CARLISLE, Pa. - The Dickinson football team welcomes their second straight nationally-ranked opponent to Biddle Field on Saturday afternoon when they welcome the ninth-ranked Mules of Muhlenberg College in the Centennial Conference opener for both sides.
There will be no hard copy programs available at Biddle Field as all Red Devil gameday programs have gone digital. The link for the program will be made active on the schedule page and included in the game preview at least 24-hours prior to kick. There will also be scannable QR codes posted around the complex.
Scouting the Red Devils
Dickinson is coming off a hard-fought 31-21 loss over then No. 17 Randolph-Macon last Saturday at Biddle Field. The Devils got out to a strong start leading 14-3 after one, but 21-straight Yellow Jackets points helped them overcome a slow start.
The Red Devils will look to sure up the rush defense on Saturday after allowing 248 yards on the ground on 50 carries. The pass defense was solid allowing 165 on 16 completions, but forcing a pick. Brian Snow and Tommy Buchert led the way with double-digit tackles, including nine solo efforts from Snow. Taj DeFrance had the interception of Pressley Egbers, while also having a fumble recovery. The trio of P.J. Angeli, Chris Klem and Griffin Lundquist racked up 2.5 tackles for loss accounting for 18 yards.
Offensively, Tim Graham did a nice job protecting the ball going 17-28 for one touchdown. Princeton Douglass was the leading target picking up six receptions for 81-yards. Diante Ball, Robert Geiss and Bryce Peterson combined for 10 catches and 127 yards. On the ground Geiss had six carries for 41 yards and a td, while Douglass made his only touch count scampering 14-yards to the house.
Scouting the Mules
Muhlenberg had no problem taking care of The College of New Jersey on Saturday as the Mules shutout the opposition by a score of 41-0.
The Mules allowed just 211 yards to TCNJ and was led by Spencer Kirin who had six tackles. Owen Daddona, Tyler Ekstrom, and Tyler Magee each had five stops, combining for 2.5 tackles for loss. Kyle Dormer added four solo tackles, while Anthony Sargenti recorded an interception. Graham will have to be quick to make decisions as Muhlenberg racked up four sacks last week.
Michael Hnatkowsky guides the Mules attack and is coming off a 26-33 afternoon for 266 yards and a pair of touchdown tosses. His favorite targets are Mitch Daniel and Michael Feaster who each had eight grabs for 78 and 74 yards respectively. Thomas Jenkins and Thomas Murphy both had a td catch. Seth Paluck was the leader on the ground with 52 yards on 11 touches with a td. Rory DeLuca and Joe Repetti combined for 11 carries and 72 yards and two scores.
On special teams, Nick Stannard went 2-2 on field-goal tries hitting from 29 and 35 yards. Kevin Olifiers had a pair of punts averaging 49.5 yards and one touchback.