District football roundup: No. 21 W&J tops No. 18 Wittenberg in opener
Mike Williams forced a fumble that was returned 52 yards for a touchdown by Nick Getz as No. 21 Washington & Jefferson opened the season with a 16-8 victory over No. 18 Wittenberg on Saturday.
Williams finished with 10 tackles and two sacks.
Josh Burns caught three passes for 40 yards and a touchdown for the Presidents.
Carnegie Mellon 24, MIT 7 — Willie Richter caught five passes for 106 yards as Carnegie Mellon (1-0) defeated MIT (0-1) in the first matchup between the schools. MIT took the lead late in the first quarter when Keithen Shepard caught a 72-yard touchdown pass from Chris Mauck before the Tartans scored the next 24 points, starting with J.D. Dayhuff’s 78-yard scoring pass to Richter in the second quarter. Dayhuff finished with 148 passing yards.
Grove City 49, Juniata 28 — Josh Ehst threw for 363 yards and four touchdowns as Grove City (1-0) piled up 605 yards in a win at Juniata (0-1). Cody Gustafson caught seven passes for 181 yards and two touchdowns, and Cameron Drake had four receptions for 163 yards and two TDs. Wesley Schools added 106 rushing yards and three touchdowns for the Wolverines.
Ithaca 66, Saint Vincent 28 — Brady Walker (Gateway) threw for 280 yards and two touchdowns for the Bearcats, but they allowed 49 first-half points in a loss to Ithaca (1-0).
Mount St. Joseph 41, Geneva 27 — Justin Loughrie ran for 140 yards and two touchdowns, and Amos Luptak rushed for 113 yards and two TDs, but Geneva (0-1) lost a nonconference game to Mount St. Joseph (1-0).
Muskingum 31, Waynesburg 20 — In nonconference play, Brody Hahn threw for 179 yards and a touchdown and ran for 93 yards and another score to lead Muskingum (1-0) against Waynesburg (0-1).
No. 19 RPI 52, Allegheny 14 — Allegheny (0-1) turned over the ball five times in a nonconference loss to RPI (1-0). Nazareth Greer went 30 of 47 for 318 yards with one touchdown and one interception in the loss.
Alfred 42, Thiel 0 — The Tomcats (0-1) were held to 5 rushing yards and 107 yards overall in a nonconference loss to Alfred (1-0).
Duquesne 44, Walsh 3 — A.J. Hines and Daniel Parr each accounted for two touchdowns, and Duquesne routed Division II member Walsh.
Duquesne, which won its fifth Northeast Conference title and advanced to the second round of the FCS playoffs for the first time in program history last season, forced three Walsh turnovers and held the Cavaliers to 73 yards of offense.
Hines had 102 yards rushing on 12 carries, including scoring runs of 6 and 57 yards.
Parr was 13-of-21 passing for 173 yards. He threw a 26-yard touchdown pass to Dominic Thieman and a 62-yarder to Davie Henderson.
Kentucky State 13, Robert Morris 7 — Israel Fields’ 3-yard touchdown run with 4:47 remaining in the third quarter gave the Thorobreds (1-0) their first lead, and Kentucky State’s defense took it from there, holding Robert Morris (0-2) to 20 yards in the fourth quarter.
Myers, a redshirt sophomore, hit Brett Sylve on a 4-yard TD pass with 11 seconds left in the second quarter. After the extra point was no good, Robert Morris held a 7-6 halftime lead on the strength of Teren Stephens’ 1-yard TD run in the first quarter.
Neither defense allowed 300 yards.
Stephens led the Colonials with 69 yards rushing, and George Martin completed 7 of 16 passes for 70 yards.
IUP 24, New Haven 13 — In nonconference play, Duane Brown (Apollo-Ridge) caught a 47-yard scoring pass from Quinton Maxwell and ran for a 2-yard TD as IUP (1-0) beat New Haven (0-1). IUP junior defensive back Nazir Streater had an interception and a sack. Each team turned the ball over four times.
Clarion 48, Shippensburg 28 — Mylique McGriff ran 27 times for 179 yards and three touchdowns to lead Clarion (1-0) over Shippensburg (0-1) in nonconference play. Clarion, which amassed 445 yards of offense, scored the game’s first 34 points.