What a Boot
Joey Cornwell has kept one-upping himself in the punting game as the season has gone along. He averaged a season-best 41.5 yards on eight punts on Saturday at Gettysburg. However, it was his first and last of those punts that highlighted the day. In his first punt of the day, the senior unfurled a 71-yarder to tie the program record for longest punt. William Seibert established the original record with a 71-yard boot against Lebanon Valley on Nov. 13, 1948 before Scott Glouse matched it at Lebanon Valley on Oct. 29, 1983. It was the first punt of more than 60 yards since 2014. Cornwell bookended the big boot with a coffin-corner punt that pinned Gettysburg at the two-yard line inside the final two minutes of the game.
We Like Donuts
The McDaniel defense pitched its first shutout in nearly eight years on Saturday. The last time the Green Terror did not allow an opponent to score in a game was a 35-0 win over Susquehanna on Oct. 9, 2010 at then-Bair Stadium. You have to go back another six seasons to find the last shutout on the road. In 2014, McDaniel blanked Catholic on the road 34-0 on Sept. 18. That season was also the last time the Green Terror shut out the Bullets, topping Gettysburg 31-0 on Oct. 9.
McDaniel’s defense added a cherry on top with 1:40 to play on Saturday with a safety to cap the 25-0 win. Garvin Brooms got his second sack of the afternoon on third down, taking down the Bullet quarterback in the end zone for the Green Terror’s first safety since Oct. 19, 2013 against Franklin & Marshall.
Spread the Love
McDaniel scored three rushing touchdowns on Saturday by three different running backs. In addition to Aaron Pray’s run from short range, Isaac Murray broke a 20-yard scamper with 5:05 to play in the third quarter and John Chamberlin paid off an Aaron Grant 28-yard fourth-down grab with a two-yard touchdown with 4:45 to play.