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Shippensburg Returns to its Winning Ways

SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. – The Shippensburg University football team began PSAC Eastern Division play Saturday with a bevy of big plays and numerous standout performances, racking up 317 return yards and 421 yards of total offense in a 41-31 victory over East Stroudsburg on a cloudy and rainy afternoon from SU Student Association Field at Seth Grove Stadium.

Shippensburg (1-2, 1-0 PSAC East) improved its home winning streak to 10 games by answering East Stroudsburg's (2-1, 0-1 PSAC East) second-half scoring drives with touchdowns of its own. After a scoreless third quarter, the two teams combined for 35 points in less than 10 minutes of the fourth quarter – including three SU scores of 65 or more yards.

With the exception of East Stroudsburg's first touchdown, Shippensburg countered each of the Warriors' four remaining scores Saturday with a touchdown of its own less than a minute later. All six of SU's scoring drives lasted 95 seconds or less, with five occurring in under a minute.

"It was a tough game and they played us hard, but it's big for us to come out of there with a victory," head coach Mark Maciejewski said after the game. "We played decent football. We have got to clean a lot of things up, but we made some big plays today."

Among the many standout SU performers Saturday was junior Shannon Maura, who made his Red Raider debut and shattered the school record with 240 kickoff return yards on just five runbacks. Maura had an electric 96-yard kickoff return for a touchdown in the fourth quarter that extended SU's lead and nearly reached paydirt in the first half with an 83-yard return.

Junior wide receiver Trevor Harman caught six passes for 151 yards and three touchdowns – including an 81-yard strike less than two minutes into the fourth quarter. Harman also toe-tapped the end zone with 10 seconds left in the first half for a 20-yard touchdown that gave SU a 17-14 lead going into the intermission and caught another in the first quarter after Maura's 83-yard return.

Senior quarterback Zach Zulli threw for 273 yards and four touchdowns on 20-of-36 passing, completing a pass to eight different receivers in the contest. Zulli surpassed the 8,000-yard mark for his career and now has 95 passing touchdowns in 27 games.

Sophomore quarterback Chris Lawshe made frequent appearances in Saturday's game and led the team in rushing – helping to clinch the victory with a career-long 67-yard touchdown scamper with 3:25 remaining. Lawshe had eight rushes for 97 yards.

Junior wide receiver Sheldon Mayer opened the scoring less than four minutes in with a 12-yard touchdown reception and also racked up 77 punt return yards – giving him 179 in just three games.

SU's defense yielded its most yards since Maciejewski's head coaching debut at Shepherd in 2011 but managed success with its pass rush – totaling five sacks, seven quarterback hurries and eight pass breakups. Senior defensive end Jake Metz was relentless with 10 tackles, including 2.5 sacks, and two pass breakups. Sophomore linebacker Cortlin Dell also tied for a game high with a career-high 10 tackles while junior linebacker James Brennan tied his career high with nine tackles and had a forced fumble.

The Red Raiders only trailed for 46 seconds in Saturday's game. After staking out a 13-3 lead through one quarter, SU relinquished two Warrior touchdowns in less than two minutes late in the second quarter before driving 75 yards on just five plays to regain the lead.

Shippensburg will travel to Millersville next Saturday for a noon matchup with the Marauders from the Biemesderfer.

Notes: SU has scored at least 36 points in all 10 games of its current home winning streak and is one win shy of tying the school record for consecutive home victories (11, set from 1925-27)…SU has now won five straight over ESU and has not lost to the Warriors since 2008…Maura's 96-yard kickoff return for a touchdown is SU's first since Jeff Fertig returned the opening kickoff 91 yards for a touchdown at C.W. Post on Oct. 3, 2009…the previous school record for single-game kickoff return yardage was 158 by Mike Erlandson vs. Bloomsburg on Oct. 25, 1997…Harman now has eight 100-yard receiving games and has caught a touchdown in 17 career contests, three short of tying Mike Harris's school record…Harman leads the PSAC with 350 receiving yards and four receiving touchdowns through three games…Harman's 32 career touchdown receptions ranks 10th in PSAC history…Metz now has 22 career sacks and is just 2.5 sacks shy of the school record…Saturday was Metz's 16th career game with a sack…the two teams combined for 981 yards of total offense Saturday and each averaged 6.1 yards per play…SU has converted all seven of its red-zone chances in the last two games…Red Raider quarterbacks have been sacked 12 times in 2013 after taking just 16 sacks in 2012…senior kicker Drew Newcomer attempted a 49-yard field goal in the fourth quarter that would have tied his school record set last week…junior tight end Alex Kuljian caught a career-high three passes Saturday…SU's opponents have maintained a 10-1 turnover margin this season, including a 3-0 margin for ESU on Saturday…the Red Raiders have forced six fumbles but managed just one recovery…senior Nate Schmidt booted a career-long punt of 59 yards in the first quarter

Courtesy of Shippensburg University Sports Information


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Quiteh Approaches 6000 Yards as Bloom Wins Over Kutztown


KUTZTOWN, Pa. – The 13th-ranked Bloomsburg University football team won its first two contests of the year with a throttling offensive attack, averaging nearly 600 total yards per game. On Saturday at Kutztown, the Huskies used timely defensive stops and big plays down the stretch when they needed them to preserve a 31-12 victory in front of 5,234 fans at University Field.

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Danny Fisher established a new PSAC record for career field goals with his 51st on Saturday.
For the second straight week, the Huskies (3-0, 1-0 PSAC East) made a bit of Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference history, this time when Danny Fisher (Liverpool/Central Dauphin) established a new conference record for career field goals. Fisher broke what had been a tie with Ed Detwiler of East Stroudsburg when he connected on the 51st 3-pointer of his career in maroon and gold – a 21-yard boot in the first quarter to cap a 10-play, 57-yard drive for the visitors' first scoring.

Offense was hard to come by in the early going, however, against Kutztown (0-3, 0-1). The Golden Bears defense proved stingy during the first half, limiting Bloomsburg to just 156 yards of total offense including 97 on the ground. The hosts grabbed the early momentum by controlling the clock early, putting the first points of the game on the board following a 7-yard touchdown strike from freshman quarterback Alec Werner to Kodi Reed. The point after attempt failed, leaving Kutztown with a 6-0 lead. Fisher's field goal would cut that edge in half less than four minutes later.

