TICKETS: $5.00 Adults, $3.00 Senior Citizens/Non-Endicott Students, Free - Children 12 & under/Endicott Students (w/ ID)
BEVERLY, Mass. – The Endicott football team (3-3, 3-0 NEFC) will host the defending New England Football Conference (NEFC) champion Western New England University Golden Bears (6-0, 3-0 NEFC) this Saturday at Hempstead Stadium at 12 p.m. Here's a preview of this weekend's matchup.
NEED TO KNOW: Western New England, who is positioned No. 1 in the Grinold Chapter New England Division III football weekly rankings, has posted an 18-2 overall record in its last 20 games played. Meanwhile, Endicott is 5-1 in the all-time series at home against the Golden Bears dating back to 2003.
ENDICOTT (STATS): The Gulls have allowed the fourth fewest yards per game in the NEFC this season. Endicott also ranks No. 10 nationally in red zone defense, and No. 25 overall in passes intercepted (10).
WESTERN NEW ENGLAND (STATS): The Golden Bears come into Saturday's matchup ranked second in the NEFC in points per game (44.2), and second in yards per game (489.5). Nationally speaking, Western New England ranks No. 14 in scoring offense, and No. 22 in scoring defense. The Golden Bears are also situated No. 1 in turnovers lost as Western New England has only committed one turnover through six games.