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Gettysburg, Dickinson Battle for the Bucket

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GETTYSBURG, Pa.  – It's time for rivalry month once again as Gettysburg College and Dickinson College battle for the rights to the Little Brown Bucket this Saturday at Biddle Field in Carlisle, Pa.

 

GAME COVERAGE

Saturday's game will feature live stats and live video courtesy of Dickinson College. You can follow along on your computer or mobile device at https://portal.stretchinternet.com/dickinson/.

 

THE COACHES

Barry Streeter enters his 38th season at the helm of Gettysburg's football program. Streeter is the longest-tenured active coach in Division III and his 193wins place him seventh among active coaches. Streeter has led Gettysburg to three Centennial Conference championships (1983-85) and he has twice been named CC Coach of the Year. In 1985, he led the Bullets to the only undefeated regular season in school history (9-0-1) and an appearance in the national semifinals. Streeter is a 1971 graduate of Lebanon Valley and he is a member of the Dutchmen's Hall of Fame.

 

Darwin Breaux is in his 24th season at Dickinson.  He has guided Dickinson to 130 wins, four Centennial Conference titles, and five postseason appearances. In 1994, he led the Red Devils to a 10-0 record and a berth in the NCAA playoffs on the way to being named AFCA South Region Coach of the Year. Prior to arriving in Carlisle, Breaux was an assistant football coach at Gettysburg, where he also coached golf and wrestling. He is a 1977 graduate of West Chester University.  

 

THE SERIES

Gettysburg leads the all-time series 44-35-2. The two teams officially tangled for the first time in 1892, though two meetings not condoned by the institutions took place 13 years prior in 1879. After meeting nearly every year from 1892 to 1953, the two teams did not lock horns against until 1978. Gettysburg won the first three meetings upon joining the Centennial Conference in 1983, but Dickinson went 22-2-1 from 1986-2009. The Bullets have won four of the last six meetings, including each of the last three.

 

THE LITTLE BROWN BUCKET

The Little Brown Bucket, or Old Oaken Bucket if you prefer, has been a staple of the Gettysburg-Dickinson rivalry since 1938. The trophy was created by S. Walter Stauffer and George Hummel, members of the Dickinson and Gettysburg Boards of Trustees, respectively. The first game was played on Thanksgiving and the Bullets emerged victorious 14-0, kicking off a string of nine consecutive wins by the Orange and Blue. Since the introduction of the Bucket, Dickinson has led the rivalry 24-22-1.

 

LAST MEETING

Gettysburg grinded out a 20-17 win over Dickinson at Shirk Field at Musselman Stadium last November. After the Red Devils took a 9-6 lead before halftime, Fred Pulzello '16 put the Bullets in front with a 16-yard pass from Sam McDermott '16 in the third quarter. McDermott added to the lead with a 20-yard strike to Ryan Thompson (Oakland, N.J./Indian Hills) early in the fourth quarter. The two teams combined for 100 rushing attempts with Gettysburg out-gaining Dickinson 218-174 on the ground. McDermott finished 8-of-11 for 110 yards and gained 68 yards rushing. Kyle Wigley '16 posted 89 yards on 17 carries. Kodie McNamara '16 posted 13 tackles and a pair of pass break-ups for the Bullets.

 

LAST TIME OUT

Gettysburg exploded for season highs in points and total offense in a 52-21 win over Moravian College last Saturday. The Bullets managed 620 yards of total offense thanks in large part to senior quarterback Danny Thompson (Oakland, N.J./Indian Hills) and junior wide receiver Ty Abdul-Karim (Washington, D.C./Woodberry Forest (Va.)). Thompson fired four touchdown passes, including three to his junior wide-out. With Gettysburg already ahead 14-0 on a blocked punt return touchdown by sophomore Mike McKnight (West Chester, Pa./Bayard Rustin) and a rushing touchdown by sophomore Justin Walsh (Northfield, N.J./Mainland Regional), Thompson and Abdul-Karim hooked up for an 87-yard touchdown. Abdul-Karim also hauled in touchdowns of 46 and 64 yards on his way to a career-high 214 receiving yards. Thompson finished 12-of-14 for 317 yards and four touchdowns. Junior Justin Davidov (Ossining, N.Y./Ossining) threw for a touchdown as well and led the ground game with 61 yards on 11 carries. Defensively, Gettysburg recorded five sacks and nine tackles for a loss. Junior Frank Olmo (Eatontown, N.J./Red Bank Catholic) posted 14 tackles and two tackles for a loss.

