led NESCAC)
61/39… 2009 Total Tackles for Ephs' Dylan Schultz / Polar Bears' Ian Vieira
Williams College Ephs
Pat Moffett #5 – QB
Ryan Lupo #23 – RB
Tom Wohlender #33 – RB
Jon Carroll #86 – TE
Graham McCullouch #72 – RT
Kevin Rose #73- RG
Vincent Nistico #60 – C
Ryan Loughran #79 – LG
Steve Denza #58 – LT
Bryce Bennett #8 – WR
Bill Griffin #4 – WR
Tyler Cole #3 - CB
Dan O'Mara #21 - S
Dan Canina #92 - DE
Colin Curzi # 97- DL
Ben Halbower #99 - DL
Tim Kiely #30 - DE
Chris Cameron #7 - SLM
Dylan Schultz #55 - MLB
Dan Johnson #37 - WLB
Chris Rudnicki #24 - S
Ben Oliva #12 – CB
Bowdoin College Polar Bears
R.J. Shea #12 - QB
James Lathrop #30 – RB
Pat Noone #2 – WR
Jon Gren #5 - WR
Paul Hinman #32 - WR
Lonnie Nunley #96 - TE
Grant Easterbrook #56 - LT
Joe Smith #75 - LG
Kyle Duncan #55 - C
Nick Cataldo #76 - RG
Chris Grillo #73 - RT
Scott Roman #48 - DE
Dominic Ridgard #95 - NT
Reed Harasimowicz #47 - DE
Dan Evans #45 - OLB
Ian Vieira #44 - ILB
Rob MacGregor #15 - ILB
Griffin Cardew #43 - OLB
Evan Pare #3 - CB
Joey Cleary #17 - SS
Matt Savard #20 - FS
Beau Breton #25 - CB