Pair Of Fourth Quarter TDs Pushes Mustangs Past Widener 20-6

Pair Of Fourth Quarter TDs Pushes Mustangs Past Widener 20-6

CHESTER, Pa. - Hanif Jones had a pair of interceptions while Stevenson University scored a pair of fourth quarter touchdowns as it downed Widener 20-6 in Middle Atlantic Conference football Saturday at Quick Stadium.

  • Widener (3-4, 3-2 MAC) got on the board first, capping a 12-play, 56-yard drive with a 34-yard field goal by Larry Elmer to take a 3-0 lead.
  • The two teams combined for 76 yard of offense in the first quarter, with the Pride totaling 51 and Stevenson (5-2, 4-1 MAC) 25.

  • Stevenson made it to midfield on its first drive of the second quarter, but facing fourth and inches on the Widener 45, elected to punt.
  • Widener started at its own 14, but on the first play, Jones intercepted Mitchell Vierling at the 19 and returned it to the 9 with 10:49 left in the quarter.
  • Two rushes by quarterback Ty Crabb, a one-yard run followed by an eight-yard keeper, put the Mustangs up 6-3 with 10:00 on the clock as the extra point was missed.
  • The Pride went 62 yards in 12 plays to get down to the Mustang 19, but a 35-yard field goal by Elmer was pushed right.
  • Widener closed the half with a 13-play, 60-yard drive and a 43-yard field goal by Elmer with 13 seconds to go tied the game 6-6.

  • Stevenson chewed up 7:34 on its opening drive of the second half, working its way down to the Widener 3 on 13 plays for 76 yards, but a 20-yard field goal attempt went off the left upright.
  • The Mustangs took over at their own 11 with two minutes to go and moved to their own 38 by quarter's end.

  • A 14-play, 89-yard drive was capped by a 12-yard completion from Crabb to Chaz Lyles with 9:51 left to put Stevenson up 13-6.  The drive used up over seven minutes.
  • Widener went on fourth-and-1 on its own 45 and a fumble by Vierling was picked up at the 38 by Izaiha Pitts, who ran in for the touchdown with 7:21 to go.
  • On the next Pride drive, the hosts got out to their own 41 before Jones came up with his second interception of the game at Stevenson's 45 and returned it to the Mustang 49 with 5:14 remaining.
  • Stevenson ran out the clock by going 40 yards on nine plays.

  • Stevenson had a takeaway defensively for the 62nd consecutive game.
  • The Mustangs improved to 4-0 on the road this season.
  • Stevenson amassed 248 yards of offense while Widener recorded 242.  The Mustangs held their opponent under 300 yards for the fifth straight week.
  • Stevenson did not allow a touchdown for the first time since a 19-0 win over Delaware Valley on October 22, 2016.
  • Jones had three tackles, including a half-tackle for a loss, in addition to his two interceptions.  He now has four interceptions on the season.
  • Mike Datu had a team-high 10 tackles, while Ashton Leschke finished with eight.
  • Pitts and Chikwado Nsoedo each had six stops, with Nsoedo recording a sack.
  • Kevin Joppy carried 16 times for 91 yards in his first action of the season, while Crabb had 61 yards rushing on 19 attempts.
  • Crabb was 7-11 passing for 53 yards.
  • Lyles caught four balls for 45 yards, while Titus Johnson had the other three receptions.
  • Stevenson led 35:01-24:59 in time of possession, and held the ball for nearly 22 minutes (21:49) in the second half.

  • Stevenson returns to Mustang Stadium next Saturday when it hosts Wilkes for Homecoming in a noon contest.