Tailgate Talk: Week Six

By Noah

Kenyon College (0-4, 0-3 NCAC) vs. Hiram College (2-3, 1-3 NCAC)

Charles A. Henry Field, Hiram, OH.

1 p.m.

Know the Enemy

Nickname: Terriers.

All-Time Record vs. Kenyon: 24-25-3.

Current Steak: 2-Kenyon.

Location: Hiram, Ohio.

Enrollment: 1,283.

School-Nickname Anagram: Rare trim heirs.

Notable Alumnus: Renowned American economist, Allyn Abbott Young.

Most popular majors: Business, management and marketing.

When Last They Met

Trailing Hiram 13-7 at the half, Kenyon came from behind to topple the Terriers 20-16 behind Senior RB #5 Brandon January’s 181 yards on 28 carries (6.5 yards per carry) and touchdown. Down 20-16 with a chance to score the go-ahead touchdown on a 1st and goal from the Kenyon six yard line, Hiram turned the ball over on downs after Kenyon’s defense held strong with a tackle for a loss on 1st down and three incomplete passes on the following plays. On the impending drive, January picked up eight yards on a 3rd down and five to secure the victory for the Lords.

Going Into This Week

Fresh off of a BYE week, the Lords’ are eager to redeem themselves after their 24-0 loss to DePauw. Following a 48-0 loss at the hands of #14 Wittenberg University, Hiram enters Saturday’s game riding a three-game losing streak.

By the Numbers

27- Net passing yards for Oberlin against Brockport last weekend.

8- Turnovers conceded by Hiram against #14 Wittenberg AND number of games since Kenyon’s defense registered an interception.

Players to Watch

Kenyon Freshman WR #2 Ian BellAveraging 188 yards in his past two games, Bell has been a big part of facilitating Kenyon’s small-ball passing game. Relying mostly on quick slants, curls and screens, the Lords haven’t pulled off many big plays through the air, but don’t be surprised if Bell has a hand in one such play today.

Hiram Sophomore LB #36 Kyle Burchett

Burchett has a knack for disrupting opposing offenses, leading the Terriers defense with 7.5 tackles for a loss and tallying an average of seven tackles a game. Kenyon’s o-line has done a good job protecting Junior Co-Captain #13 Jake Bates as of late; we’ll see if they can keep it up against Hiram.


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