Series Record: GC leads 46-45-7 In Lancaster: F&M leads 37-27-4 In Gettysburg: GC leads 19-8-3 In Centennial Play: F&M leads 16-13-1 First Meeting: 1890 (F&M 68-0) Last Meeting: Nov. 10, 2012 at GC Last F&M Win: Nov. 14, 2009 at F&M Last GB Win: Nov. 10, 2012 (38-31) Current Series Streak: GC +3
Series History: Today's game marks the 99th meeting between Gettysburg and Franklin & Marshall in a series that began with a 68-0 Franklin & Marshall win in 1890. The Bullets hold a slight 46-45-7 edge in the series, winning the last three contests.
The bulk of the series has been played out in Lancaster, with 68 of the 98 games on the books having been settled on the Sponaugle-Williamson gridiron. F&M holds a 37-27-4 lead in those games, and has taken three of the last 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.
The Last Meeting: Franklin & Marshall outscored Gettysburg 17-3 in the fourth quarter, but the Bullets were able to hold on and escape with a 38-31 win on Nov. 10, 2012.
E.J. Schneider threw for a game-high 380 yards on 36-for-51 passing with three scores and added another 30 yards on the ground. Frank Strumolo finished with 127 all-purpose yards with 98 receiving and 29 rushing yards.
Tim Muller led all receivers with 114 yards on seven receptions while Paul McGann finished with 52 receiving yards. Jordan Zackery picked up 101 kick return yards and added 45 receiving yards for a team-high 146 all-purpose yards.
Brian Velasco led the defensive unit with 10 tackles (five solo), including 1.5 for a loss and one interception. C.T. Marsh had 10 stops (four solo) while Mike Shin and Kenny Provost both finished with nine tackles each. Ryan Feulner and Sam Massaro ended the day with eight stops apiece.
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