|Antonio Blanco '15
SERIES: Williams leads the all-time series with Hamilton 39-7.
Williams has won the last 15 meetings versus the Continentals.
Hamilton's last win in the series came in 1996 when the Continentals prevailed 16-13 on Steuben Field.
COACHES: Aaron Kelton is 15-6 and in his third season at the helm of the Ephs.
Kelton is the first African American head football coach at Williams and in NESCAC, as well as the first Eph football head coach to debut with a perfect season (8-0-0).
Kelton is 2-0 vs. Hamilton.
Hamilton head coach Andrew Cohen is in his first year at the helm of the Continentals. He last served as the defensive coordinator at Bowdoin and previously coached at Bucknell, Columbia and Fordham.
Cohen's career record at Hamilton is 1-4.
This is Cohen's first time coachng against the Ephs as a head coach.
LAST MEETING: In Williamstown the Ephs claimed a 14-7 victory on two first quarter TD passes from Adam Marske to J.C. Stickney. On the day the Ephs accumulated 282 yards in total offense, while Hamilton totaled 187.
LAST WEEK: In Medford, MA, the Ephs gave sophomore QB Tom Murphy his first collegiate start and Murphy responded by connecting on 10 of 20 passes for 223 yards and 1 TD as the Ephs defeated Tufts 25-7. The win snapped the first three-game losing streak for the Ephs since 1987. Also making his first meaningful appearance of the season for the Ephs was senior RB Tom Wohlwender who picked up 54 yards on the ground on 17 carries, rushing for 2 TDs.
The purple defense was led by senior LB Emmanuel Whyte and sophomore DB Tom Cabarle. Whyte and Cabarle each registered eight tackles on the day with Whyte notching a team-high 7 solos.
The Eph defense forced 5 turnovers versus the Jumbos.
On the road at Colby last Saturday Hamilton opened up a 26-7 lead in the second quarter only to see the Mules come charging back to out score the Continentals' 25-3 the rest of the way, leading to a 32-29 victory for the homestanding Mules. The Continentals surrendered 2 TDs in the final 6:10 of the fourth quarter.
Hamilton threw for 225 yards and rushed for 64 versus Colby. The Continentals' defense allowed 255 yards through the air.
|Earnest Higginbotham '14
STREAKS: Williams has defeated Hamilton 15 straight times.
Eph placekicker Joe Mallock has made 13 of his last 15 FGs. Mallock's streak of consecutive FGs made ended at 12 last Saturday at Tufts.
Williams is riding a modest 1-game win streak entering Steuben Field, while Hamilton has a 1-game losing streak they would love to snap.
AWARDS: Hamilton's sophomore defensive back Ian Milne was named the NESCAC Special Teams Player of the Week for returning three kicks for 123 yards at Colby and recording a sack.
INTERNET: Hamilton will be providng a live webcast of the game -- see it HERE.
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|Team Total Offense|
|Team Total Defense|
|(H) Jordan Eck
454 yds - 4 TDs
|(W) Tom Murphy
223 yds - 1 TD
|(W) Darren Hartwell
266 yds - 2 TDs
|(H) Simon Jia||
136 yds - 2 TDs
|(W) Joe Mallock
|(H) Joe Jensen
|(H) Mike MacDonald
39 solos + 17 assists
|(W) Chris Cameron
30 solos + 9 assists
|(W) Joe Mallock
||20 - 768 - 38.4 avg
Long 61 yds
|(H) Garrett Hoy
||34 - 1,156 - 34.0
Long 55 yds
||Michael De Percin