District roundup: Edinboro hands IUP second loss in a row
A little over a week ago, the Indiana (Pa.) football team was rolling through the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference and had climbed to No. 7 in the Division II rankings.
Now, the Crimson Hawks are a team heading in the opposite direction.
IUP lost for the second consecutive weekend, as Edinboro went into Frank Cignetti Field at Miller Stadium and pulled out a 36-30 victory.
Edinboro (4-3, 2-2) used two touchdowns in the third quarter to build a 36-20 lead over IUP (5-2, 2-2).
Jon Girvin passed for 262 yards and threw three TD passes for Edinboro. Jeremy Donaldson rushed for 79 yards and a touchdown. Darren Massey caught two TD passes, had 117 yards receiving and returned a blocked punt 19 yards for a touchdown. This score gave Edinboro a 13-6 lead in the second quarter.
IUP quarterbacks Mike Box and Logan Weaver were a combined 11 of 26 for 112 yards, one touchdown and three interceptions. De'Antwarn Williams rushed for 129 yards and two scores.
Edinboro never trailed after T.J. Hardy kicked a 39-yard field goal with 3:30 left in the first half for a 22-20 lead.
No. 24 Slippery Rock 34, Clarion 13 — Slippery Rock (6-1, 3-1), ranked 24th in Division II, jumped to a 27-0 lead and defeated Clarion (3-4, 1-3) in a PSAC West game.
Nigel Barksdale had 276 yards passing and two TDs, and Shamar Greene rushed for 131 yards and a score for Slippery Rock. Teddy Blakeman added two rushing touchdowns.
Clarion's Bobby Thomas rushed for 70 yards and two touchdowns, but the Golden Eagles were held to 74 yards passing.
California (Pa.) 33, Seton Hill 7 — James Harris passed for 221 yards and threw two TD passes to help California (5-2, 3-1) defeat Seton Hill (0-7, 0-4) in a PSAC West game. Jeff Knox Jr. rushed for 80 yards and a touchdown and returned a fumble 11 yards for another score. Seton Hill's Denzell Jackson rushed for 55 yards and a touchdown.
Bethany (W.Va.) 27, Waynesburg 20 — Matt Grimard threw two touchdown passes to Eric Blinn in the fourth quarter, including the game-winner with 20 seconds remaining, to lead Bethany (3-3, 3-1) past Waynesburg (5-2, 3-2) in a Presidents' Athletic Conference game.
Grimard completed 33 of 46 passes for 369 yards and four touchdowns. He also threw TD passes to Tyler Ambush and Brandon Hill. Blinn caught 11 passes for 154 yards and the two scores.
Waynesburg's Carter Hill completed 18 of 30 passes for 225 yards and a touchdown. Jerry Lawman rushed for 109 yards and a touchdown.
Lawman's 1-yard scoring run with 4:38 left in the third quarter gave Waynesburg a 20-13 lead. Grimard threw a 3-yard TD pass to Blinn early in the fourth quarter, then connected with Blinn on a 68-yard touchdown in the waning moments.
Washington & Jefferson 38, Westminster 6 — Matt Bliss threw four TD passes and had 264 yards passing to lead W&J (5-2, 4-1) past Westminster (2-4, 1-3) in a PAC game. Dion Wiegand rushed for 157 yards, and Alex Baroffio caught eight passes for 137 yards and two scores.
Westminster's Dak Britt had 247 yards passing, and Collin Wallace caught 11 passes for 175 yards and a TD.
Geneva 40, St. Vincent 30 — Rocco Colavecchia's 1-yard TD run in the second quarter snapped a 21-21 tie and sent Geneva (4-2, 3-1) past St. Vincent (0-6, 0-4) in a PAC game. Colavecchia had three rushing touchdowns. Zack Hayward completed 30 of 47 passes for 402 yards and two TDs. He also rushed for a score. Lemuel Fuller caught 12 passes for 193 yards and a TD.
For St. Vincent, Andy Borgen passed for 289 yards and three TDs. He also rushed for 50 yards and a score.
Thomas More 42, Thiel 21 — Thomas More (5-1, 4-1) jumped to a 28-7 halftime lead and held off a comeback by Thiel (1-6, 1-4) in a PAC game.
Thiel pulled within 28-21 with 9:41 remaining, but Thomas More pulled away with two more TDs. Thiel's Ryan Radke passed for 137 yards and a touchdown and rushed for a team-high 83 yards.
Mercer 54, Carnegie Mellon 21 — Mercer (6-1), a Division I FCS team, jumped to a 33-7 halftime lead and routed Carnegie Mellon (3-4) in a nonconference game. Andrew Hearon and Evan Englert threw TD passes for CMU, which played without starting quarterback Rob Kalkstein.
Kalkstein, who ranks third on CMU's career passing list, was not cleared to play after sustaining a concussion last week.
Oberlin 24, Allegheny 0 — Allegheny (0-7, 0-5) committed five turnovers and was shut out for the third time this season, dropping a North Coast Athletic Conference game against Oberlin (2-4, 1-4).