Friday, October 02, 2009

The Friday Tailgate

Dickinson at Moravian
Radio: WDCV-FM 88.3. Video: No. Live Stats: No.
This is the 13th meeting between the Red Devils (2-0 CC, 4-0) and the Greyhounds (0-2, 1-3) in a series that began in 1933. Dickinson has won both games since Moravian joined the Conference in 2007. The 'Hounds last win was a 33-12 triumph in Bethlehem in 1980. Dickinson's Ian Mitchell is the first Centennial QB to rush for 2,000 yards and throw for 4,000 yards. WR Patrick O'Connor holds the school record for receptions (149) and yards (2,308). Moravian has not scored a touchdown in the last 10 quarters. The three losses have come at the hands of teams with a combined 9-1 record this season. The starting QB - Steve Panasuk or Patrick Weiss - is a gametime decision.

Gettysburg at Ursinus
Audio: Ursinus Sports Network. Video: No. Live Stats: Yes.
This is the 53rd time that the Bullets (1-1, 1-3) and the Bears (1-0, 1-2) have met in a series that dates to 1903. Gettysburg holds a 31-17-4 advantage and has won the last three matchups. The Bullets are 14th in the nation, averaging 494.8 yards per game. QB Matt Flynn is 12th in DIII in total offense (332.8). P Brian Betley leads the Conference with a 39.1 yard average. Bear QB Justin Decristofaro has thrown for 752 yards in three games. WR Al Desiderio is averaging 25.5 yards on 12 receptions.

Johns Hopkins at Muhlenberg
Audio: WMUH-FM 91.7. Video: Yes. Live Stats: Yes.
One of the most competitive series in the Centennial Conference renews itself for the 42nd time as the Blue Jays (2-0, 3-1) travel to take on the Mules (0-1, 1-2). Muhlenberg leads the all-time series 22-18-1 and has won six of the last eight matchups. Since the inception of the Centennial Conference in 1983 the Mules hold a slender 14-12 lead. How close has the series been since 1983? Muhlenberg has outscored JHU 440-424 in the 26 games for an average score of 16.9-16.3. Five of the last 12 games have been three-point affairs and eight of the 12 have been decided by eight points or less. This is the first of three straight road games in which Hopkins will be a Homecoming opponent. Muhlenberg leads the CC in scoring (13.) and rushing (106.0) defense. Hopkins RB Andrew Kase is averaging 111.8 rushing yards per game by himself.

Juniata at McDaniel
Audio: WTTR-AM 1470. Video: No. Live Stats: Yes.
This is the 22nd time that the Green Terror (0-2, 2-2) and the Eagles (0-2, 0-4) have met on the gridiron since 1923. Juniata took a 12-10 decision last year to bolster its series lead to 11-9-1. It's Families Weekend in Westminster ... that usually means a McDaniel win. The Terror has a 15-year win streak on this weekend, and that's only because the school isn't sure when the game was played prior to 1994. Juniata has not won on the road since 2004, a streak of 21 games. Saturday is a homecoming for Eagle head coach Carmen Felus, who played for Tim Keating and the Green Terror in 1993 and 1994.

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