Hartford, Conn. – The Trinity College football program will embark in its final game of 2019 at home on Saturday, taking on Wesleyan at noon. Saturday will serve as Trinity’s senior day, as 15 members of the class of 2020 will be honored before kickoff.
The Bantams (5-3) are coming off a huge 20-7 victory at Amherst, knocking off the Mammoths at home for the first time since 2007. The Cardinals (7-1), on the other hand, are still in contention for a share of the NESCAC title. After beating Williams 27-21 in overtime last Saturday, a win and a Middlebury loss will give the team its first crown since 2013.
Trinity (5-3) vs. Wesleyan (7-1)
Saturday, November 9, 2019 at 12 p.m.
Jessee/Miller Field — Hartford, Conn.
Wesleyan Series History: Dating back to its first meeting in 1885, the Bantams hold a 63-54-1 overall record over the Cardinals.
Recent History: Trinity has controlled the series in recent history, winning the last five meetings. Last season, sophomore DeVante Reid (London, England) rushed for the lone touchdown in the Bantams 9-0 win.
Notes and Numbers:
- Entering week nine, sophomore quarterback Seamus Lambert (North Andover, Mass.) has led the NESCAC every week in total yards (1,904) and yards per game (238.0).
- Junior Jonathan Girard (Poughkeepsie, N.Y.) and senior Koby Schofer (Northbridge, Mass.) remain inside the top ten receivers in the NESCAC, coming in at 4th and 6th, respectively, in yards per game. Girard has pulled in 630 yards on the season (78.8 YPG), while Schofer has reigned in 559 yards (69.9 YPG). The duo has combined for 10 touchdowns on the season; Schofer leads the way with six.
- Senior captain Dan Negron (Hartsdale, N.Y.) earned Trinity’s first NESCAC Defensive Player of the Week honor after last Saturday’s outstanding performance. The linebacker led the team with 10 tackles (seven solo) and had three tackles for a loss.
- For a stout offense, Trinity’s defense has led the league each week this season. As a team, the Bantams have given up just 261.9 total yards of offense — including just 102 yards per game on the ground — and have allowed just 15 points per game on average.
- Wesleyan’s lone loss came two weeks ago against undefeated Middlebury. The Cardinals, after dropping that contest 45-21, has had the bulk of its schedule in the back half of the season. After knocking off Amherst 31-28 in double overtime, a 27-21 overtime win against Williams on Senior Day has kept the team in the hunt.
- The Cardinal offense has looked sharp in the month of October; averaging 28 points per game, the program has seen 366 yards of offense, including 146 on the ground and 220 through the air.