Crawley Runs For 100 Yards, Mustangs Post First MAC Win at FDU-Florham, 36-13
MADISON, N.J. - Battling a constant snow fall and a field covered in snow, Stevenson football freshman Ryan Crawley (North Babylon, N.Y./North Babylon) became the school's first 100-yard rusher as the Mustangs posted their first win in the Middle Atlantic Conference with a 36-13 victory at FDU-Florham Saturday at Robert T. Shields Field.
The win snapped a five-game losing streak for Stevenson (2-6, 1-5 CAC) who picked up its first road win of the 2011 season.
Crawley, who had just one carry for one yard entering Saturday's contest, ran for 105 yards and one touchdown on 31 carries. He also had two receptions for 23 yards and one touchdown as he accounted for 128 yards of total offense and two scores.
Junior C.J. Hopson (Lusby/Patuxent) rushed for 89 yards, including a 49-yard touchdown run, while completing 10-of-16 passes for 147 and three touchdowns. His third quarter touchdown run was the the team's longest of the season.
Hopson also accounted for three two-point conversions, two of which were passes to sophomore Max Wilson (Baltimore/Loch Raven) who also had a 27-yard touchdown reception that capped a two-play, 39-yard drive to give the Mustangs a 6-0 lead with 9:36 remaining in the first quarter.
Stevenson increased its lead to 12-0 later in the quarter when sophomore Jeromie Miller (Reisterstown/Franklin) hauled in his team-leading seventh touchdown reception of the season, a 48-yard pass from Hopson with 2:49 to play.
The Mustangs took a 12-7 halftime lead after quarterback Anthony Frucillo scored on a 1-yard touchdown run with 36 seconds remaining in the second quarter to get the Devils (0-8, 0-6 MAC) on the board.
Stevenson would put the game out of reach in the second half as it outscored FDU-Florham 24-6 which included 16 fourth-quarter points. The Mustangs dominated time of possession, controlling the ball for 19:55 of the 30 minutes in the half.
Two of Stevenson's three second-half scoring drives were over 10 plays and six minutes. Crawley scored on a 3-yard pass from Hopson with 6:53 left in the third quarter, capping a 12-play, 70-yard drive that used 6:56 and gave the team a 20-7 advantage.
Crawley then finished a 15-play, 69-yard drive that used 9:16 with a 1-yard touchdown run with 55 seconds to play in the fourth quarter to provide the final margin of victory for the Mustangs.
In addition to dominating time of possession, Stevenson amassed 341 yards of total offense while overcoming two fumbles and allowing just one sack.
Defensively, the Mustangs held the Devils to 241 yards in total offense, the lowest total of the season for a Stevenson opponent. FDU-Florham was also limited to just 4-of-11 on third down conversions and 0-for-3 on fourth down.
New Jersey native, freshman JaRon Cody (Bridgeton, N.J./Cumberland Regional), led the Mustang defense with eight tackles, including six solo and one for loss while forcing two fumbles in his first game since moving from linebacker to safety.
Freshmen Donnell Brown (Baltimore/Poly) and Anthony Arcell (Waldorf/Westlake) each had six solo stops and combined for three tackles for loss.
Michael Mancino led FDU-Florham with 16 tackles while Frucillo totaled 177 yards of total offense and two touchdowns.
Stevenson hosts Albright in its final home game of the season next Saturday, November 5. Kickoff from Mustang Stadium is at 1:00 p.m. Tickets for Saturday's home finale can be purchased here.