Thursday, September 14, 2006

Friday Tailgate

The Conference was an impressive 5-2 last week outside the Centennial, including a perfect 3-0 against the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) ... the CC is now 8-5 against non-conference opponents through two weeks after posting a 12-18 mark a year ago ... Gettysburg TB Tom Sturges (Ridgefield, CT / Ridgefield) racked up his eighth 100-yard game of his career with 174 against Hampden-Sydney ... RB Dusty Green (Idaville, PA / Bermudian Springs) also gained 126 yards on the ground, marking the 1st time that the Bullets had two runners surpass the century mark in a game since Mike Schwalb and Joe Gossweiler vs. St. Lawrence in 2002 ... the Bullets have yet to turn the ball over this season, while forcing five turnovers ... Johns Hopkins has had trouble holding onto the football, losing seven fumbles to go along with two interceptions for a minus-8 turnover margin ... Ursinus' defense has forced nine turnovers ... Franklin & Marshall and Muhlenberg are ranked among the top 15 teams in D-III in total defense ... the Diplomats are 11th (128.0) while the Mules are 13th (133.0) ... Dickinson QB Matt Torchia (Kinnelon, NJ / Kinnelon) is 20th in passing efficiency (169.9 pts) ... McDaniel boasts four sets of brothers on the 2006 squad - Tom and Travis Wenrich (Wernersville, PA / Conrad Weiser), Chris and Tyler Martin (Clarksville, MD / River Hill), Vince and Andrew Rusbosin (Mt. Airy, MD / South Carroll), and Paul and Greg Boyd (Hockessin, DE / A.I. duPont) ... the Green Terror has not started a season 0-3 since 1996 ... in the eight years prior to Mike Donnelly's arrival at Muhlenberg, the Mules won a total of 18 games ... in his ninth season, Donnelly has a 58-39 record ... Muhlenberg has converted nearly as many fourth-down opportunities (5) as third downs (7) ... Franklin & Marshall held the football for 42:21 against Washington and Lee last week ... Johns Hopkins PK Ben Scott (Pittsburgh, PA / Shady Side Academy) tied a 23-year-old Conference record with his 52-yard field goal at Randolph-Macon ... F&M's Mark Slevin set the record against Swarthmore in 1983 ... it is just the fifth 50-yard FG in the Conference's history ... perhaps Ursinus should consider a two-back set? ... RB Aaron Harper (Philadelphia, PA /Peddie School) ran for 153 yards against Susquehanna, but sat out last week ... in his stead, RB David Ashworth (Egg Harbor, NJ / Absegami) rushed for 151 yards ... Dickinson WR Chris McInerney (Philadelphia, PA / Chesnut Hill Academy) is tied for the CC lead in receptions (11) and leads the league in TDs (4) and scoring (24) ... no Red Devil receiver has led the CC in catches and yards since Tom Cook in 1984 ... Muhlenberg P Ryan Sassaman (Bear, DE / St. Elizabeth) is 4-for-4 as a passer in his career with two TDs, including last week's 51-yarder vs. William Paterson.

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