September 25, 2010

Diplomats Fly Past Eagles

More news about: Franklin and Marshall

LANCASTER, Pa. – Franklin & Marshall junior John Harrison set school records for career completions and passing touchdowns as the Diplomats trounced Juniata 55-13 in a Centennial Conference (CC) football contest on Saturday. Three of his four touchdown strikes came in the second quarter when F&M lit up the scoreboard for 28 points.

Harrison completed 14-of-21 throws on the day for 198 yards before yielding the field to F&M frosh, E.J. Schneider. Harrison's fourth pass of the day, an 11-yard catch and run by tailback Alan Williams, marked the 53rd touchdown of Harrison's career. That gave him sole possession of the record he has shared with Joe Coviello '77 since last week's win at Dickinson.

Harrison's toss made up for a rare misfire on the game's first play from scrimmage when the Eagles' Andrew Masullo picked him off. Juniata hitched its wagon to Derek Kramer who ran through a dormant Diplomats defense to set up a Gino Ramires touchdown toss to tight end Ronnie Shrift. The touchdown was the Eagles first of the season and last of the day.

Juniata answered Harrison's record throw with a field goal to take a 10-7 lead to the end of the first quarter. Williams made sure it didn't last long into the second. The junior took a handoff at the five and won a footrace to the right pylon to make it 14-10.

His run opened up the offensive floodgates.

F&M scored aerial touchdowns on three of the next four possessions. Jay Ridinger was on the receiving end of two of the three touchdown strikes with Jarrell Diggs in between. Ridinger, who reached the 1,500-career receiving yards plateau on Saturday, ran a go route down the seam to give Harrison an easy strike to make it 21-10.

Two possessions later, Harrison hit Diggs on a quick slant on third and goal from the 10-yard line. On the next F&M possession, Harrison appeared to hit Diggs again on a Hail Mary as the clock expired, but the ball was knocked loose and into the hands of Ridinger giving F&M a 35-10 lead at the break. On the drive leading up to the close of the half, Harrison completed the 480th pass of his career, topping Bill Meekings mark that stood since his senior season came to a close in 1992.

Ridinger finished the day with seven catches for a career-high 155 yards. It was the fifth 100-plus yard performance of his career. Diggs caught four passes for 32 yards.

While the offense was rolling along, the defense preyed on the Eagles, piling up seven sacks, forcing and recovering three fumbles and picking off a Juniata pass. Two of the turnovers ended would be scoring drives for the Eagles, while one put six points on the board for F&M. Facing third and 13, Ramires rolled out, but could not escape Kyle Wengerter and Jordan Studevan. As Wengerter was pulling the birds' quarterback to the ground, Studevan swiped the ball from his hand. Donald Wiezik scooped the loose ball and trotted 14-yards to paydirt for the Diplomats second touchdown return of a recovered fumble this season.

In the third quarter, Kurt Rogers popped the ball from the hands of Kramer on the one as he was headed in for a sure touchdown. Drew Hutcheon fell on the loose ball in the end zone to eliminate the threat. Freshman Chase Andreassi picked off Juniata backup George Bivens in the end zone in the fourth quarter.

No Diplomat defender offered a better day than Kenny Provost. The sophomore led all tacklers with nine stops, seven solo, including a pair of sacks setting the Eagles back 19 yards.    

Kramer led the Juniata offense with 75 yards on 20 carries, while Ramires completed 14 of 24 passes for 105 yards and a touchdown. Abram Mellinger caught six passes for 53 yards for the visitors.

Franklin & Marshall moves to 3-1 (2-1 CC) with the win, while Juniata falls to 0-4 (0-4 CC). The Diplomats return to action next Saturday in Selinsgrove when F&M takes on Susquehanna for the first time since the Crusaders joined the Centennial.

