Football: Whittier vs. Cal Lutheran Preview

Football: Whittier vs. Cal Lutheran Preview

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WHITTIER, Calif. – The Whittier College Football team wraps up 2018 this Saturday, November 10 as they host Cal Lutheran University on Senior Day. 

Game Details

Whittier College vs. California Lutheran University

Memorial Stadium (Directions)

Saturday, November 10 - 1:00 pm

Tickets available at the gate

Seniors Being Recognized

Nicholas Markarian (Chino Hills, Calif.)

Andrew Ortiz (Montebello, Calif.)

Kevin Medieros (Captain Cook, HI)

Brian Phelan (Chino Hills, Calif.)

Arnie Robles (Pico Rivera, Calif.)

Andrew Rosales (Pico Rivera, Calif.)

Matthew Valencia (Commerce, Calif.)

Live Coverage

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WC Coming into the Game

The Purple & Gold look to end the season on a high note as they currently ride a four-game losing skid, while holding a 1-7, 1-5 SCIAC record.  Their last match-up was against the University of Redlands where they fell 42-7.  The seven points put up is the lowest offensive output on the season.      

CLU Coming into the Game

Cal Lutheran has a 10-game schedule this season coming into this weekend with a 3-6, 2-4 SCIAC record.  The Kingsmen are currently riding a three-game losing skid, dropping a 26-20 decision to the University of La Verne last weekend.  They went 1-3 in the month of October and dropped the Smudge Pot Game to the University of Redlands 51-23.    

By the Numbers

Whittier – The Poets are putting up 325 yards of offense a game and 22.4 points per game.  They throw the ball for 188.5 yards per game and put it on the ground for 136.5 yards per game.  On defense, Whittier has proved tough improving 14.3 points from a year ago in points allowed this season.  They are currently giving up 42.5 points per game and 474.9 yards of offense.  They surrender 266.5 yards on the ground and 208.4 through the air.          

Cal Lutheran – Despite the 3-6 record, CLU is averaging 25.4 points per game and 363.7 yards of offense (189.8 Rushing/173.9 Passing).  On defense, even with giving up 370.3 yards of offense they still hold opponents to just 27.3 points per game.    

2018 WC Impact Players

QBDaniel Garlick (43-for-83, 51.8% Passing, 4 Touchdowns, 485 Yards, 121.3 YPG)

RBAlex Retana (108 Rushes for 516 Yards, 73.7 Yards Per Game, 4 Touchdowns)

WRBrian Phelan (39 Receptions for 478 Yards, 59.8 YPG, 6 Touchdowns, Long of 73) & Moises Gonzalez (31 Receptions for 459 Yards, 57.4 YPG, 14.8 Average Per Catch)

KCooper Allen (2 for 3 Field Goals, Long of 28, 23 for 25 Extra Points)

PCooper Allen (40 Punts totaling 1362 Yards, 34.0 Average, Long of 49, 8 Inside the 20)

KRMoises Gonzalez (14 Returns for 291 Yards, 20.8 Average, Long of 35) & Hakim Williams Jr. (10 Returns for 273 Yards, 27.3 Average, Long of 49)

DEFNicholas Markarian (66 Tackles, 8.3 TPG, 1 Sack, 2.5 TFL, 2 Pass Break-ups), Sean Hamilton (52 Tackles, 6.5 TPG, 4 Pass Break-Ups, 1 Block), Cameron Smith (43 Tackles, 5.4 TPG, 2 TFL, 1 Interception), Meda Mazon (22 Tackles, 2.8 TPG, 1.5 Sacks, 3.5 TFL, 1 Forced Fumble)  

2018 CLU Impact Players

QB – Eli Peters (102-for-171, 59.6% Passing, 7 Touchdowns, 6 Interceptions, 1,127 Yards, 125.2 Yards Per Game)

RB – Chris Anderson (100 Rushes for 629 Yards, 69.9 YPG, 4 Touchdowns) & Jabar Byrd (67 Rushes for 428 Yards, 47.6 YPG, 6 Touchdowns). 

WR – Pierce McLurkin (36 Receptions for 419 Yards, 2 Touchdowns, 4.5 RPG, 52.4 YPG) & Ty Riley (33 Receptions for 403 Yards, 3.7 RPG, 44.8 YPG)

K – Christian Antezana (8-for-16, 50% Kicking, Long of 53, 25-for-26 Extra Points)

P – Dominick Grimm (39 Punts for 1408 Yards, 36.1 Average, Long of 48, 11 Inside the 20)

KR – Jabar Byrd (12 Returns for 260 Yards, 21.7 Average) & Marcellous Lewis (8 Returns for 220 Yards, 27.5 Average)

DEF – Ethan Pulley (110 Tackles, 12.2 TPG, 2 Sacks, 9.5 TFL, 1 Forced Fumble, 2 Interceptions), Ty Lozano (80 Tackles, 8.9 TPG, 3 Sacks, 8 TFL, 2 Fumble Recoveries, 1 Interception), Mason Evans (77 Tackles, 8.6 TPG, 3.5 TFL, 1 Interception), JW Windsor (61 Tackles, 6.8 TPG, 3.5 Sacks, 12.5 TFL, 2 Forced Fumbles, 1 Fumble Recovery)