Monday, October 31, 2005

Monday Morning QB 10/31

Just when you thought the Centennial Conference football season was going to end early ... leave it to Ursinus to return us to our 2004 craziness. The Bears' 21-17 upset of previously undefeated Johns Hopkins has created the most unlikely of scenarios ... if Ursinus defeats Franklin & Marshall and Dickinson ... and McDaniel defeats the Blue Jays in two weeks ... the Bears are going to the NCAA dance.

No team has ever started the Centennial season 0-2 and rebounded to capture a share of the title ... much less earn the Conference's NCAA bid. Of course, the CC had never had a five-way tie for the title in our previous 21 seasons before 2004. Hopkins can end the madness with a win, as could F&M or Dickinson, but in Collegeville ... it's fun to dream.

Players of the Week
Offense: Vince Gallagher, Ursinus, QB

Gallagher earned the honor for the second straight week after throwing for 274 yards and three TDs at Johns Hopkins.

Defense: Michael Schmidt, Gettysburg, LB
Schmidt registered 16 tackles, including 1.5 sacks, as the Bullets held Muhlenberg to just 209 total yards and three points in a 10-3 victory.

Special Teams: Corey Allen, McDaniel, P
Allen averaged 37.8 yards on nine punts vs. F&M, placing three inside the 20.

Hopkins' 11-Win Run is Ended
Baltimore Sun
"Ursinus scored a touchdown in the final seconds of the first half and on the opening play of the fourth quarter as the Bears rallied from a 10-point second-quarter deficit to beat Johns Hopkins, 21-17, at Homewood Field yesterday."

Dips Stick It to Terror
Carroll County Times
"The McDaniel College football team missed an opportunity to get its season back on track Saturday. Franklin & Marshall's Barry Lovett blocked Jay Leonard's 20-yard field goal in overtime securing a 17-14 victory for the Diplomats. It was the third overtime game the Green Terror played this season."

Red Devils Tumble
Carlisle Sentinel
"Senior quarterback J.D. Ricca threw for 388 yards and seven touchdowns to lead the high-powered offense of Hampden-Sydney College to a 66-27 win over Dickinson College on Saturday."

Gettysburg Battles Past Mules, 10-3
Allentown Morning Call
"Dusty Green's 75-yard touchdown run with 4:51 left in the third quarter was enough to lift Gettysburg to a 10-3 Centennial Conference victory over Muhlenberg Saturday afternoon, the Mules' second straight loss."


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