September 14, 2013

Conference Play Begins at Dickinson for Eagles

By: Jennifer Jones
Director of Sports Information
jonesj@juniata.edu • juniatasports.net
Photo: JD Cavrich

HUNTINGDON, Pa. - Juniata College football begins Centennial Conference play this Saturday at Dickinson College. Flying high after their thrilling season opener at home, the Eagles will be looking for their first win over the Red Devils since the 2002 campaign.  Game time is set for 1 p.m. on Biddle Field in Carlisle, Pa.

 

SERIES HISTORY
This will be the 25th meeting between Juniata and Dickinson, with the Red Devils holding a 16-8 advantage in the series. 2013 marks the 12th straight season the two schools have clashed on the gridiron, with Dickinson coming away with the win in each of the last 10 meetings – including last season's close 24-17 win off a last minute touchdown.

 

The last time Juniata won in the series was in Carlisle, where Juniata went on a four game winning streak to open the 2002 season with wins over FDU-Florhan, Albright, Wilkes and Dickinson. It is the longest winning streak Juniata has enjoyed since.

 

LAST MEETING
The Juniata football team was working hard from behind in their first Centennial Conference home-opener against Dickinson College on Goodman Field at Knox Stadium and was finally able to tie it at 17 apiece, after losing the lead from a field goal to tie the game at 10-10.  But a blocked punt attempt allowed Dickinson to score a touchdown with less than a minute left on the game clock to put the game out of reach for Juniata.

 

LAST TIME OUT
The Juniata College football team unleashed its arsenal against Thiel College Saturday afternoon as the Eagles walked away with the 41-20 win in their season opener at Knox Stadium.  This marks the second consecutive year Juniata football has opened with a win.

 

DOING IT ALL FROM UNDER CENTER
Ward Udinski was named the Centennial Conference's first offensive player of the week on Sept. 9. The quarterback threw for 339 yards and ran for an additional 57 en route to his five touchdown performance against Thiel.  Udinski helped account for five of the Eagles six touchdowns in their 41-20 win over Thiel.

 

TACKLING TO THE TOP
Kevin Gorman is just four tackles away from his 200th as an Eagle.  He has averaged over 60 tackles a year during his career.

 

DOUBLE TROUBLE
Isaiah Slutter and Aaron O'Brien each caught over 100 yards in the win over Thiel.  Slutter finished with a game-high 117, while O'Brien netted 108.

 

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