Wednesday, September 2, 2009

College Football
Washington & Jefferson

Opponent: Oberlin
When: 7 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 5
Where: Cameron Stadium in Washington
Records: Season-opener for both teams
Television: None
On the air: WJPA-AM 1450
Noteworthy: This game marks the first start for Steven Shumaker at quarterback for the Presidents. Shumaker steps in for the graduated Bobby Swallow. Shumaker is a 6-2 junior who handled most of the practice session in the second half of last year when Swallow was nursing an injury. Brian Dawson, Chris Edwards and Swallow own all 29 school passing or total offense records and have combined for 27,850 passing yards and 287 touchdowns. … Mike Sirianni enters his seventh season as the head coach at W&J with a 61-10 (.859) record. Sirianni is third among all active NCAA head coaches in winning percentage (minimum five years). Jeff Ramsey is in his 11th season with Oberlin and has a 26-74 (.260) record. … W&J was picked second in the preseason PAC poll and Oberlin was seventh in the North Coast Athletic Conference preseason poll. … W&J recorded its 25th straight winning season after going 11-2 last year. The last time W&J did not end the season with a winning record was during the 1983 season (3-5-1).

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