RICHMOND, Ind. – The Earlham College football team continues Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC) competition when the Quakers travel to Manchester University for a 1:30 p.m. game on Saturday.
The Teams: Earlham and Manchester. Both teams are looking for their first wins as the Quakers lost at Hanover College last weekend while the Spartans lost at Bluffton University.
The Coaches: Nick Johnson enters his second 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. Nate Jensen is in his first year as head coach at Manchester after serving as the program's linebackers and defensive line coach from 2004-08.
The Offense: Sophomore Treylon Anderson has thrown for 1,307 yards and five touchdowns this season. Junior Wesley Hundley has aided the Quakers in all facets of offense having thrown for 253 yards, rushed for 242 yards, and caught 34 passes for two scores. Fellow junior Marcaus Cooper has 469 yards receiving and three touchdowns. Tristan Chester leads the Spartan offense with 1,034 yards and four touchdowns passing while Hunter Hardee has 356 rushing yards and two touchdowns.
The Defense: A trio of freshman, Torrie Mayberry, Grant Bowersock, and Kobe Walker, have all recorded at least 35 tackles while senior Lajay Kelly leads the team in tackles with 53. Fellow senior James Johnson leads the Quakers' secondary with two interceptions and two pass breakups. Jack Kay has tallied 73 tackles including five for loss.
Recent History: Earlham has not beaten Manchester since joining the HCAC prior to the 2010 season.
Coverage: Live statistics of the game will be available – visit the links above.
Up Next: Earlham hosts Bluffton University for senior day on Nov. 5. Kickoff is scheduled for 1:30 p.m.