Thursday, September 3, 2015

Susquehanna Football: Crusaders begins Perkovich era with Lycoming

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By Josh Funk/For The Daily Item
SELINSGROVE — Newly minted Susquehanna University coach Tom Perkovich need not wait until the eighth or ninth week of the Crusaders’ schedule for a rivalry game. His gridders get one right off the bat.

Susquehanna plays host to Lycoming in the 19th installment of the Stagg Hat Trophy game Saturday in Selinsgrove, with kickoff slated for 1 p.m.

“It is obviously a great way to open the season,” Perkovich said. “Lycoming is a great football program. They’re very physical and well coached. (Coach) Mike Clark has done a great job with that program and we have a tremendous amount of respect for them.”

Lycoming claimed a 42-13 triumph in 2014 — its 13th win out of the series’ last 15 contests — using a 28-point second quarter to secure the decision. The Warriors would go on to finish 8-2; Susquehanna was 2-8.