By Jeff Smyth
The KU football team’s defense turned in its second straight shut-down performance on Saturday afternoon defeating Lock Haven University 19-0. The game took place on Senior Day for the team’s home-finale at University Field at Andre Reed Stadium.
The Golden Bears’ defense showed up with another stout performance. KU (5-4, 5-3 PSAC East) held Lock Haven (2-7,2-6) to negative 26rushing yards on the day while allowing a total of 106-offensiveyards.
Sophomore Zachary Delp led the bombardment with a game and career-high 13 tackles, nine of which were solo. Delp finished his performance with a sack in the end zone for a late 4thquarter safety.
The seniors played hard aswell. In the secondary, senior English Peay was a ball-hawk swatting down a game-high six passes. He increased his school-record pass break-ups to 42 while also moving himself up to second in PSAC history behind Shippensburg graduate and current Miami Dolphin, Brent Grimes (2002-05).
Zach Greenwald also joined in on a career day surpassing 200 tackles with 5 on Saturday, making him one of 19 players in school history to do so. Offensively, senior Brett Fox hauled in his 100 th catch, becoming the 13 th in KU history to accomplish the feat.
The scoring came early as quarterback Chad Barton found freshmen Nathan Hollander open for a 34-yard touchdown on the team’s first possession. Running back, Terry Williams, gave the Golden Bears a 14-0 lead with a 16-yard touchdown run two possessions later. Barton finished the day throwing for 219 yards on 16-30 passing.
Senior Day honored the last remaining players from the 2011 PSAC East Championship. Among them were: Jarvis Cummings, Josh Luckenbaugh, Brett Fox, English Peay, Drake Brumfield, Sam Dougan, Cody Waltimyer, Mike Nowak, Zach Greenwald, Peter Finegan Jr., Greg Bamberger Jr., Cameron Lipnicky and Michael Gallagher.
The Golden Bears faceoff with Shippensburg University (5-4, 4-4) for one more eastern division contest this Saturday, Nov. 8 at Shippensburg. The game is set at a 12 p.m. start as KU looks to extend their winning streak to three while giving coach Clements a winning percentage above .500 in his first season as head coach.