Score by Quarters    1    2    3    4    Score    
Juniata    10    0    3    0    13    Record: (0-4,0-4)
Franklin & Marshall    7    28    6    14    55    Record: (3-1,2-1)
Scoring Summary:         
1st    10:28    JUN    Ronnie Shrift 10 yd pass from Gino Ramires (Scott Andrews kick), 9-54 4:17, JUN 7 - F&M 0
     6:16    F&M    Alan Williams 11 yd pass from John Harrison (Chris DeStefano kick), 7-65 4:12, JUN 7 - F&M 7
     1:57    JUN    Scott Andrews 35 yd field goal, 10-52 4:19, JUN 10 - F&M 7
2nd    14:55    F&M    Alan Williams 5 yd run (Chris DeStefano kick), 7-54 2:02, JUN 10 - F&M 14
     11:43    F&M    Jay Ridinger 33 yd pass from John Harrison (Chris DeStefano kick), 2-50 0:54, JUN 10 - F&M 21
     6:33    F&M    Jarrell Diggs 10 yd pass from John Harrison (Chris DeStefano kick), 3-10 0:55, JUN 10 - F&M 28
     0:00    F&M    Jay Ridinger 31 yd pass from John Harrison (Chris DeStefano kick), 10-74 1:11, JUN 10 - F&M 35
3rd    6:31    JUN    Scott Andrews 29 yd field goal, 9-24 3:20, JUN 13 - F&M 35
     1:30    F&M    Donald Wiezik 14 yd fumble recovery (Chris DeStefano kick failed), , JUN 13 - F&M 41
4th    12:24    F&M    Peter Gumas 5 yd pass from E.J. Schneider (Chris DeStefano kick), 6-52 2:26, JUN 13 - F&M 48
     6:19    F&M    Jacob Kelly 5 yd run (Chris Bennett kick), 9-43 4:04, JUN 13 - F&M 55
     JUN    F&M
FIRST DOWNS    21    18
RUSHES-YARDS (NET)    49-109    27-105
PASSING YDS (NET)    110    250
Passes Att-Comp-Int    31-18-1    30-18-2
TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS    80-219    57-355
Fumble Returns-Yards    0-0    1-14
Punt Returns-Yards    0-0    2-35
Kickoff Returns-Yards    7-120    4-92
Interception Returns-Yards    2-1    1-0
Punts (Number-Avg)    5-27.8    2-33.0
Fumbles-Lost    3-3    0-0
Penalties-Yards    5-46    6-75
Possession Time    37:11    22:49
Third-Down Conversions    5 of 16    5 of 10
Fourth-Down Conversions    1 of 2    1 of 1
Red-Zone Scores-Chances    3-5    5-5
Sacks By: Number-Yards    2-14    7-60
RUSHING: Juniata-Derek Kramer 20-75; Zach McCaulley 13-46; Abram Mellinger 2-15; De'Sean Popley 1-2; Ryan Gaunt 1-0; Gino Ramires 10-minus 10; David Smyers 2-minus 19. Franklin & Marshall-John Kaschak 11-61; Jacob Kelly 8-32; T.J. Tynan 2-12; Alan Williams 2-9; TEAM 1-minus 2; John Harrison 3-minus 7.

PASSING: Juniata-Gino Ramires 14-24-0-105; David Smyers 2-2-0-minus 3; Brian Pugh 1-2-0-3; George Bivens 1-2-1-5; Andrew Gilford 0-1-0-0. Franklin & Marshall-John Harrison 14-21-2-198; E.J. Schneider 4-7-0-52; TEAM 0-2-0-0.

RECEIVING: Juniata-Abram Mellinger 6-53; Ronnie Shrift 5-29; Dominic Bornman 2-13; Mark Berguson 2-12; Ryan Gaunt 1-6; Trey Campbell 1-2; Derek Kramer 1-minus 5. Franklin & Marshall-Jay Ridinger 7-155; Jarrell Diggs 4-32; John Kaschak 3-31; Kevin O'Shea 1-11; Alan Williams 1-11; Peter Gumas 1-5; Brian Kelly 1-5.

INTERCEPTIONS: Juniata-Andrew Masullo 2-1. Franklin & Marshall-Chase Andreassi 1-0.

FUMBLES: Juniata-Gino Ramires 2-2; Derek Kramer 1-1. Franklin & Marshall-None.

