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District football roundup: Blakeman leads Slippery Rock to win

| Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013, 6:45 p.m.

Teddy Blakeman rushed for 145 yards and three touchdowns to help Slippery Rock maintain its spot atop the PSAC West with a 44-20 victory against Edinboro.

Slippery Rock improved to 7-1, 4-1 in division play. Edinboro fell to 4-4, 2-3.

Nigel Barksdale completed 27 of 39 passes for 342 yards and a touchdown for The Rock. Ken Amos caught 11 passes for 104 yards.

Edinboro cut the deficit to 31-20 early in the fourth quarter. Jon Girvin passed for 250 yards and a touchdown, and he had a team-high 29 yards rushing and a score. Darren Massey caught 8 passes for 108 yards and a touchdown.

Indiana (Pa.) 28, Mercyhurst 6 — De'Antwarn Williams rushed for 186 yards and a touchdowns, and quarterback Mike Box scored on a pair of 1-yard runs for IUP (6-2, 3-2) in its PSAC West victory at Mercyhurst (4-4, 2-3), which was held without a touchdown for the first time since September 13, 2008.

Clarion 41, Seton Hill 2 — Clarion (4-4, 2-3) got its first two touchdowns on blocked punt returns and romped against Seton Hill (0-8, 0-5) in a PSAC West game. Bobby Thomas rushed for two touchdowns, and Clarion had 282 yards rushing. Seton Hill's points came on a blocked extra-point return.

Division I FCS

Robert Morris 17, Wagner 13 — Marcus Prather threw and 11-yard touchdown pass to Tyler Digby with 1:17 remaining to lift Robert Morris (3-4, 1-1) past defending conference champion Wagner (2-6, 1-3) in a Northeast Conference game.

Prather also threw a 10-yard TD pass to Duane Mitchell as Robert Morris erased 10-3 and 13-10 deficits in the fourth quarter and won despite allowing 230 yards rushing. The Colonials defense forced three interceptions.

Bryant 42, Duquesne 14 — Bryant (4-4, 2-1) scored three times off Duquesne (4-3, 2-1) turnovers and rolled to a Northeast Conference victory that snapped the Dukes' three-game winning streak.

The score was tied 7-7 in the third quarter when Bryant's Sam Sammons returned a fumble 29 yards for a touchdown that put the Dukes behind for good.

Duquesne quarterback Dillon Buechel was 24 of 36 for 200 yards but he was intercepted three times and sacked three times.

St. Francis (Pa.) 24, Sacred Heart 10 — Kyle Harbridge scored two touchdowns and St. Francis (3-4, 1-1) scored 21 unanswered points in the second half to upset Sacred Heart (7-2, 2-2) in a Northeast Conference game. Harbridge rushed for 190 yards and a touchdowns, and he caught two passes for 26 yards and a score.

Division III

Waynesburg 31, Geneva 14 — Carter Hill threw four touchdown passes and 300 yards passing to lead Waynesburg (6-2, 4-2) past Geneva (4-3, 3-2) in a Presidents' Athletic Conference game.

Andrew English caught 8 passes for 83 yards and two scores to help Waynesburg remain in the hunt for the PAC title.

Geneva's Zack Hayward passed for 217 yards but he was intercepted three times and sacked three times.

Westminster 7, Bethany (W.Va.) 6 — Bethany (3-4, 3-2) was 44 seconds away from a shutout when Dylan Heitmeier blocked a punt and recovered it in the end zone to give Westminster (3-4, 2-3) a stunning PAC victory. Trying to protect a 6-0 lead, Bethany had to punt from its 20 in the final minute. After Heitmeier's block, Westminster tacked on the extra point for the win. Westminster's Dak Britt rushed for 108 yards and had 82 yards passing. Bethany's Matt Grimard had 192 yards passing.

Washington & Jefferson 42, St. Vincent 7 — Dion Wiegand accounted for four touchdowns to help W&J (6-2, 5-1) remain tied for first in the PAC with a victory against St. Vincent (0-6, 0-4). Wiegand rushed for 93 yards and three TDs, and he caught two passes for 80 yards and a score. Matt Bliss passed for 280 yards. Manuel Brown's 6-yard TD run accounted for St. Vincent's only score.

Thomas More 44, Grove City 7 — Brian Pell's 53-yard TD pass to Anthony Ritchie in the first quarter gave Grove City a 7-3 lead, but Thomas More (6-1, 5-1) stormed back for the PAC victory. Grove City (3-4, 1-4) was held to 145 yards of total offense. Thomas More's Domonique Hayden rushed for 327 yards and four scores.

DePauw 23, Allegheny 7 — Nick Deichler ran 46 yards for a TD early in the first quarter for a 7-0 lead, but Allegheny (0-8, 0-7) was shut down after that and dropped a North Coast Athletic Conference decision to DePauw (3-4, 3-3). Deichler finished with 71 yards rushing.

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