Williams plays its first game of the season, against Colby, on Saturday.  This also marks the first home game since last year’s thrilling ESPN GameDay win over Amherst. (If you have any doubt about the level of exposure GameDay brought to Williams, I note that ESPN’s presence on campus inspired double the usual search volume on Google).  This is the last season of Eph football before Weston Field is reconfigured and replaced with an artificial turf surface.

This year’s team is led by two-time all conference running back Brian Morrissey, subject of a recent Boston Globe feature.  The Ephs have the daunting task of replacing two-time all conference QB and NESCAC player of the year Patrick Lucey.  Patrick Moffitt beat out three other contenders, including star frosh Matt Coyne, in a heated pre-season battle.

One other recent Eph football article of note: this feature on Mike Vazquez ’97.  I am sure that, given the opportunity, Mike would attribute much of his success to his good fortune in first year roommate assignments.

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