Friday, November 15, 2019

Lycoming Football - What Stevenson Is Saying About The Lycoming Game

2017 Stevenson Photos / John Green File Photo
Stevenson (7-2, 6-1 MAC) won its sixth straight game last Saturday, doubling up Wilkes 42-21. The six-game win streak is the longest for the program since 2016. The Mustangs have scored 340 points this season (37.8 ppg) while allowing just 146 (16.2 ppg). Sophomore quarterback Ryan Sedgwick has thrown for over 2,600 yards and 26 touchdowns, while senior receiver Chaz Lyles has 62 catches for 1,023 yards and eight scores. Stevenson is averaging 442 yards of offense per game while allowing 291.

The Warriors (4-5, 3-4 MAC) have won three in a row, outscoring their foes 141-38, including a 48-3 win over Lebanon Valley last Saturday. Lycoming has not allowed a second half point in each of its last two wins. Lycoming can still finish in a tie for fourth in the final MAC standings. Sophomore quarterback Elijah Shemory has passed for seven touchdowns and ran for another eight in the past three games.

QB Dan Williams 2017 Stevenson Photos / John Green File Photo


  • Senior Chaz Lyles sits third in program history with 134 career receptions, moving into third place at Lebanon Valley. He sits four behind Preston Addo for second place all-time His 1,727 reception yards rank fourth in program history.
  • Lyles also went over 1,000 receiving yards for the season last week at Wilkes, just the second 1,000-yard receiving season in program history.
  • Vincent Lee moved into a tie for sixth in career receptions against Wilkes, as he now has 65 career catches.
  • Stevenson can still claim a share of the MAC championship with a win Saturday, coupled with a Delaware Valley loss to Widener. The Aggies would get the conference automatic NCAA berth as they defeated the Mustangs head-to-head.
  • Stevenson’s six-game win streak is its longest since 2016.
  • Stevenson has allowed just 81 points over the last six games and 146 this season (16.2 ppg). The 2015 team holds the record for fewest points allowed in a season with 173 in 11 games (15.7 ppg).
  • The Mustangs are also flirting with the single season scoring record, scoring 340 points in nine games (37.8 ppg). The 2016 squad that won the MAC championship scored 384 points in 11 games (34.9 ppg).
  • Stevenson has had three running backs eclipse the 100-yard mark in a game this season. Kevin Joppy rushed for 118 yards against FDU-Florham on September 28, while one week later, Titus Johnson rushed for 165 against Widener. On October 26, Saadiq Pitts had 120 yards on the ground against King’s.
  • Stevenson ranks No. 13 nationally in third down conversions, earning a new set of downs 51.4% of the time.
  • Stevenson ranks No. 25 nationally in time of possession, holding the ball for 32:45 per game. The Mustangs have won the time of possession battle in seven of nine games.
  • Stevenson is 47-17 (.734) since the start of the 2014 season. The Mustangs are the second-winningest program in the Middle Atlantic Conference over that span, trailing only Delaware Valley.
  • Stevenson has not played an overtime game in its last 82 contests and has only played in two in its history. The last OT game came on September 8, 2012, a 29-22 loss to Albright.
  • The Mustangs have never been shutout in 94 games in program history.

2017 Stevenson Photos / John Green File Photo

    Stevenson has made five straight postseason appearances, including an NCAA trip in 2016. Last season the Mustangs qualified for the Centennial-MAC Bowl Series, facing Susquehanna.

    Stevenson has won the last four meetings with Lycoming to even the all-time series 4-4. Last season in Williamsport, Pa. the Mustangs led 33-16 and held off a late Warrior rally to win 33-32.

    Since the start of the 2014 season, Stevenson is the second winningest program in the Middle Atlantic Conference. The Mustangs have compiled a .734 winning percentage overall (47-17), trailing only Delaware Valley (56-10, .849)

    At 7-2, Stevenson checks in No. 9 in the most recent NCAA East Region ranking released Wednesday.

    Stevenson ranks No. 13 nationally in third down conversions, earning a new set of downs 51.4% of the time. The Mustangs have converted 55 of 107 third downs into first downs on the season.
2017 Stevenson Photos / John Green File Photo

    Stevenson has led in time of possession in seven of its first nine games and held the ball for 38:02 on September 21 at Delaware Valley. The Mustangs rank No. 25 nationally in time of possession at 32:45.

    Senior Chaz Lyles sits in third place in program history with 135 receptions, including his 100th career reception against FDU-Florham. Sitting second on this list is Preston Addo with 138 career catches.

    A Mustang win, coupled with a Delaware Valley loss to Widener on Saturday, would give Stevenson a share of its second-ever Middle Atlantic Conference title. Stevenson was the outright MAC champion in 2016. DelVal would earn the NCAA AQ by virtue of its 28-21 win over the Mustangs on September 21.

    On the scoreboard, the Mustangs have been their most dominant coming out of halftime, outscoring opponents 100-20 in the third quarter. Against Albright, Stevenson had 27 points in the third while holding the Lions off the scoreboard.

    Stevenson has allowed its opponents to score first in six of nine games this season, including in four of the last six wins. FDU-Florham, Albright, King’s and Lebanon Valley each scored first before the Mustangs went on to post wins in all four of those games.

    Sophomore quarterback Ryan Sedgwick already owns three of the top six performances in program history in terms of passing yardage through six games. On October 19 against Albright, Sedgwick threw for 425 yards against Albright, the No. 2 performance behind Dan Williams’ program record 446 yards against Wilkes in 2017. The following week he had 395 yards passing and three TDs against King’s Three weeks earlier at FDU-Florham, Sedgwick threw for 379 yards, the fifth-highest single game passing total. Sedgwick is 182-262 (69.5%) for 2,663 yards and 26 touchdowns and just six interceptions through nine games.

    Sedgwick’s 2,663 yards passing is the second-highest single season total in nine seasons of Mustang football. Dan Williams threw for a program record 3,198 yards in 2017.

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