CALIFORNIA, Pa. – Conneaut High School graduate hauled in an 85-yard touchdown pass, part of a 115-yard effort as No. 17 Slippery Rock jumped out to a 21-3 lead and rolled to a 42-24 win on the road at California (Pa.) to spoil the Vulcans’ Homecoming Saturday evening from Adamson Stadium.
The Rock won their fifth straight game over California (Pa.) and handed the Vulcans their largest margin of defeat this season on the way to improving to 7-1 overall and 4-1 in Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Western Division games. California dropped to 4-4 overall and 3-1 in PSAC West games with the loss.
The Vulcans entered the game having lost three times by a combined nine points against No. 3 Shepherd (26-23 in OT), No. 13 IUP (22-21), and defending PSAC champion Kutztown (24-19). Cal had given up a season-high 26 points through the first seven weeks, but Slippery Rock eclipsed that mark in the first half.
NO. 13 IUP 44, SETON HILL 7
INDIANA, Pa. – The 13th-ranked IUP football team remained undefeated following a 44-7 blowout of Seton Hill on Saturday at Miller Stadium.
IUP (7-0, 5-0) threw five touchdown passes and limited Seton Hill (0-8, 0-5) to negative yardage on the ground in another impressive team effort. The Crimson Hawks took advantage of great starting field position throughout the day, opening up a 23-0 lead at the half.
Cathedral Prep grad Jaheim Howard had a pair of tackles in the win for IUP.
GANNON 49, MERCYHURST 14
ERIE, Pa. – The Niagara Cup is back at Gannon
Melvin Blanks and the Gannon defense made sure of that.
With Blanks rushing for 173 yards and 3 TDs and the Gannon defense forcing three turnovers and limiting crosstown-rival Mercyhurst to 224 total yards the Golden Knights cruised to a 49-14 victory on a sun-splashed day at McConnell Family Stadium.
NO. 16 PENN STATE 45, MINNESOTA 17
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – The No. 16/16 Penn State football team (6-1, 3-1 Big Ten) defeated Minnesota (4-3, 1-3 Big Ten), 45-17, Saturday night in front of a raucous Penn State White Out crowd of 109,813 fans.
Sean Clifford threw for 295 yards and four touchdowns, while Nicholas Singleton led the rushing attack with 79 yards and two touchdowns on 13 carries, and Kaytron Allen notched 77 yards. Wide receiver Parker Washington recorded seven catches for 70 yards and a touchdown, and tight end Theo Johnson collected 75 yards and a touchdown on five catches.
LOUISVILLE 24, PITT 10
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Malik Cunningham threw a go-ahead touchdown pass to Josh Lifson midway through the fourth quarter, Kei’Trel Clark returned a sack fumble 59 yards for an insurance TD and Louisville beat Pitt 24-10 on Saturday night at Cardinal Stadium.
Cunningham tossed his second TD after a 33-yard trick play double-pass catch-and-run from receiver Braden Smith to the Panthers’ 11. Two plays later, a wide-open Lifson scooped up Cunningham’s low 9-yard pass for just his second catch at Louisville and first score to make it 14-10 with 9:45 remaining. James Turner’s 48-yard field goal provided a seven-point cushion before Yasir Abdullah sacked Kedon Slovis and forced a fumble that Clark returned for the clinching score as the Panthers tried to rally.
NOTRE DAME 44, UNLV 21
SOUTH BEND, Ind. – The University of Notre Dame football team utilized a special effort from junior defensive end Isaiah Foskey and rode a strong performance from the offensive line and sophomore running back Logan Diggs to secure a 44-21 victory over the visiting UNLV Rebels.
The Irish improve to 4-3 on the season, while the Rebels fall to 4-4.