WILLIAMSTOWN, MASS – The Williams College football team (5-1) will bring a 5-game win streak to Hartford, Conn. Saturday for their 78th meeting Saturday at 1:30 PM with the Trinity College Bantams (4-2).
The 5-game win streak for the Ephs is the longest under head coach Mark Raymond in his first four years at the Eph helm. Raymond was hired in April after the recruiting season had ended for the 2016 season so he has only been able to recruit three classes to Williams this far. Raymond has quickly brought the Eph program back to its usual level of competitiveness in NESCAC.
During the current win streak, the Ephs have outscored their opponents 172 to 35.
The Ephs will be gunning to even their all-time record with Trinity as they enter 37-38-2 all-time. All-time the Ephs are 8-25 in Hartford. The last Williams win in Hartford came in 2001; 31-10.
Trinity has fared well at home this season, but struggled on the road. Away from Hartford the Bantams are 1-2, but at home on Jessee/Miller Field they are 3-0 and own a 20-game home field win streak. The Bantams are currently in possession of a 3-game win streak entering Saturday's contest.
This game will feature the all-time leaders in receptions for both schools. Sr. WR Koby Schofer has hauled in 120 passes in his Trinity career for 1,893 yards and 22 touchdowns. Eph Jr. WR Frank Stola has virtually re-written the Eph receiving record book this fall. Stola has caught 141 passes thus far in his first two plus seasons for 2,105 yards and 27 touchdowns. He currently leads NESCAC in scoring with 72 points, all-purpose yards 148.3/game, and catches per game with 6.2, and he has 12 touchdown catches this fall. Twice this season Stola has been named the NESCAC Offensive Player of the Week.
Trinity So. QB Seamus Lambert leads NESCAC in yards passing per game with 256.2 and he has tossed 15 touchdown passes. Lambert and So. RB DeVante Reid have each earned a NESCAC Offensive Player of the Week honor this season. Williams Jr. QB Bobby Maimaron leads NESCAC with 16 touchdown passes through the first six games of the season. Maimaron is 5th in NESCAC rushing with 73.5 yards a game.
Through six games So. LB Brian Cassagrande leads Trinity with 45 tackles (23 solos), while the Ephs are led by Jr. LB Jarrett Wesner who also totals 45 tackles (28 solos).