Devils Look to Right the Ship at Juniata on Saturday

Devils Look to Right the Ship at Juniata on Saturday

CARLISLE, Pa. - The Dickinson football team will look to snap their two-game skid on Saturday afternoon when they visit the Juniata College Eagles in search of their first road victory of the 2021 campaign. Kickoff at Knox Stadium is set for 1 p.m.

Game Information

Location: Huntingdon, Pa. (Knox Stadium)

Kickoff: 1 p.m.

Records: Red Devils (2-5, 2-4 Centennial), Juniata (1-6, 1-5 Centennial)

Head Coaches: Dickinson - Brad Fordyce (5th season, 14-23), Juniata - Josh Carter (1st season, 1-6)

Last Meeting: Devils won 51-21 in Carlisle on November 2nd, 2019.

Media Links: Live Stats / Live Video

Inside the Devils Den

Dickinson comes into Saturday's contest after dropping their first two games out of the bye week falling to Moravian (21-14) and Franklin & Marshall (17-13). 

The Devils are averaging 19 points per game on 341 yards with 241 coming through the air. On the other end of the field, DC is giving up 20.4 points, while allowing 320.9 yards to the opposition. 

Dickinson has been led by the quarterback tandem of Tim Graham and Caleb Pruitt who have combined to go 118-240 for 1613 yards on ten touchdowns but have also thrown ten picks. Their top targets have been Princeton Douglass and Robert Geiss who each has over 30 catches and more than 450 yards, joining together to haul in four tds. Johnny Knight has added 18 grabs for 171 yards, while Bryce Peterson has made 13 catches racking up 225 yards and a score. The trio of Diante Ball, Daniel Bathon, and Devlin McCool has a combined 21 receptions on 286 yards and five touchdowns. The ground game is paced by Ball and his 357 yards on 88 carries with two scores. Bryce Baylor and Douglass each have more than 100 yards. Geiss has also contributed to the rushing attack picking up 79 yards on 18 rushes. 

Brian Snow continues to lead the DC defense recording a team-high 88 tackles, including 43 solo stops. He also has 9.5 tackles for loss accounting for 33 yards. Tommy Buchert is the next leading tackler with 47 and has contributed two interceptions and a fumble recovery. The group of Jaiden Cruz, Dominic Fusco, Neville Krueger, and Alex Sulin each have more than 30 tackles and have combined for 146 tackles, 15.5 tackles for loss, and five sacks. The leading ballhawk for the Devils continues to be Taj DeFrance who has four, while Keon Eady, Buchert, and Sulin all have two apiece. 

Raleigh Wynot continues to handle all the place-kicking responsibilities for Dickinson going 16-17 on extra points while knocking home 3-6 field goals with a long of 25. Geiss is averaging 38.2 yards per punt with a long of 66 and three downed inside the 20-yardline. 

Inside the Nest

Juniata was done in last week by a 35-point second quarter for the 18th-ranked Muhlenberg Mules as the Eagles fell 56-16 in Allentown. JC enters the home contest with a mark of 1-6 overall and 1-5 in Centennial Conference play. 

Juniata relies on their passing game more than the rush as they pick up 158.1 yards through the air while putting up just 68 on the ground leading to 16.9 points. They are allowing 426 total yards to the competition with 246 coming via the air, which is resulting in 43.6 points allowed. 

The Eagles much like the Devils have been relying on the quarterback by committee approach as Jason Clark, Aaron Golberg, and Noah Wright have all seen time under center. Clark leads the way with 468 yards on 57-104 passing with one td and seven picks. Golberg has chipped in 398 yards thanks to 37-74 through the air. Wright has thrown the most td passes with three but is just 18-49 for 241. Their top two weapons are Isaiah Collison and Clay Spencer who each have 28 catches and over 300 yards with a combined three touchdowns. Javon Heggs and Chris Mignanelli also have double-digit grabs on the season. The Eagles leading rusher is Hunter Wolfley who has racked up 365 yards on 65 carries and six tds. Charles DeBose has added 112 yards and one score. 

The duo of Adam Grajewski and JR Harrison have combined for 103 tackles and seven pass breakups while forcing and recovering two fumbles. The trio of Nathan Barron, Michael Grapin, and Noah Jacks-Waters all have over 40 stops on the season and have accounted for 11.5 tackles for loss and 59 yards. Dan Drop Jr. has a team-high two interceptions, while Lokey Howell, Ethan Hurst, Justin Johnson, and Jacks-Waters each have one. 

Beckett Leary is 10-12 on extra points and has converted on six of ten field goals with a long a 47. Wright has punted 30 times for a 34.3 average and dropped six inside the 20. Leary has also punted 15 times for 541 yards (36.1 average).