The last two McDaniel games this season have featured big plays all over the field. There have been seven offensive plays that have gone for 40 or more yards – all in the passing game. Jevon Hamilton had two of those receptions, including an 85-yard reception against Muhlenberg for the Green Terror’s longest play from scrimmage in 15 years. Hamilton also snagged a 40-yard pass at Ursinus. Brendan Bandy also had a 50-yard reception against the Bears. Muhlenberg had pass plays of 51 and 93 while Ursinus completed touchdown passes of 75 and 74.
Daqwan Does It
Daqwan Hill scored two touchdowns on Saturday and leads the team with five scores this season. He and Perry Stefanelli are the only players who have found the end zone more than once this year. Stefanelli has a pair of touchdown runs. Eight other offensive players have one touchdown each. Hill has the money back on third down. He has touted the ball 14 times on third down and has converted half of those times. Four of his five touchdown runs have come on third down. He also has three other first-down runs.
Up and Good
Peyton Denlinger converted a season-long 43-yard field goal attempt in the second quarter last week at Ursinus. It was the first made field goal for the sophomore since making two against Gettysburg on Sept. 28. The 43-yarder was a season long for Denlinger. His last three attempts have come from 40 yards or longer.
Stop Where You Are
Jarius Ransom is currently second in the conference in tackles, averaging 9.3 stops per game. He has recorded six or more tackles in all eight games this season and has reached double figures in four of those contests. Ransom is also tied for fourth in tackles for loss with 12.0 for the year. He is also third in both forced fumbles and fumbles recovered.
In the current iteration of the conference schedule, McDaniel has not won a game in the second half of the schedule, dropping its last 11 games after the bye. The Green Terror is 0-14 in October and November over the last three years… The McDaniel defense had its 20th takeaway of the season with its ninth interception on Saturday. It was the defense’s first pick in five games, however. The Green Terror is still plus-14 on the year in turnover margin.