Ott Breaks Record in Rout of Gettysburg

Ott Breaks Record in Rout of Gettysburg

Ott Breaks Record in SU Rout of Gettysburg

THE MAIN STORY: Susquehanna junior running back Cameron Ott set a program record with five rushing touchdowns in SU's 55-40 win over Gettysburg in Selinsgrove on Saturday afternoon.

GIVE ME THE DETAILS: Ott surpassed SU Hall of Famer Dave Paveletz '10 – who had two games with four rushing touchdowns – and five other SU players who finished with four rushing scores in a single game. Ott tallied 184 rushing yards on the day to account for all but 99 of the River Hawks' rushing yards against the Bullets.

BACK-TO-BACK: After a 0-2 start, Susquehanna has now won two-straight games starting with last week's win at Dickinson. SU is now 2-2 overall and 2-1 in conference play. Gettysburg is 1-3 and 1-2 in Centennial Conference games.

PUTTING UP POINTS: The River Hawks actually fell behind 6-0 less than two minutes into the game before rattling off 24 unanswered points over the first and second quarters. SU's 55 points are the most since putting up 56 in an overtime win at Gettysburg exactly five years ago.

THE TURNING POINT: Chris Beals reeled in a 27-yard touchdown pass from Nick Crusco with 9:05 to play in the first half. Those points put SU ahead 10-6 and the River Hawks never relinquished that lead and proceeded to score at least three points in each quarter with 21 in both the second and fourth quarters.

TEAM STATS: Susquehanna had 487 yards of total offense, 281 of which came via the run. SU had the ball for just over 39 minutes and had 30 first downs. The River Hawks went 11-of-18 on third downs and were a perfect 7-of-7 in the red zone.

PLAYER STATS: Crusco threw for 206 yards and one touchdown while running for 75 yards and another score. Beals led all receivers with 139 yards on nine catches.

Defensively, Connor Thompson and Marc LeDrappier tallied 12 and 11 tackles, respectively. Four players combined for SU's three sacks in the contest with Juwan Rodriguez and A.J. Willard each picking up one.

Dylan Jenkins averaged 35 yards per punt with a long of 37 and averaged nearly 61 yards per kickoff. Kicker Evan Argiriou hit two field goals with a long of 41 in the opening quarter.

BREAKING THE STREAK: This is Susquehanna's first win over Gettysburg since that 2011 overtime victory in Gettysburg.

COACH TO CURE MD: Saturday marked Coach to Cure MD day across college football. The day is designed to raise awareness for muscular dystrophy. Susquehanna and Gettysburg coaches all wore patches on their shirts to honor the cause and twin brothers Dayton and Blake Biesecker, who were diagnosed with Duchenne muscular dystrophy, were on the field for the pre-game coin toss.

HALFTIME CEREMONIES: During halftime, Susquehanna recognized former head track & field coach Jim Taylor for his 2016 induction into the MAC Hall of Fame. The 1986 football team, which advanced to the NCAA quarterfinals, was also honored on its 30th anniversary and finally. the 2015-16 women's swimming and diving team was recognized for winning its sixth-straight Landmark title last year.

WHAT'S NEXT: Susquehanna remains at home to host Muhlenberg on Oct. 1 at 1 p.m.