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District roundup: Duquesne, RMU get wins in NEC

| Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013, 8:48 p.m.

Ethan Dorsey rushed for 65 yards and a touchdown, and Duquesne remained in first place of the Northeast Conference on Saturday with a 21-10 victory against St. Francis (Pa.) at Rooney Field.

Duquesne improved to 5-3, 3-1 in conference play. St. Francis fell to 3-5, 1-2.

Duquesne's Dillon Buechel passed for 141 yards and a touchdown. St. Francis scored its touchdown on a 60-yard interception return by Lorenzo Jerome.

Robert Morris 24, Bryant 3 — Robert Morris (4-4, 2-1) defeated Bryant (4-5, 2-2) for the first time in six tries. Paul Jones completed only 7 of 14 passes for 120 yards, but three completions were touchdown throws to Duane Mitchell, who had 92 yards receiving. Jones also rushed 12 times for a team-high 86 yards.

The Colonials forced four turnovers and overcame 131 yards rushing by Bryant's Michael Perry.

Division II

Indiana (Pa.) 42, Clarion 14 — DeAntwarn Williams rushed for 129 yards and two touchdowns for IUP (7-2, 4-2) in its Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference West victory against Clarion (4-5, 2-4). Williams scored two touchdowns in the first quarter to give IUP a 14-0 lead. Mike Box threw a touchdown pass and ran for another score.

Clarion's Travis Day rushed for 61 yards and a touchdown.

Gannon 40, Seton Hill 21 — Seton Hill (0-9, 0-6) held a 14-0 lead and was tied, 21-21, in the second quarter but remained winless as Gannon (5-4, 4-2) rallied for a PSAC West victory.

Gannon's Jansen Jones rushed for 220 yards and two scores. Quarterback Liam Nadler rushed for three TDs, including an 8-yard run with 44 seconds left in the first half that gave Gannon a 28-21 lead. Khalil Howard led Seton Hill with 78 yards rushing.

Mercyhurst 19, Edinboro 6 — Allen Jones II rushed for 148 yards, and Mercyhurst (5-4, 3-3) gained 266 yards on the ground in its PSAC West victory against Edinboro (4-5, 2-4). Edinboro was held to 148 yards.

Division III

Waynesburg 38, Westminster 19 — Carter Hill passed for 265 yards and three touchdowns, and Thomas Paulone had 97 yards rushing to help Waynesburg (7-2 5-2) defeat Westminster (3-5, 2-4) in a Presidents' Athletic Conference game. Waynesburg is a half game behind conference leader Thomas More.

Westminster's Dak Britt passed for 281 yards and two touchdowns, and Collin Wallace caught six passes for 130 yards and a score.

Geneva 39, Grove City 7 — Zack Hayward passed for 286 yards and a touchdown, and he led Geneva (5-3, 4-2) with 81 yards rushing in its PAC victory against Grove City (3-5, 1-5). Josh Guiser caught 12 passes for 103 yards, and Rocco Colavecchia rushed for two TDs for Geneva, which jumped to a 27-0 lead in the second quarter. Grove City's Anthony Richie caught 10 passes for 135 yards.

Thiel 30, Bethany (W.Va.) 28 — Josh Wannamaker rushed for 235 yards and two touchdowns for Thiel (2-6, 2-4), which held off Bethany (3-5, 3-3) in the final minute to secure a PAC victory. Ryan Radke also rushed for two TDs and gained 63 yards for Thiel, which had 312 yards rushing.

Bethany's Matt Grimard passed for 305 yards and three touchdowns. Eric Blinn caught 12 passes for 140 yards.

Thiel secured the win on Wannamaker's 45-yard TD run with 55 seconds remaining. But Bethany returned a blocked extra point for a two-point score, and then pulled within 30-28 on Grimard's 26-yard TD pass to Jaylen Jennings with 22 seconds left.

Thomas More 31, St. Vincent 0 — Conference leader Thomas More (7-1, 6-1) did all of its scoring in the first half in its PAC defeat against St. Vincent (0-8, 0-6). Domonique Hayden rushed for 123 yards and a score. St. Vincent was held to 149 total yards.

Washington (Mo.) 9, Carnegie Mellon 7 — Alex Hallwach's 45-yard field goal with 8 seconds remaining sent Carnegie Mellon (3-5, 0-1) to a University Athletic Association loss against Washington (6-2, 1-0). Hallwach earlier had missed an extra point. CMU was led by Zach Erra-Hernandez's 68 yards rushing. The Tartans took a 7-6 lead in the second quarter on Rob Kalkstein's 7-yard TD pass to Bryce Pardoe.

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