Red Devils Look to Spoil Homecoming for Moravian on Saturday

Red Devils Look to Spoil Homecoming for Moravian on Saturday

CARLISLE, Pa. - The Dickinson College football begins the second half of their schedule and goes for their third win in four games on Saturday afternoon when they visit the Moravian University Greyhounds for a 1 p.m. kickoff. 

Game Information

Location: Bethlehem, Pa. (Rocco Calvo Field)

Kick-off: 1 p.m.

Records: Red Devils (2-3, 2-2 Centennial), Moravian (1-4, 1-3 Centennial)

Head Coaches: Dickinson - Brad Fordyce (5th season, 14-21), Moravian - Jeff Pukszyn (11th season, 36-60)

Last Meeting: Moravian won 24-6 on November 9, 2019, in Bethlehem.

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Inside the Devils Den

Dickinson comes into the matchup off a 24-6 home victory over McDaniel College on October 2nd. The Red Devils have struggled in recent contests against the Hounds having dropped eight of the last ten meetings. 

As a team, they are averaging 21.2 points per game, while allowing 21.0 to the opposition. The offense is racking up almost 350 yards with 264 of that coming through the air, while on the flipside the Devils are surrendering 321.2 yards to the competition. 

DC's attack has been led by the quarterback duo of Tim Graham and Caleb Pruitt. Graham is 51-103 for 749 yards, while Pruitt has racked up 524 yards on 36-69. Each of them has tossed four touchdown passes but has combined for eight picks. Their top targets have been Robert Geiss and Princeton Douglass who each has over 20 catches and have joined together for 743 yards and three scores. Johnny Knight and Bryce Peterson also have double-digit grabs on the season. The Devils rushing attack has been paced by Diante Ball who averages 4.1 yards per touch accumulating 251 yards along with a touchdown. 

The defense is anchored by Brian Snow who has a team-high 58 tackles, including 28 solo stops. He also has a team-best nine tackles for loss racking up 31 yards. Tommy Buchert has added 38 stops to go along with a pair of interceptions and a pass breakup. Jaiden Cruz, Dominic Fusco, Chris Klem, Neville Krueger, and Alex Sulin each have over 20 tackles on the season as well. The ball-hawking trio of Taj DeFrance, Klem, and Sulin have combined for six picks led by three for DeFrance. 

On special teams, Raleigh Wynot has gone 3-5 on field goals with a long of 25-yards, while knocking home 13-of-14 extra points. The punting duties have been handled by Geiss who averages 37.0 yards per boot, including two inside the 20-yardline and one touchback. 

Inside the Kennel

Moravian enters the contest having dropped their last three games to Susquehanna (44-0), Johns Hopkins (54-6), and Juniata (24-17).

As a team, they are scoring just 9.8 points per game while giving up just under 30 to the opponent. They are putting up 273.8 yards of total offense, but are allowing 312.3. 

Quarterback Christopher Mills heads the Greyhounds offense completing 82 of 164 passes for 965 yards, three tds, and seven picks. His favorite weapons so far are the tandem of Trevor Cunningham and Nick Petros who have combined for 55 catches and 765 yards with three touchdowns all brought in by Cunningham. The next most popular target for Mills is Jordan Lewis with nine grabs for 91 yards. On the ground, Nate Boyle leads the attack racking up 252 yards on 55 touches and one score, while Carrington Smith has added 107 on 36 rushes. Isaac Cherry and Angelo Macera each have ten carries on the season to help the cause. 

Their defense is led by Noah Breidinger, Chad Newhard, and Romello Walters who each has over 30 tackles on the season and have combined to force three fumbles and pick off two passes. The trio of Jackson Buskirk, Nick Levinski, and Connor Lyon have joined together for 69 stops, including 3.5 tackles for loss and a pair of interceptions.

Trevor Yacuboski is the Greyhounds do-it-all kicker going 5-9 on field goals and 4-4 on extra points. He also has handled a majority of the punting tasks for Moravian kicking 16 times for an average of 35.1, while Petros has added 11 boots accounting for 384 yards (34.9 average).