CARLISLE, Pa. - The Dickinson football team will look for their first win of the 2021 season when they clash with local rival Gettysburg College tomorrow afternoon in the Battle for the Bucket on Homecoming for the Red Devils.
Location: Carlisle, Pa. (Biddle Field)
Kick-off: 1 p.m.
Records: Gettysburg (0-2), Red Devils (0-2)
Coaches: Gettysburg - Maurice Banks (2nd season, 0-2), Dickinson - Brad Fordyce (5th season, 12-20)
Current Owner of the Bucket: Dickinson since 2016
Last Meeting: Red Devils won 56-20 on September 21, 2019, at Gettysburg.
Scouting the Red Devils
Dickinson comes into Saturday's contest after dropping their first two games of the season to a pair of nationally-ranked foes in No. 17 Randolph-Macon and No. 9 Muhlenberg. The Red Devils will look for their offense to get out to a strong start this week as they did in the season opener after being outscored 24-0 in the first half last week.
As a team, the offense is averaging 17 points on 311 yards per game. Most of the yardage gained has been through the air as DC puts up 259.5 passing yards, while only rushing for 51.5. Quarterback Tim Graham has been the main conductor of the offense going 31-for-66 ranking up 414 yards and two tds, but does have four picks. Caleb Pruitt threw three passes in relief last week completing one for a 73-yard touchdown.
The favorite target of the QBs has been Princeton Douglass who has ten grabs for 147 yards. The duo of Diante Ball and Bryce Peterson has a dozen catches racking up 223 yards and two scores. Robert Geiss and Johnny Knight also have multiple catches on the season.
On the ground, Geiss is the leading rusher averaging 6.4 per carry and a td. The trio of Bryce Baylor, Ball, and Douglass have combined for 24 touches picking up 63 yards.
At the other end of the field, four players have double-digit solo tackles paced by 16 from Tommy Buchert, with Brian Snow (13), Thomas Stark (11), and Dominic Fusco (10) joining him in that category. Up front Griffin Lundquist, Neville Krueger and Sam Mueller have been a threat to the opposing quarterback accounting for six tackles for loss and two sacks.
On special teams, Geiss has had ten punts averaging 31.8 yards per kick, while placekicker Raleigh Wynot has gone 1-2 on field goals and 4-5 on extra points.
Scouting the Bullets
Gettysburg comes to Carlisle with an 0-2 mark after falling 31-7 in the season opener to Bridgewater and dropping a 16-13 overtime heartbreaker versus Moravian last weekend in the Centennial Conference opener.
As a team, they average 10 points per game on 196 yards, while their defense is surrendering 23.5 points and over 300 yards per contest to the opposition.
Mason Stolarik is the commander of the Bullets attack putting up 136 yards through the air on 31-53 passing with one td. His big-play threat is Sal DeBenedetto who has 101 yards on just four grabs. Their top duo is comprised of Matt Lajoie and Max Schelling as they have combined for 19 catches for 135 yards. The only touchdown reception belongs to Andrew Lusardi. Sebastian Gibbs and Nick Riggio are the leaders in the rushing attack netting 96 yards on 44 touches between the two.
Gettysburg's top tacklers are Von Musgrove with 18 and Justin Adedinsewo at 15. Matt Lynch, Rich Cardaci Jr., and Alex Raimondo have been in opponents backfields all season long combining for 7.5 tackles for loss and 3.5 sacks. The Bullets are also ball hawks having recorded four picks already this year with two coming from Johnny O'Beirne.