Roundup of local college football
Brandon Bialkowski's final touchdown pass in the fourth quarter propelled Lehigh to a 28-25 victory over winless Monmouth on Saturday in West Long Branch, N.J.
Bialkowski threw three touchdown passes and was 24 of 40 for 375 yards. It was another impressive showing for the QB who threw four touchdown passes in last week's 51-44, double overtime win vs. Central Connecticut State.
Lee Kurfis caught the 40-yard touchdown pass that gave the lead back to the Mountain Hawks (2-0) after briefly trailing in the fourth. Kurfis had 10 receptions for 211 yards and two touchdowns.
The Mountain Hawks trailed in the fourth quarter, but a bizarre play on a blocked punt set up the the go-ahead score. On 4th and 4 from the Lehigh 14, Tim Divers' punt was blocked, but Zach Hayden grabbed the loose ball and rumbled 37 yards to midfield for a Lehigh first down. Two plays later, Bialkowski hit Kurfis for a 40-yard score.
"I give our kids a lot of credit for hanging in," said Lehigh coach Andy Coen.
West Chester 56, Gannon 41 - Rondell White (West Chester Rustin) ran for 245 yards and three touchdowns, caught seven passes for 87 yards and another TD, and threw a TD pass on a halfback option in the Golden Rams' win over the Golden Knights in Erie, Pa.
The two teams combined for 1,081 yards of total offense and 97 points in an old-fashioned shootout. West Chester (2-0) put up 612 yards of total offense by itself and had over 500 yards by the end of the third quarter. Gannon (1-1) scored 27 points in the second quarter to make it 35-27 at halftime.
Rams quarterback Sean McCartney (Doylestown, Archbishop Wood) was 23 for 35 for 305 yards with five touchdown passes.
Ursinus 41, Gettysburg 23 - The 2-0 Bears controlled the ball for almost 40 minutes on the way to beating the host Bullets (1-1) in the Centennial Conference opener for both teams.
Ursinus scored 21 straight points in the fourth quarter to break open a three-point game.
The Bears rushed for 259 yards, with senior running back Jason Golderer (Bishop McDevitt) accounting for 185 of those yards on 33 carries. He also scored three TDs on runs of 6, 1, and 3 yards.
Widener 35, Lebanon Valley 28 - Freshman Seth Klein broke the school and Middle Atlantic Conference's single-game record for most completions as the Pride (1-1) beat the Dutchmen to win their record 15th straight home game.
Widener ran a frantic first-half pace, getting off 50 plays before the break as it jumped out to a 24-7 halftime lead.
Rowan 29, Framingham St. 19 - Sophomore Todd Guillaume caught a 25-yard touchdown pass with 6:40 to play in the fourth quarter to give the host Profs a lead they would not surrender in Glassboro. The Rams jumped out to a 13-0 lead, but Rowan hung in. Both teams are 1-1.
Delaware Valley 42, Misericordia 17 - The Aggies had no problems against the host Cougars, who are in only their second year of collegiate football.
Indiana (Pa.) 49, Cheyney 0 - The 0-2 Wolves were no match for the host Crimson Hawks. Indiana (2-0) jumped out to a 28-0 lead in the first quarter, on drives of 65, 39, 80, and 50 yards.
William & Mary 34, Lafayette 6 - The Tribe scored twice in the first half on interception returns in Easton, Pa., then held the host Leopards to two field goals to improve to 2-1. The Leopards are 0-2.
Sacred Heart 45, Lincoln 3 - The visiting Lions (1-1) were never in the game after the Pioneers (3-0) jumped out to a 28-0 lead in the first quarter.