District College Football Recap for Saturday, September 20th

Sunday, September 21, 2014 | 2:51 AM

In week 3 of the district college football season, the President Athletic Conference kicked off with a pair of overtime games and the end of a long losing streak and the PSAC continued crossover play.

Here are recaps of ALL the games, including two heard here on the Network.

Waynesburg 44 – Geneva 38 in two overtimes
Carter Hill threw his fourth touchdown of the game, hitting Zac Cappan for a 25 yard strike in the second overtime for the win to send the Yellow Jackets to a 3-0 start. Aaron Channing threw 5 touchdown passes in the loss for Geneva, who has not won a road game in two years.

Geneva opened the scoring in the first quarter, on their first play from scrimmage as Channing hit Josh Guiser for a 68 yard touchdown. That score held up into the second when Hill connected with Jake Forsythe for a 34 yard score, the extra point was missed so Geneva stayed on top.

Channing did not waste time, just three plays later, he hooked up with Lemuel Fuller for a 64 yard td. Forsythe scored with 2:49 before halftime on a 7 yard run, but Geneva stayed up by one point into intermission.

Scott Lewis gave the Yellow Jackets the lead with a 41 yard field goal in the third. Hill hit Capan for their first touchdown of the day on a 12 yard play with 12:51 left in regulation and a 23-14 Yellow Jacket lead. Channing answered with a 20 yard toss to Devin Kelosky to cut the lead to two. Mike Gardner hit a 40 yard field goal with 7 minutes to play to give the GT’s the lead back, it didn’t last long. Forsythe scored on a 2 yard run, Hill hit Bernie Thompson for the two-pointer and a 31-24 Waynesburg advantage.

Channing led the Golden Tornadoes down the field again, helped by a pass interference call. The quarterback found Dylan Jones for a 2 yard touchdown, the extra point tied the game with 1:46 left. Waynesburg had a chance to win in regulation but Lewis missed a 32 yard kick wide to the left on the final play forcing overtime.

Waynesburg got the ball first, Hill hit Thompson for a 13 yard touchdown. Geneva countered with a Channing to Guiser 2 yard score. In the second overtime, Westminster could not get a first down, Gardner had a 44 yard field goal attempt blocked. On the next play, Hill hit Capan for the game winner.

Hill was 23 of 45 for 301 yards. Thompson had 9 catches, Andrew English 6 and Capan 5. Forsythe carried 26 times for 101 yards, Willie Leavell ran 14 times for 91 yards.

Channing was 22 of 31 for 317 yards. Fuller had 8 catches for 156 yards. Jones had 6 catches, Guiser 4. Geneva falls to 1-2.

W & J 48 – Carnegie Mellon 30
At Cameron Stadium, Ryan Ruffing scored 2 more touchdowns, giving him 12 for the season and Pete Coughlin threw for 333 yards and 5 touchdowns as the Presidents go to 3-0 and win the PAC opener. Ruffing carried 25 times for 193 yards, Jesse Zubik had 12 catches for 91 yards and a score.

W & J led 14-0 in the first on two Coughlin to Max Creighan connections of 3 and 70 yards. Andrew Hearon answered late in the quarter with a 18 yard pass to Chris Herrera to make it 14-7 after one. Zubik scored on a 8 yard toss from Coughlin in the opening minute of the second. Hearon scored on a 1 yard run for the Tartans but Coughlin dialed up Creighan again, this time for a 6 yard touchdown and a 28-14 lead at the break.

It was all Ruffing in the third, he scored on runs of 32 and 4 yards to allow the Presidents to pull away. Hearon hooked up with Max Reinertsen for a 4 yard touchdown to get CMU back on the board. Coughlin wasn’t done, he his Daniel Lis for a 24 yard touchdown. The extra point was blocked and picked up by Tim Swanson for a defensive conversion. Swanson then caught a 28 yard pass from Hearon to close out the scoring.

Lis had 7 catches for 105 yards for the winners. Hearon was 16-31 for 227, he also ran 19 times for 35 yards. John Prather made 6 catches for CMU, now 0-2 overall and in the PAC.

Duquesne 30 – Monmouth 21
The Dukes go to 2-2 overall with the win at Rooney Field. Dillon Buechel threw for 251 yards in the first half, the leading passer in the NEC ended with 344 yards on 29 of 46 and 2 touchdowns in the win.

