Stephen Named to November 7 Centennial Conference Football Offensive Honor Roll

LANCASTER, PA -- Franklin & Marshall College tailback Scott Stephen (Sr., Glen Rock, NJ/Glen Rock) has been named to the November 7 Centennial Conference Football Offensive Honor Roll for his performance in a 28-21 win at home over Ursinus College on November 6.

Against the Bears, he rushed 26 times for 114 net yards with two touchdowns (seven, 12 yards) as the Diplomats racked up 159 yards on 43 carries to finish the game with 369 yards of total offense on 72 plays.

Historically, with his performance against Ursinus, Stephen boosted his career total to 591 carries for 2,069 yards as he joins Andy Surtz '97 (705 carries for 2,913 yards) as the only F&M players with 2,000+ rushing yards. In addition, Stephen has also caught 37 passes for 365 yards and completed 25-of-76 passing attempts for 299 yards with four touchdowns as he was the Diplomats' starting quarterback as a freshman.

This year, he has rushed 176 times for 644 yards (80.5 ypg) with five touchdowns, while catching 12 passes for 177 yards with three touchdowns and completing an option pass for 11 yards and a touchdown.

With 14 more carries this year, he will tie his own mark of 190 carries from the 2003 season for the fourth most rushing attempts by an F&M player in school history.

In the latest Centennial Conference statistics, Stephen ranks second in rushing yardage (80.5 ypg), all purpose yards (106.6 ypg) and rushing touchdowns (five) and first in carries (176), touchdowns (eight) and points (6.0 ppg)

As a team, Franklin & Marshall ranks among the Centennial Conference leaders in scoring offense (second, 24.0 points), scoring defense (fifth, 16.4 points), pass offense (first, 243.7 yards), pass defense (fifth, 185.8 ypg), kickoff returns (third, 18.8 yards), punting (first, 35.0 yards), turnover margin (third, +0), rushing offense (sixth, 123.8 yards), rushing defense (fifth, 142.8 yards), total offense (first, 367.4 yards), total defense (fifth, 328.6 yards), punt returns (sixth, 6.1 yards), pass efficiency (first, 128.5), pass defense efficiency (sixth, 108.3), first downs (second, 167), opponent first downs (fifth, 161), sacks by (fifth, 17 for 107 yards), penalties (fourth, 42 for 457 yards), opponent penalties (second, 55 for 498 yards), fourth down conversions (third, 60.0 percent), opponent fourth down conversions (second, 34.8 percent), red zone offense (fourth, 66.7 percent), red zone defense (first, 42.9 percent), third down conversions (fourth, 32.4 percent), opponent third down conversions (fifth, 35.1 percent), sacks against (second, 16 for 91 yards), field goal percentage (third, 62.5 percent), PAT kicking (first, 27-for-28), time of possession (sixth, 27:45) and kickoff coverage (seventh, 24.6).

Franklin & Marshall (6-3, 3-2 Centennial Conference) will conclude the season on November 13 at Gettysburg College. If the Diplomats win, and Johns Hopkins defeats McDaniel, Franklin & Marshall will earn a share of the 2004 Centennial Conference title.

Game time is set for 1 p.m.