Colo­nials post first shutout since 2010

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - - College Football -

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.

Other games

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.

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