F&M Looks to Continue Winning Streak Against Susquehanna

F&M Looks to Continue Winning Streak Against Susquehanna

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Saturday's Game: Franklin & Marshall (4-3, 3-3 CC) at Susquehanna (1-6, 1-5 CC) 

Series History: Saturday's game marks the 15th meeting between Franklin & Marshall and Susquehanna with F&M leading the series 10-2-2. The first clash between the two teams came in 1898 in Selinsgrove. F&M won 6-0 on October 25, before both teams met again in Lancaster the following year and played to a 6-6 tie, the first of two ties in the series. 

The Last Meeting: Franklin & Marshall escaped with a 41-36 victory over Susquehanna last year on Nov. 2.

The game went back-and-forth all afternoon with 860 yards of offense by both teams with the Diplomats striking first. 

E.J. Schneider completed 19-of-24 passes, including a perfect 11-for-11 in the second, for 246 yards and two scores and added 79 more on 14 rushes and two more scores.  

Frank Strumolo racked up 122 yards on 22 rushes and a score for the Diplomats.   

Jordan Zackery had 97 yards on seven receptions and a touchdown while Paul McGann finished with 72 on six catches. Tim Muller picked up 49 yards.   

F&M's offensive line of Ryan Ignatovig, Chad Tothero, Matthew Pisarcik, Sam Dickinson and Frank Seitz turned in their seven straight game without giving up a sack. Billy Zwicharowski went 5-for-5 on PATs.  

Ryan Young led the way defensively with a game-high 15 tackles (5s). Brendan Wengerter had 12 stops (7s) including two for a loss while Chris DeStefano and Sam Butler both finished with eight a piece.  

F&M Last Week: Franklin & Marshall dominated all three phases of the game in a 42-12 victory over Moravian Saturday afternoon.  

The Diplomats piled up 525 yards, with 303 on the ground, while the defense limited Moravian to just 72 rushing yards, 251 total yards and forced the Greyhounds to three three-and-outs.  F&M's kicking game was also at its peak as the Diplomats connected on all six PATs and recovered an onside kick.  

Ryan Young paced the defense with 11 tackles (7s) while Aaron Fant and A.J. Koikoi finished with five stops each. Brian Velasco added four solo stops for the Diplomats.  

Ryan Ignatovig, Vincent Acosta, Mark Opaliski, Lou Moeller and Frank Seitz did not allow a sack all afternoon and helped paved the way for 303 rushing yards.  

Scott LaValva finished with 213 on 32 carries and a score and his production marked the first time since 2007 that a F&M back totaled over 200 yards since Ryan Murray '08 gained 240 yards in 2007.  

Matt Magarity completed 19-of-27 passes for 162 yards and two scores and added another 74 yards on the ground and two more scores. Jordan Zackery hauled in 13 catches for 162 yards and two scores. 

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