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Small college football preview: Wilmington, Marietta meet in matchup of winless teams


Wittenberg (5-1) at Kenyon (4-3)

When: 2 p.m. today

Where: Gambier, Ohio

Game notes: The 18th-ranked Tigers are 5-0 in the North Coast Athletic Conference, tied for Wabash for first place. At 4-2, Kenyon is alone in second place, a half game ahead of Denison and Wooster (each 3-2). … Wittenberg beat Wooster 66-39 last week in its highest-scoring game since a 2004 game against Wooster. Quarterback Reed Florence threw a school-record six touchdown passes and added a touchdown run. He ranks fifth in the nation in NCAA Division III with 20 touchdown passes. He’s also fifth in the nation in pass efficiency (187.9). … Kenyon has not beaten Wittenberg since 1914. The Tigers are 23-0-1 against Kenyon in the last 99 years.

Fairmont State (2-4) at Urbana (5-2)

When: Noon today

Where: Blue Knight Stadium

Game notes: Urbana is 5-1 in the Mountain East Conference. It’s one game behind Shepherd (6-0) and a half game ahead of Concord (4-1) and Charleston (4-1). Fairmont is ninth in the 11-team league. … Urbana ranks first in the MEC with 340 passing yards per game. … This is the first meeting between the two teams. They have five common opponents this season. Urbana is 4-1 against those teams. Fairmont is 1-4. … Fairmont had a bye last week and lost 27-21 to West Liberty State in its last game. Urbana beat West Liberty 32-13 last week.

Wilmington (0-6) at Marietta (0-6)

When: 1:30 p.m. today

Where: Marietta, Ohio

Game notes: Both teams are 0-5 in the Ohio Athletic Conference, trailing Capital and Muskingum (both 1-4). … The Quakers lost 54-7 to Baldwin-Wallace last week. They took a 7-0 lead in the first quarter on a 12-yard touchdown pass from Brandon Arehart to Tyler Tamowski, but were outscored 54-0 the rest of the way. … Marietta’s first-year coach is Greenon High School graduate Andy Waddle, who was hired at Marietta last December after seven seasons as the defensive coordinator at Wittenberg.


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