Smith Posts Sixth-Straight 100-Yard Game, Mustangs Fall at No. 17 Widener, 56-20
CHESTER, Pa. - Stevenson football freshman K.K. Smith (Glen Burnie, Md./Archbishop Spalding) rushed for 110 yards, his sixth-straight game with at least 100 yards, but No. 17 Widener scored 28 first-quarter points en route to a 56-20 victory over the Mustangs Saturday at Leslie C. Quick, Jr., Stadium.
Stevenson (1-5, 1-4 MAC) scored 20 points over the final three quarters, but could not overcome a 28-0 first-quarter deficit in which the Pride scored 14 points off of two Mustang turnovers.
Smith finished with 110 yards on 28 carries and continues to lead the MAC in rushing at 142.3 yards per game as the only player to rush for over 100 yards in every game this season. He entered today's game ranked 11th in Division III in rushing.
With four games remaining, Smith needs just 146 yards to become the school's first 1,000-yard rusher.
Smith also completing the rare trifecta of totaling a rushing, receiving and passing touchdown in the same season as he completed a 5-yard touchdown pass to freshman Jarrett Bragg (Sicklerville, N.J./Camden Catholic) just seven seconds into the third quarter for Stevenson's first score of the day.
Meanwhile, sophomore John Gasparovic (Newark, Del./Appoquinimink) made his third consecutive start at quarterback for the Mustangs and finished with a career-high 17 completions, completing 17-of-26 pass attempts for 177 yards and one touchdown.
Gasparovic threw for a career-high 190 yards and two touchdowns versus Lebanon Valley on 13-of-17 passing.
Gasparovic's lone touchdown pass came to junior Max Wilson (Baltimore, Md./Loch Raven) with 4:41 remaining in the second quarter. It was the first receiving touchdown of the season for Wilson and the third of his career.
Widener (6-0, 5-0 MAC) scored a touchdown on six of its first eight possessions. The other two ended in interceptions by Stevenson junior Trevon Wilkes (Baltimore, Md./Calvert Hall) and sophomore Tyren Pinkett (Cambridge, Md./South Dorchester).
Chris Haupt completed 15-of-20 passes for 279 yards and three touchdowns while Tevin Campbell was 2-for-2 for 37 yards and one touchdown. Three different players combined for four rushing touchdowns for the Pride who totaled 524 yards in total offense.
The Mustangs did not allow a 100-yard rusher for the second-straight week and for the third time this season. Junior Marlon McLain (Baltimore, Md./Milford Mill Academy) led the team with nine tackles, including eight solo while Pinkett had eight tackles. Sophomore Dondre' Brown (Sowers Point, N.J./Mainland Regional) had four tackles, including two for loss.
Stevenson has a bye week on October 13 before returning to action on Saturday, October 20 versus Wilkes at Mustang Stadium on Homecoming. Kick-off is at noon.