Weekend College Top 10: IUP wins big behind Duane Brown’s 4 TDs
Every Monday, the Tribune-Review will highlight 10 top area college performances from the weekend:
1. Brown’s big day propels IUP
Duane Brown (Apollo-Ridge) scored four touchdowns, leading the No. 21 Crimson Hawks past host Mercyhurst, 56-25, in a PSAC game Saturday.
Brown caught seven passes for 153 yards and three TDs and also scored on a 3-yard rush.
— IUP Football (@IUPfootball) September 29, 2019
IUP (4-0, 1-0) trailed 24-21 in the second quarter before Brown scored three straight times. QB Quinton Maxwell set season highs with 324 passing yards and four touchdowns. The Crimson Hawks face Cal (Pa.) in the Coal Bowl at 2 p.m. Saturday.
Mercyhurst dropped to 2-2, 0-1.
2. No. 10 Slippery Rock rolls to another win
Roland Rivers III accounted for 423 yards and five touchdowns as The Rock routed Seton Hill, 55-14, in a PSAC game Saturday.
Rivers went 14 of 20 for 301 yards and three TDs and ran for 122 yards and two TDs. On the season, he has completed 75.5 percent of his passes and thrown for 19 TDs and no interceptions.
Jermaine Wynn Jr. (Woodland Hills) had six catches for 122 yards and a touchdown, and Henry Litwin caught four passes for 105 yards and a touchdown for Slippery Rock (4-0, 1-0).
FB: Stop us if you’ve heard this before… Roland Rivers III with a PERFECT deep ball to Jermaine Wynn Jr. for a TD. Rock leads Seton Hill 55-14 with 7:49 to play. pic.twitter.com/IydBv48qG3
— Rock Athletics (@Rock_Athletics) September 28, 2019
Darnell Carey (West Mifflin) returned a kickoff 91 yards for a touchdown for Seton Hill (0-3, 0-1).
3. Carnegie Mellon WR ties record in victory
Kris Hughes equaled the school record with four touchdown catches, leading the Tartans (4-0, 3-0) past Saint Vincent, 49-14, in a PAC game Saturday.
Hughes finished with five catches for 120 yards. JD Dayhuff threw for 218 yards, and the four touchdown passes were a personal best.
CMU won the turnover battle 6-0, and Quinn Gaughan recorded eight tackles. Long Tran finished with two sacks and moved into fifth place on the school’s all-time list with 17.
Veteran @TartanFB Defensive Coordinator of 34 years Terry Bodnar directing his defense today during a 49-14 victory today vs St. Vincent College. #4-0 #TartanProud @d3football @PAC_Athletics @tartanathletics @CarnegieMellon pic.twitter.com/HAffAEd5Lf
— Tartan Football (@TartanFB) September 29, 2019
Andre Dixon finished with six catches for 134 yards and a touchdown for the Bearcats (0-3, 0-2).
4. Cal (Pa.) football smothers Edinboro
The Vulcans held Edinboro to minus-4 rushing yards and 154 yards overall in a 24-7 PSAC victory Saturday.
Israel Xavier and Julian Cox (New Castle) finished with seven tackles apiece for Cal (3-1, 1-0).
Noah Mitchell threw for a season-high 290 yards, and Tyson Hill (Valley) caught eight passes for a career-best 136 yards.
5. Allegheny’s Victor breaks receptions record
Senior Alex Victor caught 12 passes against Ohio Wesleyan on Saturday to become the Gators’ all-time leader with 169. Victor scored his team’s only touchdown — the 33rd of his career — in a 28-10 loss.
6. W&J football continues dominance of Grove City
Washington & Jefferson rolled up 452 total yards and beat the Wolverines, 38-21, in the PAC on Saturday for its eighth consecutive win in the series.
Jacob Adams went 23 of 34 for 279 yards and two touchdowns for the Presidents (3-1, 2-1), who bounced back from last week’s loss to Carnegie Mellon. Josh Burns (Moon) finished with a career-high 126 receiving yards.
W&J held Grove City standout Wesley Schools to 56 yards on 18 carries. He entered the game averaging 138 yards per game.
Sean Doran (Neshannock) record a team-best nine tackles (three for a loss) in the win, and Mitch DeZort (Highlands) had six tackles.
Cameron Drake caught eight passes for 142 yards and a touchdown for the Wolverines (2-2, 1-2).
7. No. 4 Pitt volleyball improves to 13-1
Kayla Lund had 12 kills and eight digs, helping the Panthers sweep Virginia Tech, 25-14, 25-22, 25-28, in an ACC match Sunday. Layne Van Buskirk and Chinaza Ndee totaled eight kills apiece for Pitt (2-0 ACC). The Hokies dropped to 7-8, 0-2.
sweeps are pretty sweet, especially at home!
— Pitt Volleyball (@Pitt_VB) September 29, 2019
8. Allegheny field hockey earns 1st win in program history
Vivian Super had two goals and an assist as the first-year Gators program topped Ferrum, 4-0, on Sunday. Hallie Reiger and Heather Amancio combined on the shutout for Allegheny (1-7).
— Allegheny Gators (@ACGatorSports) September 29, 2019
9. Fast start fuels Point Park men’s soccer
The Pioneers scored five times in the first 25 minutes en route to a 6-3 victory Saturday over Indiana University East.
Geert Bijl had two goals and an assist, and Daan Stormink had a goal and an assist for Point Park (6-1, 1-0 River States Conference), which has won five straight. IU East dropped to 6-4-1, 1-1.
— Point Park University Athletics (@PointParkSports) September 29, 2019
10. Gannon QB matches TD record
Jimmy Keefe equaled the school record by throwing for five touchdowns, leading the Golden Knights past Clarion, 51-35, in the PSAC on Saturday.
Keefe’s 374 passing yards were the eighth-best single-game total in school history, and it put him over 3,000 for his career, which ranks sixth at Gannon. The Golden Knights improved to 2-2, 1-0.
Mylique McGriff ran 23 times for 146 yards and a touchdown for Clarion (2-2, 0-1).
Jeff Vella is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Jeff by email at [email protected] or via Twitter .