November 9, 2012

127th Meeting in "The Biggest Little Game in America" Williams at Amherst 11/10

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The 127th Meeting:

"The Biggest Little Game in America"

Most Played Rivalry in NCAA Div. III

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4th Most Played Overall

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Williams College Ephs (4-3)

vs.

Amherst College Lord Jeffs (5-2)

12:00 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 10th, 2012

Pratt Field
Amherst, MA

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Emmanuel Whyte #1

SERIES:  Began in 1884.  Williams holds the edge 71-50-5.  Since 1987, the Ephs are 19-5-1 vs. the Lord Jeffs, but the series has been much more tightly contested in the last decade as Amherst has claimed four victories.

For the first time in four years neither team enters the contest at 7-0.

This will be the last Williams-Amherst contest played on the current configuration of Pratt Field.

All-time on Pratt Field the Ephs have compiled a winning record in the 63 games played to date, compiling a record of 32-27-4.

COACHES:  Williams head coach Aaron Kelton (17-6) is in his third 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 1-1 vs. Amherst

Amherst head coach E.J. Mills (93-34) is completing his 16th season as head coach of the Lord Jeffs.  Mills served as the defensive coordinator at Amherst from 1993-96 before being named the head coach in 1997.

Mills is 5-10 in his career against Williams and is the only Amherst coach to defeat Eph legend and College Hall of Fame honoree Dick Farley (2000: 20-12 & 2002: 45-35).

LITTLE THREE:  The oldest continuously contested football championship in the nation without a membership change began in 1910. 

Today's game will determine the 2012 champion as both Amherst and Williams have defeated Wesleyan this season.

Summary of Little Three titles (most recent):

Williams -- 48 (2010)

Amherst -- 29 (2011)

Wesleyan -- 12 (1970)

2-way tie: 1 Amherst/Williams (1995)

3-way ties: 8 (2002)


Most points by Williams vs. Amherst: 57 – 57-0 in 1885

Most points by Amherst vs. Williams: 60 – 60-0 in 1892

Largest crowd: 13,671 -- Amherst @ Williams 11/11/89 (N. E. Division III record)

2nd largest crowd: 12,449 -- Williams @ Amherst 11/9/96

"Yard by yard...

LAST TIME:  Ephs played on Pratt Field they defeated Amherst 31-16.

Last time Amherst won back-to-back games in the series was 1985 & 1986.

Last shutout of Amherst by Williams: 2007, 20-0.

Last shutout of Williams by Amherst: 1995, 0-0.

LAST WEEK:  In Hartford, CT, Amherst gave undefeated Trinity a serious challenge and led the Bantams until midway through the 4th quarter. Trinity's Rae Haynes intercepted an Amherst aerial and ran it back 40 yards for the go-ahead TD with 8:55 remaining. Trinity prevailed 32-20.

Amherst totaled over 300 yards on the day against the NESCAC's top defense with 133 on the ground and QB Max Lippe throwing for 192 and 1 TD. 

In Williamstown, the Ephs topped Wesleyan 19-7 behind the running of Alex Scyocurka. Scyocurka gained 205 yards on 29 carries and scored 1 TD. The TD by Scyocurka came on a Williams' record 93-yard run off left tackle in the 1st quarter.

The Eph defense held Wesleyan to 60 total yards in the first half, allowing Williams to construct a 16-0 lead.

STREAKS:  Williams enters Pratt Field riding a 3-game win streak in 2012.  The Ephs have also won their last three games on Pratt Field.

AWARDS:  Amherst's placekicker Jake Schmidt was named the NESCAC Special Teams Player of the Week last week for connecting on both of his field goal and attempts and both of his PATs at Trinity. In addition, Schmidt averaged 52.4 yards on his five kickoffs.

Williams running back Alex Scyocurka was named Co-Offensive Player of the Week for his role in the Ephs' win over Wesleyan. Carrying the ball 29 times, Scyocurka accumulated 205 yards on the ground and registered a Williams' record setting TD run from scrimmage of 93 yards.

 

BY THE NUMBERS ...

Team Total Offense  
Amherst 363.9 yds/game
Williams
295.7 yds/game
Team Total Defense  
Amherst 272.1 yds/game
Williams 365.0 yds/game
Scoring Defense
Amherst 14.1/game
Williams 18.1/game
Scoring Offense  
Amherst 24.9/game
Williams 21.6/game
Team Rushing  
Amherst 193.0 yds/game
Williams
123.0 yds /game
Passing  
(A) Max Lippe
128.6 yds/game
85 - 141 - 2 INTs
  900 yds - 6 TDs
(W) Adam Marske
139.6 yds/game
  60 - 110 -  8 INTs
  698 yds - 3 TDs
Receiving  
(A) Jake O'Malley
4.1/game
293 yds/ - 2 TDs
(W) Darren Hartwell
4.0/game
357 yds - 3 TDs
Scoring  
(A) Jake Schmidt
43 points
(W) Joe Mallock
40 points
Tackles  
(W) Chris Cameron
55
42 solos + 13 assists
(A) Sam Clark 50
32 solos + 18 assists
Punting  
(W) Joe Mallock
26 - 981 yds - 37.7 avg
Long 61 yds
(A) Jackson McGonagle
31 - 1,110 yds - 35.8
Long 62


Starters


  
Williams College Ephs   Amherst
College Lord Jeffs
  Offense       Defense  
69 Cong Tian LT   50
M. Sponheimer
NT
78 Peter Christiani LG   44
L. Jacoubs
DE
77 Alan Felix C   53
T. Dickinson
DE
79 Ryan Loughran RG   42
L. Pieterse
LB
75 AJ Walsh RT   34
S. Clark
LB
1 Darren Hartwell WR   38
C. Tamasi
LB
18 Jeff Riemann WR   25
D. Chun
LB
45 Sam Krieg TE   21
M. Aldo
S
44 Tim Morris FB   30
M. Dietz
S
2 Kristian Lapointe TB   24
R. Heflin
CB
10 Adam Marske QB   26
K. Callahan
CB
36 Joseph Mallock PK   15
J. McGonagle
P
             
  Defense       Offense  
59 Mike Flynn DE   13
M. Lippe
QB
61 Tom Foote DT   22
S. Jellison
RB
91 Ebenezer Gyasi DT   12
W. McNamara
WR
90 Ernest Higginbotham DE   3
J. O'Malley
WR
37 Antonio Blanco LB   2
J. Durham
WR
17 Emmanuel Whyte LB   17
T. Holahan
TE
7 Chris Cameron LB   73
R. Wasielewski
T
4 Andre LaFontant C   55
J. Reynolds
G
24 Tom Cabarle SS   54
J. Ceccio
C
3 Chris Kim FS   75
S. Mergner
G
20 Nate Saffold C   77
J. MacLennan
T
36 Joseph Mallock P   19
J. Schmidt
PK
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