Monmouth opened the scoring in the first with a Brandon Hill touchdown toss to Neal Sterling for 17 yards. Duquesne answered, Buechel to Chris King for 55 yards and the tying score. In the second, Ryan Ho scored on a 8 yard run, Buechel to King for a repeat performamce, this time 6 yards and Austin Crimmins kicked a 23 yard field goal in the final minute for a 24-7 halftime lead.

Crimmins kicked a 36 yard field goal midway thru the third, Monmouth came back with a Hill 2 yard touchdown to Hakeem Valles. Lavon Chaney scored on a 6 yard run early in the fourth, but Crimmins put the game away with a 24 yard kick with 2:59 to play to close the scoring.

Devin Rahming had 11 catches for 129 yards, King had 10 for 124. The Duquesne defense held Monmouth to just 38 yards rushing. The Hawks were led by Hill, throwing for 258 yards on 24-42. Monmouth falls to 2-1.

Youngstown State 52 – Saint Francis 23
The Red Flash matched the # 15 Penguins score for score in the first half but could not stay in the game in the second at the Ice Castle. Dante Nania threw for 3 scores, Martin Ruiz, Joey Webb and Demond Hymes each had 2 as the Penguins go to 3-1.

YSU led 14-0 after one as Nania hit Webb for a 17 yard td and Ruiz scored on a 23 yard run. Lance Geesey kicked a 32 yard field goal and Marcus Bagley scored on a 28 yard run to cut the YSU lead to 14-9. Ruiz scored his second on a 14 yard run, Zach Drayer hit Terrell Smith for a 25 yard touchdown for the Red Flash but Webb scored his second, just over a minute later to put the Penguins up 28-16 at the half.

YSU put the game away in the third, Joey Cejudo kicked a 25 yard field goal and Nania hit Andrew Williams for a 44 yard touchdown. Hymes scored in the fourth on a 18 yard pass from Nania and a 3 yard run. Khairi Dickson scored on a 10 yard run with 5:24 left to close out the scoring.

The Penguins ground out 351 yards. Nania was 11 of 22 for 180 yards. Saint Francis falls to 1-3. Dickson carried 29 times for 151 yards to add to his FCS leading totals.

Dayton 31 – Robert Morris 7
The Colonials defense shut down the running game for the Flyers, allowing just 97 yards, but Will Bardo threw 2 touchdowns passes and ran for a score as Dayton goes to 2-1 and continues their mastery of the Colonials.

Bardo opened the scoring on a 1 yard run, he added a td pass to Cory Stuart in the first and a 26 yard pass to Ross Smith in the final minute of the second. Forrest Barnes scored on a 2 yard run midway thru the third to put Robert Morris on the board. Kacsor answered with a 2 yard run to finish the scoring.

Bardo threw for 211 yards, Smith had 6 catches, Dayton is now 2-1. Luke Brumbaugh struggled again for Robert Morris, going 17-31 for just 98 yards with 2 interceptions. Duane Mitchell had 8 catches, the Colonials are now 0-4.

IUP 21 – Lock Haven 16
Luigi Lista-Brinza gave the Crimson Hawks a 14-0 lead in the second quarter with his second touchdown but IUP had to hold on for the road win.

The Crimson Hawks got a touchdown pass from Chase Haslett to Drew Carswell of 7 yards in the third, but Caleb Walton connected with Bernard Smack for a 12 yard touchdown on the next possession and David Cook on a 2 yard strike with just under 6 minutes to play, but Lock Haven could not get on the board again. Haslett finished 14 of 20 for 176 yards, he threw 2 interceptions, Carswell had 6 catches for 103 yards, IUP is now 2-1.

Walton was 25-40 for 221 yards, Smack had 7 catches, Cook 6 to lead the Bald Eagles, who fall to 0-3.

Gannon 37 – Kutztown 28
Liam Nadler threw for 3 touchdowns, Brock Jones scored 3 times as the Golden Knights continue their best start since 2010 with the win in Erie. Nadler went to Jones for a 4 yard score with 4:03 left in regulation to put Gannon up by two scores. Chad Barton threw for 3 scores for the Golden Bears.

Jones carried 34 times for 177 yards, Nadler was 25-38 for 331, including a 70 yard td pass to Justin Caliste, the Golden Knights are now 3-0. Barton finished 29-47 for 351 yards, Kutztown falls to 1-2.

