Football Opens CC Action against Muhlenberg - Game Notes

Game 2: Muhlenberg at Franklin & Marshall

Saturday, September 14, 2013 

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Series History:  Saturday's game marks the 97th renewal of a series that began in Lancaster 110 years ago with a 69-0 F&M victory. The shutout was the first of nine-consecutive whitewashes spread out over 22 years. F&M took the first four, while Muhlenberg captured the next five. Shutouts are a staple of the series with 26 contests ending with at least one team posting a goose egg, including last year's matchup. In 1930, the teams held each other scoreless. Saturday's game marks the 45th meeting in Lancaster, with F&M holding a 26-17-1 record at Sponaugle-Williamson Field.  The Mules currently hold a two game-winning streak over the Diplomats.   

Series Record: F&M leads 52-43-1 
First Meeting: Oct. 4, 1902 (F&M 69-0)
Last Meeting: Sept. 8, 2012 at MC
In Lancaster: F&M leads 26-17-1 
In Allentown: Tied 26-26 
Last F&M Win: Oct. 23, 2010 (17-7)
Last MC Win: Sept. 8, 2012 (21-0)
Current Series Streak: MC +2
In CC Action: MC lead 27-26

 

The Last Meeting:  Muhlenberg defeated Franklin & Marshall 21-0 in Centennial Conference (CC) football action last season at Scotty Wood Stadium.

Lamont Jackson rushed for 70 yards on 17 carries to pace the F&M rushing attack. Jordan Zackery hauled in 11 passes for a game-high 75 yards while Tim Muller finished with 57 yards on six receptions. 

Dandridge had a game-high 99 yards on the ground and Deighan finished with 95.

John Gandolfo led the F&M defense with eight tackles (4s, 4a) and Aaron Fant finished with six solo stops. Brendan Wengerter ended with an interception and six stops, one for a loss, while Kenny Provost had two of his six tackles go for a loss. 

Get ready for Saturday's action with this week's game notes.