Red Devils, Bullets Set to Battle for the Bucket

Photo by Chris Knight
Photo by Chris Knight

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SETTING THE STAGE

It's rivalry week #1 for the Red Devils as they head to Gettysburg College to battle for possession of the coveted Little Brown Bucket. Instituted in 1938, the teams have each had their share of success with Dickinson holding the edge in the Bucket series (27-22-1) and have kept possession for the past three seasons.


SCOUTING THE BULLETS

The Bullets fell to 0-2 on the season, dropping the Centennial Conference opener to Ursinus, 48-10. The Bears scored 27 points off turnovers, recording three interceptions, returning one for a touchdown and forced a pair of fumbles that both resulted in scores.

The Bullets rank seventh in the the CC in almost all statistically categories after the first two games this season.

Matt Harris and Logan Redmond have split time under center this fall with Harris leading the team in passing while Redmond comes in as the top rusher, covering 60 yards per game.

Alex Stillman and Matt Lynch lead the defense, each with 13 tackles while Alex Raimondo has 10 stops, including three tackles-for-losses and a pair of sacks.

Senior punter Evan Tannenbaum has been busy, punting a conference-high 16 times this season, averaging 37.3 yards per kick.


SCOUTING THE RED DEVILS

Junior Brian Snow and senior James Turner are two of the leading tacklers in the Centennial Conference this season. Snow leads the way with a conference-best 13.0 tackles per game while Turner is in double-figures as well, averaging 10 stops per outing.

Daniel Salamone and Christopher Longo rank first and fourth in the CC in receiving. Salamone leads the at 110.0 yards per game while Longo has covered over 80 yards per game this season.

Junior transfer Tim Graham had a huge outing in the opener, throwing for 306 yards to move into fourth on the program single-game list. He ranks fourth in the CC, passing for 211.5 ypg.

Senior Jordan Hollander stepped into the starting role as the Red Devil punter. He leads the CC with an average of 41.4 yards per kick.

Trystin Golowski and Matt Moroz have combined to go 5-for-5 on field-goals this season.


HISTORY OF THE LITTLE BROWN BUCKET

The winner of the Dickinson-Gettsyburg game is presented the Little Brown Bucket. The Bucket was a gift of Dickinson trustee Walter Stouffer and Gettysburg trustee George Hummel in November 1938. The mahogany bucket with silver hoops and a silver handle bears the seal of both colleges and is engraved with the name of the winner of the annual battle.

FACTS & FIGURES OF THE BUCKET SERIES

Games: 50
Series: Dickinson leads, 27-22-1
First Game: 1938, Gettysburg wins 14-0

THE VENUE

Dickinson at Home: 16-8
Dickinson on the Road: 11-14-1

LONGEST WINNING STREAKS

Gettysburg - 9, 1938-1953
Dickinson - 9, 1996-2004

SHUTOUTS

Gettysburg - 4
Dickison - 3

TOTAL POINTS SCORED

Gettysburg - 1,172
Dickinson - 886

LARGETS WIN MARGIN

Gettysburg: 62-7, 1984
Dickinson: 41-6, 1992