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District college roundup: Robert Morris falls to Dayton

| Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013, 9:33 p.m.
Martin Santek
Troy Witt rushed for 103 yards and two touchdowns in Carnegie Mellon's 26-7 victory over Allegheny on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013.
California (Pa.) defensive lineman Noah Taylor returns an interception 7 yards for a touchdown in the third quarter of the Vulcans' 45-10 victory against Kutztown.
California (Pa.) wide receiver Mike Williams (80) breaks free for a long gain against Kutztown on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013.

Robert Morris gave up two touchdowns in the fourth quarter and dropped a 21-14 nonconference decision to Dayton on Saturday afternoon at Joe Walton Stadium.

The score was tied 7-7 when Dayton (2-1) went ahead early in the fourth and added to its lead with 5:44 remaining.

Robert Morris (1-2) pulled within a touchdown with 1:43 left on Paul Jones' 40-yard TD pass to Duane Mitchell. Jones completed only 6 of 24 passes for 112 yards and two scores. He was intercepted once.

No. 17 James Madison 24, St. Francis (Pa.) 20 — St. Francis (0-2) held a 14-3 lead in the third quarter but couldn't upset James Madison (2-1) in a nonconference game. St. Francis' Kyle Harbridge rushed for 100 yards and a touchdown.

Division II

No. 8 Indiana (Pa.) 49, Cheyney 0 — De'Antwan Williams scored three touchdowns before the end of the first quarter, and IUP (2-0) romped past Cheyney (0-2) in a PSAC crossover game.

IUP quarterback Mike Box passed for 210 yards and three touchdowns.

California (Pa.) 45, Kutztown 10 — Cody Schroeder passed for 267 yards and four touchdowns to lead Cal (2-0) past Kutztown (0-2) in a PSAC crossover game. Mike Williams caught eight passes for 132 yards and a touchdown.

Clarion 30, Lock Haven 13 — Bobby Thomas rushed for 147 yards and a touchdown for Clarion (2-0) in its PSAC crossover win against Lock Haven (1-1).

Clarion jumped to a 17-0 lead in the first half. The Golden Eagles rushed for 293 yards. Travis Day added 77 yards rushing and a touchdown.

Mercyhurst 49, Millersville 7 — Brandon Brown-Dukes rushed for 142 yards and three touchdowns for Mercyhurst (1-1), which defeated Millersville (0-2) in a PSAC crossover game. Mercyhurst's defense had six sacks and forced four turnovers.

East Stroudsburg 70, SetonHill 7 — Seton Hill (0-2) allowed 338 yards rushing in a PSAC crossover loss to East Stroudsburg (2-0), which held the Griffins to minus-11 yards rushing.

No. 23 West Chester 56, Gannon 41 — Liam Nadler threw for 371 yards and five touchdowns, but it wasn't enough for Gannon (1-1), which lost a PSAC crossover game to West Chester (2-0). Gannon's Quad Law caught 10 passes for 132 yards and two scores.

No. 15 Bloomsburg 47, Edinboro 35 — Edinboro (1-1) trailed 24-7 in the second quarter and lost a PSAC crossover game to Bloomsburg (2-0). Edinboro's Cody Harris passed for 360 yards and four TDs, and Marcus Johnson caught 9 passes for 185 yards and a score.

Division III

Waynesburg 59, FrostburgState 49 — Alex Henry's 40-yard field goal, his third of the game, snapped a 42-42 tie in the fourth quarter, and Kyle Richey followed with a 45-yard fumble return for a score to send Waynesburg (2-0) past Frostburg State (0-2) in a nonconference game.

Waynesburg's Carter Hill passed for a school-record 483 yards and three touchdowns.

No. 19 St. John Fisher 42, Washington & Jefferson 21 — Despite 13 catches from Alex Baroffio, W&J (1-1) lost a nonconference game to St. John Fisher (2-0). Baroffio has a school-record 200 career catches.

Matt Bliss threw for 339 yards and three TDs for W&J.

Rochester 28, Thiel 27 — Thiel (0-2) lost the lead with 15 seconds left when Rochester (1-0) used a 3-yard touchdown pass to pull within one and quarterback Dean Kennedy ran for the two-point conversion.

Thiel's Andrew Smith threw for 181 yards and two TDs.

Carnegie Mellon 26, Allegheny7 — CMU (1-1) scored 19 consecutive points in the second half to defeat Allegheny (0-2) in a nonconference game. Troy Witt rushed for 103 yards and two touchdowns.

Grove City 42, Anderson (Ind.) 0 — Brian Pell threw two TD passes and rushed for two scores as Grove City (2-0) defeated Anderson (0-2) in a nonconference game.

Geneva 51, Bethany 33 — Zack Hayward passed for 417 yards and Rocco Colavecchia rushed for three TDs as Geneva (2-0, 1-0) defeated Bethany (0-2, 0-1) in a Presidents' Athletic Conference game.

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