Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Perfect Home Season Possible with Win on Saturday, First Since 2008

#7 Jr QB Tyler Jenny has a 64.4% completion record, 2nd in the MAC
Scouting Lycoming
Offense: Multiple/Pro-Style
Lycoming enters today's game ranked seventh in the MAC in scoring (21.8), eighth in rushing (123.5), sixth in passing (211.9) and ninth in total offense (335.4).

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 (64.4) and fourth in passing efficiency (142.3). His two favorite targets are among the top 10 receivers in the league, as senior Matt Atkinson is sixth in yards (603) and tied for second in receptions (49) and sophomore Ryan Umpleby is ninth in receiving yards (482).

The running game is led by junior Craig Needhammer, who has rushed for more than 100 yards five times this year. He is third in the MAC with 874 rushing yards. His seven touchdowns are sixth in the league.

Defense: 4-3
The Warriors are ranked third in scoring defense (18.9) and second in total defense (315.4) and rushing defense (104.6). The team is also sixth in passing defense (210.8), fifth in sacks (18) and second in interceptions (11).

Two Warriors are in the top 25 in the league in tackles, with senior Tyler Denike tied for 13th with 7.0 stops per game and junior Tanner Troutman25th with 6.5 tackles per game. Troutman is also second in the league with four picks.

Senior Dwight Hentz is a force inside, sitting fourth in the league with 10.0 tackles for loss and junior Braden Zeiner is 14th with 7.0 tackles for loss. Hentz is seventh in the league with 5.0 sacks.

Scouting FDU-Florham
Offense: Spread
FDU-Florham enters the game ranked 10th in the MAC in scoring (18.6), sixth in total offense (346.0), 10th in rushing (115.4) and third in passing (230.6).

The team is led by senior Michael Santos, who is third in the MAC with 1,792 yards passing. He has completed 161-of-279 attempts, tossing for 12 touchdowns while being intercepted nine times. The receiving corps is led by senior Anthony Fruncillo, who is eighth in the league with 553 yards on 37 catches. Senior tight end Doug Van Orden has caught 25 passes for 377 yards, the 12th-best mark in the MAC.

The rushing attack is led by sophomore Craig Kimbrough, who is 10th in the league with 104 attempts for 542 yards. He has scored four touchdowns.

Defense: 3-4
The Devils are ranked 10th in scoring defense (47.3) and total defense (464.6). The team is also ninth in rushing defense (254.4) and fifth in passing defense (210.3).

The defense is paced by senior linebacker Mike Mancino, who is second in the MAC with 88 tackles. He has posted more than 10 tackles in each of the team's first seven MAC games, including a season-high 15 stops against Wilkes.

Junior defensive back Anthony Alecci is seventh in the MAC with 61 tackles and has also forced a fumble. He has four games with double-digit tackles.

Senior Joe Mancini has posted a team-leading two interceptions, which is tied for sixth in the league.