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11-16-2009, 12:48 AM

Nathan Smith – WPAathletics.com STAFF

NCAA Division I FCS

Duquesne 45, Sacred Hear 42- In dramatic fashion, the Duquesne Dukes walked away in this close contest. A combined 17 points were scored in the final two minutes alone. Duquesne went up 42-34 with 1:53 remaining after a Larry McCoy touchdown run. Sacred Heat answered back with a score and and 2-point conversion to make it 42-42 with 1:10 left. And with time running out, Duquesne kicker Charlie Leventry nailed a 31-yard field goal for the win. McCoy finished the day with 121 yards and five touchdowns.

Monmouth 24, St. Francis, Pa. 10- St. Francis trailed at halftime 16-3 and were never able to find what worked for them. The Monmouth running game controlled the St. Francis defense, putting up 229 yards. St. Francis running back Kyle Hardbridge ran for 88 yards.

Robert Morris 37, Wagner 10- Robert Morris scored 27 unanswered points in the second half to seal the win against Wagner. Running back Myles Russ finished the day with 173 yards on the ground and 22 through the air.

NCAA Division II

California, Pa. 42, Fayetteville St. 13- The Vulcans cruised to victory ib the first round of the NCAA Division II Playoffs. California was able to take a 21-0 lead into the half and added an additional 21 points in the third quarter. The Vulcan defense played with force, allowing only 81 yards on the ground. Receiver AJ Jackson gained 111 yards through the air with one score.

Edinboro 31, East Stroudsburg 16- Edinboro was able to pull away in the second half of a very close game. Edinboro went into the half leading 17-13. They came out firing in the second half though as quarterback Trevor Harris was able to make two pass plays for scores, one of which went for 46-yards. Harris finished the day going 28-of-39 for 298 yards and three touchdowns.

NCAA Division III

Allegheny 30, Ohio Wesleyan 13- Thanks to 17 unanswered fourth quarter points, The Allegheny Gators finished their season in a winning note. T.J. Salopek completed 19-of-30 passes for 161 yards with one touchdown and one interception.

Chicago 24, Carnegie Mellon 7- Carnegie Mellon finished their season with a disappointing loss to Chicago. The Tartans offense could not find their rhythm, scoring their lone touchdown in the fourth quarter. Receiver Brandon Howe finished the day with 99 yards through the air and one score.

Grove City 31, Thiel 24- Grove City rallied from a 17-0 fourth quarter deficit to put the game into overtime. Both teams scored on their initial positions in overtime with both teams scoring on rushing plays. In the second overtime, Grove City scored on a Andrew Didonato pass to Luke O’Hara to go up 31-24. The Grove City defense then stepped up and were able to keep Thiel out of the end zone. Didonato finished the day completing 32-of-43 passes for 279 yards for two touchdowns and two interceptions.

Washington & Jefferson 35, Waynesburg 12- The PAC rivals competed in a close first half, as Washington & Jefferson led 14-9. The second half was a different story as Washington & Jefferson outscored Waynesburg 21-3. The air game was potent for Washington & Jefferson as quarterback Gino Rometo completed 27-of-36 for 310 yards with three touchdowns and one interception. Waynesburg quarterback completed 18-of-35 for 237 yards with three touchdowns and one interception. He also picked up 93 yards on the ground with two scores.

Westminster 31, Geneva 28- Westminster walked away victorious after scoring the winning touchdown with 11 seconds left in the game. Quarterback Shawn Lehocky was able to sneak the ball in to the end zone to put his team up. The game was a fiercely fought battle that featured eight lead changes. Lehocky finished the day completing 9-of-13 passes for 101 yards. Geneva halfback Gerard Muschette ran for 120 yards and one touchdown.