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Baba records eight tackles, interception

Habeeb Baba (c) 2018 David Sinclair/McDaniel College
Habeeb Baba (c) 2018 David Sinclair/McDaniel College

Susquehanna (6-3, 5-3 CC) 20, McDaniel (3-6, 2-6 CC) 3
Centennial Conference (CC) football game
Saturday, Nov. 3
Where: Westminster, Md.

Susquehanna scored a pair of first-half touchdowns in a 20-3 victory over McDaniel.

Habeeb Baba (Bristol, Pa./Truman) established a career high with eight tackles to go with an interception and pass breakup in his first collegiate start.
Jarius Ransom (Williamstown, N.J./Williamstown) led the defense with 12 tackles.

• Nicholas Brotzman completed 18 of 27 passes for 180 yards and a touchdown. He also ran for a score.
• Connor Thompson had 10 tackles and an interception to lead the defense.

• After a short punt gave Susquehanna the ball at the McDaniel 48 with 11:32 to play in the first quarter, Nicholas Brotzman found Kyle Good for 19 yards on the first play. Another 13-yard pass completion to Mikah Christian set up the River Hawks at the 15. Four plays later, Aaron Speight found the end zone from six yards out for a 7-0 lead.
• A John Chamberlin (Williamstown, N.J./Williamstown) 18-yard run late in the first quarter moved the Green Terror into Susquehanna territory for the first time. The drive stalled after seven plays at the River Hawk 28. On the first play of the second quarter, Peyton Denlinger (Lancaster, Pa./Lampeter-Strasburg) converted a 44-yard field goal to make it a 7-3 game.
• Three drives later, Susquehanna was stopped at midfield and lined up to punt before Connor Thompson took the snap as the up man and dashed 22 yards to keep the drive alive. A personal four penalty moved the ball to the McDaniel 15. Three plays later, Brotzman hit Frank Depaola for a touchdown with 4:01 to play in the first half.
• After a Ricky Reyes interception, Brotzman hit Mitch Carsley down the sideline for a 58-yard gain. After four Speight runs, Brotzman dashed the final two yards but a blocked PAT kept it a 20-3 game with 9:39 to play in the game.

• McDaniel was outgained by its opponent for the sixth time this season, being held to a just 207 yards of total offense.
John Chamberlin finished the day with 77 rushing yards.

McDaniel concludes the season at No. 17 Johns Hopkins on Saturday. Game time is 12 p.m.

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