Titus Howard's first big impact of the game came in the first half when he blitzed off the corner and sacked the Mercyhurst QB in the end zone for a safety. Moments later, he picked off a pass to set up another Rock scoring drive just minutes later.
Howard again came up big late in the game with Mercyhurst threatening to make it a 7-point game when he recorded another sack, this one on third down from SRU's 4-yard line that went for a loss of seven yards and ended up keeping the Lakers out of the end zone and from getting back into the game. He finished with four total tackles, 1.5 sacks for a loss of 10 yards, one interception and one safety.
The Clairton graduate earned PSAC West Defensive Athlete of the Week for his performance.
(photo courtesy of Slippery Rock University)