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District roundup: No. 6 California (Pa.) improves to 3-0

| Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012, 10:09 p.m.
Eric Schmadel  |  Tribune-Review

Waynesburg quarterback Tyler Fatigante tries to shake off Saint Vincent defensive back Dan Wirkowski during their September 15, 2012 contest  at Saint Vincent College near in Unity Township.
Eric Schmadel | Tribune-Review Waynesburg quarterback Tyler Fatigante tries to shake off Saint Vincent defensive back Dan Wirkowski during their September 15, 2012 contest at Saint Vincent College near in Unity Township.

Peter Lalich passed for 321 yards and two touchdowns to lead California (Pa.), the No. 6 team in NCAA Division II, to a 24-14 victory Saturday at Edinboro in the PSAC West opener for both teams.

Lamont Smith rushed for 103 yards and a touchdown for Cal (3-0, 1-0). Mike Williams caught six passes for 123 yards and a touchdown.

Edinboro (0-2, 0-1) trailed by only three points at the half. Cody Harris passed 270 yards and a touchdown, but he was sacked six times.

Indiana (Pa.) 42, Lock Haven 0 — Harvie Tuck rushed for 202 yards and two touchdowns, and IUP (3-0, 1-0) recorded its second consecutive shutout with a victory over Lock Haven (0-3, 0-1) in a PSAC West game. IUP had outscored opponents, 131-6, through three games.

Lock Haven lost its 45th consecutive game to move within one of the all-time Division II record set by Minnesota-Morris from 1998-2003.

Slippery Rock 38, Gannon 18 — A kickoff return and interception return for touchdowns got Slippery Rock (2-1, 1-0) started en route to a PSAC West victory over Gannon (1-2, 0-1). Jared Buck threw a touchdown pass and ran for a score for Slippery Rock.

Gannon's Liam Nadler passed for 325 yards and a TD.

Mercyhurst 22, Clarion 14 — Brandon Brown-Dukes rushed for 157 yards and a touchdown to lead Mercyhurst (2-1, 1-0) past Clarion (1-2, 0-1) in a PSAC West game. Clarion quarterback Ben Fiscus threw a touchdown pass and ran for another score.

Shepherd 42, Seton Hill 6 — Ryan Morris passed for 227 yards and a touchdown, but Seton Hill (0-3, 0-1) had minus-38 yards rushing in its WVIAC loss to Shepherd (2-1, 1-0).

Division I FCS

Duquesne 45, Valparaiso 17 — Larry McCoy rushed for 171 yards and three touchdowns as Duquesne (2-1) rallied from a 17-7 deficit to defeat Valparaiso (0-3) in a nonconference game.

Sean Patterson completed 20 of 25 passes for 260 yards and two TDs for the Dukes.

Dayton 20, Robert Morris 14 — Jeff Sinclair, returning from a two-game suspension, passed for 176 yards and two touchdowns, but Robert Morris (0-3) remained winless with its nonconference loss at Dayton (1-2), which built a 14-0 halftime lead.

St. Francis (Pa.) 57, Morehead State 23 — St. Francis (2-1) overcame a 17-0 deficit to defeat Morehead State (1-2) behind Keion Wade's 243 yards rushing and three touchdowns. The Red Flash had 457 yards rushing, and A.J. Alexander caught two TD passes.

Youngstown State 31, Albany 24 — Jamaine Cook rushed for 161 yards and three touchdowns as Youngstown State (3-0) staved off an upset by Albany (2-1) of the Northeast Conference.

Division III

Thiel 21, Geneva 14, OT — Thiel (1-2, 1-0) snapped a 24-game losing streak when a botched field-goal attempt turned into the game-winning touchdown in overtime against Geneva (0-3, 0-1) in a Presidents' Athletic Conference game. Kicker Cody McClelland gathered the loose snap and threw a 5-yard TD pass to Berend Grube for the only score in OT.

Geneva's Rocco Colavecchia rushed for 73 yards, caught seven passes for 42 yards and a touchdown, and he threw for 38 yards and a score.

Waynesburg 35, St. Vincent 14 — Tyler Fatigante threw three touchdown passes and rushed for another to lead Waynesburg (3-0, 1-0) over St. Vincent (0-3, 0-1) in a PAC opener. Fatigante was nearly perfect in completing 14 of 15 passes for 138 yards.

St. Vincent scored its touchdowns on a 96-yard kickoff return by Darius Brown and an 80-yard pass from Matt Deakins to Lazaro Garcia.

No. 21 Thomas More 27, Westminster (Pa.) 23 — Westminster (1-1) couldn't hold 13-3 and 23-20 leads and lost its PAC game to No. 21 Thomas More (1-1) on a touchdown pass with 18 seconds remaining.

Westminster's Dak Britt passed for 211 yards and two TDs and rushed for 124 yards and a score.

Washington & Jefferson 24, Grove City 17 — Tim McNerney rushed for 115 yards and a touchdown for W&J (2-1, 1-0) in its PAC win over Grove City (1-2, 0-1). Grove City's Shane Kaclik rushed for 161 yards and a TD.

Randolph-Macon 49, Bethany (W.Va.) 33 — Matt Grimard rushed for 149 yards and three touchdowns and passed for 239 yards and a score for Bethany (0-2), which lost its nonconference game at Randolph-Macon (2-1).

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