The Shippensburg University football team ended its season on a sour note Saturday afternoon, losing to No. 18 Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) 54-24 on Senior Day.
IUP averaged 9.8 yards per play and totaled 580 yards of offense as they took advantage of a lackluster defensive showing by the Red Raider defense. Six of IUP’s eight touchdowns came on plays of 30 or more yards.
Shippensburg totaled 364 yards of total offense against a tough IUP defense with redshirt sophomore quarterback Brycen Mussina going 20-of-32 for 268 yards and three touchdowns. Mussina finished the season fourth in the PSAC in passing yards (2,629) and third in completions (209).
Redshirt junior wide receiver Winston Eubanks finished the game with seven receptions, 74 yards and two touchdowns while redshirt junior Charles Headen III finished with five catches, 72 yards and a score.
Eubanks finished the season fifth in the PSAC with 879 receiving yards and sixth in the PSAC with eight touchdowns. Through his three seasons, Eubanks is fourth in SU history in receiving yards (2,836), sixth in receptions (148) and third in touchdowns (28).
Redshirt sophomore David Balint III had three receptions in the game. He finished the season with the single-season school record for receptions by a tight end with 64 and receiving yards with 755.
Graduate running back Luke Durkin finished his career with a 21 carry-effort, totaling 91 yards. He totaled the most rushing yards in a season for the Red Raiders since Blair Brooks in 2014.
SU honored 11 seniors before the game Saturday: Durkin, Tim Bradley, Eric Dzieniszewski, Jailen Harmon, Drew Jones, Shea O’Donnell, Dennis Robinson, Tig Spinelli, Kyle Haines, Zach Warren and Deionte Wilson.
Shippensburg finished the season 4-7, marking its first losing season since the 2010 season when the Red Raiders went 5-6.