By: Rick Bender
HANOVER, N.H. — The Woods Watch Party arrives for its fifth week with the broadcast of the Dartmouth football game against Towson at Memorial Field in 2016. The stream on the Dartmouth Football YouTube channel will take place on Saturday, Oct. 17 at 1:30 p.m. and is sponsored by Domino’s Pizza in Hanover.
Much like this week’s game would have been for the 2020 football season, this showdown was the final non-conference tilt for the Big Green, and it came against an opponent it had never previously lined up against. Dartmouth entered the game with a 2-2 record having won its first two games before suffering losses in its first two Ivy League contests. The Tigers, meanwhile, were just two years removed from an appearance in the FCS championship game but came to town with a 1-4 mark. Two of its losses, however, were to ranked opponents and another came against an FBS team that was receiving votes in the national polls.
The Big Green offense was being run by junior quarterback and first-year starter Jack Heneghan, who at the time ranked in the top 15 in the FCS in single-game averages for completions, passing yards and total offense. On the other side of the ball, the Dartmouth defense was led by senior linebacker and future All-American and Bushnell Cup winner Folarin Orimolade with his 8.5 tackles for a loss and four sacks in the first four games.
Joining host Tyler Murray this week will be two other elite defenders from that squad, safety Charlie Miller ’17 and cornerback Isiah Swann ’20, the latter of whom was making his first collegiate start. In addition, offensive line coach Keith Clark, who has been on the Big Green staff since 2009, will provide insight into the action on the field.
For the complete schedule of The Woods Watch Party this fall, check the Big Green football schedule for games that will be streamed with commentary from participants from those events. Links for each game will be available well in advance of the scheduled broadcast.