Colonials post first shutout since 2010
Robert Morris put together one of its best defensive performances of the decade Saturday, defeating Virginia Military Institute at home, 230.
The Colonials forced three turnovers, produced four sacks and had nine tackles for a loss to pitch its first shutout since 2010 and improve to 2-1 overall.
Junior quarterback Jimmy Walker threw for 297 yards and three touchdowns, and sophomore tight end Matthew Gonzalez added three receptions for 82 yards. Robert Morris held VMI to just 49 total yards in the second half.
The Colonials established the tone early, needing just three plays to score on the first drive of the game to take an early 7-0 lead.
Robert Morris struck again toward the end of the first, using a 5-yard touchdown pass from Walker to go up, 14-0, with 1:43 to go in the quarter.
A field goal by freshman kicker Nick Bisceglia sealed the win midway through the fourth. Robert Morris returns to action at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, taking on No. 2 North Dakota State on the road.
Duquesne 28, Akron 23: An all-around game by graduate quarterback Tommy Stuart helped Duquesne overcome the absence of running back AJ Hines. Stuart completed 19 of 31 passes for 253 passing touchdowns, and added 56 rushing yards on 14 carries to go with two rushing touchdowns. The Dukes improved to 2-1 and return to action Sept. 30 to host West Virginia Wesleyan after an off week.
California 29, Millersville 13: The end result was never in doubt for No. 6-ranked California, which used a 23-0 halftime lead to cruise to a victory. Quarterback Malcolm Keir threw for 164 yards, a touchdown and two interceptions. California opens PSAC West play at 1 p.m. Saturday at home against Seton Hill.
IUP 65, Cheyney 16: Quarterback Lenny Williams Jr had 169 passing yards and two touchdowns, and running back Justice Williams added 116 rushing yards and two touchdowns. The No. 6 Crimson Hawks improved to 3-0 overall. IUP will face Edinboro at noon Saturday at home.
Carnegie Mellon 30, Waynesburg 20: The Tartans scored 24 consecutive points to take a 30-13 lead toward the end of the fourth. Carnegie Mellon improved to 3-0 after this win.
Washington & Jefferson 37, Thomas More 29: Senior quarterback Alex Rowse threw for 482 yards and six touchdowns for the No. 18 Presidents. Senior wide receiver Jesse Zubik caught all six touchdowns to go with 11 receptions and 322 yards.