Saturday, October 22, 2005

The Friday Tailgate 10/22

It will be another wet Saturday on Centennial gridirons with each game having a significant impact on the Conference championship race.

Johns Hopkins at Muhlenberg
The undefeated and 15th ranked Blue Jays (6-0, 3-0 CC) travel to Allentown looking to break a four-game losing streak to the Mules (3-3, 2-1) ... the Johns Hopkins-Muhlenberg game has developed into one of the toughest in the Centennial as, despite Muhlenberg's recent run, close, competitive games have been the norm. Both teams have won five of the last 10, six of the 10 have been decided by eight points or less and each team has won three of those six. During the same time both teams have won once by exactly 13 points and once by 20 points or more. Further demonstrating the tightness of the series ... over the 10-game span the Mules have outscored the Blue Jays, 193-179 for an average score of 19.3-17.9 ... listen to the game on WMUH-FM 91.7 or, if you live in the Lehigh Valley, watch the game on Service Electric TV 2.

Franklin & Marshall at Dickinson
It's "Wagon Week" for the Diplomats (2-4, 1-1 CC) and the Red Devils (2-4, 1-2), as the long-time rivals prepare for the 97th meeting in the series ... the winner receives the "Conestoga Wagon Trophy," symbolic of the mode of transportation used by the two schools during their first meeting in 1889 ... F&M holds a 59-34-3 overall series advantage and a 24-17 lead in "Wagon" games ... listen to the game on WDCV-FM 88.3 or WFNM-FM 89.1

Gettysburg at Ursinus
It is the 49th meeting between Gettysburg (2-4, 1-1 CC) and Ursinus (2-4, 0-2 CC) in a series that dates back to 1903 ... the Bullets hold a 28-16-4 lead in the all-time series and have won their last three match-ups with the Bears ... Ursinus’ last win in the series was by a 31-7 margin in Collegeville during the 2001 season ... It is Homecoming Day at Ursinus ... Gettysburg head coach Barry Streeter is in his 27th season and he says there's a lot of football to be played ... “Last year five teams tied for the conference championship. I’m sure all five of those teams didn’t think they were going to win a championship after two games. It’s been a few years since a team has gone undefeated in the league, so there’s a lot of football left to play before there’s a champion" ... there is no radio coverage of the game. (Adam Schmidt, Ursinus pictured)

McDaniel at Randolph-Macon
The Green Terror (4-2, 1-2 CC) steps out of the Conference to take on long-time rival Randolph-Macon (1-5) ... QB Brad Baer, RB Broderick Maybank and DL Brett Rough are out with injuries for the depleted Terror ... RB Justin Brockmeyer, the son of the school's all-time leading rusher (Joe), takes over for Maybank ... listen to the game on WTTR-AM 1470.

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