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Football Hosts Marietta on Saturday

Football Hosts Marietta on Saturday




WILMINGTON, Ohio – The Wilmington College football team continues Ohio Athletic Conference (OAC) play with a 1:30 p.m. game against Marietta College at Williams Stadium on Saturday.

The Teams: Wilmington and Marietta. The Fightin' Quakers are 1-4 overall and 1-3 in OAC competition after a 63-6 loss to No. 2 the University of Mount Union on Saturday. The Pioneers are 3-2 overall and the only OAC team with a 2-2 record after a 58-32 loss to Heidelberg University at home on Saturday.

The Coaches: Bryan Moore, a 1999 graduate of Hiram College, begins his third season leading Wilmington's football program. Moore began instilling his vision on the program having brought in two large freshman classes. He has three victories over Earlham College and snapped a 40-game OAC losing streak by defeating Capital University in his first season. More recently, the Quakers defeating Ohio Northern for the first time since 1956 on Sept. 21. Previously, Moore spent time at both Bluffton University and Heidelberg. Andy Waddle, a 2003 graduate of Wittenberg University, is in his seventh season as Marietta's head football coach. The Pioneers finished the 2018 season with a 7-3 record.

The Offense: Kyle Barrett leads Wilmington's passing offense averaging over 290 yards through the air and has an efficiency rating of 148.3. His two favorite targets, Ace Taylor and Itika Wynn Jr., have both hauled in over 34 passes while Wynn leads the team in receiving yards at 544 and touchdown receptions with six. Luke Richardson averages over 30.5 yards per catch while Gino Hinton Jr. has rushed for 229 yards. Tanner Clark averages 123 yards on the ground for Marietta along with rushing for eight touchdowns. Kyle McSweeney averages over 224 yards passing per contest and throws to Andrew Barker, who has six touchdown passes, most often.

The Defense: Tavion Bryant and Ameer Jackson both have at least 50 tackles for Wilmington including Bryant's team-best 8.5 tackles for loss. Tre'Quez Parks is the other leading Quaker tackles with 47 tackles and two sacks. Vic Giovengo leads the Pioneer defense with 41 tackles including 32 assists. He's also forced a fumble and grabbed an interception. The Marietta trio of Drake Neuberger, Brent McClure and Carson Stauffer also have over 30 tackles.

Tale of the Tape: Points per game – Wilmington 19.2, Marietta 34.2, points per game allowed – Wilmington 38.8, Marietta 24.2, yards per game – Wilmington 367.2, Marietta 381.8, yards per game allowed – Wilmington 452.8, Marietta 348.0, passing yards per game – Wilmington 290.8, Marietta 236.8, passing yards per game allowed – Wilmington 217.2, Marietta 206.0, rushing yards per game – Wilmington 76.4., Marietta 145.0, rushing yards per game allowed – Wilmington 238.3, Marietta 172.2.

Series History: Wilmington is 5-14 against Marietta since joining the OAC prior to the 2000 season. The Pioneers have won the previous six meetings. More information on the series history can be viewed by visiting the link above.

Coverage: Live statistics and live video of the game will be available – visit the links above.

Social Media: Follow Wilmington athletics on social media! The Fightin' Quakers have a presence on Facebook (Wilmington College Athletics) as well as Twitter and Instagram (@DubCQuakers).

Up Next: Wilmington begins a two-game road trip by heading to Baldwin Wallace University on Oct. 26.