Update: Kenyon defeated Allegheny 20-7 and advanced to 5-3 overall and 4-1 in the NCAC.
There are only two home football games left this year. There are three total games. Currently, the Kenyon Lords are 4-3. If Kenyon College football wins its next three games, it will be the first time the football team has ended a season with seven wins since 1984, when current WashU Bears coach Larry Kindbom in his second season as Kenyon’s head coach led the Lords to all the gridiron glory they could find in and around Gambier. Before Kindbom, the Lords had only achieved seven wins three times—once in 1901 with coach John Eckstorm and twice in 1972 and 1976 with Phil Morse. On average, Kenyon Lords football wins seven games once every 27 years. But hey, at least the rarity of a Kenyon football seven-win season isn’t anywhere close to the Chicago Cubs 104 year World Series victory drought. A word to the wise: the Cubs’ inability to clinch is often capable of providing comfort in times of athletically-related distress.
Now, if you’re scratching your head, it could be for one of three reasons. The first reason is that all this quantitative reasoning has left you lost and you don’t even know what you’re reading anymore. Best of luck to you, but there isn’t much I can do about that besides tell you to Google it. On the other hand, you may be scratching your head in some attempt at prophetic profundity because the stars of our increasingly absurd and vitriolic political sphere appear to be aligning for something grimly related to George Orwell’s 1984 as Election Day rolls closer and closer and Kenyon football continues to approach their 1984 win-loss record. If you’re thinking this, I suggest you roll back over and catch a few more hours of sleep before you decide to enlighten the Tweetverse with your insight. The last group of skeptics are probably wondering why the hell I’m talking about a seven-win season when we’ve only got four in the bag. Well, to them I say, the excitement and interest of the Kenyon community can only help spur on a winning performance from the Lords and keep them on their way to seven.
One more reason to check out the game: junior linebacker Kolin Sullivan (#46) was recently named NCAC Defensive Player of the Week for the second time this season for his 18 tackle, one forced fumble and one interception performance against DePauw. According to the Kenyon Athletics page, Sullivan leads the conference with 83 tackles.
- What: Kenyon College Football
- Where: McBride Field
- When: 1:00 p.m.