 

SCOUTING DICKINSON

Dickinson suffered a 72-7 loss to Muhlenberg last weekend. The Mules held the Red Devils to just 111 total yards of offense in the game while forcing three turnovers. Dickinson's lone touchdown came on a three-yard run by Sam Peck with 1:57 left in the game. The Red Devils have failed to score more than 10 points in each of the last five games and rate last in the Centennial in scoring offense (11.1 ppg), total offense (244 ypg), passing touchdowns (5), rushing yards per game (94.5), first downs (106), and turnover margin (-9). Sophomore Billy Burger has thrown for 1,145 yards and four touchdowns, while also leading the Red Devils with 346 rushing yards and three scores. Senior Pat Irwin paces the defense with 72 tackles, including 4.5 for a loss.

 

GEICO PLAY OF THE YEAR

Sophomore Matt McFadden's (Morristown, N.J./Morristown-Beard) 53-yard rushing touchdown against Juniata is a finalist for GEICO Play of the Year. McFadden beat out three other nominees in a weekly poll and is competing for the top award which will be announced during the Best of College Football on CBS Friday, Nov. 25, at 1:30 p.m. The winning play will be determined by fan vote from Oct. 31-Nov. 7. Vote once per day every day at http://playoftheyear.speakcreative.com/?mobile=true!

 

PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Junior Ty Abdul-Karim was named the Centennial Conference Co-Offensive Player of the Week and he was named to the D3football.com Team of the Week. Abdul-Karim tied a program record with three receiving touchdowns and became just the third player in program history with over 200 receiving yards – on just four catches! Abdul-Karim has hauled in a team-best eight touchdown catches this season, which is tied for second in the Centennial Conference.

 

ACADEMIC ALL-DISTRICT

Seniors Cordell Boggs (Taneytown, Md./Francis Scott Key) and Jordan Kelso (Cookstown, Md./Bordentown Regional) were both selected Academic All-District First Team by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). For Boggs, it is his third-straight Academic All-District award from CoSIDA. Boggs has started each of the last 32 games on the offensive line, including all eight this fall at right tackle. He is a Biochemistry-Molecular Biology major. Kelso earned his first academic nod from the SIDs thanks to a strong combination of stats and academic accolades. He leads the team with 24 receptions for 290 yards and ranks 11th in program history with 1,080 yards. Kelso's self-designed major is entitled Law, Ethics, and Negotiation.

 

QB COMBO

Junior Justin Davidov and senior Danny Thompson have put up some solid quarterback numbers this fall. Combined, the duo has thrown for 1,857 yards and 20 touchdowns against just eight interceptions. It is just the fourth time program history the team has posted 20 or more passing touchdowns. The pair has also racked up 729 rushing yards and nine rushing touchdowns.  

 

1,000 RECEIVING YARDS

Senior Jordan Kelso reached 1,000 career receiving yards with a 25-yard reception in the first quarter at Johns Hopkins. Kelso is the 12th Bullet to reach the mark and first since Aden Twer '13 in 2012. Kelso currently sits 11th on the program's career list with 1,080 career yards, all of which have come in the last three seasons.

 

UTILITY MAN

Sophomore safety Mike McKnight has been everywhere defensively for the Bullets this season. He leads the team with 5.5 tackles for a loss and he ranks third with 53 tackles. He has also posted an interception and a fumble recovery with those two plays totaling 95 return yards. Last weekend against Moravian, he became the first Bullet to return a blocked kick for a touchdown in 11 years.

 

YOU'RE IN THE ARMY NOW

Prior to last Saturday's game, two Gettysburg football players were contracted into the Army. Sophomore Jared McCully (Massillon, Ohio/Jackson) and freshman Charles Clewis (Purcellville, Va./Woodgrove) took the oath of enlistment from ROTC Professor of Military Science, LTC Joe Wyszynski. For their scholastic, athletic and leadership potential, the two cadets have been awarded United States Army Cadet Command scholarships valued at approximately $150,000-$200,000. 

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