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How Former Mid-Penn Players did in college last week: Jaheim Morris scores a game-winner; Cody Gustafson leads Grove City; Grant Breneman’s early exit and more

Five-star performance

In this section, we’ll feature one former Mid-Penn player who had a particularly impressive week in college football.

Millersville running back Jaheim Morris (Cedar Cliff) scored the game-winning touchdown in the Marauders’ 31-29 comeback win over Lock Haven this weekend.

The touchdown, which came with 3:58 left in the game from a yard out, ended a two-game losing streak.

Morris, a standout with the Colts in high school who set the career rushing record there, had a season-best performance Saturday. He led the team with 95 yards on 17 carries, and had three receptions for 18 yards, in a 31-29 win over Lock Haven.

For the season, the redshirt freshman now has 40 carries, 141 rushing yards, two touchdowns and six grabs for 30 yards. 

CV grad Tim Kissinger drilled a 31-yard field goal in the win and made two of his four PAT attempts.

In on the action

In this section, we’ll list off some of the performances from former Mid-Penn players now in the college ranks

Shippensburg High grad Cody Gustafson caught nine passes for 135 yards and a 57-yard touchdown as Grove City College beat Waynesburg 38-0.

Grant Breneman (Cedar Cliff) was in the midst of a second consecutive good game before an injury knocked him out of Colgate’s 38-21 win over Georgetown. Breneman’s day ended with 173 yards and a first-quarter TD on 13 of 17 passing, plus 11 carries for 36 yards.

State College product Keaton Ellis had a tackle in Penn State’s fifth straight victory, a 24-0 shutout of visiting Indiana.

Camp Hill alumnus Zack Kuntz caught eight passes for 54 yards in Old Dominion’s 28-21 loss to UTEP. ODU fell to 1-4. Joe Joe Headen (Bishop McDevitt) had a pass breakup in the loss.

Grant Smith (Central Dauphin) caught a pair of passes, including a 10-yard, second-quarter touchdown in IUP’s 28-23 win over Gannon in PSAC action. Chambersburg grad Tyler Luther made all four PATs.

Defensive lineman A.J. Perez (Central Dauphin) had a tackle in West Chester’s 21-20 win over Bloomsburg, the Golden Rams’ fourth straight victory, as did Stone Huffman (Cumberland Valley), a redshirt freshman tight end.

Slippery Rock’s Devyn Clair (Bishop McDevitt) had three tackles in the Rock’s blowout 75-0 win over Clarion to improve to 5-0.

Donte Kent (Harrisburg) had three tackles in Central Michigan’s 28-17 loss to Miami (Ohio).

Another former Cougar, Texas A&M’s Andre White Jr. had a season-high eight tackles (five solo), third on the team, in a 26-22 loss to Mississippi State.

And Ronald Kent Jr. (Harrisburg) had three tackles in Western Carolina’s 45-17 loss to Chattanooga.

Bill Williams (Camp Hill) ran 10 times for 29 yards, had a 6-yard reception and recorded a tackle in Shippensburg University’s 59-27loss to Shepherd, the Red Raiders’ first loss of the season. Lower Dauphin product Evan Morrill had three grabs for 25 yards in the loss, and defensive tackle Laron Woody (Middletown) had two tackles.

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