Friday, September 16, 2005

Friday Tailgate


Notes and Quotes from around the Conference to get you ready for the third weekend of gridiron action.

Dickinson looks to bounce back from its shutout loss vs. Hobart when it visits Kings Point ... the Mariners are 0-2 on the year after losses to Kean and Claremont ... PK Geoff Troy tied a school record with four FGs against CMS ... QB Chuck Kleinschnitz had to ice his arm after completing 32 of 61 passes for 272 yards last weekend ... Dickinson QB Matt Torchia has completed 64.4 percent of his passes (29 of 45) ... DB Andrew Ackley has four picks on the year and moved into the career top 10 at the school with 12 career thefts ... P Aren Johnson has landed five of his 15 punts inside the 20-yard line ... LB Eric Dube leads the team with 16 tackles, four for loss of yardage, with 1.5 sacks.

Franklin & Marshall has had two weeks to recover from its disappointing season opening defeat at Bethany ... the Diplomats travel to the Finger Lakes to take on Hobart, the three-time defending Liberty League champions ... the Statesmen are 1-0 on the year after a 21-0 win at Dickinson and look to avenge last season's loss at F&M - the only regular-season blemish for Hobart ... Franklin & Marshall is 0-4 all-time at Boswell Field.

Gettysburg welcomes Rochester for its Homecoming game ... it is the first trip for the Yellowjackets to the Battlefield, as the previous two games were in upstate NY in 1912 and 2004 ... Bullet QB Hunter McMillan had quite the game last Saturday against 23rd ranked Hampden-Sydney, completing 35 of 62 passes for 404 yards and four scores ... WR Shawn Hollingsworth caught 12 of those balls for 172 yards and two TDs ... Gettysburg has won three straight games before the alumni, defeating Ursinus in 2002 and 2004 and Waynesburg in 2003 ... UR is 0-2 after losses to Johns Hopkins (9-7) and St. John Fisher (58-32) ... the Yellowjacket defense has surrendered 563 passing yards in two games.

Johns Hopkins looks to go 2-0 against the UAA when it travels to Carnegie Mellon ... the Blue Jays have won six straight games and 13 consecutive September contests ... the Tartans are 2-0 after victories vs. Hiram (45-0) and Grove City (20-16) ... CMU has not led in any of the previous three games against JHU ... Hopkins has 12 straight wins over non-CC opponents ... the Jay defense ranked first in scoring defense (3.5), second in rushing (70.0) and total (176.5) defense and third in passing defense (106.5) ... Tartan RB Travis Sivek was named the ECAC Southwest Offensive Player of the Week after running for 103 yards and two TDs in the second half vs. Grove City.

McDaniel opens its home schedule against Catholic ... the Green Terror has won five straight decisions from the Cardinals and posted a 34-0 shutout last season in Washington ... CUA's last victory came in 1935 (20-6) ... McDaniel is off to its first 2-0 start since 1999 and is ranked 23rd in the D3football.com poll ... RB Broderick Maybvank has nine 100-yard rushing games in his career ... QB Brad Baer is out of action with a separated shoulder ... Tom Wenrich will get the start against this week ... he produced 184 yards of total offense against Seton Hill ... the Cardinals are 0-2 after losses to Shenandoah (12-0) and Augustana (52-26) ... CUA has only rushed for 45 yards on 41 attempts this season.

Muhlenberg returns to action after a bye week and plays host to Union under the lights Saturday ... the Flying Dutchmen are 1-0 after a 35-7 rout of Springfield ... Tom Arcidiacono carried 29 times for 137 yards and two scores, while QB Anthony Marotti completed 21 of 35 passes for 295 yards and three TDs ... Steve Angiletta was on the receiving end of 10 of those balls for 148 yards and two touchdowns ... Muhlenberg leads DIII in rushing (-24.0) and total defense (73.0) ... WR Kyle Douglass leads the team in rushing (3-48) and receiving (4-31).

Ursinus takes to the road to battle DI-AAA La Salle ... the Bears have squandered leads in their two losses ... UC led Susquehanna, 16-0, before falling 24-16, and Albright, 24-0, before succumbing, 34-33 ... the Bears are 7-for-7 in the red zone this season with three TDs and four FGs, as PK Matt Baney has made all four FG attempts ... DB Adam Schmidt blocked two punts against Albright ... one was returned for a touchdown and another recorded a safety ... Ursinus also blocked two extra point attempts ... the Explorers are 0-2 with losses to Wagner (41-27) and Monmouth (65-27) ... QB Michael Jump has accounted for 651 yards of total offense in two games.

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