Late Game, Come-from-Behind Win for SU Football

Late Game, Come-from-Behind Win for SU Football

THE GAME WINNER: Quarterback Nick Crusco connected with fullback Lucas Garner on a game-winning, two-point conversion to give the Susquehanna football team a come-from-behind, 35-34 win over Moravian on Saturday afternoon.

HOW FAR BEHIND WERE THEY? The River Hawks were down 27-7 at halftime before out-scoring the Greyhounds 28-7 in the second half.

THE FINAL PLAY: Crusco ran for a one-yard rushing touchdown that made it 34-33 in favor of Moravian. Head coach Tom Perkovich decided to go for the win and Crusco's pass to Garner sealed the victory for SU.  It was Garner's first career touchdown.

THE SECOND HALF RALLY: SU pulled within 13 on an early, third-quarter touchdown in the form of another Crusco run that made it 27-14.

Crusco struck again with 2:57 left in the third quarter on a one-yard run that made it a six-point game (27-21).

Moravian regained a 13-point edge (34-21) on a 69-yard touchdown reception by Mike Hayes but SU countered with two more rushing scores from Crusco, the second of which was followed by the game-winning two-point conversion.

WAIT, WAS THERE TIME LEFT? The Greyhounds had 49 seconds remaining following SU's go-ahead, two-point conversion.

With Moravian on its own 47-yard line, Mike Hayes' pass was intercepted by Ryan Ganard at the SU 25-yard line, effectively sealing the win for the River Hawks.

TEAM RECORDS: The River Hawks are now 3-3 overall with a 3-2 mark in Centennial Conference games. Moravian is 4-2 with a 3-2 Centennial Conference games.

STATS LEADERS: Cameron Ott led the ground game with 174 rushing yards on 24 carries. Crusco ran for 48 yards and a career-high four touchdowns. Tommy Bluj and Chris Beals had 88 and 87 receiving yards, respectively, with Beals scoring one touchdown.

Crusco finished with 207 passing yards and that one touchdown pass to Beals.

AND DEFENSIVELYMarc LeDrappier led Susquehanna with 14 tackles. Ganard and Ricardo Reyes had 11 tackles apiece with Ganard accounting for SU's lone interception of the game. Four players combined for Susquehanna's four sacks with A.J. Willard finishing with two.

DID YOU KNOW? Susquehanna has won five of its last six games against Moravian.

UP NEXT: Susquehanna remains on the road to face Ursinus on Oct. 22 at 1 p.m.