Road Win for Football

Road Win for Football

MAIN STORY: The Susquehanna football team picked up its second-straight win with a 37-20 victory at McDaniel on Saturday afternoon. SU's 24-point first half was enough to hold off the Green Terror for the eventual 17-point margin of victory.

WITH THE WIN: The River Hawks are now 5-4 overall with a 5-3 record in Centennial Conference games. McDaniel falls to 3-6 overall and 3-5 in the conference.

ROBERTSON LEADS RUNNING GAME: Running back Luke Robertson racked up an impressive career-high 202 rushing yards on 32 carries with two touchdowns. SU finished the game with 265 rushing yards to account for more than half of the team's 476 total offensive yards.

TEAM STATS: Susquehanna had held McDaniel to 349 yards of offense. The River Hawks went 3-for-3 on fourth-down, held the ball for 34 minutes and punted just once all afternoon.

PLAYER HIGHLIGHTS: Quarterback Nick Crusco threw for 187 yards and one touchdown with zero picks. Tommy Bluj led the receiving game with seven catches for 72 yards. Robert Marks caught the lone receiving touchdown and finished with 39 yards on six catches.

On defense, Cole Dixon racked up 11 tackles, one sack and one pass breakup. Ryan Ganard and Marc LeDrappier each had six tackles and one interception apiece.

Dylan Jenkins had eight kickoffs and averaged just under 60 yards per kickoff. He also went 3-for-4 on field goals with a long of 35.

ABOUT THAT SECOND QUARTER: The River Hawks exploded for 17 points in the second quarter to help give them that 24-point halftime lead. 

Argiriou led off the scoring with a 31-yard field goal and Robertson's five-yard rushing touchdown made it 17-0. With one minute to play in the half, Marks caught a two-yard touchdown pass from Crusco to give the River Hawks that 24-point cushion heading into the locker room.

TOO LITTLE, TOO LATE: The Green Terror put up 14 points in the fourth quarter but the River Hawks scored up 13 of their own to thwart any potential McDaniel comeback. Argiriou's 35-yard field goal with 3:46 to play made it 30-13 and Aaron Speight followed with a nine-yard run – his first collegiate touchdown – just inside the two-minute mark to increase SU's lead to 24-points (37-13).

UP NEXT: Susquehanna's season comes to a close on Nov. 12 when the River Hawks host rival Juniata at 1 p.m. SU will honor its senior members prior to kickoff.