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IUP football moves to No. 2 in Division II Coaches’ Top 25 poll

IUP running back Justice Evans.

Off to a scorching 4-0 start, IUP football jumped a spot in the American Football Coaches Association Division II Coaches’ Top 25 poll.

The Crimson Hawks flattened Mercyhurst Saturday, 34-7, in a PSAC West game as the defense posted five sacks and forced two takeaways.

IUP could soon be flirting with the top spot.

Former No. 1, Texas A&M Commerce, the defending national champion, was upset last week by No. 22 Colorado State-Pueblo, 23-13.

Minnesota State (4-0) is the new No. 1 this week.

Grand Valley State (4-0) is No. 3, Ferris State (4-0) is No. 4 and Midwestern State (4-0) rounds out the top five.

IUP plays at Cal (Pa.) (2-2) Saturday night in the annual Coal Bowl game.

Bill Beckner is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Bill at [email protected] or via Twitter @BillBeckner.

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