Now 3-6 on the season and 1-4 in the CAA, the Tigers will be facing a
The Tigers are coming off a disappointing 34-14 loss to 16th-ranked William & Mary on Saturday. The Tigers played their best first half of the season against the Tribe and owned a 14-7 lead at halftime. In the first half, the Tigers rolled up 231 yards of total offense as senior quarterback Sean Schaefer (Northern H.S./Dunkirk,
However, the Tribe came out in the second half and dominated play. The Tribe defense held
Schaefer, who entered the game as the CAA leader in total yardage (273.8 per game) and passing yardage (270.2 per game), was held to 186 passing yards and 169 total yards by the William & Mary defense. He was sacked three times in the loss.
Schaefer, who has now passed for 10,706 yards in his career, is currently ranked 14th on the NCAA FCS career passing yardage list. He needs 294 yards to become the 11th quarterback in NCAA FCS history to pass for more than 11,000 career yards.
For the season, Schaefer has completed 219 of 331 passes for 2,348 yards. He has thrown 16 touchdown passes and has been intercepted 13 times. In three career games against
Schaefer has done a great job distributing passes to all of his receivers. In fact, four different Tigers have caught more than 30 passes this year.
Sophomore Steve Holmes (Old Mill H.S./Severn,
With four catches against William & Mary, Lee extended his pass-catching streak to 42 games in a row. He is the second-leading receiver in school history with 205 receptions for 2,233 yards and 11 touchdowns. With three games remaining in his career, Lee needs 15 more receptions to become
Sophomore wide receiver Hakeem Moore (Courtland H.S./Fredericksburg,
Senior linebacker Jordan Manning (St. Joseph H.S./Mays Landing, N.J.) continues to lead the Tiger defense. He matched his season high with 11 tackles in the Tigers’ loss to William & Mary. With 77 tackles in nine games, Manning is fifth in the CAA in tackles.
Manning, who recorded the 300th tackle of his career in the loss to William & Mary, now has 310 tackles in his college career. He ranks fourth on
Despite missing three games with a knee injury, senior safety Drew Mack (Buena Regional H.S./Landisville, N.J.) is also having a tremendous season. He is tied for second on the team with 52 tackles and he is also tied for the team lead with eight pass break-ups. A pre-season All-CAA selection, Mack intercepted his first pass of the season against William & Mary on Saturday. He now has six interceptions in his career.
Turnovers continue to be a problem for the Tigers, who are last in the CAA in turnover ratio.
TIGER TALES: Junior tailback Matt Castor (Linganore H.S./Mt. Airy,
After their game at