District college football roundup: Slippery Rock rallies for PSAC title
Charles Snorweah’s 8-yard touchdown run with 25 seconds left in the fourth quarter capped off No. 8 Slippery Rock’s 37-35 comeback win over No. 13 Kutztown in the PSAC championship Saturday.
The Rock (11-0) trailed 35-21 entering the final quarter. Roland Rivers III hit DeSean Dinkins with a 2-yard scoring pass early in the fourth quarter, and Jake Chapla (Plum) got Slippery Rock within four on a 31-yard field goal with 3:58 left.
Rivers III threw for 302 yards and four touchdowns, andHenry Litwin caught eight passes for 105 yards and two touchdowns for the Rock.
No. 18 IUP 54, Shippensburg 24 — Quinton Maxwell threw for 264 yards and four touchdowns as IUP (10-1) clinched a postseason berth by defeating Shippensburg (4-7).
Samir Bullock ran for 120 yards and two touchdowns, and JoJo Gause caught six passes for 130 yards and two touchdowns for IUP.
Shepherd 56, Seton Hill 24 — Ryan Barabe threw for 234 yards and two touchdowns, but the Griffins (2-8) lost to Shepherd (9-2). Logan Wiland added 118 rushing yards in the loss.
Bloomsburg 20, Edinboro 17 — Quarterback Logan Leiby’s 1-yard touchdown run with 28 seconds left gave Bloomsburg (5-6) the win over Edinboro (3-8).
Aaron Rogers intercepted two passes, including one for a 52-yard touchdown that put Edinboro in the lead in the third quarter.
East Stroudsburg 41, Clarion 17 — Quinn Zinobile caught nine passes for 141 yards and a touchdown, but Clarion (3-8) lost to East Stroudsburg (6-5).
Lock Haven 28, Gannon 27 — Zevin Holley rushed for 164 yards and Joey Cox ran for 75 yards and three touchdowns, but Gannon (2-9) fell to Lock Haven (2-9).
Mercyhurst 17, Millersville 7 — Garrett Owens rushed for 182 yards and one touchdown as Mercyhurst (6-5) defeated Millersville (2-9). Mercyhurst limited Millersville to 164 yards of offense.
Central Connecticut State 49, Robert Morris 28 — The Colonials’ bounceback season ended without a trip to the postseason, as the Blue Devils clinched the Northeast Conference title and an automatic bid to the FCS playoffs.
Robert Morris (6-5, 5-1), which went winless in conference play the past two seasons, saw its five-game winning streak end.
CCSU (10-1, 8-0) erased a 14-7 deficit with 35 straight points.
George Martin threw for two touchdowns for Robert Morris, and Delano Madison caught six passes for 124 yards and two TDs.
Bryant 20, Duquesne 16 — David Onyemem intercepted a pass just outside the red zone in the closing seconds, and Bryant (3-8, 2-4) held on to upset the Dukes (6-4, 4-2).
Duquesne, the defending Northeast Conference champion, blocked a field goal with 2:10 left and marched to the Bryant 25. A 14-yard completion put the ball at the 25, but an unsportsmanlike penalty pushed it back to the 40. On second down, Onyemen picked off Brett Brumbaugh (South Fayette).
A.J. Hines ran for 103 yards to become the program’s all-time leading rusher with 4,616 yards. He passed Larry McCoy.
Duquesne had a 370-216 edge in offensive yards, a 27-11 advantage in first downs, and held the ball 16 more minutes, but had to settle for three field goals.
St. Vincent 27, Bethany 10 — Mike Stasko ran for 157 yards and scored his school-record 10th rushing touchdown of the season to lead St. Vincent (3-7, 3-6) to a PAC win against Bethany (4-6, 4-5). Lorenzo Cota threw for 152 yards and three touchdowns for the Bearcats.
Allegheny 31, Oberlin 20 — In NCAC play, Nazareth Greer threw for 199 yards and two touchdowns as Allegheny (4-6, 4-5) overcame a 10-point halftime deficit to defeat Oberlin (1-9, 1-8). Alex Victor caught eight passes for 61 yards and a touchdown and returned a punt 75 yards for another TD for the Gators.
Carnegie Mellon 24, Case Western Reserve 21 — Sean Knight intercepted two passes, including one for a 37-yard touchdown, and recovered a fumble asCarnegie Mellon (8-2, 7-2) defeated Case Western Reserve (9-1, 8-1) in the 34th Academic Bowl. Mason Tolliver recorded 14 tackles for the Tartans, and JD Dayhuff threw for 114 yards and two touchdowns.
Grove City 63, Thiel 0 — Josh Ehst threw for 294 yards and three touchdowns as Grove City (8-2, 7-2) scored 49 first-half points in a PAC rout of Thiel (0-10, 0-9). Cody Gustafson caught eight passes for 166 yards and two touchdowns.
No. 16 Washington & Jefferson 50, Waynesburg 14 — Joey Koroly returned the opening kickoff 85 yards for a touchdown as W&J (7-3, 6-3) scored 35 first-half points en route to a victory over Waynesburg (1-9, 1-8) in the PAC. Jordan West ran for 121 yards and a touchdown for the Presidents.
Westminster 28, Geneva 25 — Ian Barr had seven tackles, a sack and returned a fumble 18 yards for a touchdown as Westminster (7-3, 6-3) held off Geneva (3-7, 3-6) in the PAC. Connor Cox caught eight passes for 123 yards for Westminster, which led 28-3 early in the fourth quarter. Nick Monteleone ran for 71 yards and a touchdown for Geneva, which failed to complete a pass, going 0-5.