Lock Haven skid ends at 52 games
The longest losing streak in Division II history ended Saturday when Lock Haven defeated Cheyney, 15-7, in a Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference game.
Lock Haven (1-10) had lost 52 games in a row since defeating Clarion in the final game of the 2007 season. The skid was the longest active losing streak in all college football divisions.
It was the first win for Lock Haven second-year coach John Allen. Cheyney also finished with a 1-10 record.
Lock Haven was winning, 12-7, with 4:43 remaining when Noah Heimer kicked a 23-yard field goal. Following a Cheyney punt, Lock Haven got a first down and ran out the clock as fans stormed the field.
Mercyhurst 52, East Stroudsburg 45 — Brandon Brown-Dukes’ 21-yard TD run with 1:17 remaining snapped a 45-45 tie and lifted Mercyhurst (9-2) to a PSAC win over East Stroudsburg (5-5) that kept the Lakers’ NCAA playoff hopes alive. Devyn Woods caught nine passes for 215 yards and three TDs.
Bloomsburg 49, Slippery Rock 41 — Trailing 42-13 at the half, Slippery Rock (6-5) pulled within eight points twice in the second half before falling to Bloomsburg (10-1) in a PSAC game. Slippery Rock’s Akeem Satterfield rushed for 184 yards and a score, and Jared Buck passed for 341 yards and accounted for three scores.
California (Pa.) 56, Millersville 28 — Peter Lalich, returning from a four-game absence because of injury, threw four touchdown passes to lead Cal (8-3) past Millersville (2-9) in a PSAC game. Mike Williams had nine catches for 156 yards and three scores for Cal, which snapped a two-game losing streak.
Kutztown 47, Edinboro 21 — Cody Harris passed for 259 yards and two scores for Edinboro (4-6), which dropped its PSAC game against Kutztown (6-4).
West Chester 33, Clarion 12 — Ben Fiscus passed for 184 yards and a touchdown, but Clarion (4-7) was defeated by West Chester (7-4) in a PSAC game.
Gannon 45, LIU Post 6 — Liam Nadler passed for 335 yards and four touchdowns to lead Gannon (3-8) past LIU Post (3-6) in a PSAC game. Joe Sobucki caught two TD passes in the win.
Glenville State 58, Seton Hill 2 — A blocked extra-point return accounted for the only points for Seton Hill (0-11, 0-8) in its WVIAC loss at Glenville State (6-5, 6-2).
Division I FCS
Albany 38, Duquesne 31 — Duquesne (5-5, 3-4) fell behind, 35-7, at halftime and couldn’t catch up against Albany (8-2, 6-1) in a Northeast Conference game. Duquesne has lost three in a row and four of its past five. Sean Patterson threw for 286 yards and two touchdowns for Duquesne. He also ran for a score.
Robert Morris 21, Sacred Heart 17 — Robert Morris (4-6, 3-4) rallied from 10-0 and 17-6 deficits to defeat Sacred Heart (2-8, 1-6) for the NEC road win. Jeff Sinclair threw two TD passes, including the game-winning 2-yard score to Nick Groat with 35 seconds remaining.
St. Francis (Pa.) 45,Monmouth 31 — John Kelly passed for 263 yards and two touchdowns for St. Francis (4-6, 3-4), which built a 31-7 lead and held on for a NEC victory at Monmouth (4-5, 3-3).
Youngstown State 31, Western Illinois 7 — Jamaine Cook rushed for 113 yards and two touchdowns as Youngstown State (6-4, 3-4) defeated Western Illinois (3-7, 1-6) in a Missouri Valley Conference game.
Geneva 33, Westminster (Pa.) 14 — Zack Hayward passed for 224 yards and two touchdowns to lead Geneva (3-7, 3-5) past Westminster (3-6, 2-6) in a Presidents’ Athletic Conference game.
Rocco Colavecchia rushed for two touchdowns and caught a TD pass for Geneva. Dak Britt passed for 212 yards and a touchdown for Westminster.
Bethany (W.Va.) 54, St. Vincent 27 — Matt Grimard threw four touchdown passes and rushed for two scores to lead Bethany (3-7, 3-5) past St. Vincent (0-10, 0-8) in a PAC game. Grimard finished with 290 yards passing and 74 rushing. Ed Holmes caught two TD passes.
Matt Deakins threw three TD passes for St. Vincent, which scored a season high in points.
Grove City 21, Thiel 7 — Brian Pell threw two touchdown passes and ran for a score as Grove City (6-4, 5-3) defeated Thiel (3-7, 3-5) to claim the Mercer County Cup in a PAC game.
Thiel’s Josh Potter rushed for 139 yards and a TD.
Case Western 36, Carnegie Mellon 24 — CMU (6-4) allowed two fourth-quarter TD runs to Billy Beecher and lost the Academic Bowl to Case Western (6-4). CMU, which surrendered a 24-16 halftime lead, was held to 47 rushing yards.
Allegheny 13, Hiram 0 — Tim Werley rushed for 130 yards and had 58 receiving yards for Allegheny (5-5, 4-3) in its North Coast Athletic Conference win at Hiram (0-10, 0-7).