Duquesne's defense rises up in win
TribLIVE Sports Videos
Duquesne scored three defensive touchdowns in a four-minute span of the first quarter to propel itself past West Liberty, 27-14, on Saturday at Rooney Field.
Trailing 7-0, the Dukes (2-2) returned a fumble and two interceptions for scores.
Duquesne's Nick Floyd picked off a Tyler Tucci pass and ran 71 yards to make it 7-7 with 4:09 left in the first quarter. Less than two minutes later, a blitzing Christian Kuntz forced a Tucci fumble that Zach Zidian recovered in the end zone to make it 14-7. Defensive end Dane O'Driscoll then intercepted Tucci and ran 33 yards for a score as time expired in the quarter to make it 20-7.
The win snapped a two-game losing streak for the Dukes. The loss was the second in a row for WLU (2-3).
Monmouth 35, Robert Morris 9 — The Colonials (2-3) took an early 7-0 lead on a 12-yard touchdown pass from Penn State transfer Paul Jones (Sto-Rox) to D.J. Pearson (New Brighton), but Monmouth (3-3) answered with 35 straight points. Pearson had a career-best six catches for 63 yards, and Jones 18 went of 33 for 183 yards.
Central Connecticut State 38, St. Francis (Pa.) 29 — Senior running back Kyle Harbridge rushed for 179 yards to become St. Francis' all-time leading rusher, but it wasn't enough as the visiting Red Flash couldn't overcome a 25-point halftime deficit. Harbridge has 3,439 career yards. Todd Harris, the previous record holder, finished his career with 3,414.
IUP 62, Millersville 3 — Mike Box threw for three touchdowns, and the No. 7 Crimson Hawks (5-0) piled up 521 yards of offense and scored at least two touchdowns in each quarter. IUP officially renamed its field in honor of former coach Frank Cignetti during a halftime ceremony.
Slippery Rock 58, Kutztown 10 — Senior quarterback Nigel Barksdale passed for 307 yards and four touchdowns as Slippery Rock routed Kutztown (0-5) in a PSAC game. Sophomore wide receiver Jaimire Dutrieuille had five catches for 171 yards for the Rock (4-1), which amassed 611 total yards.
Mercyhurst 63, Cheyney 14 — Six Lakers players scored their first collegiate touchdowns as Mercyhurst (2-3) rolled to their largest point total since a 63-14 victory over Buffalo State on Oct. 8, 1988.
Edinboro 31, Lock Haven 6 — Jeremy McDonald rushed for 144 yards and one touchdown to power Edinboro (3-2) past visiting Lock Haven in the PSAC. McDonald, a converted linebacker, scored on a 62-yard run to give the Fighting Scots a 24-6 lead early in the third quarter.
Bloomsburg 38, Gannon 14 — Franklyn Quiteh, the leading rusher in Division II, had 251 yards and two touchdowns as No. 9 Bloomsburg (5-0) topped the host Golden Knights (3-2) in the PSAC. Gannon's Jansen Jones, who entered the game as the third-leading rusher in D-II, was held to a season-low 69 yards.
West Chester 38, Cal (Pa.) 17 — The Vulcans (3-2) lost their second straight game to a nationally ranked opponent, falling at No. 17 West Chester (4-0) in a PSAC matchup. Sophomore quarterback James Harris, making his first start, went 16 of 31 for 273 yards and two touchdowns.
Shippensburg 73, Seton Hill 27 — The host Red Raiders (3-2) tied their single-game record for points in a rout of Seton Hill (0-5). Erik Kerns caught two touchdowns in the loss.
East Stroudsburg 48, Clarion 28 — The Warriors (4-1) threw for 463 yards, as Clarion dropped to 3-2.
Carnegie Mellon 34, St. Vincent 7 — The visiting Tartans (3-2) used two defensive touchdowns to keep the Bearcats (0-4) winless. CMU linebacker Alexander D'Angelo returned a fumble 45 yards for a touchdown, and safety Jack Butler returned an interception 68 yards for another TD.
Bethany 24, W&J 19 — In Bethany, W.Va., the host Bison built a 24-0 halftime lead before holding off the Presidents in the second half. Dion Wiegand rushed for 182 yards and two TDs for Bethany.
Waynesburg 35, Thiel 21 — Quarterback Carter Hill completed 31 of 40 passes for 314 yards, three TDs and no interceptions as Waynesburg (4-1, 2-1 PAC) rolled past Thiel (0-5, 0-3).
Thomas More 61, Geneva 0 — The Golden Tornadoes (3-2, 2-1 PAC) trailed 34-0 at the end of the first quarter as the Saints (4-0, 3-0) never looked back.
Ohio Wesleyan 50, Allegheny 7 — Mason Espinosa of Ohio Wesleyan (3-1, 2-1 North Coast Athletic Conference) threw for 363 yards and five TDs in the rout of the Gators (0-5, 0-4).
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- Steelers RB Archer trying to catch up after tough rookie season
- Steelers LB Timmons has grown into leadership role on defense
- Pirates third baseman Ramirez’s last ride is about winning a ring
- Steelers notebook: Backup QB Gradkowski remains out with shoulder issue
- Penguins to appear on national TV 18 times in 2015-16
- Gameday: Pirates at Twins, July 28, 2015
- Rising East Liberty out of reach for Pittsburgh’s poor
- Pa. House speaker says overriding Wolf’s budget veto ‘an option’
- Crane topples over into Perry North demolition site; no one injured
- Former Cal U football player cleared of assault charges sues university, police, prosecutor
- Ambridge’s PittMoss takes off with help from TV show, Mt. Lebanon native Cuban