SACKS (UA-A): Juniata-Brett Shippey 1-0; Matthew Walton 1-0. Franklin & Marshall-Kyle Wengerter 1-1; Kenny Provost 2-0; Sam Massaro 1-0; Jordan Studevan 0-1; Kurt Rogers 1-0; C.T. Marsh 1-0.

TACKLES (UA-A): Juniata-Kevin Gorman 5-1; Matthew Walton 5-0; Chris Moss 4-0; Shane Yuhas 4-0; Isiah Morgan 2-2; Noah Walstrom 3-0; Andrew Masullo 2-0; Derek Kramer 2-0; Josh Dutton 1-0; Josh Short 1-0; David Weiss 1-0; Ed Cooney 1-0; Grant Martin 1-0; Jason Marquis 1-0; Jordan Baird 1-0; Brandon Felus 1-0; Brett Shippey 1-0; Trey Campbell 0-1; Scott Andrews 0-1; Greg Nixon 0-1. Franklin & Marshall-Kenny Provost 7-2; Nick Barbieri 5-3; Sam Massaro 4-3; Ty Savastio 4-2; Kurt Rogers 5-0; Kyle Wengerter 4-1; Phil Barbieri 4-1; Donald Wiezik 3-1; Shane Gray 3-1; Troy Harrison 2-1; Mark Surma 2-0; C.T. Marsh 2-0; Lou Carothers 2-0; Drew Hutcheon 1-1; Mike Haines 1-1; James Freeman 1-1; T.J. Tynan 1-1; Scott Williams 1-1; Chad Tothero 1-1; Chris DeStefano 1-0; Sean Davis 1-0; Brian Kelly 1-0; Tyler Pollick 0-1; Tim Muller 0-1; Brian Low 0-1; Nicholas Hubner 0-1; Jonathan Struss 0-1; Jarrell Diggs 0-1; Jordan Studevan 0-1.

