Middlebury Game Notes

Tomas Kearney '12
Tomas Kearney '12

84th Meeting

Williams College Ephs (1-2)

vs.

Middlebury College Panthers (1-2)

1:30 PM

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Youngman Field at Alumni Stadium

Middlebury, VT


SERIES: 
Began in 1906.  Williams claims the advantage in the series 65-17-1.  The Ephs are winners of the last 10 games against the Panthers, and have taken 17 of the last 18 contests with Middlebury since the 1993 season. 

Last year in Williamstown the Ephs notched a 41-17 victory with senior QB Pat Moffitt throwing for three first quarter TDs (one a 92-yarder to Darren Hartwell) as the Ephs recorded 609 yards in total offense and Hartwell caught two TD passes.

Last time the Ephs and Panthers played in Middlebury, Williams opened up a 23-10 lead at the half and held on to win 37-27.

Last Middlebury win over the Ephs in Middlebury came in 1982, 24-23.

Strange but true: of Middlebury's 17 series wins, 13 of them have taken place in Williamstown. 

Indeed, the Panthers' most recent victory over the Ephs came in 2000 at Weston Field, when they shutout Williams 7-0 in a defensive struggle.  It was the first time Williams was shutout in a home loss since 1992, when it was the Panthers again who had blanked them in a low-scoring affair, 3-0. 

In the last four meetings the teams have accounted for at least 52 points in the game with the high water mark being 2008 when the Ephs won a wild one, 50-45, in a game that did not feature overtime.

COACHES:  Aaron Kelton (9-2) is in his second 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 1-0 vs. Middlebury.

Middlebury's Bob Ritter (47-36) is in his 11th year as head coach of the Panthers. His teams saw their best run in the '06-'07 seasons, achieving a combined record of 13-3 over those campaigns. Ritter was honored as the NESCAC Coach of the Year in 2007 after Middlebury's 7-1, NESCAC championship season.

Ritter is 0-10 vs. the Ephs.


LAST WEEK:
At Amherst Middlebury was victimized by 5 turnovers (2 fumbles and 3 INTs) and fell to the Lord Jeffs 48-28.

Williams dropped its 2011 home opener when Bates tallied two TDs in the first 5 minutes of the contest and went on to claim a 35-26 victory.


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 MIDDLEBURY Webcast: You can access the Middlebury webcast by CLICKING HERE.

LIVE STATS:  CLICK HERE.

STREAKS:  The Ephs have won the last 10 contests in the series and have won 13 consecutive games at Middlebury.


BY THE NUMBERS…

8.33/7.33 -- Receptions per game Panthers' Billy Chapman/Ephs' Darren Hartwell

11.3/11.0 -- Tackles per game Ephs' Dylan Schultz/Panthers' John Wiet 

25/22 -- Receptions by Panthers' Billy Chapman/Ephs' Darren Hartwell

25.7/26.3 -- Points Allowed per game by Ephs/Panthers

28.0/21.0 --  Points Scored per game Panthers/Ephs

36.0/35.8 -- Punting Average Ephs' Greg payton/Panthers' Matthew Wassel

80.0/61.3 -- Yards per game Rushing Panthers' Remi Ashkar/Ephs' Tom Wohlwender

92.0/92.0 -- Receiving Yards per game Panthers' Chapman/Ephs' Hartwell

127.7/113.0 -- Yards Rushing per game Ephs/Panthers

189.3/106.7 -- All Purpose Yards Ephs' Hartwell/Panthers' Ashkar

276/276 -- Receiving Yards this season Panthers' Chapman/Ephs' Hartwell

339.7/245.5 -- Passing Yards per game Panthers' McCallum Foote/Ephs' Adam Marske

 

STARTING LINEUPS

Williams College Ephs

Offense

Adam Marske #10- QB

Tom Wohlwender #33 - RB

Tim Morris #44 - FB

Sam Krieg #45 - TE

Cong Tian #69 - RT

Pete Christiani #78 - RG

Vincent Nistico #60 - C

Ryan Loughran #79 - LG

Steve Denza #58 - LT

Darren Hartwell #1 - WR

JC Stickney #11 - WR

Defense

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

Andre Lafontant #25 - CB

Ben Oliva #12 - CB

Ladd Hamrick #9 – FS

Dan O'Mara #21 – SS

 

Greg Payton #82 - P

Luke Faust #19 - PK

 

Middlebury College Panthers

Offense

Billy Chapman #8 -- TE
 
Jack Allard #70 -- LT

Harris Huguenard #78 -- LG

Ken LeStrange #74 -- C   
 
Benjamin Green #66 -- RG

Ryan Moores #64 -- RT

Zach Driscoll #11 -- WR

Nick Resor #7 -- WR

Matt Wassel #12 -- WR

Remi Ashkar #27 -- RB

McCallum Foote #4 -- QB

Defense

Chris Dola #50 -- DE

Keegan Ashley #49 -- DT

Jimmy Tilson #97 -- DT

Bryant Adams #51 -- DE

Matt Crimmins #38 -- LB

Zach Roeder #26 -- LB

John Wiet #47 -- LB
                          
Murph McCurdy #2 -- CB

Michael Bilodeau #21 -- SS

Jared Onouye #38 -- FS

Alex Englert #10 -- CB


Matt Wassel #12 -- P

Mike Dola #1 -- PK

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