Tufts Visits Williams for the 89th Meeting in a Series that Began in 1885

Tufts Visits Williams for the 89th Meeting in a Series that Began in 1885

WILLIAMSTOWN, MASS. -- Mark Raymond's Williams College football team will be in search of their first win of the season on Saturday, Sept. 21 when the Ephs host the Tufts University Jumbos at 1:30 PM on Farley-Lamb Field.

As is true with all regular season athletic competitions at Williams the Saturday home opener will be free to all attendees.

Williams enters the contest off a season-opening 17-13 loss at Middlebury, while Tufts enters at 1-0 after defeating visiting Trinity 14-8, marking the first win for the Jumbos over Trinity since 2007.

The Ephs trailed 10-0 at Middlebury before benefitting from two touchdown passes from junior quarterback Bobby Maimaron to junior wide receiver Frank Stola to take a 13-10 lead. The Panthers, however, rallied to score the game-winning touchdown late in the fourth quarter.

Stola's first touchdown reception covered 47 yards and his second came from 30 yards out. On the day Stola caught six passes for 151 yards. He also returned two kickoffs for a total of 65 yards and he collected 41 yards on four punt returns.

At Tufts the Jumbos sacked the Trinity quarterback six times, allowed just the one touchdown, and then the Jumbos surrendered a late game safety to add two points to the Trinity total. 

Tufts' defensive lineman Jovan Nenadovic had nine tackles, three sacks, and five tackles for a loss and earned NESCAC Defensive Player of the Week honors in the win.

Williams owns a 54-27-7 lead in the series versus Tufts, but the Jumbos are currently in possession a 5-game win streak in the series and they are looking to secure a third straight win in Williamstown.

 

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