Sep. 30: All times Eastern
6:30 PM
Randolph-Macon at Shenandoah
Preview Live Stats
6:30 PM
Emory and Henry at Washington and Lee
Video Preview Live Stats Audio Audio
Oct. 1: All times Eastern
12:00 PM
Massachusetts Maritime at Fitchburg State
Preview Preview Live Stats
12:00 PM
Becker at Gallaudet
Live Stats
12:00 PM
Merchant Marine at Hobart
Video Live Stats Audio
12:00 PM
RPI at Rochester
Video Live Stats Audio
12:00 PM
Endicott at MIT
Video Video Preview Live Stats
12:00 PM
Juniata at Johns Hopkins
1:00 PM
Montclair State at William Paterson
1:00 PM
Hamilton at Wesleyan
Video Live Stats
1:00 PM
Bates at Tufts
Video Live Stats
1:00 PM
Wabash at Hiram
Video Live Stats
1:00 PM
Middlebury at Colby
Video
1:00 PM
Amherst at Bowdoin
Video Live Stats
1:00 PM
Frostburg State at Kean
Video Live Stats
1:00 PM
Kenyon at DePauw
Video Live Stats Audio
1:00 PM
Ferrum at Greensboro
Video Preview Live Stats
1:00 PM
Maryville (Tenn.) at Methodist
Video Live Stats
1:00 PM
FDU-Florham at Wilkes
Video Live Stats
1:00 PM
Anna Maria at Castleton
Video Live Stats Tickets
1:00 PM
Moravian at Ursinus
Video Live Stats
1:00 PM
Stevenson at Misericordia
Video Live Stats
1:00 PM
Springfield at St. Lawrence
Video Live Stats Audio
1:00 PM
Thomas More at Westminster (Pa.)
1:00 PM
Alma at Kalamazoo
Video Preview Live Stats Audio
1:00 PM
Franklin and Marshall at Dickinson
Video Live Stats
1:00 PM
Wesley at Southern Virginia
Video Preview Live Stats Audio
1:00 PM
Adrian at Albion
1:00 PM
Husson at SUNY-Maritime
Live Stats
1:00 PM
Apprentice at Alfred State
Video Preview Live Stats
1:00 PM
TCNJ at Salisbury
Video Live Stats Audio
1:00 PM
Buffalo State at St. John Fisher
Video Live Stats Audio
1:00 PM
Salve Regina at Curry
Video Live Stats
1:00 PM
McDaniel at Gettysburg
Video Preview Live Stats
1:00 PM
Delaware Valley at Lebanon Valley
1:00 PM
Ohio Wesleyan at Denison
Video Live Stats
1:00 PM
Utica at Ithaca
Live Stats
1:00 PM
Alfred at Morrisville State
Video Live Stats
1:00 PM
Western New England at Nichols
Video Live Stats
1:00 PM
King's at Albright
Live Stats
1:00 PM
Catholic at Guilford
Video Live Stats
1:00 PM
Muhlenberg at Susquehanna
Video Live Stats Audio
1:00 PM
Concordia-Chicago at Trine
Video Live Stats Audio
1:00 PM
Huntingdon at N.C. Wesleyan
Video Video Live Stats
1:00 PM
Minnesota-Morris at MacMurray
1:00 PM
Birmingham-Southern at Chicago
Video Live Stats
1:00 PM
Westminster (Mo.) at Crown
1:30 PM
Oberlin at Allegheny
Video Live Stats Audio
1:30 PM
Mount Ida at Norwich
Video Live Stats
1:30 PM
Trinity (Conn.) at Williams
Video Preview Live Stats
1:30 PM
Baldwin Wallace at Marietta
Video Live Stats Audio
1:30 PM
Muskingum at Heidelberg
Live Stats Audio
1:30 PM
Union at WPI
Video Live Stats
1:30 PM
Maine Maritime at Coast Guard
Video Preview Live Stats
1:30 PM
John Carroll at Wilmington
Video Live Stats Audio
1:30 PM
Mount Union at Ohio Northern
Video Preview Preview Live Stats Audio Audio
1:30 PM
Franklin at Manchester
Preview Live Stats
1:30 PM
Mount St. Joseph at Hanover
Video Live Stats
1:30 PM
Widener at Lycoming
Video Live Stats Audio
1:30 PM
Defiance at Earlham
Video Preview Live Stats
2:00 PM
Capital at Otterbein
Video Live Stats Audio
2:00 PM
Plymouth State at Westfield State
Video Live Stats
2:00 PM
Wittenberg at Wooster
Video Live Stats Audio
2:00 PM
Anderson at Rose-Hulman
Video Preview Preview Live Stats
2:00 PM
Hampden-Sydney at Bridgewater
Video Live Stats Audio
2:00 PM
Waynesburg at Grove City
2:00 PM
Cortland at Hartwick
Video Live Stats
2:00 PM
Centre at Hendrix
Video Live Stats
2:00 PM
Eureka at Greenville
Video
2:00 PM
Northwestern (Minn.) at Iowa Wesleyan
Video Live Stats
2:00 PM
Concordia (Wis.) at Lakeland
Video Live Stats
2:00 PM
Rockford at Benedictine
Video Live Stats
2:00 PM
Aurora at Wisconsin Lutheran
