Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Lycoming vs Albright Scouting Report

Jr QB Tyler Jenny scrambles for yaedage (2012 WOLnews Photo)
Scouting Lycoming
Offense: Multiple/Pro-Style
Lycoming enters today's game ranked eighth in the MAC in scoring offense (21.7), eighth in rushing offense (130.7), sixth in passing offense (207.3) and eighth in total offense (338.0).

The team does have one of the most accurate passing attacks in the MAC, though, as junior quarterback Tyler Jenny is second in completion percentage (64.7) and third in passing efficiency (142.2). His two favorite targets are among the top 10 receivers in the league, with senior Matt Atkinson is seventh in yards (466) and third in receptions (36) and sophomore Ryan Umpleby eighth in receptions per game (4.5) and ninth in receiving yards (438).

The running game is led by junior Craig Needhammer, who has rushed for more than 100 yards four times this year. He is third in the MAC and 19th nationally with 702 rushing yards.

Defense: 4-3
The Warrior defense, after allowing 30 points to Brockport in the opener, has settled in to allow just 15.1 points per game in the last five contests. The team is tied for third in the MAC in scoring defense, allowing 17.7 points per game.

The defense is paced by its athletic linebacking crew, which includes senior Preseason All-American Kabongo Bukasa, who is fifth on the team with 29 tackles despite playing in only five games. Senior Tyler Denike leads the team with 40 stops and also has three tackles for loss and two interceptions, and junior Kyle Sullivan is second on the team with 39 tackles and has four tackles for loss.

Junior Tanner Troutman leads the secondary, as the safety has three interceptions in the last two games.

Scouting Albright
Offense: Multiple
Albright enters the game ranked second in the MAC in scoring offense (32.5), passing offense (253.0) and total offense (416.3). The Lions are fourth in rushing offense (163.3).

The Lions have made good use of a balanced offense this season, helping the team average more than 30 points per game. The rushing attack is led by Ty Hughes, who is fourth in the MAC with 588 yards through the first six games.

The passing attack is led by quarterback T.J. Luddy, one of the most successful passers in the MAC. He leads the league with an average of 246.5 passing yards per game and is second in the league with a 143.7 passing efficiency. Luddy has tossed for nine touchdowns and thrown just four interceptions.

Daniel McNair and Devron Clark lead the receivers, with McNair second in the league with 6.3 catches per game and Clark sixth at 5.3.

Defense: 4-3
The Lions are ranked third in scoring defense (17.7) and second in total defense (298.0) and rushing defense (102.8). The team is also fifth in sacks (2.2) and tied for first in interceptions (1.7).

Albright's defense is paced by Preseason All-American defensive back Drew Peterson, who leads the league with six interceptions. Fellow defensive back Matt Hnatiuk is also enjoying a fine season, as he is sixth in the league with 51 tackles.

Matt Capetola and Matt Pattison are both tied for 10th in the league with 5.5 tackles for loss. Don Gould is fourth with 4.5 sacks and Tyler Hamlet is ninth with three.