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District college football roundup: Slippery Rock gets OT win over Cal (Pa.)

| Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017, 11:06 p.m.

Jake Chapla hit a 44-yard field goal to cap Slippery Rock's first overtime possession as the No. 18 Rock upset fifth-ranked Cal (Pa.), 47-44, in the PSAC West.

Will Brazill missed a 56-yarder on the Vulcans' overtime possession.

Fort Cherry's Tanner Garry completed 25 of 41 passes for 268 yards and two touchdowns for Slippery Rock (5-0).

Tom Greene, a Woodland Hills product, caught six balls for 136 yards for the Vulcans (4-1). Senior Michael Keir threw for 326 yards.

Garry's 24-yard touchdown pass to Milly Raye tied the score with 42 seconds left in the fourth quarter.

The teams scored 30 combined points in the third quarter and 31 in the fourth.

Edinboro 45, Clarion 10 — The Fighting Scots kept the Golden Eagles (0-5) winless by scoring 21 points in the first quarter. Clarion's Jeff Clemens finished 13 of 27 for 121 yards, a touchdown and two interceptions. Kyle Evans led the Golden Eagles with 62 rushing yards.

Mercyhurst 24, Gannon 22 — The Lakers celebrated homecoming with a win over an Erie rival.

Mercyhurst quarterback Doug Altavilla (Baldwin) completed 16 of 26 attempts for 306 yards and one touchdown. He also rushed for a score.

Lakers receiver Zach Smith caught six passes for 132 yards.

Division I FCS

Duquesne 38, West Virginia Wesleyan 13 — The Dukes' 24 second-quarter points paved the way for a home victory.

Tommy Stewart threw just five incompletions to four touchdowns for Duquesne, and DeWayne Murray III (Steel Valley) rushed 14 times for 83 yards. Ricky Mellick chipped in 58 rushing yards and a touchdown.

Monessen's Chavas Rawlins led all players with seven receptions, and Nehari Crawford led the way with 70 receiving yards.

Division III

Carnegie Mellon 45, Bethany 14 — The Tartans improved to 5-0 thanks to a 38-0 halftime lead in a PAC win.

Carnegie Mellon senior receiver John Prather tied a school record for most catches in a game with 10 for 122 yards and four touchdowns, all in the first half.

Bethany had three turnovers and was penalized 20 times for 205 yards.

Tartans quarterback Alex Kline completed 11 of 22 passes and five touchdowns.

Westminster 24, Thomas More 21 — In the PAC, John Cybak's 33-yard field goal in overtime gave Westminster (3-1, 2-0) its first win against Thomas More (1-4, 0-3) since 2004.

Thomas More started overtime with possession, but Todd Jeter recovered a fumble by the Saints Hjavier Pitts.

Paul Columbo threw for 77 yards and ran for 100 yards and two touchdowns to pace Westminster, and teammate Dominique McKinley rushed for 99 yards. Pitts ran for 139 yards and a touchdown in the loss.

Allegheny 57, Hiram 40 — The Gators' Tyler Balla (Greensburg CC) carried 25 times for 193 yards, quarterback Logan Lee threw for 292 yards and five touchdowns and Allegheny scored 21 points in the second quarter to pull away.

Grove City 21, Waynesburg 14 — Wesley Schools ran 33 times for 163 yards and a touchdown as Grove City (2-3, 2-1) defeated Waynesburg (0-5, 0-3) in PAC play.

The Wolverines' Randall Labrie threw for 93 yards and a touchdown and ran for 76 yards and another score. Defensively, Jacob Ross recorded eight tackles, one forced fumble and one interception.

Tyler Perone threw for 173 yards and two touchdowns for Waynesburg.

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