Posted: Sep 27, 2019
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SETTING THE STAGE
The Red Devils and the Blue Jays both enter Saturday's game after a 2-1 start. Both dropped the conference opener but came back with impressive wins last week to move to 1-1. The Blue Jays had a couple of long standing winning streaks that ended in week two as Susquehanna knocked off JHU 28-27, scoring in the final minute of the game.
The Red Devils look to snap another streak as the Blue Jays have captured the past 12 meetings. Dickinson ranks second in the CC in total offense while Hopkins is fourth through the first three games. The Red Devils are the only team in the CC with over 500 yards rushing and 700 yards passing this season.
Defensively, the Red Devils have forced a conference-best 10 turnovers behind seven interceptions and three fumble recoveries.
SCOUTING THE BLUE JAYS
The #18-ranked Blue Jays recovered from a loss in the Centennial Conference opener and posted a 41-0 shutout over Moravian last week. Susquehanna handed the Blue Jays their first regular season home loss since 2010, snapping the streak at 43 consecutive wins at Homewood.
Senior quarterback David Tammaro threw for 348 yards to go over 8,000 yards for his career, becoming the sixth player to do so in the conference.
Junior wide receiver Ryan Hubley caught 10 passes for 112 yards last week and covered 161 yards on 12 catches against Susquehanna. He leads the CC with 25 receptions and 306 yards on the year.
Senior defensive end Mike Kalanik recorded his 25th career sack and 50th tackle for loss on Friday night while Nick Seidel leads the team with 25 stops this season. Ross Anderson and Ryan Weed each have a pair of intercetpions in the secondary.
SCOUTING THE RED DEVILS
Junior running back Phillip Butler had a monster outing at Gettysburg, rushing for 182 yards and three touchdowns. He proved to be very efficient as well, getting only 13 touches as he averaged 14 yards per carry. It only took the Red Devils five plays to score a pair of touchdowns and 10 offensive plays to put 21 points on the board in the first quarter.
First-year Ryan Bodolus anchored an outstanding defensive effort, earning Centennial Conference Player of the Week honors while being named to the D3football.com Team of the Week. Bodolus tallied 10 tackles, adding three sacks and a pair of forced fumbles.
Jordan Hollander picked-off the Bullets twice on Saturday, joining the conference leaders with three on the year. He leads the CC in punting at 39.7 yards per kick, dropping four inside the 20 yard line and forcing eight fair catches.