Friday, October 14, 2005
The Friday Tailgate
There are only two unbeatens teams left in the Conference and after tonight ... there will be only one. Johns Hopkins welcomes Gettysburg to Homewood Field for its annual Friday night game ... the Blue Jays are 24-12-1 all-time under the Friday Night Lights ... other CC games on the docket include McDaniel at Dickinson and Muhlenberg at Ursinus ... Franklin & Marshall steps outside the Conference to take on Union. For more information on this week's games ... check out the Gameday section of our website.
Gettysburg at Johns Hopkins
The 18th ranked Blue Jays (5-0, 2-0 CC) entertain the Bullets (2-3, 1-0) in the 33rd meeting between the two schools ... Hopkins has won 10 straight games in the series to close its deficit to 18-12-2 ... Gettysburg's last triumph was a 27-24 decision in Baltimore in 1994 ... JHU is now 24-3 over its last 27 games, including 15 of its last 17 contests at Homewood ... it will be a battle between the CC's top rushers in Gettysburg's Tom Sturges and Hopkins' T.J. Lyons ... Sturges has rushed for 699 yards, while Lyons has 449 ... the Hopkins' defense has allowed just 510 rushing yards all season .. Listen to the game on WJHUradio.com.
McDaniel at Dickinson
This is the 61st meeting between these two rivals in a series that dates to 1904 ... McDaniel (4-1, 1-1) has won nine straight in the series to take a 35-24-1 lead ... Dickinson's (1-4, 0-2) last win was a 38-24 triumph at Biddle Field in 1995 ... the Green Terror tumbled out of the D3football.com and AFCA top 25 rankings after last week's loss at Gettysburg ... McDaniel RB Broderick Maybank is not listed on the team's two-deep and may miss the game vs. the Red Devils ... Dickinson LB Eric Dube is also doubtful for the contest ... he leads the CC in tackles (61) and tackles for loss (12) ... we are closing in on the 18th anniversary of the last time McDaniel failed to score a point in a game ... on Oct. 24, 1987, Dickinson whitewashed the Green and Gold, 24-0 - the last time in 189 games in which McDaniel has been shut out ... listen to the game on WDCV-FM 88.3 or WTTR-AM 1470.
Muhlenberg at Ursinus
It is the 69th meeting between the Mules (2-3, 1-1) and the Bears (2-3, 0-1) in a series that began in 1900 ... Muhlenberg holds a 38-23-7 advantage with wins in the last five contests ... Ursinus' last win was a 35-23 triumph in Allentown in 1999, while the last victory in Collegeville was in 1996 (13-7, OT) ... the Bears are winless in their last 19 Centennial contests dating to a win against Dickinson in the 2001 season finale ... two of the top deep threats in the CC will be showcased (weather permitting) on Saturday in Muhlenberg's Kyle Douglass and Ursinus' Josh Hannum ... Douglass leads the Confernece with 315 yards on 18 catches (17.5), while Hannum (pictured above)is third with 17 grabs for 270 yards (15.9) ... defensively, keep an eye on 'Berg LB Dan McCall and Bear DB Adam Schmidt ... listen to the game on WMUH-FM 91.7.
Union at Franklin & Marshall
The Diplomats (2-3) welcome Union (5-0) to Amish country as the CC closes the Liberty League portion of its non-conference schedule... the Centennial is 1-4 vs. the LL this season with the lone win courtesy of Johns Hopkins vs. Rochester ... Union is 1-0 against the CC with a win at Muhlenberg ... F&M LB Chris Stepien is fourth in the CC in tackles (52) and will have his hands full with Dutchmen RB Tom Arcidiacono who has 1,047 rushing yards ... RB Marc Patricelli is fourth in the CC with 290 rushing yards, but the passing game has struggled with QB Jeff Harner throwing seven picks and just two TD passes ... listen to the game on WFNM-FM 89.1 or WABY-AM 1160.
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