East Stroudsburg 47 – Edinboro 34
At Sox Harrison Stadium, the Fighting Scots tied the game at 34 with 14 minutes to play on a Cody Harris 2 yard toss to Darren Massey but the Warriors scored twice in the fourth quarter to claim the victory. Harris and Massey connected 3 times for scores, Harris also ran for a touchdown. But Matt Soltes threw for 502 yards and 6 touchdowns, 4 to Dusty Reed for the win.

Harris finished 26 of 37 for 268 yards, Massey had 10 catches for 103 yards, the Fighting Scots fall to 0-3. Soltes was 31-45 on the day, Reed had 9 catches for 170 yards. Robert Healy added two touchdowns with 8 catches for 98 yards, he also ran for 60 yards on 14 carries. ESU is now 2-1.

Bloomsburg 38 – Mercyhurst 22
In a game that saw four returns for touchdowns, Lawrence Elliot capped the day for the Huskies with a 70 yard punt return with 9:18 remaining to seal the win for #15 Bloomsburg.

The Lakers led 14-0 on a Brendan Boylan 13 yard pass to RJ Miller and a Colin Kimball 61 yard punt return. But Bloomsburg owned the second quarter, two field goals by Braden Drexler sandwiched a 41 yard Pick 6 for Bill LaBadie and DJ Robinson took an interception 48 yards to the house, as Bloomsburg led 18-14.

Eddie Mateo scored on a 60 yard run in the third, Mercyhurst fought back with a Boylan touchdown pass to Jaquan Williams, the duo also connected for the two-pointer to make it 25-22. Mateo answered with a 5 yard run and Elliot’s return ended the day for the Lakers, now 0-3.

Boylan was 18-32 for 173 yards, he was intercepted 3 times. Brandon Brown-Dukes carried 23 times for 102 yards. For Bloomsburg, now 3-0, Mateo carried 14 times for 117 yards.

California 56 – Shippensburg 34
In front of 5,100 at Seth Grove Stadium, the Vulcans scored 35 first half points on the way to the victory. Terrell Roberson scored on three short touchdown runs and James Harris hit Kowan Scott for two scores to stay Cal to the big lead. Chris Lawshe scored with 9 seconds left in the half, he then tossed his second touchdown of the game, this one to Sheldon Mayer to cut the Cal lead to 35-21 early in the third.

But then Nick Grissom took over for the Vulcans, scoring on runs of 6, 37 and 33 yards, Lawshe would throw 2 more touchdown passes, giving him 4 on the day but it was not enough.

Harris was 24 of 33 for 444 yards and 2 scores, Grissom carried 19 times for 139 yards, Roberson ran 14 times for 89 yards. Garry Brown had 10 catches for 190 yards, Scott 7 for 149, the Vulcans are now 2-1. Lawshe was 30 of 52 for 372, Harman had 8 catches for 120 yards, Mayer 8 for 116. The Red Raiders are also 2-1. 

Clarion 27 – Cheyney 6
Neither team scored in the first half but Delrece Williams ran for 2 touchdowns in the second as the Golden Eagles handed the Wolves their 24th consecutive loss.

QB Connor Simmons put Clarion on the board early in the third with a 5 yard run. Williams scored on a 2 yard run early in the fourth and Simmons hit Mark Nicholas for a 12 yard touchdown on the next possession to put Clarion up 20-0. Williams added his second score on a 4 yard run with 2:36 remaining. The Wolves broke up the shutout bid with Mike Campbell scoring on a 1 yard run with 9 seconds to play.

Williams carried 18 times for 78 yards. Simmons was 12 of 17 for 191 yards in relief of Darelle Carson. Clarion is now 2-1. Kahlif Dandy had 9 catches for 121 yards for Cheyney, now 0-3.

Slippery Rock 46 – Millersville 17
For the third time this season, #25 SRU trailed early but rallied for the road win in a big way on Saturday.
Shamar Greene ran for 238 yards and 3 touchdowns in the win as the Rock goes to 3-0.

Matt Misley put Millersville up 64 seconds into the game with a 28 yard td pass to David Coates. Slippery Rock answered with a 6 yard pass to Julian Harrell from Zach Newsock. After an Evan Stahl field goal for Millersville, Greene scored his first touchdown on a 6 yard run. Teddy Blakeman added a 4 yard run to put the Rock up 21-10. Misley hit Kevin Wiggins for a 11 yard scoring strike to cut the Rock lead to 4 after one quarter.

