F&M Looks to Bounce against Juniata - Week 4 Notes

F&M Looks to Bounce against Juniata - Week 4 Notes

Game 4:  Juniata (3-0, 2-0 CC) at Franklin & Marshall (1-2, 1-1 CC) 

Saturday, September 28, 2013

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Series History:  Saturday's game marks the 10th time these schools will meet on the gridiron and the sixth time since Juniata attained associate membership status in the Centennial Conference. F&M has won all six meetings since the Eagles have landed in the league. Prior to that, the home team had won each meeting. F&M's 27-12 win in Huntingdon in 2007, rekindled the rivalry after 21 years and ended the home team dominance. The first two contests were played in Lancaster - 61 years apart. The Diplomats won the first game between the schools played back on Oct. 18, 1924, by a 27-0 margin. It wasn't until Sept. 14, 1985 that the institutions reconvened, again on Sponaugle-Williamson, for a 21-0 Diplomats victory. The following year in Huntingdon, the Eagles scored their first points against F&M, picking up a 21-11 win on Sept. 13.

Series Record: F&M 8-1 
First Meeting: Oct 18, 1924 (F&M 27-0)
Last Meeting: Sept. 22, 2012 at JC 
In Lancaster: F&M 5-0 
In Huntingdon: F&M 3-1 
In CC Play: F&M 6-0 
Last F&M Win: Sept. 22, 2012 (45-38)
Last JC Win: Sept. 13, 1986 (21-11) 
Current Series Streak: F&M +6

The Last Meeting: E.J. Schneider and Frank Strumolo had career days as Franklin & Marshall escaped with a 45-38 win over Juniata in CC action. Schneider tossed five touchdowns and finished with 319 yards on 26-for-30 passing while Strumolo added 127 yards on the ground with two rushing scores and one receiving touchdown. 

Tim Muller finished with a game-high 121 receiving yards on seven catches and Paul McGann added 78 yards on five catches.  

Devin Hunter averaged 44.7 yards on three punts; with a long of 58 while Aaron Fant picked up 110 yards on four kickoff returns.  

Brian Velasco led the F&M defense with 12 (5a, 7a) tackles and Sam Massaro finished with 11 (5s, 6a) stops. Kenny Provost had eight tackles, two went for losses, and joined in on a sack.  

C.T. Marsh had seven stops, two for a loss and finished with a sack. Brendan Wengerter, Mike Shin, Ryan Young and Chris DeStefano all finished with six stops apiece.  

Get ready for Saturday's action with this week's game notes.