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District college football roundup: Cline's 4 TD passes lead CMU over Westminster

| Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016, 9:36 p.m.

Alex Cline threw four touchdown passes as Carnegie Mellon (5-3, 5-2) dealt Westminster (6-2, 4-2) its second loss of the season, 35-23 on Saturday.

Cline finished with 216 yards. Sam Benger, who was held under 100 yards rushing last season by Westminster, rushed for 145 yards and a touchdown and caught a touchdown pass. John Prather caught two touchdown passes.

Hiram 42, Allegheny 14 — Hiram's Danny Robinson racked up 232 yards on 14 carries as the Terriers (2-6, 2-5) defeated Allegheny in a North Coast Athletic Conference game. Logan Lee threw for 162 yards and two touchdowns for the Gators (1-7, 1-6).

Washington & Jefferson 48, St. Vincent 26 — Pete Coughlin connected with Jesse Zubik on two second-half touchdowns as W & J (6-2, 4-2) scored the game's final 27 points to defeat St. Vincent (4-4, 2-4).

Geneva 21, GroveCity 14 — Geneva's Trewon Marshall ran 13 yards with 2 minutes, 27 seconds left, and the Golden Tornados (3-5, 2-4) held off winless Grove City (0-8, 0-6) for the PAC win. Marshall finished with 82 yards on 14 carries and two scores.

Thiel 50, Waynesburg 42 — Thiel quarterback Ryan Radke had 553 yards of total offense (391 passing, 162 rushing) and accounted for six touchdowns to lead the Tomcats (3-5, 2-4) over Waynesburg (2-6, 2-4).

FCS

Duquesne 35, Bryant 31 — Dillon Buechel threw for 298 yards and four touchdowns — all to Blair Roberts — as Duquesne (5-3, 2-1) rallied from a 24-14 halftime deficit to beat Bryant (3-5, 2-2) at Rooney Field. A.J. Hines ran for 147 yards and a touchdown.

Robert Morris 19, Central Conn. State 6— J.R. Richards scored on a 75-yard interception return in the fourth quarter as Robert Morris (2-7, 1-3) beat Central Connecticut State (1-7, 0-3) in an NEC game.

St. Francis (Pa.) 38, Sacred Heart 17 — Zack Drayer hit Kamron Lewis with three second-half touchdowns as St. Francis (6-3, 4-0) won its fifth straight game by defeating Sacred Heart (6-2, 1-2). Drayer completed 20 of 28 passes for 316 yards and four touchdowns.

Division II

No. 6 Cal (Pa.) 55, Mercyhurst 14 — Garry Brown caught 12 passes for 265 yards and three touchdowns as Cal (8-0, 6-0) gained 608 total yards in its PSAC victory at Mercyhurst (2-7, 1-5). The Vulcans held Mercyhurst to minus-9 rushing yards.

Clarion 27, Slippery Rock 23 — Connor Simmons hit Kevin Genevro with a 7-yard scoring pass with 1 :05 left in the fourth quarter to lift Clarion (3-6, 2-4) to the PSAC win over Slippery Rock (5-4, 2-4). Simmons threw for 369 yards and four touchdowns.

IUP 48, Gannon 3 — Sto-Rox graduate Lenny Williams threw for 224 yards and two touchdowns to lead IUP (7-1, 5-1) to the PSAC victory at Gannon (4-5, 1-5). Williams also rushed for 105 yards and a touchdown.

Edinboro 42, Seton Hill 34 — Edinboro erased a 13-point deficit with three unanswered touchdowns in the second half. Jake Sission paced the Fighting Scots (7-1, 5-1), throwing for 463 yards and five touchdowns. James Clark, Alex Caratelli and Ta'Nauz Gregory finished with more than 100 yards receiving each.

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