The Shippensburg University football team was handily defeated on Saturday by IUP, getting outscored 44-21.
The Raiders were already trailing by four touchdowns at the half, but back-to-back scores made the margin 28-14 and gave a packed Seth Grove Stadium some hope.
IUP would get a safety later in the quarter however and would put the game away with two touchdowns in the fourth quarter.
The Crimson Hawks amassed 552 yards of offense on the day which included a 100-yard rusher and two 100-yard receivers. Their defense also grabbed two interceptions.
Redshirt-freshman Sam Johnson III finished the day 16-29 for 118 yards and a touchdown to go along with the two picks. Sophomore wide receiver Ian Sheehan caught seven passes for 81 yards and a score.
Linebacker Matt Feeney led the defense with 11 tackles and a pass breakup while defensive back Khi’on Smith was right behind him with seven tackles. Safety Mike Brewer tallied six tackle and a forced fumble, while junior Brandon Holt got his second interception in as many weeks. Holt took this week’s interception 99 yards for a touchdown.
The Raiders will hope to get back on track this Saturday as they travel to Bloomsburg to take on the Huskies at 2 p.m.