Bloomsburg’s Quiteh hits 4,000 yards
Top 10: West Chester remains undefeated this season
BLOOMSBURG, Pa. – No. 10 Bloomsburg rushed for 483 yards, the most since 2004, in a 43-24 win against Gannon at Redman Stadium.
Junior running back Franklyn Quiteh became the third 4,000-yard rusher in school history with his second 200-yard performance of the season. He rushed for 202 yards on 26 carries and a pair of touchdowns to lead the Huskies on the ground.
For his career, Quiteh has totaled 4,034 rushing yards. He is one of 11 runners in the PSAC to eclipse the 4,000-yard mark and currently ranks ninth all-time.
Fellow running back Eddie Mateo ran for 180 yards on 17 carries for a 10.6 average. 122 of his 180 yards came in the first half on six carries including a 74-yard dash down the sideline in the first quarter.
The rushing outage was the most for Bloomsburg since it ran for 541 yards against Cheyney in 2004. It was also the eighth time Quiteh and Mateo have each rushed for over 100 yards in the same game.
Bloomsburg (5-0) outgained Gannon 483-58 on the ground in the Golden Knights' (1-4) lowest rushing performance of the season. It was also the most yards ran against Gannon since it allowed 241 to Lake Erie in its season-opener.
The Huskies had to come from behind in the second half to keep its undefeated record. Gannon led 24-21 early in the third quarter, but Bloomsburg racked up 22 points off of three touchdowns to clinch the win.
No. 1 Pittsburg State -- Idle
St. Cloud State 51, No. 2 Minnesota-Duluth 49
After more than 1,000 combined yards of total offense and 100 points, St. Cloud State celebrated a 51-49 win against No. 2 Minnesota-Duluth, dealing the Bulldogs their first defeat of the season on the last play.
SCSU senior quarterback Phillip Klaphake took the final snap with three seconds remaining, scrambled left, reversed field when UMD lost backside containment and finally slung a touchdown strike to Michael Walker that erased the Bulldogs’ 49-45 lead at the final gun.
Klaphake finished with a school-record 466 yards through the air, 80 more on the ground and six touchdowns. UMD has lost just three times in its last 32 away games.
“It’s too bad somebody had to lose,” UMD head coach Bob Nielson said. “But I’m proud of our guys. They played hard.”
Saturday’s bout was the highest-scoring game ever played between the NSIC North Division foes in a rivalry dating back to 1933 – and it was affirmation that no lead, and certainly no opponent, can ever be taken lightly.
Chase Vogler threw for 164 yards, ran for 120 more and figured in on six of UMD's seven touchdowns - four rush and two pass.
No. 3 Colorado State-Pueblo 50, Fort Lewis 21
DURANGO, Colo. -- In an offensively charged game, No. 3 CSU-Pueblo held off Fort Lewis on Saturday to win 50-21 in Durango.
Quarterback Ross Dausin went 19-for-26 for 275 yards and five touchdown passes, a school record. He broke the record of four set in 1983 by two former quarterbacks, one being current head coach John Wristen. Josh Sandoval had five passes for 118 yards and two touchdown scores.
In the second half the ThunderWolves outscored the Skyhawks 29-14.
Tim Jenkins threw for over 500 yards passing, part of 570 yards total for the Skyhawks. The ThunderWolves had 415 yards of offense.
No. 4 Grand Valley State 51, Michigan Tech 43
HOUGHTON, Mich. -- No. 4 Grand Valley State jumped out to a 37-7 halftime lead and went on to claim a 51-43 victory at Michigan Tech Saturday before an MTU record crowd of 4,684. GVSU improves to 5-0 overall and 4-0 in GLIAC play, while Michigan Tech falls to 3-1 both overall and in GLIAC action. The Lakers will entertain Ferris State next Saturday at Lubbers Stadium.
Grand Valley State scored early and often, building a 34-0 second quarter lead. The Lakers drove 90 yards in five plays on its second drive of the game. Freshman running back Kirk Spencer went up the middle for 38 yards on first down. Junior RB Billy Seiler ran for five yards, but a personal fourl face mask added 15 yards to the play. Sophomore QB Isiah Grimes hit freshman tight end Jaime Potts with a 25 yard completion to the Michigan Tech 12 yard line and following a pass interfence call on the Huskies, Spencer went in from two yards out to get the Lakers on the board first. Marco Iaderosa added the PAT for a 7-0 Laker lead.
The Laker offense finished with a season-high 636 todal yards, including 411 through the air and 225 on the ground. Grimes completed 17-of-27 passes for 411 yards and four TDs in his second collegiate start. Spencer rushed 28 times for 136 yards and one TD, while Hutchins added 43 yards and two TDs on 11 carries.
