Monday, September 23, 2013

Lycoming Vs Widener is a battle for 1st place in the MAC

#8 Sophomore WR Ryan Umpleby with a great catch against Misericordia
WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. - The Lycoming College football team is out to change the guards at the top of the Middle Atlantic Conference on Saturday, Sept. 28, when it heads to 24th-ranked Widener University, looking to stop Widener's 10-game conference winning streak.

The Warriors (2-1 overall, 2-0 MAC), predicted to finish first in the MAC Coaches' Poll, have rebounded from an opening-week loss to Brockport with convincing wins over Wilkes and Misericordia, setting up a treacherous four-week stretch against 24th-ranked Widener, 22nd-ranked Delaware Valley and perennial contenders Lebanon Valley and Albright.

The Pride (2-1 overall, 2-0 MAC) have also rebounded after an opening week loss at No. 11 Wesley with wins over Lebanon Valley and Wilkes.

Warrior Notes
•  The Warriors have upset four teams ranked in the Top 25 during Mike Clark's first five years as head coach.

• Junior Tyler Jenny needs one more pass completion to become the 13th player in school history to reach 200 in a career.

• Junior Craig Needhammer became the  first Lycoming running back to post back-to-back 100-yard rushing games since Josh Kleinfelter in 2010 after posting 130 against Wilkes and 182 against Misericordia.

• Needhammer needs 102 more all-purpose yards to become the 10th player in school history to post 2,500 in a career.

• Senior Zack Czap leads the MAC in punting, averaging 39.1 yards per boot.

• The Warriors lead the MAC In third-down conversion percentage (51.2).

• The Warriors also lead the MAC in passing yards allowed (152.3) and are second in interceptions (5) and pass efficiency defense (103.32).