Monday, September 9, 2013

Lycoming Football set for Wilkes in Home Opener

2012 Photo: RB Craig Needhammer takes handoff from QB Tyler Jenny
WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. - In 2012, the Lycoming College football team rebounded from a two-point performance against Brockport by upsetting 22nd-ranked Delaware Valley. This year, the Warriors will look for a similar recovery when they host Wilkes University in the Middle Atlantic Conference opener at David Person Field.

The Warriors (0-1 overall, 0-0 MAC) are coming off a 30-2 loss at Brockport. Lycoming forced two turnovers in the game and scored a defensive extra point, but Brockport used four second-half touchdowns to pull away.

The Colonels (1-0 overall, 0-0 MAC) rolled to a 41-26 win over SUNY Morrisville in their opener. Wilkes rushed for five touchdowns and 263 yards in the game.

Warrior Notes
• The Warriors are 34-17 (.667) all-time in openers at David Person Field.

• Senior Tyler Denike made a career-high 11 tackles in the season-opener against Brockport.

• Junior Tyler Jenny needs 189 more passing yards to become the 15th player in school history to post 1,500 in a career.

• Junior Craig Needhammer needs one more rushing touchdown to enter the top 10 in the school's career record book, where Jared Morris (1999-02) and Kevin McVey (1976-78) sit with 16.

• Needhammer notched 201 all-purpose yards in the opener at Brockport.

• After a sack in the opener, senior Dwight Hentz needs 0.5 more sacks to become the 24th player in school history to notch 15 in a career.

• Junior Braden Zeiner needs 0.5 tackles for loss to reach 10 in a career.

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