Rams Welcome William & Mary to Meade on Saturday

Rams Welcome William & Mary to Meade on Saturday

THE BASICS
William & Mary at Rhode Island
Kickoff: Saturday, Oct. 27, 12 p.m. EST
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RHODE ISLAND VS. WILLIAM & MARY - SERIES NOTES

  • Saturday is the 17th meeting in the series, with William & Mary leading 13-3. 
  • The teams have not played since 2013, so no player on either side has faced the other team.
  • William & Mary won the most recent meeting, 20-0, on Sept. 21, 2013. 
  • All three of Rhode Island's wins in the series have come at Meade Stadium, including a 24-21 win in William & Mary's last visit to Kingston, which game on Nov. 5, 2011.
  • Both teams are 2-2 in conference play. William & Mary comes into Kingston fresh off a 27-20 upset of No. 16/20 Maine last weekend.
  • While Rhode Island is third in the league with 33.7 points per game, William & Mary is 13th with 13.7 points per game.
  • The Tribe also allows 30.6 points per game 
  • William & Mary does not generate much pressure on opposing quarterbacks. The Tribe has just eight sacks through seven games. By contrast, Rhode Island has sacked opposing quarterbacks 18 times on the year.

DEFENSE CREATING PRESSURE 

  • Rhody is second in CAA Football and 21st in the nation with 18 sacks through six games.
  • In four games this season, Rhody had a player record two sacks. Linebacker Nas Jones had two at UConn, while junior L.B. Mack III did so against Albany and again at Harvard. Redshirt sophomore Andre Bibeault did the honors against Brown.
  • Bibeault has 3.0 sacks over his last two games.
  • In 2017, Rhode Island set a program record for sacks in a season with 32, beating the previous mark of 29, set in 2005.
  • Eight different players have contributed sacks this season. Junior L.B. Mack III leads the team with 6.0, while Andre Bibeault and senior Nas Jones have 3.0.