Fourth Quarter Scores Move Susquehanna Past Mustangs

Fourth Quarter Scores Move Susquehanna Past Mustangs

SELINSGROVE, Pa. - Susquehanna scored twice in the fourth quarter to break a 7-7 deadlock and go on to post a 17-7 win over Stevenson in the 2018 Centennial-MAC Bowl Series at Amos Alonzo Stagg Field Saturday afternoon.

  • Susquehanna (8-3) marched down to the Stevenson 19 on its first drive of the day, before an interception by senior Brody Coleman in the end zone.
  • On Stevenson's (8-3) second drive, Ty Crabb was intercepted under pressure at his own 33 with just over four minutes to go in the quarter.
  • After the River Hawks mustered six yards on the ensuing drive, a 40-yard field goal attempt was blocked by Bill Burton with 2:44 on the clock.

  • Stevenson worked its way to the River Hawk 22 on a 28-yard completion to Riley Hodge.
  • At the 10:02 mark, Crabb appeared to throw an interception, but pass interference and a personal foul on Susquehanna gave the Mustangs the ball at the River Hawk 7.
  • One play later, a fumble was recovered by Susquehanna at its own 9.
  • With 9:22 left in the half, Mike Datu had the River Hawk quarterback wrapped up in the end zone, but as he tried to get rid of it, Kyle Bergen had the interception for the touchdown and a 7-0 lead.
  • On Susuqehanna's first play of the next drive, Burton came up with an interception at the Susquehanna 32.
  • After the Mustangs went 3-and-out and pinned the River Hawks at their own 4 on a punt, the hosts marched 96 yards on 17 plays and a three-yard pass tied things 7-7 with 34 seconds to go in the half after chewing up nearly seven minutes.

  • Neither team scored in the quarter.
  • Stevenson won the territory battle, with two punts pinning the River Hawks at their own 3 and their own 12.

  • Stevenson forced a punt five plays into the quarter, but the punt was muffed at the Stevenson 6 and recovered by the River Hawks at the 3.
  • After a two-yard rush on the first play from scrimmage, Stevenson stopped the River Hawks on second and third down, bringing up 4th and goal from the 1.
  • Quarterback Nicholas Brotzman rushed to the right on fourth down and after a long deliberation by the officials, was ruled to have recovered his own fumble in the end zone for the touchdown with 11:33 left.
  • After a Stevenson interception on its first play of the next drive, the Mustang defense forced a three-and-out, giving the guests the ball back with 9:41 to go.
  • The two teams traded three-and-outs, and Stevenson took over on its own 29.
  • An incomplete pass on the first play of the drive was ruled a lateral by the officials and recovered by Susquehanna on the 18.
  • The River Hawks hit a 32-yard field goal with 3:50 left to make it 17-7 and account for the final.

  • Stevenson was making its fifth straight postseason appearance.
  • The Mustangs recorded a takeaway for the 66th straight game.
  • Susquehanna outgained the Mustangs 240-83.
  • Stevenson finished with three interceptions, but turned the ball over five times by throwing two interceptions and losing three fumbles.  The Mustangs also broke up five passes.
  • Datu finished with nine tackles, including two for a loss, while Hanif Jones and Brian Latham each had eight stops.