NESN and NESN+ to Replay Five of “The Biggest Little Game in America” Classics in Early June (1-8)

NESN and NESN+ to Replay Five of “The Biggest Little Game in America” Classics in Early June (1-8)

WILLIAMSTOWN, MASS. – The New England Sports Network (NESN) and NESN+ will re-air some of the more recent great games between archrivals the Williams College Ephs and the Amherst College Lord Jeffs/Mammoths June 1 through June 8.

Williams and Amherst have met 134 times with the Ephs leading the Mammoths 73-56-5. Williams-Amherst is the fourth most played football rivalry in all of NCAA football and most played in NCAA DIII.

In all five different games (3 wins for the Ephs) will be shown with what many call the greatest game ever between the two rivals played on November 8, 1997 on the Ephs' Weston Field being shown on NESN at 3:00 PM on June 6.

In 1997 Amherst came to Williamstown sporting a 7-0-0 record and looking for revenge as Williams had upset an undefeated Amherst team in Amherst in 1996 when the Ephs drove 98 yards on their final possession to win 19-13.

The 1997 Ephs were 6-1-0, having lost the weekend before to Wesleyan in Middletown, Conn. 28-14. 

Ninety-four points were scored in the 1997 and the final five points were most remarkable and the final three points came off the foot of a player who had never kicked a point in his life in a football game until that day!

Truly you have to see the 1997 game to believe it.

The 2007 game played at Williams won by the Ephs featured the only visit to an NCAA DIII game by ESPN's College Football Gameday Show. The Ephs won that day 20-7. When the team arrived at St. Pierre's Barbershop at the end of "The Walk" (named best post-game tradition in America by Sports Illustrated magazine), College Football Gameday host Chris Fowler was allowed into the players-only gathering to address the Ephs. To this day Fowler calls his experience with the Eph team one of the special moments of his lengthy GameDay career.

In 2017 freshman quarterback Bobby Maimaron rushed for four touchdowns on the day with his 11-yard run in OT the difference as the Eph defense denied Amherst on their overtime possession following the Maimaron score. Williams 31, Amherst 24. 

Full schedule of Williams-Amherst Replays

 

NESN

6/6/2020

15:00:00

NESN Summer School

College Football: Amherst at Williams (from 11/8/97)

 

NESN+

6/1/2020

20:00:00

NESN Summer School

College Football: Amherst at Williams (from 11/8/97)

NEW

6/2/2020

5:00:00

NESN Summer School

College Football: Amherst at Williams (from 11/8/97)

 

6/2/2020

20:00:00

NESN Summer School

College Football: Amherst at Williams (from 11/10/07)

NEW

6/3/2020

5:00:00

NESN Summer School

College Football: Amherst at Williams (from 11/10/07)

 

6/3/2020

20:00:00

NESN Summer School

College Football: Amherst at Williams (from 11/14/09)

NEW

6/4/2020

5:00:00

NESN Summer School

College Football: Amherst at Williams (from 11/14/09)

 

6/4/2020

20:00:00

NESN Summer School

College Football: Williams at Amherst (from 11/8/14)

NEW

6/5/2020

5:00:00

NESN Summer School

College Football: Williams at Amherst (from 11/8/14)

 

6/5/2020

20:00:00

NESN Summer School

College Football: Amherst at Williams (from 11/11/17)

NEW

6/8/2020

5:00:00

NESN Summer School

College Football: Amherst at Williams (from 11/11/17)

 
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