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Clarion U’s McGriff Named PSAC West Co-Offensive Player of the Week

Tuesday, September 10, 2019 @ 12:09 AM

Posted by Chris Rossetti

McGriff Clarion ULOCK HAVEN, Pa. – Mylique McGriff’s game against Shippensburg ranked as one of the best in his college career, and today it earned him one of the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference’s (PSAC) weekly honors.

(Photo courtesy of Clarion University)

The junior running back was named the PSAC West Offensive Co-Athlete of the Week for Sept. 9.

McGriff led Clarion to a 48-28 road victory at Shippensburg on Saturday, rushing for 179 yards on 27 carries – a 6.6 YPC average – and setting a new career-high with three rushing touchdowns. The junior running back scored on runs of one and six yards in the first half to help the Golden Eagles build a 34-0 lead at the halftime break, and he took off for a 29-yard scoring run in the fourth quarter to put the final dagger in the Red Raiders and seal the win. The Golden Eagle rushing attack bedeviled the Red Raiders all day long, with Clarion recording 341 rushing yards and four rushing scores as a team.

It was Clarion’s first victory over Shippensburg since 2000, breaking a 12-game losing streak to the Red Raiders. It was also the highest-scoring game by the Golden Eagles since 2015.

McGriff shared the award with Slippery Rock quarterback Roland Rivers.

Rivers accounted for 467 yards of total offense and seven touchdowns in No. 10 Slippery Rock’s 62-37 road win at Wayne State. He completed 23-of-30 passes for career-highs of 405 yards and six touchdowns with no interceptions. He also rushed for 62 yards and one touchdown on just nine carries. He led the SRU offense to touchdowns on each of its first nine possessions of the game.

Slippery Rock’s Jake Chapla was the Special Teams Player of the Week.

Chapla broke the SRU career record for made extra points by booting eight in The Rock’s 62-37 win at Wayne State. Those eight PAT kicks bring his career total to 166, topping the former SRU record of 161 that had stood since 2000. Chapla also punted twice for an average of 41.5 yards per kick and averaged 62.0 yards per kickoff on 11 kickoffs in the game. His eight points moved him up to second all-time at SRU on the career scoring ledger with 283 points.

Gannon’s A.J. Satcher was the Defensive Player of the Week.

Satcher made big plays throughout a defensive battle in Gannon’s 14-7 victory over Southern Connecticut State in the season opener Thursday night. The senior had seven tackles, including six solo, an interception and 3 pass breakups. His interception came as the Owls were driving and attempting to tie the game with 7 minutes left to play, and his 33-yard return flipped the field. He then stepped in front of a pass in the end zone on the final play of the game to help the Golden Knights preserve the win.

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