River Hawks Football Sets Program Record with Dominating Win

River Hawks Football Sets Program Record with Dominating Win

QUICK HIT: The Susquehanna football team dominated visiting Juniata with a 69-34 win on Senior Day. The River Hawks win the Goal Post Trophy rivalry game for the second year in a row and maintains a lead in the all-time rivalry series.

TEAM RECORDS: SU finishes the season with a 6-4 overall record and a 6-3 mark in Centennial Conference action. Juniata drops to 4-6, 6-3 in the Centennial Conference. It marks the first winning season for Susquehanna since 2012 when the team matched this year's 6-4 record. It is also the team's first season with six conference wins since 2009. That 2009 team won the Liberty League title and finished 8-3 overall with a 6-1 conference record.

DID YOU KNOW? The River Hawks scored 326 (42 TD, 39 PAT, 11 FG) points this season, setting a program record for points in a single season.

This is also the most points Susquehanna has scored in a single game since 1998 when SU defeated Juniata 62-61 in double overtime.

A FEW STATS: SU put up 307 passing yards with Nick Crusco throwing for 306 of those yards. Chris Beals led the River Hawks in receiving with 64 receiving yards and one touchdown. Cameron Ott led SU in rushing yards, netting 68 of the total 214 River Hawks' rushing yards. He also nabbed two touchdowns.

AND ON DEFENSE: The Eagles were held to 119 rushing yards and threw two interceptions. For SU, Marc LeDrappier led the way with 10 tackles (six solo) while Brandon Tinson added nine, Ryan Ganard totaled eight and Jason Brougham had seven. A.J. Willard and Juwan Rodriguez picked up a sack each for 15 yards and Ganard and Danial Shelton had one pick apiece. The River Hawks tallied seven tackles for loss with Cole Dixon leading the way with two.

FAST START: Susquehanna jumped out to a 7-0 lead on its first offensive drive of the game. Nick Pasquin caught a 36-yard bomb from Crusco just 2:02 into the game and SU never looked back.

Juniata did not get on the scoreboard until 1:30 into the second quarter while the River Hawks put up at least 14 points in each quarter, with a 21-point fourth quarter.

FOURTH QUARTER FRENZY: SU led 41-21 heading into the fourth quarter. Juniata scored early to make it 42-27 but Susquehanna responded with three touchdowns over a roughly eight-minute span with the final touchdown making it 63-34.

BEFORE KICKOFF: Prior to the game the athletics department honored the senior members of the cheerleading squad and football team.