Red Devils Return Home to Face Juniata | Game Notes

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SETTING THE STAGE

The Red Devils turned in an outstanding performance to claim their second rivalry trophy of the season, taking down Franklin & Marshall 17-10 in double overtime last weekend. The teams traded field-goals in regulation to send the game into extra frames with the Red Devils matching a one-play drive by the Diplomats with a scoring strike to Daniel Salamone.
 
Phillip Butler rambled into the end zone to start the second overtime and Griffin Lundquist sealed a great stand by the defense with a sack-fumble and recovery to end the game.
 
Juniata suffered a 32-28 setback to Moravian after the Greyhounds regained the lead with a pair of fourth quarter touchdowns to slip to 2-5 on the year. The Red Devils are right in the thick of the hunt for a bowl berth, currently standing at 4-3 overall and 3-3 in the conference.

SCOUTING THE EAGLES
 
The Eagles fumbled the opening kick-off and Moravian quickly put points on the board in a 32-28 win. Juniata countered in the first quarter and scored twice in the second to lead 21-7 at halftime. Moravian sandwiched a field-goal and a touchdown around the second TD of the day for Cedric Bembry II to make the score 28-17.
 
Roberto Diez scored twice from the one-yard line and the Greyhounds added a two-point conversion to complete the comeback.
 
Austin Montgomery is among the conference leaders with 10 touchdown passes on the year, throwing six to Bembry. The duo also lead the Eagles in rushing as well, combining for 620 yards on the ground.
 
Jamel Foster leads Juniata with 49 tackles while Marson Weh has three interceptions to go with 41 stops.

SCOUTING THE RED DEVILS

Junior linebacker Brian Snow continues to lead the Centennial Conference in tackles, averaging 10.6 per game this season, adding three sacks. Senior James Turner is sixth in the conference, recording 8.3 tackles per game.
 
Jordan Hollander is second in the CC, averaging 38.9 yards per punt and is tied for second with three interceptions.
 
Daniel Salamone and Christopher Longo are currently second and fifth in the CC in receiving, combining for over 160 yards per game and six touchdowns.
 
Junior QB Tim Graham is fourth in the CC, throwing for 209.7 yards per game. Phillip Butler leads the conference with seven touchdowns behind 498 yards rushing.