District football roundup: Seton Hill drops opener in overtime
Tabyus Taylor rushed for 176 yards and scored three rushing touchdowns, including the overtime winner from 2 yards, to lead Virginia Union to a 34-28 victory over Seton Hill on Saturday.
Seton Hill’s Ryan Barabe was 19 of 32 for 286 yards passing with three touchdowns and two interceptions. Ardell Brown led Seton Hill (0-1) with 164 yards receiving and three touchdowns. Cinque Sweerting led the Griffins with 92 yards rushing on 22 carries.
NCAA Division I FCS
Dayton 49, Robert Morris 28 — Tucker Yinger ran for 139 yards and a touchdown to lead Dayton (1-0) to the win against visiting Robert Morris (0-1). Dayton gained 272 rushing yards and 465 yards overall against the Colonials, who totaled 416 yards of offense. Jimmy Walker threw for 219 yards and two touchdowns and ran 9 yards for another score to lead Robert Morris.
Duquesne 45, Lock Haven 0 — Daniel Parr tossed for 197 yards and two touchdowns to lead Duquesne (1-1) to a win over Lock Haven (0-1). Nehari Crawford led the Dukes with 140 yards on five receptions and two touchdowns. A.J. Hines led the Dukes in rushing with 77 yards on seven carries and a touchdown. Duquesne gathered 460 yards of total offense, while Lock Haven had 195 yards on offense. Kyle Knight went 11 of 29 for 81 yards passing and two interceptions. Knight added 37 yards rushing on 16 carries.
NCAA Division II
Edinboro 69, Lake Erie 0 — Andrew Tomko threw for 311 yards and three touchdowns as Edinboro (1-0) downed Lake Erie (0-1). Ta’Nauz Gre caught three passes for 131 yards and two touchdowns, and Walter Fletcher ran for 110 yards and two TDs. The Fighting Scots outgained Lake Erie, 559 yards to 104 yards.
Slippery Rock 38, Kentucky State 31 — Andrew Koester threw for 272 yards and three touchdowns and Wes Hills ran for 164 yards and a TD as Slippery Rock (1-0) defeated Kentucky State (0-1). Koester added 87 rushing yards and a touchdown as Slippery Rock amassed 541 yards of offense.
Shippensburg 35, Clarion 13 — Brycen Mussina tossed for 348 yards and four touchdowns to lead Shippensburg (1-0) to a win over Clarion (0-1). Winston Eubanks caught four passes for 161 yards and a touchdown for the Raiders, who had 509 yards of total offense. Jeff Clemens led the Golden Eagles with 133 yards passing and one interception. Mylique McGriff led Clarions with 94 yards rushing 18 carries and one touchdown.
NCAA Division III
No. 15 Washington & Jefferson 37, St. John Fisher 12 — Sophomore Andrew Wolf caught nine passes for 214 yards and three touchdowns in his first careet start to lead Washington & Jefferson (1-0) to the win at St. John Fisher (0-1). Jacob Adams threw for 286 yards and three touchdowns, and Jordan West rushed for 109 yards and a touchdown for the Presidents. On defense, Zac Quattrone intercepted two passes, returning one 71 yards for a touchdown.
Ithaca 38, Saint Vincent 14 — Wahid Nabi tossed for 281 yards and two touchdowns to lead Ithaca (1-0) to victory against Saint Vincent (0-1). Brian Gill and Pat Minogue returned fumbles for touchdowns for Ithaca, which outgained Saint Vincent, 412-172. Freshman Tekoah Guedes threw for 94 yards and a touchdown and rushed for 28 yards to pace Saint Vincent.
Grove City 38, Juniata 23 — Wesley Schools ran for 220 yards and scored three touchdowns to lead Grove City (1-0) to the win against Juniata (0-1). Dan Melville returned an interception 26 yards for a touchdown and he also broke up three passes. Austin Montgome threw for 261 yards and two touchdowns to lead Juniata.
No. 25 Rensselaer Polytechnic 40, Allegheny 19 — Rob Law ran for 57 yards and two touchdowns and caught three passes for 84 yards and a 71-yard score as Rensselaer Polytechnic (1-0) beat Allegheny (0-1). Naz Greer threw for 370 yards and two touchdowns, both to Alex Victor, in the loss. Victor caught nine passes for 245 yards.
Muskingum 31, Waynesburg 24 — Brody Hahn threw for 237 yards and three touchdowns as Muskingum (1-0) overcame a 10-point halftime deficit to defeat Waynesburg (0-1). Cole Booth caught four passes for 139 yards and a 72-yard touchdown for Waynesburg.
Alfred 44, Thiel 16 — Nasir Smith ran for 144 yards and three touchdowns to lead Alfred (1-0) to the win against Thiel (0-1). Cole Reed recorded 11 tackles for Alfred’s defense, which limited Thiel’s running game to minus-6 yards. Marko Bakovic threw for 188 yards and two touchdowns in the loss.
No. 14 Wittenberg 34, Westminster 21 — Jake Kennedy was 22 of 34 for 230 yards passing with three touchdowns and an interception to led Wittenberg (1-0) to a victory over Westminster (0-1). Westminster’s Augustus Necastro was 21 of 38 for 164 yards with a touchdown and three interceptions. Necastro connected with Jaevon Hardy for his only touchdown pass as Hardy finished with 46 receiving yards. Westminster finished with 207 yards of total offense.