West Chester Pa.—The Bloomsburg University Huskies defeated West Chester 31-28 on Saturday, Nov. 8 to claim the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) East title. The #16 ranked Huskies also handed #8 ranked West Chester its first loss of the season. The win brought Bloomsburg to 9-1 overall, and 6-1 in PSAC play.
The Husky offense was once again led by senior running back Franklyn Quiteh, who recorded 154 yards and a touchdown on 30 carries. His first half score broke the PSAC record for total touchdowns, and in the process, joined Xavier Omon (Missouri State) and Danny Woodhead (Chardon State) as the only players to rush for 7,000 yards in Division II history. Quiteh later passed Omon, who stood at 7,073 rushing yards, and is now second all-time with 7,084 rushing yards. Quiteh is now 878 yards away from Woodhead, who stands at 7,962 yards. He also broke the PSAC record for points with 518. Both the total touchdowns and point’s record broken by Quiteh were held by former Husky running back Jamar Brittingham.
Redshirt sophomore quarterback Tim Kelly rebounded from last Thursday’s loss to complete 16 of 27 passes for 262 yards and no interceptions. Senior wide receiver Glen Hutton Jr. caught five passes for 100 yards, while redshirt junior Tony Peregrin caught five passes for 52 yards. In total, seven Husky players caught a pass from Kelly.
On defense, senior linebacker Justin Shirk led the team with 16 total tackles. Senior defensive back J.P. Patrick recorded four total tackles and a 45-yard interception return for a touchdown that put the Huskies ahead 31-14 with eight minutes to play.
Senior kicker Dan Fisher connected on a 28-yard field goal in the first quarter to continue raising money and awareness for the Angelman Syndrome Foundation. Fisher also broke the PSAC record for point after attempts (PAT’s), and now stands at 181 for his career.
The Huskies next game will be at home on Saturday, Nov. 16 against Slippery Rock. The contest has been changed to a 12:30 p.m. start, and will be for the PSAC title. The game will be on PCN-TV, and will be aired state-wide. This will be the first time Bloomsburg has hosted a PSAC championship game since 1985, when the Huskies defeated IUP.
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