Game 10: Gettysburg vs. Franklin & Marshall
Saturday, November 9, 2011 at 1:00 PM
Series History: Today's game marks the 97th meeting between Gettysburg and Franklin & Marshall in a series that began with a 68-0 Franklin & Marshall win in 1890. The game was played on Thanksgiving Day for the better portion of the early part of the 20th century. The Diplomats hold a slight lead in the series with a 45-44-7 edge.
The bulk of the series has been played in Lancaster, with 69 of the 95 games on the books having been settled on the Sponaugle-Williamson gridiron. F&M holds a 37-27-5 lead in those games, and has taken the past four meetings at home.
The most recent tie came in 1985, when the squads finished the day without changing the scoreboard. It was the third scoreless tie in the series. Neither team mustered a point in the 1920 or 1921 clashes. All told, there have been 30 shutouts in the series (33 if you count the scoreless ties twice). Gettysburg was the victor in 16 of the shutouts, while F&M has won 11 without surrendering a point. The series has also seen an anomalous 4-4 tie coming in the 1893 meeting.
Get ready for Saturday's action with this week's game notes.