November 1, 2013

William Penn takes on Olivet Nazarene on Senior Day



Thus far in 2013, William Penn is averaging 30.1 points and 343.8 yards per game, including 295.8 rushing and 48.0 passing. The Statesmen are fourth in the NAIA in total rushing (2,366) and rushing yards per game.
Evan Ressler leads the team with 557 rushing yards, while Davis is next with 522 yards and nine scores. Two others are also over 300 yards.
Hafner leads the passing game by going 35-for-96 for 305 yards. Aaron Broyles is pacing the receiving corps with 21 catches for 163 yards.
William Penn has committed 13 turnovers so far this fall.
Defensively, the Statesmen are giving up an average of 21.1 points and 297.1 yards, including 158.5 passing and 138.6 rushing. William Penn ranks ninth in the NAIA in yards allowed per game.
Isaac Samek tops William Penn with 60 tackles and three interceptions. Nick DiMarco has a team-best 10 sacks (18 tackles for loss). The junior is second nationally in sacks per game (1.3), third in both total sacks and total tackles for loss and fourth in tackles for loss per game (2.3).
William Penn is seventh in the nation in total sacks (23) and ninth in sacks per game (2.9).
The Statesmen have forced 10 turnovers this year.
Kerrigan is 19-for-22 in extra points and 6-for-14 in field goals. The senior is again pairing up with Jason Johnson to make a strong punting duo. Johnson has punted 17 times for a 38.2 yard clip, while Kerrigan also has 17 attempts for a 37.5 mark.
Jacob Batterson is tops in the kick return game with a 25.2 yard average, including one TD.
The Tigers rallied from a two-touchdown deficit to defeat Lindenwood-Belleville (Mo.) 20-13 in non-conference play last Saturday.
Olivet Nazarene fell behind 13-0 early in the second quarter, but led by 162 passing yards from Ryan Sample, the hosts scored the final 20 points for the win.
The Tigers outgained their foes 301-250 and overcame a 2-1 turnover margin. Andrew Muzljakovich converted on two 26-yard field goals to push Olivet Nazarene

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