Friday, October 03, 2008

Friday Tailgate

And then there were three ... just three unbeaten teams left in Conference play - Moravian, Muhlenberg and Ursinus. And we still have two teams looking for not only their first Centennial win of the season but also their first victory of the year.

Tailgate Recipe of the Week
When the weather begins to turn cooler, football fans begin to gather around the hot grill. And what better food for the grill than brats. Here is a recipe for grilling brats that also includes another tailgating staple.

Centennial Conference Football Page / Centennial Football Gameday

#5 Muhlenberg (1-0, 3-0) at Johns Hopkins (1-1, 3-1)
Radio: WMUH-FM 91.7 and Live Stats: Yes.
The Mules and the Blue Jays meet for the 41st consecutive year in a series that began in 1968 ... Muhlenberg holds a 21-18-1 overall lead and a slight 13-12 advantage since the inception of the CC in 1983 ... 'Berg won its 14th consecutive Centennial regular-season game with its 42-21 triumph vs. Gettysburg, tying the second-longest streak in Conference history ... McDaniel won 30 straight contests from 1997-99 ... the Mules have scored 30+ points in three straight games for the first time since 2000 and in eight of their last nine games ... Muhlenberg RB John DeLuca is 10th in the country in rushing (145.0), while Hopkins' Andrew Kase is 30th (112.8) ... DeLuca needs 158 yards to become the ninth back in Centennial history to reach 3,000 career yards ... Kase registered his 10th career 100-yard game with 117 vs. Moravian ... Kase is the first player to serve as a solo captain at JHU since 1983 ... Hopkins is 3-4 against top-25 teams since 1999 and has won three straight ... Muhlenberg (37-15) and Johns Hopkins (34-19) have the best Centennial records since the start of the 2000 season.

Moravian (2-0, 4-0) at Dickinson (1-1, 2-2)
Radio: WSAN-AM 1470 and WDCV-FM 88.3. Live Stats: No.
The Red Devils and the Greyhounds meet for the 12th time in a series that began in 1933 ... Dickinson is 3-0-1 vs. Moravian in the last four games at Biddle Field ... the 'Hounds' last win in Carlisle came in 1936, while battling to a 7-7 draw in 1975 ... Moravian is 4-0 for the second straight season and the sixth time in school history ... RB Tyler McCambridge is fourth in the CC in rushing (102.3), while teammate Tyler deRouen is sixth (92.0) as Moravian leads the Conference in rushing (262.8) ... McCambridge is 279 yards away from the 2,000-yard mark for his career ... QB Marc Braxmeier has not thrown an interception in 70 attempts this season ... the Greyhounds have outscored its opposition, 55-9, in the first quarter ... Dickinson's Ian Mitchell is the first Devil QB to rush for 1,000 yards (1,177) and throw for 2,000 yards (2,151) in a career ... he is third in the CC in total offense (235.0) ... RB Greg Lord is third among Centennial runners with 105.3 yards per game ... WR Pat O'Connor leads the Conference with 28 receptions for 449 yards ... Moravian has a +12 turnover margin, while Dickinson is at -4.

Ursinus (1-0, 2-1) at Gettysburg (0-2, 0-4)
Video: Pay-per-View. Radio: No. Live Stats: Yes.
The Bears and the Bullets clash for the 52nd time in a series that dates to 1903 with Gettysburg holding a 30-17-4 advantage, including wins in five of the last six matchups ... Ursinus was idle last week ... QB Nick Dye is fourth in the CC in total offense (215.0) and has not thrown an interception this season in 76 attempts ... P Greg Zara leads all Centennial punters with a 38.37 average ... the Bear defense had 16 pass breakups against Juniata two weeks ago ... Gettysburg QB Matt Flynn became just the second passer in school history to reach 4,000 yards (4,011) ... he leads the CC in total offense (256.3) and passing yards (232.3) ... RB Charles Curcio is fifth in the Conference in all-purpose yards (129.5) ... the Bullets are rushing for 166.2 yards per game, while Ursinus surrenders just 76.0 yards on the ground.

McDaniel (1-1, 2-2) at Juniata (0-2, 0-4)
Radio: WTTR-AM 1470 and WKVR-FM 92.3. Live Stats: Yes.
The Green Terror and the Eagles meet for the 21st time in a series that began in 1903 ... Juniata holds a slight 10-9-1 advantage and looks for its first win against McDaniel since 1996 ... of the last seven meetings between the teams, the 1998 game is the only one in which the visiting team won (McDaniel, 40-7) ... the Eagles have 13 freshmen on the two-deep for the game - six on offense, five on defense and two special-teamers ... QB Jay Leonard needs four completions to add that Juniata career record to his career yardage mark ... McDaniel is looking to register its first back-to-back Conference wins since October 2004 ... freshman QB Vinny Corona threw his first collegiate TD pass, covering 49 yards to RB T.J. Develin, against Dickinson - the longest play from scrimmage for the Terror since Nov. 4, 2006 ... DB Chris Kolb, the reigning Centennial Defensive Player of the Week, returns to Juniata for the first time since transferring in December.

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