COLLEGE FOOTBALL PREVIEW | Saturday's games
THIEL vs. WAYNESBURG
Where: John F. Wiley Stadium, Waynesburg, Pa.When: 1:30 p.m.Records: Thiel 5-0, 3-0 Presidents' Athletic Conference; Waynesburg 3-2, 1-1Scouting report: Thiel blanked Grove City, 30-0; Waynesburg beat Bethany, 38-21. Sophomore TB Steve Minton rushed for 152 yards in 27 carries and three TDs of 7, 22 and 2 yards to pace Thiel's win. He now has a school-record 14 rushing TDs for the season. Senior WR Brandon Chambers (Farrell) had eight pass catches for 149 yards. Senior QB Darrell Satterfield completed 18 of 28 passes for 212 yards and one TD. In Waynesburg's win, junior RB Ryan Abels rushed for 162 yards in 16 carries and three TDs (63, 1, 1), and was named PAC Co-Offensive Player of the Week.
WESTMINSTER vs. BETHANY
Where: Rine Field, Bethany. W. Va.When: 1:30 p.m.Records: Westminster 2-3, 0-2 PAC; Bethany 1-5, 0-4Scouting report: Westminster lost to Washington & amp; Jefferson, 45-20; Bethany lost to Waynesburg, 38-21. Junior WR Jake Buzard (West Middlesex) had three receptions for 26 yards for Westminster against W & amp;J. Senior DB Jerad Smith (Neshannock) came up with eight tackles, including seven solo stops and one pass break-up. Sophomore P Dusty Rhodes (Niles) averaged 38.8 yards on five punts.
WASHINGTON & amp; JEFFERSONvs. GROVE CITY
Where: Robert E. Thorn Field, Grove City, Pa.When: 1:30 p.m.Records: W & amp;J 5-1, 1-1 PAC; Grove City 2-4, 1-2Scouting report: W & amp;J defeated Westminster last week, 45-20; Grove City lost to Thiel, 30-0. Junior SS Gabe McKee (Hubbard) led the W & amp;J defense with a career-high 12 tackles and also had two pass break-ups and one interception, and was named PAC Defensive Player of the Week. McKee ranks No. 1 in tackles on the team with 45, including 35 solo stops. In Grove City's loss, senior FS-kick-return man Ross Trimmer (West Middlesex) set a school career record with 64 kickoff returns, and also became No. 2 in kickoff-return yardage with 1,262 yards. He also had his first two interceptions of the season. Senior DE Steve Weary (Reynolds) blocked an extra point in the second quarter for a school-record six career blocks, including three this season to also tie a school record.
MOUNT UNION vs. MARIETTA
Where: Don Drumm Stadium, MariettaWhen: 6 p.m.Records: Mount Union 5-0, 4-0 Ohio Athletic Conference; Marietta 2-3, 1-3Scouting report: Mount Union beat Wilmington, 41-6; Capital beat Marietta, 41-10. Senior DB Ross Watson (Austintown Fitch) leads the OAC in interceptions with five for 44 yards and broken-up passes with five.
ALLEGHENY vs. KENYON
Where: McBride Field, GambierWhen: 1 p.m.Records: Allegheny 0-5, 0-2 North Coast Athletic Conference; Kenyon 2-3, 2-0Scouting report: Allegheny lost to Ohio Wesleyan, 13-8; Kenyon defeated Wooster, 24-21. Junior RB Mario Tarquinio had 110 rushing yards in 28 carries in Allegheny's loss.
HIRAM vs. WITTENBERG
Where: Edwards-Maurer Field, SpringfieldWhen: 1 p.m.Records: Hiram 1-4, 1-1 NCAC; Wittenberg 2-3, 2-0Scouting report: Hiram lost to Denison last week, 53-6; Wittenberg beat Earlham, 48-0. Junior LB Stephen Boxler made 15 tackles in Hiram's loss, and leads the team in tackles with 53.
QUINCY (ILL.) vs. GENEVA
Where: Reeves Stadium, Beaver Falls, Pa.When: 7 p.m.Records: Quincy 2-4, 1-1 Mid-States Football Association Mideast; Geneva 3-3, 0-2Scouting report: Quincy lost to Walsh last week, 31-26, while Geneva lost to Malone, 15-14.
OHIO DOMINICAN vs. MALONE
Where: Fawcett Stadium, CantonWhen: 2 p.m.Records: Ohio Dominican 1-5, 0-3 MSFA Mideast; Malone 2-3, 1-1Scouting report: Ohio Dominican lost to St. Francis (Ind.), 49-7; Malone beat Geneva, 15-14. Malone beat Geneva on junior QB Brad Reifsnyder's 5-yard run with less than a minute remaining in the game. Reifsnyder completed 13 of 25 passes for 158 yards and one TD with no interceptions. Sophomore PK Shawn O'Halloran (Poland) kicked a 23-yard FG. Sophomore LB Justin Murphy had a team-high 14 tackles.
WALSH vs. TAYLOR (Ind.)
Where: Jim Wheller Stadium, Upland, Ind.When: 2:30 p.m.Records: Walsh 5-1, 3-0 MSFA Mideast; Taylor 0-5, 0-2Scouting report: Walsh defeated Quincy (Ill.), 31-26; Taylor lost to Urbana, 30-17.
MILLERSVILLE vs. SLIPPERY ROCK
Where: N. Kerr Thompson Stadium, Slippery Rock, Pa.When: 2 p.m.Records: Millersville 3-4; Slippery Rock 2-4Scouting report: Millersville lost to West Chester, 27-7; Slippery Rock lost to Indiana (Pa.), 38-17.
Vindicator staff reports