INDIANA, Pa. – The 17th-ranekd IUP football team celebrated Senior Day in style with a 45-0 victory over Clarion on Saturday at a jam-packed Miller Stadium.
IUP (8-1, 6-1) forced a fumble on the opening Clarion (3-7) play from scrimmage and did not look back, owning a 256-60 edge in total offense.
Cathedral Prep grad Jaheim Howard had an interception in the win for IUP.
The Crimson Hawks will host Shepherd at 3 p.m. next Saturday.
NO. 10 SLIPPERY ROCK 28, EDINBORO 21
SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa.– The 10th-ranked Slippery Rock University football team locked up a share of a fourth straight Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Western Division title with a 28-21 win over Edinboro Saturday in the 250th SRU game played at Mihalik-Thompson Stadium.
The Rock escaped a sluggish offensive performance that included three turnovers and fought off an energetic Edinboro squad with a dominant fourth quarter after the Fighting Scots tied the game at 21-21 with a pick-six with 13 seconds to play in the third quarter.
Conneaut grad Kyle Sheets had six receptions for 58 yards and a touchdown for The Rock.
GANNON 25, CAL 13
CALIFORNIA, Pa. – Kory Curtis threw two touchdown passes, Melvin Blanks broke loose for a clinching 35-yard touchdown run, and Gannon’s defense and special teams turned in outstanding efforts. It all added up to a 25-13 win at California (Pa.) as Gannon defeated two of the PSAC’s heavyweights in back-to-back weeks.
A week ago the Golden Knights upset then-11th-ranked Indiana (Pa.). The victory boosted Gannon to 8-2 overall and 6-1 in the PSAC West to finish in a three-way tie for first place in the division.
SETON HILL 7, MERCYHURST 0
GREENSBURG, Pa. – The Griffin football team closed out the PSAC West portion of their schedule as they hosted Mercyhurst on Saturday afternoon at Offutt Field.
The defense pitched a shutout as the Griffins defeated the Lakers by a 7-0 score. The shutout was the third in the history of the Seton Hill program.
NO. 15 PENN STATE 45, INDIANA 14
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – The No. 15/16/16 Penn State football team (7-2, 4-2 Big Ten) defeated the Indiana Hoosiers (3-6, 1-5 Big Ten), 45-14, Saturday afternoon at Memorial Stadium.
The game featured a complementary effort on both sides of the ball with the offense racking up 483 total yards and the defense registering 16 tackles for loss. Freshman running back Kaytron Allen highlighted the offense’s performance with 158 scrimmage yards and three rushing touchdowns.
NOTRE DAME 35, NO. 5 CLEMSON 14
SOUTH BEND, Ind.– The University of Notre Dame football team upset the fifth-ranked Clemson Tigers Saturday night at Notre Dame Stadium, 35-14. The Irish ran for 263 yards in the win, marking the third-consecutive game hitting the 200-yard plateau. Logan Diggs and Audric Estime each surpassed the century mark, running for 114 and 104 yards, respectively. The Irish improved to 6-3 and won its third-straight game. The loss is Clemson’s first of the year.
The running game was the key to victory as Joe Alt, Jarrett Patterson, Zeke Correll, Josh Lugg, and Blake Fisher paved the way. Along with the twin 100-yard rushers, Chris Tyree added 26 yards with seven carries, and Drew Pyne scrambled for 21 yards on four rushes and scored a touchdown. Estime also hit paydirt as it’s the fifth time this season the Irish have scored multiple touchdowns on the ground.
PITT 19, NO. 20 SYRACUSE 9
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Like the rest of their teammates, Rodney Hammond Jr. and C’Bo Flemister have sat and watched Israel Abanikanda carry Pitt’s offense for much of the 2022 season.
The ACC’s leading rusher sidelined by an injury before Saturday’s visit from No. 20 Syracuse, Hammond and Flemister were more than happy to pick up the slack for a program that calls itself “RBU.”
Hammond ran for a career-high 124 yards and a touchdown, and Flemister added 43 yards and his first score with the Panthers as Pitt shut down the Orange in a 19-9 victory to end a two-game losing streak.