A Franklyn Quiteh (Tobyhanna/Pocono Mountain West) touchdown run from 10 yards out and a late defensive stop with the Golden Bears threatening before the break allowed Bloomsburg to take a 10-6 lead into intermission. Kutztown drove 55 yards in 11 plays to the Huskies' 16-yard line but Bloomsburg's defense held, forcing a 33-yard field goal attempt that came up short at the halftime buzzer.

The score remained that way when the Golden Bears attempted to seize momentum by going for it on fourth-and-1 at their own 41-yard line midway through the third. Darrell Scott tried to pick up the first down with a rush up the middle, but was instantly met by Husky defensive backs DJ Robinson (Sinking Spring/Conrad Weiser) and Jonathan Patrick (Somerset, NJ/Franklin) for a loss, giving the ball back to Bloomsburg in enemy territory.

Bloomsburg didn't waste much time to cash in on its opportunity. Tim Kelly (Camp Hill/Cedar Cliff) found receiver Connor Gades (West Chester/Unionville) in space over the middle and the redshirt sophomore did the rest, galloping to the end zone for his first career touchdown reception, a 34-yard connection for a 17-6 lead.

Another opportunistic play from the Huskies' offense effectively put the game on ice. With Bloomsburg facing third-and-3 from their own 9-yard line, Quiteh gave the visitors some much-needed breathing room. The all-time PSAC career rushing leader appeared to hit a wall of Bear defenders, but broke multiple tackles and sprinted through the Kutztown secondary for 65 yards. The rush catapulted Quiteh over 100 yards rushing for the 20th straight game. Kelly finished the drive by tossing an 8-yard touchdown pass to Tony Peregrin (Mayfield/Lakeland) for a 24-6 advantage, ending much of the doubt with 11:33 to play.

Kutztown found the end zone again with 3:36 left on a 17-yard pass from Werner to Kellen Williams to pull to within 24-12 after the Huskies snuffed out a two-point conversion try. Four plays and 44 yards later, however, the Huskies were on the board once more, this time with a 28-yard scamper from Quiteh to put the exclamation point on the victory.

While the offense came alive late, it was the Huskies defense which allowed BU to maintain a lead for much of the contest. Bloomsburg completely shut down the Kutztown run game as the Golden Bears finished with -3 yards on the ground while the Huskies sacked Werner five times – including four sacks from Larry Webster (Hagerstown, MD/Elkton). Gary Postell (Philadelphia/Bishop McDevitt) paced the Huskies in stops with 10 tackles while Justin Shirk (Harrisburg/Central Dauphin) was in on nine tackles and Tyler Knoblauch (Berlin, NJ/Eastern) registered eight tackles and an interception.
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Larry Webster put on a dominating performance at Kutztown, recording four sacks.

Quiteh capped his day by carrying 23 times for 170 yards and two touchdowns. Kelly completed 11 of 17 passes for 133 yards and two touchdowns with his favorite receiver being Gades, who hauled in four passes for 57 yards and a score.

Forced to throw with nothing doing on the ground, Werner put the ball in the air 58 times, completing 41 of his passes for 351 yards and two scores. Alex Tonnies tied his own Kutztown school record set in the season-opener at Clarion with 17 catches for 122 yards while Reed brought in nine grabs for 118 yards and a touchdown.

The Huskies return home next Saturday to host Lock Haven in another PSAC East contest. That game is scheduled for a 3:30 p.m. start inside Redman Stadium.

GAME NOTES: The win avenged a 52-14 loss suffered in the Huskies' last trip to Kutztown in 2011 … Bloomsburg now leads the all-time series with their PSAC East rival, 45-21-1 dating back to 1927 … Detwiler's record of 50 career field goals had paced the PSAC since 1992 ... the four sacks by Webster set a new career-high, eclipsing the three sacks he tallied at Slippery Rock last year … Gades set new career bests in receptions (four) and receiving yards (57) … Peregrin's touchdown catch was his first as a Husky … Aaron Allison (Philadelphia/Frankford) brought in a 21-yard catch and run, a career-long … Bloomsburg finished with 239 yards rushing and 372 yards of total offense … Postell and Knoblauch each established new career-highs for tackles … Quiteh now has over 100 yards rushing in 35 of 38 career games and moved into 15th place all-time in NCAA Division II history with 5,911 rushing yards.

Courtesy of Bloomsburg University Sports Information


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Next Week's PSAC Football Schedule--September 28

9/28/2013 12:00 p.m. * Seton Hill Edinboro Edinboro, PA Live Stats Details
9/28/2013 12:00 PM * Shippensburg Millersville Millersville, PA Live Stats Live Video Live Audio Details
9/28/2013 1:00 PM * East Stroudsburg Cheyney Cheyney, PA Live Stats Live Audio Details
9/28/2013 1:00 PM * California IUP Indiana, PA Live Stats Live Audio Details
9/28/2013 2:00 PM * Gannon Clarion Clarion, Pa. Live Stats Live Audio Details
9/28/2013 6:00 PM * Mercyhurst Slippery Rock Slippery Rock, Pa. Details
9/28/2013 3:30 P.M. * Lock Haven Bloomsburg Bloomsburg, PA. Live Stats Live Video Live Audio Details
9/28/2013 6:00 PM * Kutztown West Chester West Chester, PA Live Stats Live Audio Details

Husky's picks will be posted later. The best games will most likely feature California at IUP, Gannon at surprising Clarion, and Mercyhurst at Slippery Rock. All three games are PSAC West games. In the PSAC East, all four games will have heavy favorites. See you later today. Don't forget the AFCA and d2football.com national rankings that come out Monday and Tuesday respectively. I don't think any new PSAC teams will break into the Top 25 in either poll.


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AFCA Week 3 Division II Football Poll

Top 10 Loss Causes Shakeup in Division II Top 25 Poll
No. 2 Minnesota State-Mankato beat then-No. 7 Minnesota-Duluth, 21-17, causing a reshuffling of teams in the AFCA Division II Coaches’ Top 25 Poll. The top six teams remained unchanged with Valdosta State (Ga.) holding onto the No. 1 spot for a fourth straight week. The Blazers are followed by No. 2 Minnesota State-Mankato, No. 3 Northwest Missouri State, No. 4 West Texas A&M, No. 5 Colorado State-Pueblo and No. 6 Missouri Western State.

