COLLEGE FOOTBALL PREVIEW Saturday's games
WASHINGTON & amp; JEFFERSONvs. WESTMINSTER
Where: Burry Stadium, New Wilmington, Pa.When: 1 p.m.Records: W & amp;J 4-1, 0-1 PAC; Westminster 2-2, 0-1Scouting report: W & amp;J lost to Thiel, 38-35, in OT last week, while Westminster had an off date. W & amp;J senior QB Chris Edwards passed for 328 yards and four TDs against Thiel, but was intercepted five times. Senior WR Aaron Krepps had 10 receptions for 149 yards and one score.
MOUNT UNION vs. WILMINGTON
Where: Williams Stadium, WilmingtonWhen: 1:30 p.m.Records: Mount Union 4-0, 3-0 OAC; Wilmington 2-2, 2-1Scouting report: Mount Union beat Capital, 42-24, last Saturday, while Wilmington defeated Heidelberg, 28-14. Senior CB Ross Watson (Fitch) came up with three interceptions against Capital to give him six for the season to lead the OAC in that department. It was the first time in Watson's career that he had the three pickoffs in one game.
OHIO WESLEYAN vs. ALLEGHENY
Where: Robertson Field, Meadville, Pa.When: 1 p.m.Records: Ohio Wesleyan 2-2, 0-1 NCAC; Allegheny 0-4, 0-1Scouting report: Ohio Wesleyan lost to Wabash, 29-7, last Saturday while Allegheny lost to Wooster, 37-34. The Gators lost when Wooster PK Andrew Milligan kicked a 32-yard FG with six seconds remaining. Mario Tarquinio, back in the lineup after a two-game layoff due to injury, rushed for 123 yards in 29 carries and two scores for Allegheny.
WAYNESBURG vs. BETHANY
Where: Bethany Field, Bethany, W. Va.When: 2 p.m.Records: Waynesburg 2-2, 0-1 PAC; Bethany is 1-4, 0-3Scouting report: Waynesburg lost to Thomas More, 13-7; while Bethany lost to Grove City, 21-12. Waynesburg is coached by Rick Shepas (Mooney), who is in his first season as a college coach after climbing from Massillon High. Junior WR T.J. Parker (Fitch) of Bethany caught two TD passes for Bethany for the third time this season.
MALONE vs. GENEVA
Where: Reeves Stadium, Beaver Falls, Pa.When: 7 p.m.Records: Malone 1-3, 0-1 MSFA Mideast; Geneva 3-2, 0-1Scouting report: Malone lost to Walsh, 34-16, last Saturday while Geneva lost to St. Francis (Ind.), 50-22. Geneva QB Justin Sciarro completed 10-of-24 passes for 113 yards and two TDs with two interceptions in the Golden Tornadoes' loss. DB Gabe Gordan led the Geneva defense with eight tackles, including five solo stops.
GROVE CITY vs. THIEL
Where: Alumni Stadium, Greenville, Pa.When: 1:30 p.m.Records: Grove City 2-3, 1-1 PAC; Thiel 4-0, 2-0Scouting report: Grove City beat Bethany, 21-12, last week while Thiel outlasted W & amp;J in OT, 38-35, snapping the Presidents' 14-game regular season winning streak. Sophomore FB Matt Weil of Grove City rushed for a career-high 162 yards in 31 carries against Bethany, including the game-clinching TD, and was named PAC offensive player of the week. Senior DE Steve Weary (Reynolds) blocked an extra-point kick attempt to give him a school-record five such blocks for his career. In Thiel's win over W & amp;J, senior WR Tom McEntire (Reynolds) caught eight passes for 108 yards and one score. Sophomore PK Sammy Koyl gave the Tomcats the win with a 22-yard field goal. It was his first field goal for Thiel.
HIRAM vs. DENISON
Where: Deeds Field, GranvilleWhen: 1 p.m.Records: Hiram 1-3, 1-0 NCAC; Denison 2-2, 0-1Scouting report: Hiram defeated Earlham, 7-2, last Saturday, while Denison lost to Wittenberg, 31-6. The Terriers won their first game since the 2003 season, giving second-year coach Mike Lazusky his first win at the helm. Senior LB Mike Erkkila had an interception that set up Hiram's winning TD, and a team-best 10 tackles. He was named the NCAC defensive player of the week. QB Trevor Henderson hit junior Jason Exline (Reynolds) with the winning TD pass. Exline had three catches. Senior Paul Pancoe (Mooney) had nine tackles.
SLIPPERY ROCK vs. INDIANA (PA.)
Where: George P. Miller Stadium, Indiana, Pa.When: 2 p.m.Records: Slippery Rock 2-3, 2-0 PSAC West; IUP 2-3, 1-0Scouting report: Slippery Rock beat California (Pa.), 28-21, last Saturday while IUP beat Shippensburg, 20-15. Senior RB Josh Kniess had 267 all-purpose yards and two TDs on runs of 5 and 16 yards for Slippery Rock. He rushed for 107 yards and returned four punts for 160 yards, two of them setting up TDs.
QUINCY (ILL.) vs. WALSH
Where: Fawcett Stadium, CantonWhen: NoonRecords: Quincy 2-3, 1-0 MSFA Mideast; Walsh 4-1, 2-0Scouting report: Quincy beat Taylor (Ind.), 26-19, while Walsh defeated Malone, 34-16. It was Walsh's seventh straight win over Malone and enabled the Cavaliers to retain possession of the Dick Gallagher Memorial Trophy. Sophomore Rob Lash returned a punt 63 yards to a TD for Walsh, and was named the MSFA Mideast special teams player of the week for the second time this season.
Vindicator staff reports