ERIE, Pa. – The Clarion football team rallied from a 28-7 third quarter deficit and then held on for a wild finish in the closing seconds, as the Golden Eagles snapped a two-game losing streak with a 35-34 road win at Mercyhurst on Saturday.
The win was the first road victory for the Golden Eagles this season, as well as their first PSAC West division victory.
Clarion (2-2, 1-0 PSAC-W) scored 28 unanswered points in the second half to turn a three-touchdown deficit into a one-score lead.
Delrece Williams, a Steel Valley graduate, was a one-man wrecking crew on the ground, recording a career-high 211 yards on just 24 carries for an eye-popping 8.8 yards per carry.
Williams provided the game-tying touchdown midway through the fourth quarter, punching it in from two yards out on just the third play of the drive.
Williams' 211 rushing yards were the most for the Golden Eagles in five years. The last time a Clarion player eclipsed that mark was Patrick Graham-Murphy, who rushed for 266 yards against Millersville in 2011.
(photo courtesy of Clarion University)