Franklin & Marshall (3-0, 2-0 CC) 34, McDaniel (2-1, 1-1 CC) 10
What: Centennial Conference (CC) football game
When: Saturday, Sept. 21
Where: Lancaster, Pa.
THE SKINNY STORY
Franklin & Marshall scored 31 straight points to open up a 24-point lead, holding McDaniel off the scoreboard for the first nearly 29 minutes of the second half for a 34-17 victory.
FOR THE FOES
• Keshon Farmer led the Diplomats with 103 yards rushing and a touchdown.
THE REST OF THE STORY
• A 22-yard Kevin Lammers put return set up Franklin & Marshall at the McDaniel 33 with 8:03 to play I the first quarter. After being held to 21 yards on five plays, Jack Rodenberger connected on a 29-yard field goal for a 3-0 lead with 6:27 on the clock.
• Noah Shine (Schwenksville, Pa//Perkiomen Valley) caught his first collegiate touchdown from four yards out to cap a 6-play, 60-yard drive and take a 7-3 lead with 8:28 to play in the second quarter. Colin Fisher set up the offense inside the five-yard line with a 40-yard catch-and-run down his own sideline.
• A Peyton Denlinger (Lancaster, Pa./Lampeter-Strasburg) 33-yard field goal five minutes later stretched the lead to 10-3.
• Franklin & Marshall responded with a nine-play, 41-yard drive but had to settle for a 37-yard Rodenberger field goal with 55 ticks remaining in the first half.
• A pair of short touchdown passes in the third quarter capped long drives for the Diplomats to turn a 10-6 halftime deficit into a 20-10 lead. A heavy dose of Keshon Farmer on F&M's second and third drives of the half contributed to the scores. He touted the ball on nine of the 17 plays between the two scoring marches.
• Joe Hartley-Vitt scampered 50 yards on the seventh play of an 85-yard drive to push the lead to 27-10 with 9:20 to play in the fourth quarter.
• Farmer capped a 24-yard drive with a one-yard dive to secure the victory with 4:17 to play.
• Colin Fisher hauled in a 20-yard touchdown pass down the near sideline for the final margin with 1:04 remaining.
THE INSIDE STORY
• Nick Alberto (Cherry Hill, N.J./Cherry Hill West) had two catches for 54 yards.
• Jarius Ransom (Williamtown, N.J./Williamstown) added 10 tackles for the defense.
• Mason Grim (Millersville, Md./Old Mill) chipped in eight tackles.
• McDaniel won the turnover battle for the third time in three games this season. The defense forced three more turnovers and now has 12 on the year.
McDaniel returns to action at home against Gettysburg on Saturday. Game time is 1 p.m.