With its loss, Minnesota-Duluth drops to No. 13 in the poll, while Indianapolis (Ind.) fell 10 spots to No. 22 after its 31-14 loss to FCS-member Drake (Iowa). Tuskegee (Ala.) and North Alabama dropped out of the poll this week, making room for Emporia State (Kan.) at No. 24 and Tarleton State (Texas) at No. 25. This is Tarleton State’s first ranking in the AFCA Division II Coaches’ Top 25 since the final poll in 2009.

2013 American Football Coaches Association Division II Coaches’ Poll – September 23, 2013

Rank School (1st votes) Rec. Pts. Prev. Week Two Next Game
1. Valdosta St. (Ga.) (29) 2-0 793 1 D. Shorter (Ga.), 41-0 Sept. 28 vs. Angelo St. (Texas)
2. Minnesota St.-Mankato (2) 3-0 766 2 D. No. 7 Minnesota-Duluth, 21-17 Sept. 28 vs. Northern St. (S.D.)
3. Northwest Missouri St. 3-0 723 3 D. Fort Hays St. (Kan.), 49-14 Sept. 28 vs. Nebraska-Kearney
4. West Texas A&M 3-0 692 4 D. Texas A&M-Commerce, 62-28 Sept. 28 at Texas A&M-Kingsville
5. Colorado St.-Pueblo (1) 3-0 676 5 D. Western New Mexico, 44-7 Sept. 28 at Adams St. (Colo.)
6. Missouri Western St. 3-0 647 6 D. Nebraska-Kearney, 31-19 Sept. 28 vs. Fort Hays St. (Kan.)
7. Indiana (Pa.) 3-0 581 8 D. Seton Hill (Pa.), 26-0 Sept. 28 vs. California (Pa.)
8. Henderson St. (Ark.) 3-0 553 9 D. Southeastern Oklahoma St., 44-35 Sept. 28 vs. East Central (Okla.)
9. Grand Valley St. (Mich.) 3-0 544 10 D. Tiffin (Ohio), 42-17 Sept. 28 at Ohio Dominican
10. Carson-Newman (Tenn.) 3-0 493 11 D. Brevard (N.C.), 41-14 Sept. 28 vs. Catawba (N.C.)
11. Bloomsburg (Pa.) 3-0 450 13 D. Kutztown (Pa.), 31-12 Sept. 28 vs. Lock Haven (Pa.)
12. Pittsburg St. (Kan.) 3-0 449 14 D. Southwest Baptist (Mo.), 59-7 Sept. 28 at Lincoln (Mo.)
13. Minnesota-Duluth 2-1 400 7 Lost to No. 2 Minnesota St.-Mankato, 21-17 Sept. 28 at Wayne St. (Neb.)
14. Shepherd (W.Va.) 3-0 370 15 D. Urbana (Ohio), 28-21 Sept. 28 at West Virginia Wesleyan
15. West Alabama 2-1 321 16 D. Florida Tech, 45-3 Sept. 28 vs. Concordia (Ala.)
16. North Carolina-Pembroke 3-0 315 18 D. Shaw (N.C.), 41-20 Sept. 28 vs. Wingate (N.C.)
17. Winston-Salem St. (N.C.) 2-1 256 19 D. No. 17 Tuskegee (Ala.), 35-13 Sept. 28 at Virginia Union
18. Washburn (Kan.) 3-0 232 22 D. Northeastern St. (Okla.), 48-3 Sept. 28 vs. Central Oklahoma
19. West Chester (Pa.) 3-0 227 20 D. Millersville (Pa.), 48-3 Sept. 28 vs. Kutztown (Pa.)
20. St. Cloud State (Minn.) 3-0 172 23 D. Concordia-St. Paul (Minn.), 34-3 Sept. 28 vs. Augustana (S.D.)
21. Chadron St. (Neb.) 2-1 149 21 D. Colorado Mesa, 30-24 Sept. 28 at Western St. (Colo.)
22. Indianapolis (Ind.) 2-1 146 12 Lost to Drake (Iowa), 31-14 Sept. 28 at Hillsdale (Mich.)
23. Midwestern St. (Texas) 1-1 88 25 D. West Georgia, 38-28 Sept. 28 at Texas A&M-Commerce
24. Emporia St. (Kan.) 3-0 72 NR D. Central Oklahoma, 54-38 Sept. 28 vs. Northeastern St. (Okla.)
25. Tarleton St. (Texas) 2-0 58 NR D. Angelo St. (Texas), 38-34 Sept. 28 vs. Abilene Christian (Texas)

Dropped Out: Tuskegee (Ala.) (17), North Alabama (24)

Others Receiving Votes: California (Pa.), 48; Texas A&M-Kingsville, 38; Tuskegee (Ala.), 37; Colorado School of Mines, 21; New Haven (Conn.), 17; Missouri Southern St., 16; Michigan Tech, 14; North Greenville (S.C.), 14; Ohio Dominican, 5; Stonehill (Mass.), 5; Delta St. (Miss.), 4; Shaw (N.C.), 3; Lenoir-Rhyne (N.C.), 2; Ferris St. (Mich.), 1; Newberry (S.C.), 1; Simon Fraser (B.C.), 1.


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Husky's PSAC Picks for September 28

PSAC East

Shippensburg rolls over Millersville, East Stroudsburg has no trouble with Cheyney, Bloomsburg wins easily over Lock Haven, and West Chester wins over Kutztown with no major problems. None of the favorites in the PSAC East should be worried about this upcoming weekend, but then again upsets do happen and that's why they play the games.

PSAC West

Edinboro beats Seton Hill, Slippery Rock at home regains its winning ways against Mercyhurst (Two greens make "a right" for SRU), Cinderella Clarion wins its homecoming game against Gannon, but it won't be easy against a high scoring Gannon team, and IUP at home prevails against California in the PSAC game of the week (Wish I could see this one, but I will be at my high school class reunion in Mifflinburg, PA. 55years! Imagine that!) Like I previously said, the best games in the PSAC this weekend are definitely in the PSAC West. Any of you living close to any of the game sites should try to take in one of the games. And lest we forget, go Buccos!!! If there are any games involving two nationally ranked teams this coming weekend, I will make my picks in a day or so. By the way, California did get some votes for a top 25 ranking, but will need to beat IUP to break through.


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Husky,

I host the College Football Hour on a local radio station and we talk a lot of PSAC. We had Paul Darragh on several weeks ago and Denny Douds last week. You can listen online http://boldgoldradionepa.com/the-game-nepa-sports-radio/

It's on Tuesdays at 5pm. (Heck, we even talked about Iowa-Iowa State last week)

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bucco boy wrote:
It's on Tuesdays at 5pm. (Heck, we even talked about Iowa-Iowa State last week)


We are done talking about that game bucco boy. Done.

