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Unfortunately for the Engineers today, they’ll be without the services of Abbott, who has a foot injury.
Meanwhile, Franklin enters today with a 30-game winning streak in conference play, dating back to a 2009 loss to Rose at Cook Stadium. The Grizzlies have won their four conference games this season by an average margin of 63-14 and stand No. 12 in the weekly d3football.com national poll.
Franklin also seeks its fourth consecutive conference title and 15th straight road triumph in the HCAC, which would both be league records. Franklin has a 50-14 overall record since 2008 and has been nationally ranked by d3football.com for 29 consecutive weeks. So a victory over the Grizzlies would definitely be a feather in Sokol’s cap.
“This would put us in the driver’s seat [in the conference race],” he acknowledged, “but we still have a lot to take care of first. It would be a victory of great significance.”