Diplomats Travel to Baltimore for Showdown with Blue Jays - Week 6 Game Notes

Diplomats Travel to Baltimore for Showdown with Blue Jays - Week 6 Game Notes

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Game 6
Franklin & Marshall (5-0, 4-0 CC) at No. 23 Johns Hopkins (4-1, 3-1 CC)
Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017 | 1:00 p.m. | Baltimore, Md.

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Series Record: F&M 35-31-2
In Lancaster: F&M 17-16
In Baltimore: F&M 18-15-2
In Centennial Play: JHU 21-13
First Meeting: 10/19/1912 (F&M 10-3)
Last Meeting: 11/5/2016 (JHU 48-28)
Last F&M Win: (14-12) 11/3/2012
Last JHU Win: (48-28) 11/5/16

Series History: Johns Hopkins and Franklin & Marshall meet for the 69th time in a series that began in Baltimore with a 10-3 F&M win in 1912. The Diplomats hold a 35-31-2 lead in the series and an 18-15-2 record in Baltimore. Since Centennial Conference play began in 1983, Johns Hopkins owns a 21-13 edge. F&M has the longest streak between the two teams, taking 17 matchups between 1971 and 1988.  

Records Watch: Taalib Gerald sits in the top-10 in multiple statistical categories entering the week. He is second with 23 rushing touchdowns with Keith Wert '78 owning the record at 28. His 27 touchdowns scored rank fifth, while his 162 points are fifth. Dale Amos '90 holds both records with 35 touchdowns and 210 points, respectively. Gerald enters the week with 1,868 rushing yards which place him sixth, while Andy Surtz '97 sits on top at 2,913.

CC Rankings: F&M ranks in the top of multiple statistical categories around the conference. Tanner Erisman leads the conference with a 176.6 passing efficiency and sits third with 291.2 all-purpose yards per game. K.J. Pretty is second in both scoring (10.5 points per game) and touchdowns (7) while also placing first with 137.8 yards per game. Joe Granahan sits first with 6.5 sacks and fourth with 7.5 tackles for a loss.

F&M Last Week: Franklin & Marshall defeated Muhlenberg 17-14 in the final football game at Sponaugle-Williamson Field on Saturday.

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Tanner Erisman completed 26-of-39 passes for 252 yards and two scores and had another 32 yards on the ground. K.J. Pretty led all receivers with 104 yards on 11 grabs and two scores and Dillion Alderfer had 65 yards on five catches.

Garret Perschy averaged 34.6 yards per punt with three inside the 20, Drew Tomlinson hit a 21-yard field goal and averaged 61 yards on four kickoffs, while Harley Wedholm connected on two extra points for F&M.

Vincent Moffett paced the defense with 12 tackles (5s), recovered a fumble and had an interception return for 21 yards. Ben Okun had 13 stops (8s) and two pass breakups, while K.J. Boston and Bobby McDevitt finished with eight and six tackles, respectively.

Johns Hopkins Last Week: Sophomore quarterback Thomas Garlick eluded the rush and scrambled eight yards for what proved to be the game-winning touchdown with 20 seconds remaining to lift host Ursinus to 21-17 victory against eighth-ranked Johns Hopkins at Patterson Field Saturday afternoon.

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The loss snapped a 45-game regular season winning streak and a 40-game Centennial Conference winning streak for the Blue Jays, who slipped to 4-1 overall and 3-1 in the Centennial Conference. The Blue Jays last lost a regular season or Centennial Conference game was on November 3, 2012, when F&M topped Johns Hopkins 14-12.

David Tammaro was 20-of-41 for 258 yards with the one score and rushed for 20 yards and the other score. Ryan Cary rushed for a season-high 97 yards and added five receptions for 51 yards for Johns Hopkins, which also got six receptions for 94 yards from Luke McFadden.

Addison Quinones posted 10 tackles and one forced fumble and Keonte Henson added seven stops for the Blue Jay defense. 

The Last Meeting: Johns Hopkins defeated Franklin & Marshall 48-28 during the last meeting on Nov. 5.

Dave Shellhammer led the ground game for F&M with 77 yards on 19 carries while Tanner Erisman and Zachary Bradley ended with 32 and 24 yards, respectively. Bradley had the edge with 203 pass yards on 17 completions with two scores and Erisman ended the game with 43 yards and two scores. Steve Elf paced the defense with 11 stops (5s).

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