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IA Pirate wrote:
bucco boy wrote:
It's on Tuesdays at 5pm. (Heck, we even talked about Iowa-Iowa State last week)


We are done talking about that game bucco boy. Done.


:lol:

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bucco boy wrote:
Husky,

I host the College Football Hour on a local radio station and we talk a lot of PSAC. We had Paul Darragh on several weeks ago and Denny Douds last week. You can listen online http://boldgoldradionepa.com/the-game-nepa-sports-radio/

It's on Tuesdays at 5pm. (Heck, we even talked about Iowa-Iowa State last week)


Thanks, "bucco boy"! It being Tuesday, I will try to listen in this afternoon. Thanks for your imput. There are really several good games in the PSAC West this coming weekend.


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Week 3 PSAC Football Athletes of the Week

WEEK 3 - SEPTEMBER 16-22

Football: Eastern Division Offensive Athlete of the Week

Trevor Harman
Shippensburg (Jr., WR)
Mechanicsburg, Pa. / Cumberland Valley

Junior wide receiver Trevor Harman caught six passes for 151 yards and three touchdowns in Shippensburg's 41-31 victory over East Stroudsburg. Less than two minutes into the fourth quarter, Harman notched an 81-yard strike for his third touchdown of the game. Harman also toe-tapped the end zone with 10 seconds left in the first half for a 20-yard touchdown that gave SU a 17-14 lead going into the intermission and caught another in the first quarter after a Shippensburg 83-yard kickoff return. Harman currently leads the PSAC with 350 receiving yards and four receiving touchdowns through three games.
Football: Eastern Division Defensive Athlete of the Week

Larry Webster
Bloomsburg (Sr., DE)
Hagerstown, Md./Elkton

Bloomsburg's Larry Webster had a career-high four sacks for a total of 28 yards lost in a 31-12 win against Kutztown. Webster also recorded a pass breakup and additional quarterback hurry. His first sack of the day was for a loss of eight yards, forcing Kutztown into 4th down on its own four-yard line, setting up great field possession for the go-ahead Bloomsburg touchdown. The senior's third sack forced a Kutztown turnover on downs with 10:10 to play in the fourth quarter. He now has five sacks on the season and 18.5 in just over a season with the Huskies.
Football: Western Division Offensive Athlete of the Week

Jansen Jones
Gannon (Sr., RB)
Rochester, N.Y. / Penfield

Jansen Jones led Gannon to a 38-27 victory against Slippery Rock, giving the Golden Knights their fourth victory in the last five all-time games against the Rock including a perfect 3-0 home mark against SRU since joining the league in 2008. Jones logged a career-high 38 carries for 181 yards, surpassing his previous career-high of 29 attempts. The senior tied the game at 7 with a two-yard touchdown run 6:17 into the contest. Later he gave Gannon a 21-14 lead with a 19-yard run 2:48 into the second half. Jones was consistent throughout the game, rushing for 75 yards in the first half and helping put the game away with 106 yards during the second stanza.
Football: Western Division Defensive Athlete of the Week

Nick Bengal
Gannon (Fr., CB)
Liberty Township, Ohio / Lakota West

Freshman Nick Bengal led Gannon to a 38-27 victory against Slippery Rock, giving the Golden Knights their fourth victory in the last five all-time games against the Rock including a perfect 3-0 home mark against SRU since joining the league in 2008. Bengal notched seven tackles all of which were solo and two pass breakups. Bengal recorded his first career interception with 4:40 left in the first half, halting a SRU drive at the Gannon three-yard line with the game tied at 14. Midway through the third quarter with Gannon leading 28-21, he added to his stat sheet with a forced fumble.

For further PSAC info and the weekly video go to: http://www.psacsports.org/news/2013/9/1 ... 30710.aspx

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d2football.com Top 25 Poll for September 24

Notice that California of the PSAC West has eased into the top 25 in this poll. To stay there, the Vulcans will need to come up with a road win over IUP this coming weekend--a tall order indeed! IUP and Bloomsburg each moved one rung up on the ladder, and West Chester moved from #22 to #20.



D2Football.com Top 25 Poll
September 24, 2013

Team Record Last Week
1 Valdosta State 2-0 1
2 Minnesota State 3-0 2
3 Northwest Missouri 3-0 3
4 West Texas A&M 3-0 4
5 CSU-Pueblo 3-0 5
6 Missouri Western 3-0 6
7 Grand Valley 3-0 8
8 IUP 3-0 9
9 Minnesota Duluth 2-1 7
10 Henderson State 3-0 10
11 Pittsburg State 3-0 13
12 Bloomsburg 3-0 11
13 Carson-Newman 3-0 12
14 West Alabama 2-1 14
15 Shepherd 3-0 16
16 UNC Pembroke 3-0 17
17 Washburn 3-0 21
18 Winston-Salem 2-1 19
19 Chadron State 2-1 20
20 West Chester 3-0 22
21 Midwestern State 1-1 23
22 Indianapolis 2-1 15
23 St. Cloud 3-0 24
24 Emporia State 3-0 NR
25 California 3-0 NR


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Long time Division II football power in the Lone Star Conference Abilene Christian has moved up to the FCS level. Hence we will see them no more in the Div II post-season playoffs.


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The only game in Division II football involving two nationally ranked teams pits IUP against California in the PSAC. Husky has already picked IUP to win this game on Saturday afternoon. Incidentally, Husky will be out of town this weekend, but he will take the laptop with him and hope he has WIFI at the motel up in central Pennsylvania, thereby staying up to date. If you live in western PA, try to take in one of the great games on tap in the PSAC this weekend.


