Diplomats Open Conference Action at Muhlenberg

Diplomats Open Conference Action at Muhlenberg

Game 2: Franklin & Marshall (1-0, 0-0 CC) at Muhlenberg (1-0, 0-0 CC) 

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600: F&M enters the week with a 598-477-47 all-time record and is just two wins shy of becoming the eighth Division III institution to amass 600 victories. 

Series History:  Saturday's game marks the 98th meeting in 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. In 1930, the teams held each other scoreless. Saturday's game marks the 52nd meeting in Allentown, with the teams tied at 26-26. F&M leads the all-time series 53-43-1, including last year's 28-21 win at home.  

F&M Last Week:  Franklin & Marshall defeated Lebanon Valley 28-21 in non-conference football action Saturday afternoon at Sponaugle-Williamson Field. 

Scott LaValva paced the F&M rushing attack with 57 yards on 15 touches and a score. Jackson finished with 56 yards and a touchdown while Matt Magarity scored twice on 12 rushes and finished with 38 yards.  

Magarity went 18-for-24 for 147 passing yards on one pick and Brian Murphy completed 16-of-34 passes for 198 yards and three scores.  

Andrew DeStefano had a team-high 57 yards on four grabs while Zackery picked up 47 yards on nine catches. Tyler George led all receivers with 117 yards on seven catches and three scores.   

Ryan Young paced the F&M defense that held LVC to under 300 total yards with nine stops with 2.5 going for a loss. Tre Henderson picked up five solo tackles and two pass break ups while Brian Velasco and Brendan Daly finished with five and four tackles respectively.  

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The Last Meeting:  Lamont Jackson rushed for 86 yards and scored two touchdowns to lead Franklin & Marshall to a 28-21 victory over Muhlenberg on Sept. 14, 2013.

E.J. Schneider completed 30-of-42 passes for 301 yards and became just the ninth Diplomat to toss over 4,000 career yards. The senior added 45 more on the ground.  

Jordan Zackery led all receivers with 127 yards on nine catches while Tim Muller hauled in 10 balls for 64 yards. Paul Koehler had 48 yards and Paul McGann finished with 46.  

Connor Ryan went 2-for-2 on PAT attempts and kicked two field goals for the Diplomats.  

Brendan Wengerter reached double-digit tackles for the second straight week with a team-high 10 stops, two went for a loss and one resulted in a sack. A.J. Koikoi had a sack and finished with five tackles, while Chris DeStefano had two pass breakups and four tackles.