Mike Wainauskis kicked a 36 yard field goal in the second, the Rock added a safety on a bad punt snap and Newsock hit Melvin German for a 27 yard touchdown, just 3 plays following the free kick for a 33-17 lead.

Greene ran for a 36 yard score in the third and a 22 yard scamper in the fourth for the final margin. Greene carried 23 times, he is likely to pick up PSAC Western Division Offensive Athlete of the Week for a third straight week. Newsock was 30-44 for 347 yards. Misley threw for 217 yards and ran for another 66, Millersville falls to 0-3.

West Chester 45 – Seton Hill 10
The #10 Golden Rams cruised to the win at Offutt Field on Saturday night, leading 38-0 in the third. Sean McCartney threw for 3 scores and ran for another in the win. McCartney was 16 of 21 for 261 yards as West Chester goes to 3-0.

Erick Brundidge had 6 catches for 166 yards and 3 touchdowns. Brandon Monk carried 11 times for 101 yards. For Seton Hill, now 1-2, Brandon Stout carried 20 times for 97 yards, he scored on a 1 yard run in the third.

Thomas More 66 – Thiel 27
The Tomcats led 27-21 over the #22 ranked Saints in Greenville when Ryan Radke scored on a 1 yard run with 10 seconds left in the half but Thomas More scored 45 second half points on the way to a 2-1 record and a victory in the PAC opener for both teams.

Radke threw for 192 yards and 2 scores, he also carried 16 times for 92 yards and a touchdown. The Saints racked up 570 yards of offense. Jensen Gebhardt threw for 247 yards and 2 scores, both to Goose Cohorn. Domonique Hayden ran for 154 yards on 20 carries and 5 touchdowns. Thiel is now 1-2.

Bethany 21 – Westminster 14 in overtime
In New Wilmington, it was only fitting that a former Lawrence County player scored the game winner. Jalen Holmes, a sophomore from New Castle, scored on a 14 yard run on the fourth play of overtime to put the Bisons up for good. Holmes just scored his first college touchdown last week, the second is that much sweeter.

Paul Columbo put Westminster on the board first with a 6 yard run in the first. Brian Vales hit former Western Beaver star Eric Blinn for a 22 yard touchdown to answer. Columbo scored on a 28 yard run with 3 minutes left in the opening quarter to give the Titans a 14-7 lead.

Vales tied the game in the third on a 1 yard run. The Bison would drive into Titans territory twice in the remaining minutes but Vales was picked off, first by Jared Heck and then Todd Jeter. Westminster got to the Bethany 41 but Columbo was intercepted by Dion Williams with 12 seconds remaining, he returned the football to the Westminster 39. Vales was intercepted by Heck for a scored time on the final play of regulation.

In the overtime, Holmes scored on the fourth play of the extra quarter. Westminster was able to pick up a first down but the drive stalled as Columbo missed his target on fourth down and 10 from the 18 to end the game. Vales was 26 of 37 for 203 yards, he was picked 3 times. Blinn had 11 catches for 137 yards. Bethany is now 2-1.

Westminster is now 0-3, Columbo threw for 179 and ran for 65.

Saint Vincent 23 – Case Western Reserve 20
Morgan Porter kicked three field goals for the Bearcats, the third with 9:19 remaining to give Saint Vincent the lead for good. The win ends a 23 game losing streak and give Ron Dolciato his first win as a head coach.

After Porter hit a first quarter field goal, Adam Hochman scored twice to put Case Western up 13-3. But Shavonta Craft scored on a 1 yard run with 14 seconds left in the half to cut into the lead.

Billy Beecher tossed his second touchdown pass of the day, this one a 12 yard pass to George Darany. Craft scored on another 1 yard run, then Porter hit a 19 yard kick to tie it and a 31 yarder to win it.

Craft had 19 carries for 65 yards, he added 7 catches for 80 yards. Derek Yanosick had just 4 catches but for 116 yards. Both Andy Borgen and Matt Deakins played well at quarterback, Borgen was 13-18 for 215 yards, Deakins was 12-18 for 87 yards. Saint Vincent is now 1-2.

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