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PSAC Football Results, Saturday, Sept. 28

PSAC East

Shippensburg 48 Millersville !0
East Stroudsburg 40 Cheyney 6
West Chester 22 Kutztown 21
Bloomsburg 56 Lock Haven 10


PSAC West

Edinboro 43 Seton Hill 7
Slippery Rock 58 Mercyhurst 34
Gannon 45 Clarion 25
IUP 20 California 7

Well, it seems that IUP is now in the driver's seat in the PSAC West, except for one little glitch. Gannon with its big win over Clarion has now put themselves in the running for a shot at the PSAC West crown. Gannon has an offense that must be reckoned with. In the PSAC East, the big confrontations between Bloomsburg, Shippensburg, and West Chester are yet to come. I was surprised to see that West Chester barely got by Kutztown--at home no less. Husky picked 7 of 8 games correctly. He misfired on the Gannon-Clarion game.
His record now has upped itself to 29-12. Califronia will drop out of the top 25 in both polls, and Gannon just might be coming in. Can't say about SRU. Franklyn Quiteh, running back from Bloomsburg, has now accrued over 6000 yards in his career at Bloomsburg. He will, most likely, eclipse the 7000 yard mark for his college career before the season is out. He is incredible. Here is next week's PSAC schedule:

10/5/2013 12:00 P.M. Bloomsburg Gannon Erie, PA Live Stats Live Video Live Audio Details
10/5/2013 1:00 PM California West Chester West Chester, PA Live Stats Live Audio Details
10/5/2013 1:00 PM Cheyney Mercyhurst Erie, Pa. Live Stats Details
10/5/2013 1 PM Seton Hill Shippensburg Shippensburg, PA Live Stats Live Video Live Audio Details
10/5/2013 1:05 PM Slippery Rock Kutztown Kutztown, PA Live Stats Live Video Live Audio Details
10/5/2013 2:00 PM Millersville IUP Indiana, PA Live Stats Live Audio Details
10/5/2013 2:00 p.m. Lock Haven Edinboro Edinboro, PA Live Stats Live Audio Details
10/5/2013 6:05 PM Clarion East Stroudsburg Eiler-Martin Stadium Live Stats Live Video Live Audio Details

All games are once again crossover games between the PSAC East and the PSAC West. Husky will post his picks in a day or so. The best games pit Bloomsburg against Gannon, California versus West Chester (will probably attend this game), and Clarion-East Stroudsburg. Some game reports will be posted later plus other info and the PSAC Football Athletes of the Week. Be back later.


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IUP Defeats Arch-Rival California


INDIANA, PA – De'Antwan Williams (Woodbridge, VA/Woodbridge) ran for 167 yards and Terrell Holloway (Penn Hills/Penn Hills) had three interceptions as the seventh-ranked IUP football team defeated rival California (PA) 20-7 in the fifth annual Coal Bowl at George P. Miller Stadium on Saturday.

Williams added two touchdowns on the ground as he was named the Coal Bowl's Player of the Game.

The win by IUP snapped its six-game losing streak to the Vulcans, improving to 4-0 overall and 2-0 in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) West Division. It was California's first loss of the year, falling to 3-1, 1-1.

Holloway picked off his first pass of the game on the Vulcans second possession, grabbing a Cody Schroeder pass out of the air after it was tipped by a blitzing Marco Pecora (Johnstown/Richland). Five plays later, Williams ran it in from three yards out to help give the Crimson Hawks a 7-0 lead with just under seven minutes on the clock in the opening quarter.

California then put together a 14-play drive, moving the ball all the way down to the IUP six-yard line with a steady mix of runs and passes. On a third-and-goal, Holloway came up big again as he picked off Schroeder in the end zone to end the threat.

The Vulcans got good field position midway through the second, starting at their own 45-yard line after an IUP punt. A facemask call on the Crimson Hawks and a 23-yard pass play from Schroeder to Kowan Scott gave the Vulcans a first down at the IUP 13-yard line. Five plays later, on a third-and-goal at the IUP six, Holloway made his mark on the game again, wrestling away the ball in the end zone, coming up with his third interception of the game.

The Crimson Hawks started off the third quarter hot, getting a 24-yard rush by Williams followed by an eight-yard carry to get to the California 43-yard line. Three plays later on a third-and-three, Mike Box (Lawrenceville, GA/Collins Hill) connected with Terrill Barnes (Gettysburg/Gettysburg) on a 35-yard catch-and-run for a score, helping to put IUP on top 14-0.

After a three-and-out by the Vulcans on the ensuing drive, the Crimson Hawks drove down to the California 29-yard line. However, a third-and-10 pass by box was picked off by Dewey McDonald and returned 80 yards for a touchdown as the Vulcans narrowed it to 14-7 at the end of the third quarter.

The teams would trade possessions before the Crimson Hawks put together their final scoring drive of the game. Taking over at their own 29-yard line, Box found Barnes for plays of 17 and 13 yards to get into California territory. Williams then went to work, rushing six times on the drive, finishing it off with an untouched, eight-yard score. The point after was blocked, giving IUP a six-point lead.

The Vulcans had two more chances, both ending with interceptions by the IUP defense. Eric Williams (Yardley/Pennsbury) got the first with a leaping pick at the IUP 25-yard line with 2:58 remaining and Pecora got the other with 1:49 left at the Crimson Hawks eight.

The IUP defense forced five California turnovers, all interceptions, and limited the Vulcans to just 205 yards of total offense. Schroeder and his replacement, James Harris, combined to go 13-of-29 for just 130 yards through the air. The Vulcans were also limited to just 75 yards on 28 carries.

Williams 167 yards came on a career-high 38 carries. Erik Finklea (Cincinnati, OH/Woodward) added 21 yards on the ground as the Crimson Hawks finished with 199 rushing yards.

Barnes caught six passes for 96 yards and that touchdown. Drew Carswell (Pittsburgh/Sto-Rox) and Tyler Dummermuth (New Philadelphia, OH/New Philadelphia) added receptions of 26 and 21 yards, respectively. Box finished the day 9-of-13 for 151 yards and a score.

Carl Fleming (Reisterstown, MD/Franklin) returned to the lineup and finished with a game-high 12 tackles. Dorian Lane (Pittsburgh/Woodland Hills) added nine stops, and Jerell McFadden (Manassas, VA/Osbourn) had six.

The Crimson Hawks won the time of possession battle as well, owning the ball for 36:51. They held an advantage of 24:15-5:45 in the second half alone.

IUP will welcome PSAC East foe Millersville (0-4, 0-2) to Miller Stadium next weekend for Homecoming. The school will also honor former coach Frank Cignetti, Sr., as the field will be named after him in a celebration during the game.

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Gannon is For Real

Gannon Football Team Remains One of Two PSAC West Unbeatens with 45-25 Win at Clarion; Breaks School Record for Points in First Four Games

Redshirt sophomore Liam Nadler broke the school record for single-game completion percentage, connecting on 22-of-26 passes for 291 yards and three touchdowns.
Dan Teliski, Assistant Director of Athletics for Media Relations

9/28/2013 10:08:00 PM

CLARION, Pa. - The Gannon football team exploded to a 35-7 lead during the first half and rolled to a 45-25 victory Saturday afternoon on Homecoming weekend at Clarion. It was the Golden Knights' first win against the Golden Eagles since their inaugural Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) season in 2008.

