The Wittenberg football program, winners of three straight North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) championships and ranked 18th nationally by d3football.com in its preseason poll, opens a promising 2019 season with a road trip to perennial powerhouse Washington & Jefferson on Saturday, Sept. 7. The game, which kicks off at 1:06 p.m. at Cameron Stadium in Washington, Pa., will be televised by local and regional television outlets across Ohio and Pennsylvania, as well as nationally on the ESPN3 platform.
The historical excellence of both programs, combined with the high expectations they share for the 2019 campaign, make this a highly anticipated season opener. The Presidents, ranked 21st in the d3football.com poll, enter the season with the third-highest all-time win total amongst NCAA Division III programs, 29 wins behind Wittenberg. Both teams are coming off league championship performances a year ago.
The Tigers must replace 11 starters from a team that averaged more than 40 points per game in 2018. While Wittenberg will have a new quarterback under center, the Tigers have plenty of excellent options among the skill positions, including explosive wide receiver Thaddeus Snodgrass and running back DeShawn Sarley, who missed last season due to injury after leading the team on the ground the previous season. The defense is led by linebacker Jonathon Seay, a 2018 All-America honoree, and defensive back Troy Jones, a 2019 preseason All-America selection.
Full coverage details for the Wittenberg at Washington & Jefferson football game:
ESPN3 (Accessible on line at WatchESPN.com, on smartphones and tablets via the WatchESPN app and streamed on televisions through Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Roku, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. ESPN3 also airs on DirecTV with the ESPN app—available to 20 million DirecTV subscribers—and on Xfinity with Xfinity X1 Voice Remote and X1 App—available to 22.5 million Xfinity subscribers, including 5 million in Philadelphia and the Mid-Atlantic region.)
WPNT 22 The Point (22 over-the-air, Comcast SD 10/HD 812, Comcast Clarion SD 12/HD 812, Armstrong SD 22/HD 105, Atlantic Broadband SD 8/HD 707, Citizens SD 12/HD 812, Time Warner SD 22/HD 1022, Verizon SD 10/ HD 510, Consolidated SD 10/HD 710, DirecTV & Dish Network 22)
WRGT 45.2 My Network – Springfield/Dayton Areas (45.2 over-the-air, Spectrum 995, Dish Network 44)
WHP 21.2 My Network (21.2 over-the-air, Comcast 19, Armstrong 15, Blue Ridge 133, Nittany 99, Verizon 21, DirecTV 22)
WJAC 6.2 Me TV (6.2 over-the-air, Comcast 110-187-202-248, Armstrong 410, Atlantic Broadband 110, Windstream 16, Laurel Highland 15)
Erie News Now ENN+ (35.3 over-the-air)
Delay/Replay on Sunday, September 8 at 10 a.m. and Monday, September 9 at Noon
SPORTSTIME OHIO (in PA: Erie Time Warner 21-23/HD308-1308, Armstrong 47/HD177, Sharon Time Warner 76/HD 308-1308, DirecTV 662, Dish Network 431)
SPORTSTIME OHIO (in Ohio & WV: See SportsTime Ohio Channel Finder at foxsports.com/ohio/story/sportstime-ohio-channel-finder)