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The Mules allowed only 143 total yards and seven first downs in winning their
With the win, Muhlenberg (5-1, 5-0) kept pace with Ursinus as the lone teams undefeated in Centennial Conference play. Every other teams in the league has at least two losses.
The Green Terror (4-2, 3-2) had its only scoring chance on the final drive of the first half, driving to the Mule 28 before missing a field goal on the last play of the half. Other than that drive, McDaniel took only two snaps in Muhlenberg territory the entire game.
The Mules held McDaniel to 22 rushing yards on 20 carries and allowed only two third-down conversion in 17 attempts.
Senior Patrick McDonough led the defense with 9 tackles, including a sack, and junior Matthew Siedt added 7, including a half-sack.
The special teams and offense also did their part. Senior Michael Katz tied a career high with three field goals, all from 40 yards or longer, accounting for the first nine points of the game. The first one, from 40 yards, came after NCAA-leading kick returner Chase Nadell brought back the opening kick 40 yards, and the second, from 46 yards, was a career best.
Katz' third field goal, a 44-yarder, capped Muhlenberg's longest drive
On the drive after Katz' third field goal, McDaniel fumbled while lined up to punt, and senior Mark Accomando recovered for his third turnover gained in as many weeks. Five plays later, sophomore Terrence Dandridge scored from 3 yards out to make it 16-0.
Dandridge finished with a career-high 140 yards on 29 carries for his fourth consecutive 100-yard game.
McDaniel fumbled the opening kickoff of the second half, and junior Matt Musick fell on the ball at the Terror 27. Again the offense turned the turnover into points, needing only three Dandridge runs, the last from 16 yards out, to score another touchdown.
After a fourth-down stop near midfield, the Mules put the game away with under five minutes to play on a 50-yard touchdown pass from sophomore Dan Deighan to senior Bobby Bushong.
Muhlenberg has outscored its last two opponents 67-3, and only a missed extra point kept the Mules from reaching 30 points for the fourth consecutive game.
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