Gannon remained one of only two teams left undefeated in PSAC Western Division play, joining Indiana (Pa.) at 2-0. The Golden Knights are 3-1 for the first time since their final campaign as an NCAA Division II Independent in 2003.

It was a balanced attack yet again for Gannon which has found an even pace between running and passing during the first month of the season. Jansen Jones (Rochester, N.Y./Penfield), who entered the season with two 100-yard rushing games, rushed for at least 160 yards for the third time in four contests. The redshirt senior finished with 167 yards and two touchdowns on 36 carries. He also caught five passes for 52 yards and a score out of the backfield. In all, he produced 219 yards of all-purpose yards. His all-purpose total represented the 11th-highest single-game total in school history while his rushing total equaled the 15th-highest.

Meanwhile, Liam Nadler (Leipsic, Ohio/Leipsic Local) was locked in, shattering the school's single-game completion percentage record with a 22-of-26 chart. The redshirt sophomore passed for 291 yards and three touchdowns without an interception. His main target was Justin Caliste (Roseville, Calif./Oakmont), who hauled in nine aerials for 112 yards. As a result, he tied teammate Abraham Ocasio (Bronx, N.Y./Cardinal Hayes) for second place all-time at Gannon with five 100-yard receiving games.

Much like Jones, Caliste was all over the place. The junior led all players with 249 all-purpose yards, the sixth-highest single-game total in school history. Among those yards was a school-record 90-yard punt return for a touchdown in the second quarter. Along with being the longest punt return in school history, it gave him sole possession of the school record for career punt returns for a touchdown with four. Caliste previously shared the honor with Steve Trejchel (1989-90).

The 45 points represented a season-high for a team averaging 40 points per game. Gannon has scored at least 36 points during all four games this season, marking the first time the Golden Knights have accomplished the feat in school history.

All the shouting on Clarion's Homecoming Weekend was done early. Gannon scored touchdowns during its first five possessions to assume a 35-7 advantage. With the exception of Caliste's punt return, Gannon ate up 268 yards on 28 plays while scoring on the other four possessions.

Jones ended the first-quarter scoring with a nine-yard touchdown run and began the second quarter with a seven-yard rushing score. Ocasio opened Gannon's scoring with a four-yard touchdown reception that tied the game at seven midway through the first quarter. His 20-yard touchdown catch capped the blitz, giving the Golden Knights a 28-point lead with 1:53 left in the first half.

Clarion rallied with 10 points during the final 68 seconds of the half to cut the deficit to 35-17 at the intermission. But it was too late as the offensive explosion calmed down in the second half. Jones scored his third touchdown on a 12-yard reception in the third quarter and Donnie Mann (Hastings, Minn./Hastings) drilled a 24-yard field goal in the final stanza as the Golden Knights iced the victory with a 10-8 scoring edge during the second half.

Gannon recorded six sacks, nine tackles for a loss, three pass break-ups and two interceptions on the defensive end. Kailan Chavis (Charlotte, N.C./Hopewell) led the way with eight tackles. Nick Bengal (Liberty Township, Ohio/Lakota West), Mike Zanders (Charlotte, N.C./Hopewell), Luke Rankie (Lockport, N.Y./Lockport) and Joshua Wiechelt (Depew, N.Y./Depew) added seven stops each.

Matt Astorino (Edinboro, Pa./General McLane) recorded his first career interception on Clarion's second possession of the game. Chris Avery (New Castle, Pa./New Castle), Ryan Davis (Olmsted Falls, Ohio/St. Edward), Wiechelt and Zanders all produced their first career sacks.

Gannon held advantages in first downs (25-20), rushing yards (181-125), passing yards (291-220), total yards (472-345) and time of possession (31:31-28:29). The Golden Knights were 7-of-12 on third-down conversions.

Head coach Brad Rzyczycki's club improved to 3-1 overall and 2-0 in the PSAC Western Division with its second consecutive victory. In the process, the Golden Knights snapped a four-game losing streak against Clarion. The Golden Eagles tasted defeat for the first time this season, falling to 3-1 overall and 1-1 in conference action.

Gannon returns to action Saturday, October 5 against 11th-ranked Bloomsburg at Gannon University Field. The Homecoming Game is scheduled for 12 noon.

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West Chester Ekes Out a Win Over Kutztown

WEST CHESTER, Pa. – Rondell White caught a 10-yard touchdown pass from Sean McCartney with 1:05 remaining to lift No. 19/20 West Chester to a 22-21 come-from-behind victory over visiting Kutztown in a PSAC East football contest inside John A. Farrell Stadium Saturday night.

West Chester (4-0, 2-0 PSAC East) remains perfect on the year while Kutztown (0-4, 0-2) suffered yet another frustrating loss, after outplaying the Golden Rams for a good majority of the game. Kutztown’s defense limited the seventh-ranked rushing offense in the country to 51 yards on the night – more than 200 yards under its per game average.

The Golden Rams scored two touchdowns in the final 8:14 of the game to erase a 21-10 deficit. Tim Keyser caught a 30-yard TD pass over the middle at the goal line and pinballed off a pair of Kutztown defensive backs into the end zone to draw the hosts to within 21-16, after the two-point conversion failed. White then hauled in a McCartney aerial on a little out pattern and scurried 10 yards into the end zone for the go-ahead score. Once again, the two-point conversion was no good.

West Chester, a team that managed just 170 yards of total offense and one TD in the entire first half, accounted for 181 yards in the fourth quarter and two very important touchdowns when it mattered most.

“Big time players make big time catches in big games,” White said about Keyser’s TD grab over the middle late in the game. “It gave us the momentum we needed to go score another touchdown later.”

Keyser finished with 108 yards on six catches for the Rams. Fellow WR Erick Brundidge caught four balls for 103 yards. McCartney went 25-fior-42 for 383 yards and a pair of TD passes. He has now thrown for multiple touchdowns in each of West Chester’s first four games this season.

“We didn’t play our best game tonight,” White said afterwards. “But, we hung in there and fought ‘til the end. Like (head coach Bill Zwaan) said, ‘Championship teams are made by winning these types of games.’”

