WILLIAMSTOWN, MA – The Bowdoin Polar Bears (0-2) are travelling to Williams for the 76th football meeting between the two schools since 1890.
The Polar Bears under first year head coach B.J. Hammer will arrive at Farley-Lamb Field in search of their first win of the 2019 season. Host Williams evened its 2019 season record (1-1) last Saturday when the Ephs topped Tufts 44-8 at home.
Williams has a decided advantage in games played in Williamstown sporting a record of 31-7-3 to date and the Ephs have won the last 12 games played in Williamstown. Bowdoin's last win at Williams came in the 1979 season when they blanked the Ephs 7-0.
All-time Williams leads the series 54-15-6.
In their last game at Trinity, Bowdoin played the host Bantams tough through the first period, trailing 6-0, but in the second quarter the Trinity offense ignited and racked up 27 unanswered points on their way to a 61-7 win. On the day Trinity amassed 597 yards in total offense , while Bowdoin generated 197 yards.
Williams secured its first win of the season last Saturday when they capitalized on several Tufts' miscues in posting a 44-8 win, highlighted by a school record four touchdown receptions by junior wide receiver Frank Stola.
Stola broke two Eph records on the day, most yards receiving one game (233) and most touchdown catches (4) in a game. His performance versus Tufts leaves Stola poised to break another Eph receiving record. He needs one more touchdown catch to establish the record for most career touchdown catches (22) at Williams.
Kickoff on Farley-Lamb Field is scheduled for 1:00 PM on Sat., Sept. 28.