Video Preview Live Stats
2:00 PM
Nebraska Wesleyan at Luther
Video Live Stats
2:00 PM
Rhodes at Sewanee
Video Live Stats
2:00 PM
Lake Forest at St. Norbert
Video
2:00 PM
Concordia-Moorhead at Gustavus Adolphus
Video Live Stats Audio
2:00 PM
Hamline at Carleton
Video Live Stats Audio
2:00 PM
St. John's at Bethel
Video Live Stats Audio
2:00 PM
UW-Whitewater at UW-Platteville
Live Stats
2:00 PM
Buena Vista at Loras
Video Live Stats
2:00 PM
Sul Ross State at Hardin-Simmons
Video Live Stats
2:00 PM
UW-Stevens Point at UW-Eau Claire
Video Live Stats Audio
2:00 PM
Beloit at Lawrence
2:00 PM
Cornell at Monmouth
Video Live Stats Audio
2:00 PM
Wartburg at Coe
Video Live Stats
2:00 PM
Dubuque at Central
Video Live Stats Audio
2:00 PM
Wheaton (Ill.) at Illinois Wesleyan
Video Live Stats
2:00 PM
McMurry at Mary Hardin-Baylor
Video Live Stats Audio
2:00 PM
Elmhurst at Augustana
Video Live Stats
2:00 PM
Macalester at Ripon
2:00 PM
Grinnell at Illinois College
Video Live Stats
2:00 PM
Howard Payne at Louisiana College
Audio
2:00 PM
UW-River Falls at UW-La Crosse
Video Live Stats Audio
2:00 PM
East Texas Baptist at Belhaven
Video Live Stats
2:10 PM
Augsburg at St. Thomas
Video Live Stats
3:00 PM
Washington and Jefferson at Thiel
Video Live Stats
3:00 PM
Maranatha Baptist at Morthland
Video
3:00 PM
St. Scholastica at Martin Luther
3:00 PM
Carthage at Carroll
Video Live Stats
3:00 PM
UW-Stout at UW-Oshkosh
Video Live Stats Audio Audio
4:00 PM
Willamette at Puget Sound
Video Video Preview Live Stats Audio
4:00 PM
Whittier at Claremont-Mudd-Scripps
Video Live Stats
4:00 PM
Pacific at Pacific Lutheran
Video Live Stats Live Stats
4:30 PM
Lewis and Clark at Linfield
Video Live Stats Audio
5:00 PM
Framingham State at Mass-Dartmouth
Video Live Stats
5:00 PM
Averett at LaGrange
Live Stats
5:00 PM
Whitworth at George Fox
Video Live Stats Audio
6:00 PM
Olivet at Hope
Video Preview Preview Live Stats Audio Audio
6:00 PM
Bethany at Carnegie Mellon
Video Preview Preview Preview Live Stats Audio
6:00 PM
St. Vincent at Case Western Reserve
Video Live Stats Audio
6:00 PM
Christopher Newport at Rowan
Video Live Stats Audio Audio
6:00 PM
Bridgewater State at Western Connecticut
Video Live Stats
7:00 PM
Berry at Washington U.
Video Video Preview Preview Live Stats Live Stats Audio Audio
7:00 PM
North Park at Millikin
10:00 PM
Pomona-Pitzer at Chapman
Video Live Stats Tickets
10:00 PM
La Verne at Cal Lutheran
Video Preview Live Stats
10:00 PM
Occidental at Redlands
Video Preview Live Stats Audio
Oct. 1: All times Eastern
12:00 PM
Merchant Marine at Hobart
Video Live Stats Audio
12:00 PM
Juniata at Johns Hopkins
1:00 PM
TCNJ at Salisbury
Video Live Stats Audio
1:00 PM
Thomas More at Westminster (Pa.)
1:00 PM
Wabash at Hiram
Video Live Stats
1:00 PM
Buffalo State at St. John Fisher
Video Live Stats Audio
1:00 PM
Stevenson at Misericordia
Video Live Stats
1:00 PM
Springfield at St. Lawrence
Video Live Stats Audio
1:00 PM
Huntingdon at N.C. Wesleyan
Video Video Live Stats
1:30 PM
Mount Union at Ohio Northern
Video Preview Preview Live Stats Audio Audio
1:30 PM
Franklin at Manchester
Preview Live Stats
2:00 PM
Wittenberg at Wooster
Video Live Stats Audio
2:00 PM
Wheaton (Ill.) at Illinois Wesleyan
Video Live Stats
2:00 PM
UW-Whitewater at UW-Platteville
Live Stats
2:00 PM
St. John's at Bethel
Video Live Stats Audio
2:00 PM
McMurry at Mary Hardin-Baylor
Video Live Stats Audio
2:00 PM
Sul Ross State at Hardin-Simmons
Video Live Stats
2:00 PM
East Texas Baptist at Belhaven
Video Live Stats
2:00 PM
Dubuque at Central
Video Live Stats Audio
2:10 PM
Augsburg at St. Thomas
Video Live Stats
3:00 PM
UW-Stout at UW-Oshkosh
Video Live Stats Audio Audio
4:30 PM
Lewis and Clark at Linfield
Video Live Stats Audio
6:00 PM
Christopher Newport at Rowan
Video Live Stats Audio Audio