“Obviously, we didn’t play our best game tonight,” West Chester head coach Bill Zwaan said afterwards. “Sean didn’t have his best game of the year, wide receivers were dropping balls all over the place, and defensively, we were soft at times. But, he made plays when he had to.

“We have to be challenged, if we are going to find out what kind of a football team we can be. Well, we couldn’t have been more challenged tonight. The guys wanted to finish that game the right way, and they did. So, there were a lot of positives out of a negative game.”

Kutztown QB Alec Werner threw an 8-yard TD strike to Alex Tonnies with 11:50 left in the fourth quarter to put the Golden Bears on top, 21-10. When West Chester fumbled the ball away on the third play of its next possession, Kutztown looked to be in control – up 11 with 10 minutes to play.

However, Al-Hajj Shabazz picked off the first of his two interceptions in the fourth quarter on the Bears’ second play from scrimmage to give the ball back to West Chester’s offense at midfield with 9:33 to play. That is when the Rams began the first of their two scoring drives late in the game. This drive resulted in Keyser’s 30-yard TD reception with 8:14 to go.

Kutztown took the ball at its own 35-yard line and marched to the West Chester 43 where the Bears were faced with a 3rd-and-10. Werner went long down the near sideline looking for his favorite target on the night, Brett Fox (13 catches, 190 yards), but West Chester DB Blaise Schieler broke up the pass, and KU punted.

The Bears downed the punt at the Rams’ 2-yard line, forcing the hosts to go 98 yards in 4:48, if they were to pull out the win. West Chester made it to its own 40-yard line, before McCartney threw an interception that certainly seemed to seal West Chester’s fate.

Kutztown now had the ball back at its own 37-yard line with 3:27 to play, trying to protect a 21-16 advantage. Curtis Wortham ran the ball twice for a total of nine yards.WEST CHESTER, Pa. – Rondell White caught a 10-yard touchdown pass from Sean McCartney with 1:05 remaining to lift No. 19/20 West Chester to a 22-21 come-from-behind victory over visiting Kutztown in a PSAC East football contest inside John A. Farrell Stadium Saturday night.

West Chester (4-0, 2-0 PSAC East) remains perfect on the year while Kutztown (0-4, 0-2) suffered yet another frustrating loss, after outplaying the Golden Rams for a good majority of the game. Kutztown’s defense limited the seventh-ranked rushing offense in the country to 51 yards on the night – more than 200 yards under its per game average.

The Golden Rams scored two touchdowns in the final 8:14 of the game to erase a 21-10 deficit. Tim Keyser caught a 30-yard TD pass over the middle at the goal line and pinballed off a pair of Kutztown defensive backs into the end zone to draw the hosts to within 21-16, after the two-point conversion failed. White then hauled in a McCartney aerial on a little out pattern and scurried 10 yards into the end zone for the go-ahead score. Once again, the two-point conversion was no good.

West Chester, a team that managed just 170 yards of total offense and one TD in the entire first half, accounted for 181 yards in the fourth quarter and two very important touchdowns when it mattered most.

“Big time players make big time catches in big games,” White said about Keyser’s TD grab over the middle late in the game. “It gave us the momentum we needed to go score another touchdown later.”

Keyser finished with 108 yards on six catches for the Rams. Fellow WR Erick Brundidge caught four balls for 103 yards. McCartney went 25-fior-42 for 383 yards and a pair of TD passes. He has now thrown for multiple touchdowns in each of West Chester’s first four games this season.

“We didn’t play our best game tonight,” White said afterwards. “But, we hung in there and fought ‘til the end. Like (head coach Bill Zwaan) said, ‘Championship teams are made by winning these types of games.’”

“Obviously, we didn’t play our best game tonight,” West Chester head coach Bill Zwaan said afterwards. “Sean didn’t have his best game of the year, wide receivers were dropping balls all over the place, and defensively, we were soft at times. But, he made plays when he had to.

“We have to be challenged, if we are going to find out what kind of a football team we can be. Well, we couldn’t have been more challenged tonight. The guys wanted to finish that game the right way, and they did. So, there were a lot of positives out of a negative game.”

Kutztown QB Alec Werner threw an 8-yard TD strike to Alex Tonnies with 11:50 left in the fourth quarter to put the Golden Bears on top, 21-10. When West Chester fumbled the ball away on the third play of its next possession, Kutztown looked to be in control – up 11 with 10 minutes to play.

However, Al-Hajj Shabazz picked off the first of his two interceptions in the fourth quarter on the Bears’ second play from scrimmage to give the ball back to West Chester’s offense at midfield with 9:33 to play. That is when the Rams began the first of their two scoring drives late in the game. This drive resulted in Keyser’s 30-yard TD reception with 8:14 to go.

Kutztown took the ball at its own 35-yard line and marched to the West Chester 43 where the Bears were faced with a 3rd-and-10. Werner went long down the near sideline looking for his favorite target on the night, Brett Fox (13 catches, 190 yards), but West Chester DB Blaise Schieler broke up the pass, and KU punted.

The Bears downed the punt at the Rams’ 2-yard line, forcing the hosts to go 98 yards in 4:48, if they were to pull out the win. West Chester made it to its own 40-yard line, before McCartney threw an interception that certainly seemed to seal West Chester’s fate.

Kutztown now had the ball back at its own 37-yard line with 3:27 to play, trying to protect a 21-16 advantage. Curtis Wortham ran the ball twice for a total of nine yards. Then, on 3rd-and-1 from KU’s 46, Ronell Williams (15 tackles) and Anthony McCloskey stopped Justin Michalak short of the first down, and the Bears were forced to kick it away once again.

WCU’s Brandon Monk signaled for the fair catch at his own 19. However, Kutztown was whistled for kick-catching interference that gave the Rams the ball at their own 34. McCartney then engineered a 4-play, 66-yard drive that culminated in White’s 10-yard TD reception with 1:05 to go that put West Chester on top for good, 22-21.

Kutztown had one last drive left to try to get into field goal range and possibly salvage the win. However, Williams broke up a Werner pass on 3rd-and-10 at around the Rams’ 35-yard line, and Shabazz picked off Werner’s long pass down the far sideline at the Rams’ 19 with :04 left on the clock to salt away the game.

Jr., LB Mike Labor ended the night with 10 tackles for West Chester, including three for a loss. Sr., DE Eric Edwers registered 2.5 sacks while Sr., SS Shawn Krautzel recorded five tackles, intercepted a pass, broke up another and blocked a 19-yard field goal attempt by Kutztown in the first half that proved to be crucial down the stretch.

