District College Football Recap for September 5th

Sunday, September 6, 2015 | 2:49 PM

The local college football season kicked off Saturday with some good matchups and some outstanding performances by WPIAL alum.  Here are recaps of ALL the games

Duquesne 47 – Kentucky Christian 7
Freshman PJ Fulmore ran for 128 yards to help lead the Dukes to the home win. The former North Catholic star carried 18 times, Klartel Claridy added 105 yards and a score. Zach DeNardo scored twice for the winners. Dillion Buechel (Montour) was 12 of 16 for 159 yards and a score. Wayne Capers(Char Valley) was the leading receiver with four catches for 75 yards.

Dayton 27 – Robert Morris 24
William Will kicked a 37 yard field goal with 2:47 to play to give the Flyers the win. RMU led 10-0 at the half on a Matthew Barr pass to Nick Lamica for six yards and a 30 yard field goal by Connor Shennan. The Flyers owned the third quarter as Will kicked a 33 yard field goal to put Dayton on the board. Chris Leach returned an interception 90 yards and Alex Jeske hit Cory Stewart for a 27 yard score to give the Flyers the lead. Barr went in from a yard out and Cole Blake scored on a 26 yard return of a TJ Waters blocked punt to go up 24-17 with 12:53 remaining in regulation. But Jeske scored on a 13 yard run and Will kicked the game winner to give the Flyers the road win. Robert Morris travels to meet Youngstown State next week, the #14 Penguins dropped a 45-37 decision to Pitt at Heinz Field.

Saint Francis 48 – Georgetown 20
Khari Dickson ran for 129 yards and three touchdowns at the Red Flash rolled. Marcus Bagley led Saint Francis with 147 yards rushing. Zach Drayer threw two touchdown passes.

Shippensburg 64 –  Seton Hill 14
At Seth Grove Stadium, the Red Raiders handed the Griffins a devastating loss. Shippensburg racked up 536 yards of offense in the win. The Red Raiders led 14-7 in the second quarter and ripped off 29 unanswered for the win. Ryan Zapoticky threw four touchdown passes for the winners. Khalil Howard and Nick Hafhill scored for Seton Hill.

California 35 – Virginia State 16
James Harris was 12-14 passing for an amazing 383 yards and four touchdowns as The Vulcans cruised to the road win. Garry Brown caught touchdown bombs of 90 and 87 yards on his way to a 203 yard receiving day. Kowan Scott added four catches and 128 yards, plus a score for Cal U.

Slippery Rock 35 – New Haven 13
Dante Nania threw for 269 yards and three scores in his first NCAA start. The former Hempfield star was 32-54 and was picked off twice. Shamar Greene (West Mifflin) ran for 116 yards and a score. Julian Durden (Montour) added a touchdown for the #25 Rock.

Mercyhurst 35 – Bentley 20
Brendan Boylan threw for 305 yards and three touchdowns in the win. Boylan went 20-25 , he connected with tight end John Matarazzo (New Castle) for the opening score. Brandon Brown-Dukes added 87 yards and a score as the senior moves up the Lakers all-time rushing list.

Gannon 26 – Southern Connecticut State 22
The Golden Knights led 26-3 early in the third quarter and held off a late rally for the victory. Liam Nadler threw for only 143 yards but tossed two touchdown passes to Jestin Hamm and ran for another score. Robert Nittolo hooked up with Devante Jenkins for three second half scores for SCSU.

Frostburg State 52 – Geneva 21
The Bobcats led 35-0 at the half and never looked back. Frostburg State  forced two first quarter safeties and posted two punt returns for scores. The highlight for Geneva was Aaron Hogue’s 22 yard Pick 6 in the third quarter. The GT’s were held to just 202 yards offense.

Westminster 17 – Hiram 9
The Titans defense did not allow a touchdown until the final play as Westminster avenged a devastating last second loss from last year. Sophomore Paul Columbo threw a touchdown pass, he was picked three times. Kimu Kim sealed the win with a 53 yard run with 1:31 left for the win.

Thiel 37 – Allegheny 21
The Tomcats racked 334 yards rushing in the win. Kevin Daly led the way with 115 yards on 19 carries, quarterback Ryan Radke added 104 yards, he also threw a touchdown pass. Keyonia Dennis only gained 36 yards but scored two touchdowns. Tyler Smith had four catches for 170 yards and two touchdowns for the Gators.

Waynesburg 35 – Muskingum 10
Jerry Newman ran for 116 yards and three scores as The Yellow Jackets pulled away in the second half. Freshman QB Jake Daugherty threw two first quarter touchdowns in his first start.

John Carroll 26 – Saint Vincent 3
The Bearcats were held to 202 offensive yards in the loss at Chuck Noll Field. Jake Schaefer threw four touchdown passes for the winners. Shavonta Craft (Jeannette) led the way for Saint Vincent with 63 yards on the ground.

Juniata 26 – Grove City 13
The Wolverines trailed 19-0 at the half. Antonio Carroscia threw two touchdown passes in the third to bring Grove City back but Hank Coyne’s touchdown pass to DaVon Mitchell on the second play of the fourth quarter was the difference. Carroscia was 26-41 for 250 yards, he was picked twice.

Mount Union 47 – Bethany 0
The #2 ranked Purple Raiders led 34-0 at the half. Taurice Scott threw for three touchdowns and ran for a fourth. Scott notched 206 yards passing and added 85 yards on the ground. The Bison gained just 69 yards on offense. Eric Blinn (Western Beaver) had five catches for 18 yards.

Washington (MO) 45 – Carnegie Mellon 24
Andrew Hearon hooked up with Graham Schillin for two touchdown passes in the first half for the Tartans. CMU cut the deficit to seven in the third on Sam Benger’s 54 yard run but Quincy Harting returned an interception 88 yards in the fourth to seal the win. Benger ran 28 times for 204 yards. Hearon threw for 206 yards on 27 of 46. John Prather had nine catches, Schillin eight.

W & J 56 – Wooster 10
The 15th ranked Presidents had an easy time on the road in the opener. Ryan Ruffing (Thomas Jefferson) ran for 106 yards and two touchdowns. Pete Coughlin (Upper St. Clair) threw for two scores. He ran for another. Daniel Lis returned a punt for a 93 yard touchdown in the third.

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