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District roundup: W&J falls to Mt. Union in Division III playoffs

| Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013, 5:24 p.m.

Alex Baroffio became Washington & Jefferson's career receiving yardage leader and scored three touchdowns, but the Presidents were no match for top-ranked Mt. Union, dropping a 34-20 decision in the first round of the NCAA Division III playoffs Saturday at Mt. Union Stadium.

Mt. Union (11-0) got 181 yards rushing and a touchdown from B.J. Mitchell, plus four TD passes from Kevin Burke, and advances to face Wittenberg in the second round.

For W&J (8-3), Baroffio had 12 receptions for 131 yards and three TDs. He entered the game needing 83 yards to set the receiving mark.

Baroffio, a Bethel Park graduate, holds most school receiving marks, including 269 catches for 3,204 yards and 30 TDs.

Pete Coughlin completed 20 of 44 passes for 216 yards, and Dion Wiegand rush for 74 yards in the loss.

College of Brockport 19, Waynesburg 12 — In an ECAC Bowl matchup in Brockport, N.Y., Waynesburg (7-4) gave up an early 82-yard TD run and never caught up to Brockport (8-3), which won its seventh game in a row.

Carter Hill passed for 219 yards and a touchdown for Waynesburg, which allowed 251 yards rushing in the loss. Alex Henry added two field goals. Brockport's Dan Andrews rushed for 188 yards and a score.

Division I FCS

St. Francis (Pa.) 23, Robert Morris 3 — Coach Joe Walton ended his career on a sour note, as Robert Morris (5-6, 3-3) lost a chance to tie for the Northeast Conference championship with its defeat at St. Francis (5-6, 3-3). Robert Morris lost its final two games, giving Walton a 114-92-1 record in 20 seasons as the school's only football coach.

Robert Morris was limited to 11 yards rushing on 29 carries, was hurt by three interceptions and trailed 17-0 after the first quarter.

Kyle Harbridge scored two TDs for St. Francis and rushed for 110 yards on 29 carries.

Duquesne 33, Monmouth 23 — Dillon Buechel passed for 223 yards and three touchdowns for Duquesne (7-4) in its nonconference victory at Monmouth (6-6). Duquesne couldn't protect a 23-7 halftime lead, but Buechel threw a 5-yard TD pass to Ethan Dorsey to put the Dukes ahead for good early in the fourth quarter.

Duquesne's Austin Crimmins kicked a school-record four field goals.

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