WILMINGTON, Ohio – The Wilmington College football team continues its quest for an Ohio Athletic Conference (OAC) victory as the Fightin' Quakers travel Marietta College for a 1:30 p.m. game on Saturday.
The Teams: Wilmington and Marietta. The Quakers are 1-4 overall and 0-4 in OAC competition after falling at No. 1 The University of Mount Union 63-7 on Saturday. The Pioneers are off to a 5-0 start after defeating Heidelberg University 38-34 on Saturday.
The Coaches: Bryan Moore, a 1999 graduate of Hiram College, begins his second season leading Wilmington's football program. Moore began instilling his vision on WC last year which led to victories over Earlham and Capital. Previously, he spent time at both Bluffton University and Heidelberg University. Andy Waddle, a 2003 graduate of Wittenberg University, is in his sixth season as Marietta's head coach.
The Offense: Kyle Barrett guides the Wilmington offense as he averages over 220 yards per game through the air along with throwing for nine touchdowns. DJ Chambers and Aaron Johnston have both rushed for over 100 yards on the season while a trio of Quakers – Ace Taylor, Zayne Hart and Luke Richardson – have all caught at least a dozen passes. Richardson leads the team in touchdown receptions with three. Darrien Fields quarterbacks the Pioneers' offense by averaging over 256 yards through the air to go along with a dozen touchdown passes. Andrew Baker has been Fields' top target as the wide receiving has hauled in seven touchdown passes. Tanner Clark is Marietta's leading rusher with an average of 186.2 yards per game.
The Defense: Tre'Quez Parks leads Wilmington defensively with 35 tackles for an average of seven per contest. Weston Trampler, who has 24 tackles on the season, leads the team with four sacks while Parks Dusty Lykins and Tywon Berry all have interceptions for the Quakers. Garrett Davis has 55 tackles for Marietta defensively while a trio of Pioneers – Jake Tracewell, Javi Zaragoza and Khaleel Danzy – have two interceptions on the season.
Tale of the Tape: Points per game – Wilmington 21.8, Marietta 42.6, points per game allowed – Wilmington 38.8, Marietta 34.0, yards per game – Wilmington 332.6, Marietta 488.4, yards per game allowed – Wilmington 430.4, Marietta 479.8, passing yards per game – Wilmington 229.0, Marietta 263.6, passing yards per game allowed – Wilmington 177.6, Marietta 261.0, rushing yards per game – Wilmington 106.3, Marietta 224.8, rushing yards per game allowed – Wilmington 252.8, Marietta 218.8.
Series History: Wilmington is 5-13 against Marietta since joining the OAC prior to the 2000 season. The Pioneers have won that previous five 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 returns home to face Baldwin Wallace University next Saturday.