Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Slippery Rock Hangs on to Win D-II Playoff Run Reaches Quarters

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Slippery Rock Hangs on to Win D-II Playoff Run Reaches Quarters

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There are only eight teams left in the NCAA Division II playoffs, and for the first time since 1998, Slippery Rock is one of them.

Dante Nania passed for three touchdowns and added another on the ground, defensive lineman Joe Phillips returned a fumble 52 yards for a touchdown and second-seeded Slippery Rock held off No. 3 Assumption College, 41-39, Saturday at Mihalik-Thompson Stadium to reach the national quarterfinals.

The Rock's first indication it was in for a wild one likely came when Shamar Greene, who finished with 160 yards rushing, ran in from 1 yard for the game's first score, but the ensuing extra-point attempt was blocked and returned by Assumption for two points.

Slippery Rock (12-1) eventually pushed its early 6-2 lead to 41- 19 with a minute left in the third quarter, but the Greyhounds (10- 2) of Worcester, Mass. …

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