F&M Welcomes Moravian for Homecoming

F&M Welcomes Moravian for Homecoming

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Saturday's Game: Moravian (3-3, 2-3 CC) at Franklin & Marshall (3-3, 2-3 CC)

Series History: Saturday's game is the 27th meeting in a series that began in Lancaster in 1932 with a 21-7 F&M win. It marks the eighth meeting between these schools under the auspices of the Centennial Conference.  

F&M still holds a 19-7 edge in a series in the previously on-again, off-again relationship. The first eight games were spread out over 42 seasons. The teams met for 11-consecutive seasons (1972-1982) competing in the MAC with F&M holding a 15-1 lead at the end of that streak. The series has been competitive since Moravian joined the CC, with the Greyhounds holding a slight 4-3 edge.  

The Last Meeting: Moravian turned five turnovers into 31 points in the first half and held off a late rally to defeat Franklin & Marshall 52-42 last season on Oct. 26. 

E.J. Schneider completed 31-of-49 passes for 369 yards with three scores and three interceptions. He added another 50 on 10 rushes.  Brendan Daly picked up 43 yards on nine carries and Scott LaValva had 40 yards and a score. Paul McGann hauled in 10 passes for a game-high 164 yards and Jordan Zackery finished with 129 yards on nine catches. Tim Muller caught four passes for 14 yards and two touchdowns.   

Brendan Wengerter had a game-high 14 tackles (10s) and Ryan Young finished with 13 (8s). Aaron Fant had six stops, two pass break ups and an interception for the Diplomats.   

Billy Zwicharowski was a perfect 6-for-6 in PATs.   

CC Rankings: Taalib Gerald ranks ninth in the conference with 405 yards this season and third in scoring TDs with seven, while Zach Bradley currently sits in the top spot in pass efficiency at 149.0. Paul McGann and Jordan Zackery hold the top two spots in the CC with 38 and 36 receptions respectively.  

Defensively, Ryan Young's 44 stops place him seventh and A.J. Koikoi sits in second with six sacks and second with 7.5 tackles for a loss. Jon Naji is fifth with 3.5 sacks and both Naji and Young rank eighth with 6.5 tackles for a loss. In the secondary, both Tre Henderson and Brendan Daly sit in the eighth spot with four pass break ups. 

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