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PSAC Football Kicks Into High Gear in Week 2

IUP defensive back and Cathedral Prep graduate Jaheim Howard. Photo IUP athletics.

LOCK HAVEN, Pa. – California (Pa.), Edinboro, Gannon, Mercyhurst, and Slippery Rock look to start the season 2-0, while IUP opens its 2022 campaign as PSAC football kicks into high gear.

California is at Kutztown (12 p.m.), while Gannon travels to Millersville (12 p.m.), Edinboro is at Shepherd (12 p.m.), IUP is at East Stroudsburg (6 p.m.), Slippery Rock travels to West Chester (12 p.m.), Seton Hill is at Shippensburg (1 p.m.), Clarion is at Bloomsburg (2 p.m.) and Mercyhurst hits the road to Lock Haven (6 p.m.).

QUICK HITS, WEEK 2

GANNON – Chris Farnsworth’s defense earned the first Western Division Defensive Athlete of the Week as he had a career-high 12 tackles, 9 being solo, as well as a forced fumble and pass break-up.

SLIPPERY ROCK – Quarterback Noah Grover enters Week 2 after winning the Western Division’s first Offensive Athlete of the Week. Grover completed 20-28 passes for 276 yards and three touchdowns, while also rushing for 18 yards and a fourth touchdown.

EDINBORO – Edinboro ground out a 10-7 victory over Franklin Pierce in an all-around performance to start their season.

CAL – Cal put up 35 points in the season-opener against Fairmont St., and much of that was due to their rushing attack.

CLARION – This will be the 14th all-time meeting between Clarion and Bloomsburg, with the Huskies owning a 9-4-1 advantage in the all-time series.

MERCYHURST – Things got going very well for the Lakers in week one with a 45-28 victory over Alderson Broaddus. Mercyhurst has now won its last three season openers dating back to 2018.

IUP – They have several key contributors returning this year including 11/17 players who were all-conference in 2021 in WR Duane Brown, OL Darrell Davis, DL Tyrone Folwer Jr., Dylan Grubbs, DB Darius Bruce, WR Qashah Carter, DB Jaheim Howard, OL Collin Pietropola, OL John Robinson, TE Grant Smith, and DL Vaughn Wallace.

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