Thursday, November 8, 2018

The Lycoming College Warriors Have To Respect Misericordia But ...

Sr RB Sam Dressler after his 36 yard touchdown run against Misericordia in 2017.
Williamsport, PA - Lycoming has never lost to the Cougars who entered the MAC in 2012. Over the early years, the Warriors have dominated with winning margins of 3i8, 38, 14 and 24 points. But i 2016, in Dallas, PA the Cougars gave Lycoming a scare. Lycoming did pull out that game which they trailed much of the time by 4 points.

Enter 2017 and Lycoming bounced back with a 17 point margin of victory. In that game, Lycoming led after the first quarter 7-3 on a 5 yard run by Dante Gibson. Half way through the second half, Gibson scored again on a 6 yard pass reception from QB Collin Wright to extend the lead by 10 points. The Warriors dominated the third quarter with three touchdowns. Passes to Brock Zollicoffer and a 36 yard run by Sam Dressler set up the third one yard QB sneak by Wright for a 35-7 lead.

Misericordia scored two touchdowns in the 4th quarter but the Warriors prevailed 35-17.

I think the Cougars have played well this season, but in my opinion, the 8-1 record is not against the strongest schedule since they did not play Stevenson or Delaware Valley. However, after saying that, they beat an always tough King's team 41-23. That was pretty impressive. And defeating Widener is a good win for them. I expect this game to be close, but I really feel the Warriors will prevail Saturday.