Running back Charles Snorweah scored on an eight-yard touchdown run with 25 seconds left to complete a 16-point fourth quarter comeback that lifted the eighth ranked Slippery Rock University football team to a 37-35 win over 13th ranked Kutztown University Saturday in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Championship game from Andre Reed Stadium.
The 12th PSAC title in program history improves Slippery Rock to 11-0 and almost certainly locks up a No. 1 seed in the upcoming NCAA playoffs. The Rock are the only undefeated team in Super Region One after knocking off Kutztown, which entered the game at 10-0. SRU will officially find out its playoff outlook when the NCAA announces the playoff field Sunday at 5 p.m. at www.ncaa.com.
Saturday’s win was unlike each of the first 10 games of the season for SRU, in that The Rock only led for 25 seconds all day. Slippery Rock trailed 35-21 heading to the fourth quarter, but scored 16 unanswered points in the final 12 minutes to pull off a comeback victory.
Rock quarterback Roland Rivers III was named Most Valuable Player of the game. He passed for 302 yards and four touchdowns, while adding 53 yards on the ground
SRU has played in the PSAC title game in five of the last seven years and has won it three times in the last six seasons … the PSAC title is the first for head coach Shawn Lutz, who improved to 37-10 in his fourth season.