ShareThis Page

District college football roundup: Slippery Rock holds off Mercyhurst to remain unbeaten

| Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017, 6:45 p.m.

Tanner Garry shook off an injury to throw for 335 yards and four touchdowns as No. 12 Slippery Rock (6-0, 3-0) survived a scare from Mercyhurst (3-3, 2-1), 31-28, in a PSAC contest.

Milly Raye caught 10 passes for 121 yards and a touchdown, and Marcus Johnson, who also was playing injured, added four receptions for 108 yards and a 65-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter. Doug Altavilla threw for 326 yards and two touchdowns for Mercyhurst.

The score was tied 21-21 going into the fourth quarter. A 44-yard field goal by Jake Chapla and Johnson's touchdown reception gave The Rock the cushion it needed.

Gannon 47, Edinboro 25 — Junior Marc Jones rushed for a career-high 261 yards and a school-record six touchdowns to lead Gannon (2-4, 1-2) to the PSAC win over Edinboro (3-3, 1-2). Tyler Palka added 42 rushing yards and caught four passes for 112 yards and a score for Gannon.

Walter Fletcher paced Edinboro with 165 rushing yards and two touchdowns.

Clarion 33, Seton Hill 28 — Down 21-13, Clarion (1-5, 1-2 PSAC) scored 20 consecutive points, then held off Seton Hill (0-6, 0-3). The Golden Eagles generated five turnovers and got 267 yards and two touchdowns passing — both to Mason Standard — from Asiantii Woulard. James Metzgar kicked a pair of field goals.

Christian Strong threw for 354 yards and three touchdowns, two to Michael Elardo, who caught seven for 151 yards.

Division I FCS

East Tennessee State 16, Robert Morris 3 — JJ Jerman kicked three field goals as East Tennessee State won a defensive struggle. Robert Morris (2-3) got 13 tackles, including 3 12 for loss, from Gerald Ferguson. The teams combined for 23 tackles for loss.

Duquesne 38, Wagner 0 — Tommy Stuart threw for 238 yards and four touchdowns as Duquesne (4-1, 1-0) shut out Wagner (2-4, 0-2) in a Northeast Conference game. Nehari Crawford caught two scoring passes, including one for 79 yards late in the third quarter, and finished with 156 yards receiving. A.J. Hines ran for 77 yards and a score.

Division III

No. 16 Washington & Jefferson 27, Carnegie Mellon 20 — Nick Murgo recorded 11 tackles, a sack and returned an interception 51 yards for a touchdown as Washington & Jefferson (5-0, 3-0) beat Carnegie Mellon (5-1, 3-1) in a battle of PAC unbeatens. Justin Vickless led the Presidents' offense with 158 rushing yards and a touchdown.

Alex Cline threw for 268 yards and two touchdowns and ran for another score for the Tartans.

Geneva 35, Waynesburg 14 — Geneva (3-2, 3-1 PAC) rushed for 367 yards and five touchdowns in beating Waynesburg (0-6, 0-4). Trewon Marshall led the way with 170 yards and two touchdowns rushing for the Golden Tornadoes.

Joe Shively picked off two passes for Geneva. Austin Wilson rushed for 101 yards and a score for Waynesburg.

Thomas More 53, Grove City 10 — The Saints (2-4, 1-3 PAC) brought an end to the Wolverines' modest two-game winning streak in convincing fashion. Thomas More built a quick 14-0 lead in the first quarter and never was threatened.

Wesley Schools rushed for 100 yards for Grove City (2-4, 2-2).

Westminster 66, Saint Vincent 12 — Paul Columbo completed 13 of 15 passes for 271 yards and four touchdowns, and Dominique McKinley added 102 rushing yards and two scores as Westminster (4-1, 3-0 PAC) routed Saint Vincent (2-4, 1-3) at Chuck Noll Field.

Westminster led 31-6 at halftime. Michael Navarro threw for 95 yards and a score for Saint Vincent.

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.