LANCASTER, Pa. - Ryan Murray was named the Centennial Conference's Offensive Player of the Week for the second time in the past three weeks. Franklin & Marshall's sophomore running back rushed for school records of 240 yards and five touchdowns in the Diplomats' 56-38 win over Gettysburg on Saturday. He is the first running back to rush for more than 100 yards on Gettysburg's defense in 12 games.
Murray became the first Diplomat to rush for more than three touchdowns in a game in the program's history. His fifth touchdown tied a pair of 56-year old records for Touchdowns Responsible For and Points Scored in a Game (30). Wally Witmer has maintained sole ownership of those records since he threw for five touchdown passes against Johns Hopkins back in the 1951 meeting.
Murray's running marks second time in three games he has surpassed the 200-yard plateau, and third-straight game he has rushed for 100-or more yards. That coincides with Franklin & Marshall's three-game winning streak to close the season with a record of 4-6 (4-4 Centennial Conference). Murray was named the Centennial's Player of the Week three week's ago after rushing for 215 yards at McDaniel.