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Franklin posts 3rd straight shutout of HCAC foe

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FRANKLIN, Ind. – Franklin College today shut out a Heartland Conference football opponent for the third consecutive week – this time in a 56-0 decision over Rose-Hulman at Faught Stadium.

The Grizzlies, ranked 23rd this week in the D3football.com Top 25 poll, also captured their 23rd straight Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference victory – FC has won 46 of its last 49 league contests – improving to 5-0 in the conference this season and 5-2 overall.

The Engineers fell to 2-3 in the HCAC and 2-5 in all games.

FC deployed plenty of weapons this afternoon.

Junior quarterback Jonny West, the reigning HCAC Player of the Week on Offense, completed 22 of 30 passes for 352 yards and 3 touchdowns.

Junior split end Kyle Linville made 6 catches for 164 yards and 1 TD. Linville now has 12 touchdown receptions on the season, making at least one scoring catch in every game but one in 2012.

Freshman running back Cody Hess rushed nine times for 83 yards and a pair of touchdowns.

Meanwhile, Grizzly cornerback Zack Corpe shined both on defense and on special teams. The junior made three interceptions and broke up a pass in the defensive backfield and returned six punts for 85 yards, including a long play of 39 yards.

As a team, Franklin piled up 667 total yards of offense (222 net yards rushing and 444 in the air) to the Engineers' total of 181.

Hess started the scoring midway in the opening quarter, running in from 2 yards out to cap a 10-play, 92-yard drive.

Then the Grizzlies poured it on and all but put it away in the second period, scoring five touchdowns.

The assault began with West hitting senior split end Ben Hamlin with a 5-yard scoring strike. Then backup QB Grant Welp connected with senior wingback Keith Cunningham on a 49-yard catch-and-run TD play to put the hosts up 21-0.

West then returned behind center and found senior running back Luke Hamm open on a 65-yard pass play. After rushing for a score on a 1-yard sneak, West then closed out the second period with a 38-yard strike to Linville with a 1:26 left in the first half.

Franklin added a pair of scores in the third quarter when Hess rushed for 3-yard touchdown and senior wingback Damon Speck ran in from 15 yards out.

FC's defense, which held Rose-Hulman to just nine first downs and its 181 total yards, also was led by junior linebacker Jordan Segner, who had 6 total tackles. Junior linebacker Alex Van Cleve, Corpe and junior cornerback LaDarrius Calvin contributed 5 total tackles apiece.

The Grizzlies will play in their final road game of the 2012 season on Oct. 27 when they visit Defiance College in Defiance, Ohio for a 2 p.m. HCAC contest.

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Husson 23, at Springfield 21
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at Berry 34, Huntingdon 20
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at Delaware Valley 35, Western New England 0
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at Brockport 66, Plymouth State 0
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Frostburg State 35, at Wittenberg 7
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at Mount Union 21, Washington and Lee 0
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at Wesley 45, RPI 27
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at Washington and Jefferson 31, Johns Hopkins 28
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at Trine 63, Monmouth 24
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at Mary Hardin-Baylor 50, Chapman 6
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Case Western Reserve 28, at Illinois Wesleyan 0
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at UW-Oshkosh 63, Lakeland 0
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at St. Thomas 47, Eureka 8
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at Wartburg 35, Franklin 34
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at North Central (Ill.) 17, St. John's 7
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at Linfield 27, Hardin-Simmons 13
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Nov. 25: All times Eastern
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Wesley at Brockport
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Case Western Reserve at Mount Union
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Frostburg State at Washington and Jefferson
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Husson at Delaware Valley
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Berry at St. Thomas
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North Central (Ill.) at UW-Oshkosh
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Linfield at Mary Hardin-Baylor
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Trine at Wartburg
Nov. 17: All times Eastern
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Merchant Marine 35, at Buffalo State 20
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Nov. 18: All times Eastern
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Muhlenberg 32, at Carnegie Mellon 6
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at Franklin and Marshall 21, Widener 7
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Susquehanna 28, at Albright 9
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at Berry 34, Huntingdon 20
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at Brockport 66, Plymouth State 0
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at Mount Union 21, Washington and Lee 0
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at Trine 63, Monmouth 24
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at Wesley 45, RPI 27
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at Washington and Jefferson 31, Johns Hopkins 28
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Frostburg State 35, at Wittenberg 7
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at Delaware Valley 35, Western New England 0
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Husson 23, at Springfield 21
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at Framingham State 48, Curry 14
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Cortland 35, at Union 28
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Case Western Reserve 28, at Illinois Wesleyan 0
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at Wartburg 35, Franklin 34
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at Mary Hardin-Baylor 50, Chapman 6
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at UW-Oshkosh 63, Lakeland 0
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at North Central (Ill.) 17, St. John's 7
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at St. Thomas 47, Eureka 8
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at Linfield 27, Hardin-Simmons 13
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at Ithaca 27, Salisbury 17
@ Newark, Del.
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at WPI 17, SUNY-Maritime 3
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at Alfred 29, Stevenson 16
@ University of Delaware
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