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District college roundup: Duquesne rolls past Sacred Heart

| Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012, 8:06 p.m.

Sean Patterson accounted for five touchdowns to lead Duquesne to a 35-3 victory over Sacred Heart in a Northeast Conference game Saturday at Rooney Field.

Duquesne improved to 5-2, 3-1 in conference play. Sacred Heart dropped to 2-5, 1-3.

Patterson threw two TD passes to Gianni Carter and rushed for three scores.

Robert Morris 37, Central Connecticut State 31 — Deontae Howard's 2-yard TD run with 1:50 left lifted Robert Morris (2-5, 1-3) past Central Connecticut State (1-6, 1-3) for the Colonials' first NEC win. Robert Morris rallied from a 31-23 deficit in the fourth quarter.

Division II

Clarion 30, Lock Haven 28 — Clarion (4-4, 2-3) extended Lock Haven's losing streak to 50 games when Ben Fiscus threw a 3-yard touchdown pass to Anthony Becoate on the final play. Lock Haven (0-8, 0-5) hasn't won since beating Clarion in 2007.

Slippery Rock 38, Edinboro 31 (OT) — Nigel Barksdale's 25-yard TD pass to LaQuinn Stephens-Howling in overtime lifted Slippery Rock (4-4, 3-2) past Edinboro (3-4, 2-3) in a PSAC West game.

No. 14 California (Pa.) 41, Gannon 0 — Jeff Knox rushed for two touchdowns, and 14th-ranked California (7-1, 5-0) limited Gannon (1-7, 0-5) to 11 yards rushing and 164 total yards in the PSAC West win.

Fairmont State 54, Seton Hill 47 — Andrew Jackson threw for 432 yards and three touchdowns, but Seton Hill (0-8, 0-6) remains winless.

Division III

Washington & Jefferson 40, St. Vincent 14 — W&J (6-2, 5-1) jumped to a 24-0 lead and defeated St. Vincent (0-7, 0-5) in a Presidents' Athletic Conference game. Dion Wiegand rushed for 168 yards and two touchdowns.

Waynesburg 21, Geneva 20 — Carter Hill's 8-yard TD pass to Mike Ferraro with 5:30 left lifted Waynesburg (8-0, 6-0) past Geneva (2-5, 2-3).

Westminster 45, Bethany (W.Va.) 28 — Westminster (3-3, 2-3) rushed for 395 yards in its PAC victory over Bethany (1-6, 1-4). Tyler Banks rushed for 195 yards and two TDs.

Ohio Wesleyan 34, Carnegie Mellon 26 — CMU (5-2) couldn't protect a fourth-quarter lead, giving up three unanswered scores to Ohio Wesleyan (7-0) in a nonconference game. Mason Espinosa threw four touchdown passes for Ohio Wesleyan.

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