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Paced by QB's epic half, St. Vincent rolls past Thiel

| Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015, 7:12 p.m.

Quarterback Tyler Donahue had 435 yards of offense in the first half, then sat out the second half of St. Vincent's 65-14 victory over Thiel on Saturday.

Donahue went 8 for 14 for 165 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for 270 yards and an 82-yard touchdown on 11 carries for St. Vincent (3-2, 2-1 Presidents' Athletic Conference). Damon Black had three catches for 117 yards, including a 93-yard touchdown. Thiel (1-4, 0-3) allowed four sacks and committed six turnovers.

Westminster 26, Carnegie Mellon 16 — The Titans outgained the Tartans, 486-197, in the PAC contest. Westminster (3-2, 2-1) held Division III rushing leader Sam Benger to 86 yards on 23 carries. He scored on a 9-yard run for Carnegie Mellon (1-3, 1-2). The Titans' Dominique McKinley had 113 yards on 23 carries.

Thomas More 38, Washington & Jefferson 20 — Presidents quarterback Pete Coughlin passed for 360 yards on a school record-tying 58 attempts but threw four interceptions. Daniel Lis had 11 receptions for 155 yards, and Jesse Zubik had seven catches for 115 yards and a touchdown for W&J (3-1, 1-1 PAC). C.T. Terrant had 37 carries for 193 yards and two touchdowns for Thomas More (5-0, 3-0).

Waynesburg 35, Grove City 31 — Jerry Lawman scored on a 4-yard run with 35 seconds left as the Yellowjackets prevailed. Lawman had 148 yards and three touchdowns on 24 carries for Waynesburg (2-3, 1-2 PAC). Matt Pennypacker passed for 171 yards and rushed for 55 for Grove City (0-4, 0-2).

Oberlin 48, Allegheny 9 — Lucas Poggiali passed for 506 yards and four touchdowns, and Oberlin (2-3, 2-2 North Coast Athletic Conference) denied the Gators their first victory. Tyler Smith had six catches for 117 yards and a touchdown for Allegheny (0-5, 0-2).

Division I FCS

Duquesne 27, Cent. Connecticut St. 10 — Klartel Claridy rushed for 123 yards and two touchdowns, Rafiq Douglas ran for another score, and the Dukes won their Northeast Conference opener. The Dukes (3-2, 1-0) had 524 total yards to 314 for the Blue Devils (1-4, 0-1). Dillon Buechel passed for 323 yards.

Robert Morris 9, Wagner 6 — Connor Shennan kicked three field goals, including the 19-yard game-winner with 24 seconds remaining, to lead the Colonials. Quarterback Tyler Brown had 132 total yards for Robert Morris (2-3, 1-0 NEC). Matthias McKinnon ran for 139 yards to lead the Seahawks (0-4, 0-1).

St. Francis (Pa.) 58, Tennessee St. 9 — Robert Miller and Sean Orsini returned interceptions for touchdowns in the first half for the Red Flash. Lorenzo Jerome returned the opening kickoff 98 yards for a touchdown for St. Francis (2-2) Tennessee St. (0-5) gained 185 total yards.

Division II

Indiana (Pa.) 42, Edinboro 21 — Chris Temple rushed for 241 yards and a school-record six touchdowns for the Crimson Hawks. Temple scored on runs of 22, 6, 6, 8, 1 and 67 for Indiana (3-1, 2-0 PSAC West). Jake Sisson completed 15-of-26 attempts for 147 yards and a touchdown for the Fighting Scots (0-5, 0-2).

Clarion 41, Mercyhurst 27 — Connor Simmons was 26 of 33 for 433 yards and three touchdowns for the Golden Eagles. Kevin Genevro had four receptions for 103 yards and a touchdown for Clarion (5-0, 2-0 PSAC West). Brandon Brown-Dukes rushed for 100 yards, and Brendon Boylan passed for 141 yards and three touchdowns for Mercyhurst (3-2, 0-2).

Slippery Rock 41, Gannon 14 — The Rock outscored the Golden Knights, 27-0, in the second half. Shamar Greene rushed for 100 yards and three touchdowns for Slippery Rock (4-1, 1-1 PSAC West). The Rock had seven sacks and forced five turnovers. Brock Jones rushed for 82 yards and a touchdown for Gannon (3-2, 0-2).

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