Saturday, September 10, 2016

Susquehanna Football - Rough Home Loss for River Hawks Football

Photo Courtesy of Susquehanna University Athletics
THE STORYLINE: Susquehanna welcomed No. 11 Johns Hopkins on Homecoming Weekend but unfortunately the Blue Jays ran away with a 41-7 victory. Saturday was not only Homecoming for SU, it was also the first home game of the season as well as the Centennial Conference opener for both squads.

RECORDS: The River Hawks fall to 0-2 on the season, 0-1 in conference play, while the Blue Jays are 2-0 overall and 1-0 in Centennial action.

OFFENSIVE LEADERS FOR SUCameron Ott led the ground game with 35 rushing yards on seven carries. Ott also caught five balls for a team-high 76 yards. Matt Thiestook the majority of the snaps and went 14-for-29 for 159 yards. Freshman Bobby Grigas threw six completions on 11 attempts for 62 yards. Thies did rush for SU’s lone touchdown of the game.

LATE TD: Thies’s late touchdown prevented the River Hawks from being shut out. It would have been the first time since 2010 that Susquehanna had been held to zero points when SU fell 35-0 at McDaniel.

Connor Thompson came up big again, leading all players with 11 tackles (four solo) and a half sack. Marc LeDrappier accounted for the other half sack. C.J. Williams and LeDrappier finished with eight tackles apiece while Williams nabbed one of SU’s two interceptions. First-year player Danial Shelton came up with the other interception.

TEAM STATS: Johns Hopkins had 555 total offensive yards to Susquehanna’s 338. SU finished with 221 passing yards and 117 yards on the ground. 

: Quarterback Jon Germano tallied 293 passing yards and two touchdowns. Ryan Cary had 83 yards rushing and one touchdown while Brett Caggiano had five catches for 86 yards. 

A BUSY HALFTIME: While the teams were in their respective locker rooms game-planning for the second half, there were a variety of events going on at midfield, including a recognition of the 2016 SU Sports Hall of Fame class and the 1991 Susquehanna football team. 

WHAT’S NEXT: Susquehanna travels to Dickinson on Sept. 17 at 1 p.m. for another Centennial Conference game.

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