Charles Johnson continued his stellar play, hauling in seven receptions for 165 yards and three TDs. Sophomore WR Brandon Green caught four passes for 71 yards and rushed five times for 32 yards. Potts caught three passes for 90 yards, while Pitts hauled in two passes for 54 yards and a TD.
Defensively, Williams tallied a team-high nine tackles, while junior Charles Hill and freshman Brad Horling added six stops each.
No. 5 Winston-Salem State 35, Bowie State 3
BOWIE, Md. – No. 5 Winston-Salem State scored 21 points in the second half and rolled to a 35-3 victory against Bowie State.
The Bulldogs fall to 3-2 on the season, while Winston-Salem State improves to 5-0 overall.
The Winston-Salem State Rams were led on offense by Kameron Crump with 267 passing yards, completing 20-of-32 with four touchdowns, but was sacked four times. Jahaunn Butler was the leading receiver for the Rams with 119 yards on five catches and Jamal Williams added 80 receiving yards on six catches. Matthew Browning recorded a team-high five tackles to lead the Rams defense.
As a team, Winston-Salem State rolled up 500 yards of total offense and ate up 37:32 of the available 60 minutes of clock.
Douglas McNeil, III was Bowie State's leading receiver with 74 yards on three receptions and Khari Lee added 33 reception yards on four catches. Redshirt freshman James Brown came off the Bulldogs bench to rush for a team-high 48 yards on nine carries. Bulldogs redshirt sophomore quarterback Jared Johnston completed 10-of-28 passes for 121 yards.
Delante White led the way for the Bowie State defense, recording eight tackles. Antoine Young and Cavin Murray added seven tackles each for the Bulldogs.
Bowie State struggled on third down conversions, managing just 3-of-15 compared to 11-of-17 for Winston-Salem State. The BSU Bulldogs were held to a season-low 246 yards of total offense.
West Chester 37, No. 6 California (Pa.) 34
CALIFORNIA, Pa. -- Ronell Williams intercepted California (Pa.) quarterback Peter Lalich with 1:18 remaining to give West Chester a 37-34 upset against sixth-ranked Cal Saturday at Adamson Stadium.
West Chester (4-1) remains undefeated against Division II opponents while handing preseason PSAC West favorite Cal (4-1) its first loss.
Running back Rondell White rushed for 200 yards and a touchdown while also catching a TD pass and accumulating 280 all-purpose yards in the win.
Quarterback Mike Mattei finished 23-of-43 for 289 yards and three TD tosses. Wide receiver Jim Kelly posted his second consecutive 100-yard receiving game with eight catches for 123 yards and a pair of touchdowns.
No. 7 Missouri Western 45, Central Oklahoma 23
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. - No. 7 Missouri Western welcomed Central Oklahoma to Spratt Stadium on Saturday and continued its undefeated season, defeating the Bronchos 45-23. The Griffons scored twice in the final two minutes of action to improve their record to 5-0 overall.
The Bronchos recently upset No. 9 Washburn, but could not beat MWSU's defense.
Defensive end Michael Hill rushed for 71 yards on 13 carries in the half while Travis Partridge completed 12-of-18 passes for 129 yards and one touchdown. Ben Pitser had five tackles with one sack in the first frame.
The Bronchos were led by Joshua Birmingham with 62 yards on 10 carries while Devoris Dozier had six tackles.
No. 8 New Haven -- Idle
Central Washington 31, No. 9 Humboldt State 3
BOTHELL, Wash. — Central Washington made a strong statement Saturday that it is not yet prepared to hand over its long-time standing as the top football team in the Great Northwest Athletic Conference. The Wildcats' 31-3 win against Humboldt State, the team that ended CWU's five-year reign as GNAC champions a year ago, took over the top spot in the standings that the teams shared entering the match-up.
Humboldt State, ranked No. 9 in last week's national poll, fell to 4-1 overall and 3-1 in the GNAC. Central Washington improved its record to 4-1 and is now 4-0 in league. Six GNAC games remain to be played before the 2012 title is decided, however, and the Jacks will keep that fact in focus heading into next Saturday's home game against Western Oregon.
In a contest moved to Bothell from CWU's Ellensburg home field because of wildfire-caused poor air quality, Central Washington's defense kept the Jacks in check during a tight first half before the Wildcats pulled away in the second half. Quarterback Ryan Robertson, whose 2011 season was ended by an injury sustained the last time the teams met, completed 21-31 passes for 186 yards and two touchdowns. Demetrius Sumler added the ground attack, rushing for 152 yards on 27 carries.