SERIES: Began in 1988. Williams holds a commanding 22-1 lead in the series.
The 2003 season saw the only Bobcat win over the Ephs, as they snapped a string of 15 straight losses with a 10-7 victory at Weston Field.
Last year's matchup in Lewiston, ME featured Eph senior QB Pat Moffitt connecting on 21 of 29 passes for 280 yards and three TDs in a 41-0 Eph win.
The Ephs have won the last seven games vs. Bates. The Ephs have scored at least 24 points vs. Bates in 20 of the previous contests.
Bates will stride onto Weston Field coming off a 28-9 win over Tufts last week at home, while the Ephs are smarting after falling to Trinity on the road 21-13.
COACHES: Aaron Kelton is now 9-1 in his second season at the helm of the Ephs after suffering his first loss at Williams last week at the hands of Trinity in Hartford, CT, 21-13.
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 (2010).
Kelton won the NESCAC and Little Three titles in his debut season and was named the 2010 NESCAC Coach of the Year.
Kelton is 1-0 vs. Bates.
Mark Harriman (24-82) is in his 14th season as head coach of the Bobcats. Harriman also serves as the quarterbacks' coach, after functioning as the team's defensive coordinator and/or linebacker coach for the past 12 seasons. He is also the assistant director of the college's athletics program.
Harriman has won two CBB (Colby-Bates-Bowdoin) titles in his head coaching tenure.
Harriman is 1-12 vs. Williams.
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STREAKS: The Ephs have taken the last seven contests in the series.
Before the Bates' win in 2003 the Ephs had fashioned a 15-game win streak versus the Bobcats.
AWARDS: Two Bobcats garned NESCAC awards for their roles in the win over Tufts. Senior OLB Brett McAllister notched two sacks, two INTs, two pass break-ups five tackles in helping to contain the Tufts' offense and was named the NESCAC Defensive Player of the Week.
Junior RB Patrick George collected the NECAC Special Teams Player of the Week award for returning two kickoffs for 55 yards and was successful on a two-point conversion. He also netted 84 yards on the ground, scoring a TD on 22 carries.
BY THE NUMBERS…
2.0/0 -- Turnover Margin Bates/Williams
6.5/6.5 -- Catches per Game Ryan Curit (B)/Darren Hartwell (W)
14.5/21.0 -- Scoring Defense Bates/Williams
18/154 -- Yards Allowed rushing Last Week Bates/Williams
18.5/17.5 -- Scoring Average Williams/Bates
21/20 -- Tackle Leaders Kevin Helm (B)/Dylan Schultz (W)
32.2/31.2 -- Punting Average Evan Dowd (B)/Greg Payton (W)
79.1/139.9 -- Pass Defense Efficiency Bates/Williams
133.0/121.5 -- Rushing Average Bates/Williams
199.0/138.0 -- All Purspose Yards Darren Hartwell (W)/Patrick George (B)
284.0/345.5 -- Total Defense
327.5/295.0 -- Total Offense Williams/Bates
Chris Cleary #14 - QB
Kristian Lapointe #43 - RB
Tim Morris #44 - FB
Sam Krieg #45 - TE
Cong Tian #69 - RT
Pete Christiani #78 - RG
Vincent Nistico #60 - C
Ryan Loughran #79 - LG
Steve Denza #58 - LT
Darren Hartwell #1 - WR
JC Stickney #11 - WR
Dan Canina #92 - DE
Colin Curzi #97 - DL
Ben Halbower #99 - DL
Dan Vaczy #52 - DE
Chris Cameron #7 - LB
Dylan Schultz #55 - LB
Tyler Cole #3 - CB
Ladd Hamrick #9 – FS
Dan O'Mara #21 – SS
Greg Payton #82 - P
Luke Faust #19 - PK
Trevor Smith #11 - QB
Pstrick George #22 – RB
Tom Finklestaedt #23 -- SE
Ryan MacDonald #26 - Slot
Ryan Curit # 25 - Slot
John Squires #86 - SE
Liam O'Neil #75 - RT
Michael Bernstein #62 - RG
Andrew Scichilone #69 - C
Larry Guinee #60 - LG
Matt Antonellis #53 - LT
Pat Quinn #92 - DE
Tyler Kuehl #96 - DT
Matt Gaither #89 - DE
Brett McAllister #24 - OLB
Kevin Helm #33 - ILB
Will Taft #51 - ILB
Joe Drinkwater #32 - ILB
Cam Evans #14- OLB
Kyle Starr #3 - CB
Andrew Kukesh #30 - S
Chris Alfiero #29 - CB
Evan Dowd #20 - P
Charlie Donahue #2 - PK