Next Saturday, West Chester continues its three-game winning streak by hosting No. 25 California (Pa.), which lost a 20-7 decision to PSAC West rival Indiana (Pa.) in the fifth-annual Coal Bowl on Saturday.

NOTES: West Chester improves to 4-0 for the first time since 1974 when the Golden Rams won their first eight games of the campaign … West Chester opens the year at 2-0 in conference play for the second straight season … West Chester now leads the overall series against Kutztown, 49-9-1 … West Chester and Kutztown combined for a grand total of nine turnovers (Kutztown-4; WCU-5) … there were a combined nine fumbles in the game – mostly botched snaps by Kutztown … KU fumbled five times, but did not lose any of the fumbles as they were bad snaps that rolled around the backfield … West Chester surrendered its first sack allowed of the season … however, the Golden Rams registered six sacks in the game themselves … that is the most sacks in a game by WCU since dropping Millersville’s QB six times on Nov. 6, 2010 … Jr., MLB Ronell Williams registered a season-best 15 tackles … Jr., QB Sean McCartney threw for a season-high 383 yards … his 42 pass attempts and 25 pass completions were each the second most in a single game for the signal caller … Jr., DB Al-Hajj Shabazz intercepted two passes in the game to establish a new personal high …both Keyser and Brundidge caught for more than 100 yards in the game ... it marked the first time since 2009 that West Chester had two wide receivers catch for more than 100 yards in the same game ... ironically, it came one week after WCU had two RBs rush for more than 100 yards in the same game ... tonight’s game was Coaches To Cure MD game, which is an initiative spearheaded by the American Football Coaches’ Association (AFCA) to help raise money to find the cure for muscular dystrophy – in particular Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy … honorary captain for the game was Eddie McKeaney, a young boy currently battling the disease … tonight’s game was also the annual “Pink Out” game in which proceeds from T-shirt sales throughout the week and at the game went towards Unite for HER – an organization that helps women, who are breast cancer survivors.


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So here is what I see at this juncture in the PSAC. IUP is the favorite to win he PSAC West, but Gannon with its high-powered offense just could be a problem for the very competent defense of IUP. I think Clarion's bubble has burst. California now becomes an also-ran, even though they will more than likely finish with a good record. In the PSAC East, I had thought that West Chester was the heavy favorite, but based upon the Golden Rams' performance against Kutztown; I now think that Bloomsburg still has a chance of winning it all, as does Shippensburg for that matter. Incidentally, West Chester does have to play Shippensburg on the road. WCU in turn has Bloomsburg at home, and the Huskies have Shippensburg at home later in October in a Thursday night game which will be nationally televised. I do think that Bloomsburg will lose its crossover game to Gannon this coming weekend, which would hurt the Huskies' national ranking but would play no role in the PSAC East race. Things will definitey begin to heat up in a couple of weeks in the PSAC East.


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PSAC Football Picks for October 5--Crossover Games

Gannon outscores Bloomsburg (radical, but Gannon is for real!), WCU at home edges California, Mercyhurst obliterates Cheyney, Shippensburg crushes Seton Hill, SRU beats pesky Kutztown, IUP gets a breather over Millersville, Edinboro downs Lock Haven, and Clarion wins over East Stroudsburg. At this juncture, I don't see anybody beating IUP in the PSAC West except maybe for Gannon. The PSAC East is a different story. All the big games in the PSAC East have yet to be played--Bloomsburg-WCU, Bloomsburg-ESU, WCU-ESU. It's going to be exciting. Don't expect West Chester to blow another 35 point lead when they meet Bloomsburg in early November like they did two years ago. And furthermore, don't expect Bloomsburg's defense from the get-go to give up a 35 point lead to West Chester. It's going to be a street fight! And as I previously mentioned, Shippensburg with it great passing game led QB Zulli is also still in the hunt in the East.


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PSAC FootballAthletes of the Week

WEEK 4 - SEPTEMBER 22-29

Football: Eastern Division Offensive Athlete of the Week

Zach Zulli
Shippensburg (Sr., QB)
Schwenksville, Pa. / Perkiomen Valley

Shippensburg senior Zach Zulli became the fourth quarterback in PSAC history to throw 100 career touchdown passes Saturday in a 48-10 win. Zulli finished the day completing 28-of-36 passes for a season-high of 353 yards and five touchdowns. On the ground Zulli recorded seven carries for 30 yards. In 28 career games at quarterback, Zulli has now thrown 100 touchdown passes to just 26 interceptions. With 383 yards of total offense in Saturday's game, Zulli also moved into the PSAC's all-time top 10 for that category, sitting ninth with 9,208 yards.
Football: Eastern Division Defensive Athlete of the Week

Ronell Williams
West Chester (Jr. / LB)
Chester, Pa. / Chester

West Chester's Ronell Williams posted a season-best 15 tackles (7 solo) in WCU's 22-21 win over Kutztown Saturday night. Perhaps his biggest stop of the day came on a 3rd-and-1 when he stuffed Kutztown fullback Justin Michalak, who tried to bull his way up the middle for the first down. The tackle forced Kutztown to punt with two minutes left in the game and KU holding a 21-16 lead. Williams finished with a 0.5 tackle for loss of two yards and a pair of passes broken-up.
Football: Western Division Offensive Athlete of the Week

Liam Nadler
Gannon (So., QB)
Leipsic, Ohio / Leipsic Local

Liam Nadler led Gannon to a 45-25 victory at previously undefeated Clarion while breaking the school's single-game record for completion percentage by completing 22-of-26 pass for an .846 completion percentage. Nadler completed his first 13 passes which included two touchdown passes, as Gannon scored touchdowns during each of its first five possessions to assume a 35-7 lead. Nadler finish the day with 309 yards of total offense, with 291 yards passing and 4.5 yards per carry.
Football: Western Division Defensive Athlete of the Week

Terrell Holloway
IUP (Sr. / S)
Penn Hills, Pa. / Penn Hills

IUP's Terrell Holloway notched three interceptions in a 20-7 victory over California during the annual Coal Bowl game. The first pick came when Marco Pecora blitzed and tipped a Cody Schroeder pass. The next two both came in the end zone, the first on a third and goal from the six and the second on a third and goal from the five. On his last interception he wrestled away the ball from the California receiver.

Go to http://www.psacsports.org/news/2013/9/2 ... 34026.aspx for photos and and a video.

Courtesy of the PSAC website.


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