Monday, October 7, 2013

The Warriors Head To Lebanon Valley

WOLnews 2012 File Photo: RB Craig Needhammer with big yardage play
WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. - After winning back-to-back games against nationally-ranked opponents, the No. 24 Lycoming College football team's road to its 15th Middle Atlantic Conference title gets no easier on Saturday, Oct. 12, when it heads to second-place Lebanon Valley for a key conference showdown.

The Warriors (4-1 overall, 4-0 MAC) are sitting alone in first place in the conference for the first time since the ninth week of the 2008 season and are coming off back-to-back wins over Widener and Delaware Valley, who have combined to win the last five MAC titles.

Lebanon Valley (4-1 overall, 3-1 MAC) is coming off a 17-6 win over Wilkes and leads the league in total defense (293.6).

Warrior Notes
• Assistant head coach Steve Wiser has been a part of 299 wins with Lycoming College, 290 during his 40 years as an assistant coach and nine during his four years as a player.

• Junior Craig Needhammer has rushed for more than 100 yards in each of the last four games, leaving him one shy of the school record of five set by Josh Kleinfelter in 2010.

• Needhammer needs 63 more rushing yards to become the ninth player in school history to reach 2,000 in a career.

• Senior Kabongo Bukasa is 16 tackles shy of becoming the 25th player in school history to record 200 in a career.

• Junior Tanner Troutman needs one more interception to become the 20th player in school history to post 10 in a career.

• The Warriors entered the Top 25 poll this week for the first time since the first week of the 2004 season.