Game 5: Franklin & Marshall (2-2, 1-2 CC) at Dickinson (1-3, 1-2 CC)
600: With F&M's win over Juniata last week, the Diplomats enter the week with a 599-478-47 all-time record and are one win shy of becoming the eighth Division III institution to amass 600 victories.
Series History: Saturday will mark the 106th meeting between these two teams and is the longest rivalry in the Centennial Conference. The series started in Carlisle on Oct. 30, 1889, with a 10-0 Dickinson win and teams gathered again on Nov. 28th of that year, with F&M posting a 22-0 shutout. The Diplomats lead the series 62-40-3, including victories in the last two meetings.
The Wagon: Since 1963, the F&M Diplomats and Dickinson Red Devils have played for a model of the wagon that transported both teams to play each other in the two 1889 meetings. A gift of F&M Athletic Director J. Shober Barr and Dickinson A.D. Dave Eavenson, the trophy is meant to symbolize the friendly gridiron rivalry between the two institutions. F&M holds a 26-22 advantage since the inception of the trophy game, including an 18-year victory streak from 1970 until 1987.
The Last Meeting: Franklin & Marshall jumped out to an early 14-point lead and never trailed en route to a 35-14 win over Dickinson on Oct. 5, 2013.
E.J. Schneider completed 25-of-36 passes for 276 yards and two scores and racked up another 56 on the ground.
Tim Muller had a game-high 109 yards with seven catches and a score while Paul McGann finished with 80 yards on eight grabs. Zackery hauled in six passes for 58 yards and a score and added 163 yards (84 kr, 79 pr) on returns.
Brendan Wengerter went over the double-digit mark in tackles for the fourth time this season with a game-high 17 tackles (9s). The senior finished with half a sack and 1.5 tackles for a loss. Ryan Young had 11 stops (7s), one went for a loss and John Stark also reached double-digits with 10 stops.
Troy Harrison had 1.5 sacks and finished with nine tackles while DeStefano and Tre Henderson each finished with an interception.
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