District college roundup: Slippery Rock falls in PSAC title game
Franklyn Quiteh's third touchdown, a 10-yard run with 27 seconds left, gave No. 12 Bloomsburg a 42-38 victory over No. 18 Slippery Rock in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference championship game.
Slippery Rock (9-2) had its eight-game winning streak snapped. The Rock had taken a 38-35 lead on Mike Wainauskis' 24-yard field goal with 2:11 left.
Bloomsburg (10-1) drove 70 yards in eight plays for the winning touchdown.
Slippery Rock squandered leads of 21-7 and 28-13. Quarterback Nigel Barksdale completed 24 of 41 passes for 343 yards and two touchdowns. He also rushed for 78 yards on 27 carries. John Schademan caught 10 passes for 169 yards and a TD for Slippery Rock.
Seton Hill 17, Cheyney 10 — Seton Hill (1-10) snapped a 23-game losing streak and gave coach Isaac Collins his first win with the program as the Griffins defeated Cheyney (0-11) in a PSAC crossover game. Cheyney has lost 20 in a row.
Jarvis McClam's 1-yard TD run with 5:59 remaining snapped a 10-10 tie. He also had a receiving touchdown.
Indiana (Pa.) 42, Shippensburg 21 — DeAntwarn Williams rushed for 315 yards and scored two of his three TDs in the fourth quarter to help IUP (9-2) pull away from Shippensburg (7-4) in a PSAC game. Mike Box passed for 206 yards and a score for IUP, which has won four in a row.
California (Pa.) 48, Millersville 14 — Nick Grissom scored three rushing touchdowns, and Cal (7-4) had two defensive touchdowns in the fourth quarter of its PSAC rout of Millersville (1-10).
No. 17 West Chester 41, Clarion 14 — Bobby Thomas rushed for 96 yards and a touchdown for Clarion (4-7) in its PSAC loss to 17th-ranked West Chester (10-1).
Mercyhurst 37, East Stroudsburg 20 — Richie Sanders rushed for 121 yards and a touchdown, and Allen Jones II had 104 yards and two scores to lead Mercyhurst (7-4) past East Stroudsburg (7-4) in a PSAC game.
Kutztown 41, Edinboro 10 — Ben Eisel had 112 yards receiving for Edinboro (5-6), which lost to Kutztown (4-7) in a PSAC game. Jon Girvin passed for 182 yards for Edinboro.
Gannon 44, Lock Haven 14 — Jansen Jones rushed for 192 yards and two TDs, and Liam Nadler passed for 348 yards and two TDs, and he rushed for two scores to lead Gannon (6-5) past Lock Haven (3-8) in a PSAC game. Gannon scored a school-record 361 points this season, surpassing the mark of 347 set in 2003.
Division I FCS
Duquesne 24, Central Connecticut State 21 — Dillon Buechel's 66-yard TD pass to Gianni Carter with 8:37 remaining put Duquesne (6-4, 4-2) ahead for good in its Northeast Conference victory against Central Connecticut State (4-7, 2-3). Duquesne earned a share of the conference championship, yet was eliminated from contention for earning the NEC's automatic bid to the playoffs.
Buechel passed for 288 yards. Devin Rahming caught 9 passes for 116 yards, and Carter caught 5 passes for 111 yards. Austin Crimmins kicked three field goals.
Wagner 10, St. Francis (Pa.) 7 — Kyle Harbridge rushed for 98 yards and a touchdown for St. Francis (4-6, 2-3) in its NEC loss to Wagner (3-8, 2-4).
Washington & Jefferson 38, Waynesburg 13 — Alex Baroffio scored on a 59-yard punt return early in the third quarter that gave W&J (8-2, 7-1) an 11-point lead en route to a win over Waynesburg (7-3, 5-3) that clinched the Presidents' Athletic Conference's automatic playoff bid for the Presidents. Baroffio also scored on a 1-yard run to give W&J a 31-13 lead in the third quarter.
Dion Wiegand rushed for 137 yards and a TD for W&J, which won its 23rd conference championship. Waynesburg (7-3, 5-3) was led by Carter Hill's 277 yards passing.
Westminster 30, Geneva 27 — Justin Dahl's career-long 42-yard field goal as time expired lifted Westminster (4-6, 3-5) past Geneva (5-5, 4-4) in a PAC game. Westminster had a 17-0 lead in the first half and 27-14 in the second, but Geneva tied the score with 5:59 remaining.
Westminster's Dak Britt passed for 271 yards and a touchdown, and he rushed for 93 yards and a score. Geneva's Zack Hayward passed for 208 yards and a score and rushed for a team-high 70 yards. Rocco Colavecchia threw a touchdown pass and ran for two TDs. Josh Geiser caught 8 passes for 108 yards and two scores.
Bethany (W.Va.) 56, St. Vincent 35 — Bethany (4-6, 3-5) jumped to a 29-0 lead and sent St. Vincent (0-10, 0-8) to its second consecutive winless season in a PAC game. Bethany's Matt Grimard threw for 416 yards and six TDs, and Eric Blinn caught 12 passes for 267 yards and four scores.
St. Vincent's Andy Borgen passed for 275 yards and two TDs, and Jaleel Morris rushed for 105 yards.
Grove City 50, Thiel 44 (OT) — Brian Pell scored on a 13-yard run in overtime to give Grove City (5-5, 3-5) a PAC win against Thiel (3-7, 3-5). Steve Maskrey rushed for 117 yards and a TD, and Pell passed for 192 yards and two scores for Grove City. Thiel's Andrew Smith threw for 299 yards and two scores, and he rushed for 94 yards and scored three times on the ground.
Case Western 35, Carnegie Mellon 32 — Rob Kalkstein passed for 327 yards and three touchdowns but couldn't rally Carnegie Mellon (3-7, 0-3) past Case Western (5-4, 2-1) in a University Athletic Association game. CMU had its worst season since 1974 (3-5). Kalkstein became the school's all-time passing leader. He needed 186 yards to pass Richie Squires (1968-71) and finished his career with 5,664 passing yards.
No. 11 Wittenberg 56, Allegheny 0 — Allegheny (0-10) was shut out for the fourth time this season, dropping its North Coast Athletic Conference finale to 11th-ranked Wittenberg (9-1). Allegheny was limited to 125 yards of offense.