Monday, October 24, 2005

Monday Morning QB 10/24

Unlike last season, when five CC teams tied for the championship in as battle that came down to the last weekend, we already have a Centennial champion for 2005 - Johns Hopkins. The Blue Jays clinched at least a share of the title with its come-from-behind 13-10 win at Muhlenberg. Hopkins' magic number for winning the Conference championship outright is one ... that is one JHU victory over either Ursinus or McDaniel. JHU can also avoid all tie-breaking possibilities for the NCAA tournament berth if Franklin & Marshall and Gettysburg each lose one contest. Could we have our first outright titleist since 1999?

Players of the Week

Offense: Vince Gallagher, QB, Ursinus

Gallagher (pictured) did it all in the Bears’ 16-13 Homecoming win against Gettysburg. He completed 21 of 30 passes for 289 yards and ran for two touchdowns, including the game-winner with 16.7 seconds left. Gallagher was also named Homecoming King at halftime.

Defense: Matt Hagel, LB, Johns Hopkins
Hagel led a Blue Jay defense that held Muhlenberg to just 158 total yards in the 13-10 win at Allentown. He posted 11 tackles, including three for losses and 1.5 sacks, and added an interception and a pass breakup.

Special Teams: Arwin Gbolie, KR, Dickinson
Gbolie had a huge day in the Red Devils’ 19-16 win vs. Franklin & Marshall with a pair of touchdowns. He returned the opening kickoff 85 yards for a score and took a reverse 88 yards for another TD. Gbolie ended the day with a CC season-best 245 all-purpose yards.

Hopkins Outkicks Stubborn Mules
Allentown Morning Call
"A promised defensive battle was made more defensive by a rainy, cold day at Scotty Wood Stadium field Saturday. In a battle between two of the best defenses in the Centennial Conference, Johns Hopkins beat Muhlenberg 13-10 to keep its undefeated season intact (7-0, 4-0 Centennial) and extend its winning streak to 11."

Wagon Stays in Carlisle
Harrisburg Patriot-News
"Dickinson's offense almost looked too pretty for such an ugly day. But in yesterday's cold and rain, on a sloppy field with the old Conestoga Wagon Trophy on the line, the Red Devils turned in a tremendous team effort. It all came together in a bright, sparkling 19-16 defeat of rival Franklin & Marshall in Centennial Conference football."

Dickinson Holds Off Diplomats
Carlisle Sentinel
"In the 97th meeting between Franklin & Marshall College and Dickinson College, the Red Devils used a quick kickoff return en route to a cold and rainy 19-16 win. The win allows the Conestoga Wagon Trophy to remain in Carlisle for another year."

Yellow Jackets Sting Terror
Carroll County Times
"Missed opportunities and mistakes cost the McDaniel College football team once again. But injuries are not helping either. Randolph-Macon rolled past the Green Terror 34-10 at Day Field on Saturday. It was the Yellow Jackets (2-5) second straight win and McDaniel's (4-3) third straight loss. It's the Terror's first three-game losing streak in one season since 1996 when they opened the year with four losses."

Injuries Plague Terror
Carroll County Times
"McDaniel College continued its quarterback shuffle Saturday, but for the wrong reasons. Injuries, ineffectiveness and a blowout, allowed coach Tim Keating the chance to get all of his quarterbacks on the field in a 34-10 loss to Randolph-Macon."

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