Duquesne outlasts Bryant in NEC win
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Connor Dixon's third touchdown reception came with 9:22 left and represented the fourth and final lead change of the second half as Duquesne beat visiting Bryant, 31-28, at Rooney Field.
Dixon's 10-yard scoring reception from Sean Patterson came after touchdowns of 33 and 15 yards earlier in the game as the Dukes (4-1, 2-0 Northeast Conference) won their fourth consecutive game.
Duquesne's Larry McCoy had 153 rushing yards and a touchdown. Patterson was 13 for 25 for 160 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions.
Jordan Brown rushed for 142 yards and two touchdowns for the Bulldogs (3-2, 2-1), who had won three in a row.
• Robert Morris 23, Monmouth 20: Jeff Sinclair's second touchdown pass to Shadrae King came with 5:15 to play as the Colonials (1-3, 1-0) won their NEC opener. King had nine catches for 104 yards, including a 21-yard score in the fourth. Sinclair was 18 for 24 for 211 yards. Kyle Frazier was 27 for 39 for 241 yards for host Monmouth (2-2, 1-1).
• Albany 41, Saint Francis 20: Two of Dan Di Lella's three touchdown passes went to Cole King as Albany (2-2, 1-0) won an NEC game against the host Red Flash (1-4, 0-3). John Kelly had 83 rushing yards and a touchdown for Saint Francis.
• IUP, 19 Edinboro 0: The host Crimson Hawks defense limited the Fighting Scots to 115 total yards, forced five turnovers and scored the game's first points on a safety. Harvie Tuck had 124 rushing yards, and Mike Box had two touchdown passes for IUP (2-2, 1-1 PSAC). Edinboro (4-1, 1-1) came in averaging 36.8 points per game.
• Slippery Rock 27, Clarion 13: Cody Endres had 305 passing yards and three touchdowns as the Rock (4-1, 2-0 PSAC) beat the visiting Golden Eagles (0-5, 0-2). Devin Goda had eight catches for 108 yards and a touchdown and Josh Gardner had two touchdown receptions for Slippery Rock, which held a 453-199 advantage in total yards. Anthony Stimac had a 100-yard interception return for Clarion.
• California 54, Lock Haven 13: The Vulcans (4-1, 2-0 PSAC) won their fourth in a row, routing the Bald Eagles (0-4, 0-2).
• Gannon 30, Mercyhurst 27: Daniel Tapscott threw three touchdown passes to Lawrence Coleman as the visiting Golden Knights (2-3, 1-1 PSAC) scored 27 second-half points in beating the crosstown Lakers (3-2, 1-1). Mercyhurst's Trevor Kennedy had 10 catches for 157 yards.
• Shippensburg 49, Kutztown 7: Zach Zulli was 21 for 30 for 215 yards and four touchdown passes as the host Red Raiders (3-2, 1-1 PSAC) outgained the Golden Bears (4-1, 1-1) in total yards, 548-221.
• West Virginia State 27, Seton Hill 21: The host Yellow Jackets (1-3, 1-1 West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference) broke a 13-game losing streak. Fabian Payne rushed for 138 yards and two touchdowns for West Virginia State. Daniel Butler rushed for 141 yards and a touchdown for the Griffins (1-3, 1-1).
• Glenville State 41, West Liberty 14: Darold Hughes threw two long touchdown passes to Jakhari Murphy as the Pioneers (2-3, 2-0 WVIAC) beat the Hilltoppers (0-5, 0-3).
• Waynesburg 23, Bethany 7: Bertrand Ngampa rushed for 79 yards and a touchdown as the host Yellow Jackets (3-1, 3-0 Presidents' Athletic Conference) won their third consecutive. Matt Grimard had 240 passing yards for the Bison (2-2, 1-2).
• Thomas More 50, Thiel 7: Kendall Owens scored three touchdowns and Robert Kues threw three touchdown passes as the Saints (4-0, 3-0 PAC) routed the host Tomcats (0-5, 0-3).
• Washington & Jefferson 20, Westminster 16: Tim McNerney rushed for 141 yards and a touchdown as the Presidents (3-2, 2-1 PAC) beat the host Titans (2-2, 1-1). Westminster had minus-17 net rushing yards.
• Geneva 23, Saint Vincent 20: Bryan Visingardi's third field goal of the game was a 41-yarder in overtime, leading host Geneva (1-4, 1-2) to a PAC win against the Bearcats (2-2, 1-1).
• Carnegie Mellon 24, Hiram 7: Rob Kalkstein threw two touchdown passes to Alexander Lum as the visiting Tartans (3-2) beat the Terriers (1-4). CMU's Patrick Blanks had 116 rushing yards.
• Johns Hopkins 34, Juniata 0: The Blue Jays (5-0, 4-0 Centennial Conference) had almost as many points as the host Eagles (0-5, 0-4) did total yards (37).
• Case Western Reserve 17, Allegheny 10: The Spartans (3-1) forced a fumble while trailing with just more than a minute to play and scored with 45 seconds left to beat the host Gators (2-3). Erik Olson's 3-yard touchdown pass to Bryan Metlesitz was his second of the game.
First Published October 2, 2011 12:00 am