RICHMOND, Indiana – The Earlham College football team hosts Hanover College as part of Homecoming Weekend on Saturday. Kickoff from Darrell Beane Stadium is scheduled for 2:30 p.m.
The Teams: Earlham and Hanover. The Quakers are 0-6 on the season and 0-4 in conference play after a 66-7 loss at the hands of Mount St. Joseph on Saturday. The Panthers are 2-4 overall and 2-2 in the HCAC after a 31-28 victory over Bluffton University last weekend.
The Coaches: Nick Johnson enters his third year as Earlham's head football coach. The HCAC Coach of the Year in 2015, Johnson played football for the Quakers from 1997-01 and later served the program as defensive coordinator from 2007-12. He also held the position of head track and field coach for 12 seasons. Matt Theobald, a Hanover alumnus, is in his second season with the Panthers after a 13-year stint at Franklin College.
The Offense: Senior Wesley Hundley has accounted for 1,559 of 1,888 yards (83 percent) of the Quakers' offense through six games this season while leading the team in passing and rushing. Senior wide receiver Marcaus Cooper as hauled in 39 receptions for 349 yards and six touchdowns. Hanover has relied on its offensive attack this season as Chase Lightfoot leads the Panthers air attack with 1,666 yards and 10 touchdowns. Jackson Daugherty and Cory Leppart have combined to catch 69 passes.
The Defense: Sophomore Kobe Walker leads the Quaker's defense with 52 wrap-ups. Junior Joe Enwright has forced two fumbles while freshman Alfago Shumake has a team-high 4.5 tackles for loss. Sophomores Dan O'Donnell and Cole Burrell combed for 10 pass breakups in the Quakers' secondary. Kyle Treber has 77 tackles for Hanover along with four tackles for loss.
Chasing Records: Wes Hundley is on pace to break Manny Myers' (2005) record of 900 rushing yards in a season. The Gardnerville, Nevada, native needs to average 65 yards rushing of the final five games of the season to break the record.
Recent History: Earlham is 0-7 against Hanover since joining the HCAC prior to the 2010 season. The closest game during that span was a 35-34 overtime win for the Panthers in Richmond on Oct. 31, 2015.
Coverage: Live statistics and live video of the game will be available – visit the links above.
Social Media: Earlham athletics is represented on Facebook (Earlham Quakers Athletics), Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat (@Earlham Quakers). The Quakers also have a mobile application (Earlham Athletics Front Row) available for download on the App Store and Google Play.
Up Next: Earlham hosts Manchester University for a 2:30 p.m. game at Darrell Beane Stadium next Saturday.