ERIE, Pa. – The 10th ranked Slippery Rock University football team outscored Mercyhurst University 34-0 in the third quarter to run away with a 75-31 win on the road Saturday in a Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Western Division game from Saxon Stadium.
Slippery Rock picks up its eighth straight win in the series against the Lakers and improves to 6-0 overall and 3-0 in PSAC West games with the victory. Mercyhurst slips to 1-5 overall and 0-3 in PSAC West games.
Conneaut grad Kyle Sheets had a pair of receiving touchdowns in the win.
CAL 30, IUP 20
INDIANA, Pa. – The California (PA) football team mounted four scoring drives in the first half on Saturday afternoon, including a touchdown on special teams, while earning a 30-20 victory over rival IUP in the 14th edition of the Coal Bowl.
The Vulcans improve to 4-1 this season and remain tied for first place in the divisional standings with a 3-0 mark in league action.
GANNON 23, EDINBORO 12
GREENSBURG, Pa. – The Gannon defense turned in yet another strong showing as the Golden Knights won for the third straight time over local rival Edinboro.
Gannon held its second straight opponent scoreless at the half and led 17-0 early in the fourth quarter.
Nate Mikell threw a pair of touchdown passes, five yards to Donell “Tank” Mason in the first quarter and 53 yards to Ke’John Batiste early in the fourth.
SETON HILL 24, CLARION 17
There is the offense, there is the defense… and then there is special teams. The often unsung unit helped propel the Griffins to play spoiler to Clarion as they defeated the Golden Eagles 24-17 on Saturday. Seton Hill improved their record to 2-4, 1-2 in the PSAC West with the victory, while Clarion falls to 1-5, 0-3 in PSAC West play.
After a slow start to the 1st quarter, Clarion started off the scoring in the contest with a five play, 73 yard touchdown drive that was highlighted by a 16 yard TD run by Corahn Alleyne to take the lead 7-0. The Griffins would respond quickly on the next drive with a score coming off of a 10 yard touchdown pass from Hayden Teska to Cody Rubrecht in the left corner of the end zone to tie the game at 7-7 in the early stages of the 2nd quarter.
Both defenses held strong for the remainder of the 1st half, with multiple offensive drives ending in either punts or turnovers.
Meadville grad Griffin Buzzell had nine tackles for Clarion.