BY JEFF FALK
The 2012 campaign is beginning to feel a lot like 2011 for theLebanon Valley College football team. The Flying Dutchmen have beaten the teams they should have beaten and suffered defeats to many of the programs which have plagued them in the past.
Such was the case on Saturday afternoon at Arnold Field in Annville where Lebanon Valley was throttled by perennial Middle Atlantic Conference power Delaware Valley 31-10. Plagued by six turnovers, Lebanon Valley surrendered 21 unanswered points after the score had been tied at ten.
At 5-3 overall and 4-3 in the MAC, Lebanon Valley is still very much alive for a fourth consecutive postseason berth. Delaware Valley upped its overall mark to 6-2 and its conference record to 6-1.
Lebanon Valley’s Sean Fakete booted a 32-yard field goal 5:02 into the second half to knot the score. But four snaps later, Delaware Valley’s Alquann Jones ripped a 56-yard to put his team up for good.
The Aggies added a pair of fourth-quarter touchdowns, and Lebanon Valley was never heard from again.
The Flying Dutchmen lost two fumbles and were picked off four times.
Lebanon Valley grabbed a 7-0 lead with 6:50 of the first quarter remaining when quarterback Leo Kyte sneaked one in from a yard out. In being out gained 412 yards to 301, the Flying Dutchmen’s rushing attack was limited to 108 yards.
Delaware Valley gained 276 yards on the ground.
Flying Dutchman receiver Joey Miller pulled in eight passes for 90 yards.