Slippery Rock came out and had another dominant performance, beating Shippensburg 58-38 in their home opener, improving to 2-0 on the season. Senior QB Nigel Barksdale had a great game, throwing for over 300 yards with 4 TDs.
Last season, Shippensburg won the division, and beat Slippery Rock 55-35.
Interesting info for the season: Slippery Rock is averaging 594 yards of offense per game this season.
"Before the game, Slippery Rock honored the late Zach Sheridan, a linebacker on the team who was shot and killed this summer. The moment of silence that included head coach Dr. George Mihilak embracing the Sheridan family fed the white-out crowd an extra dose of energy.
The Rock did not disappoint as running back Shamar Greene broke loose for a 61-yard touchdown run on the second play from scrimmage. Mihilak’s team kept the momentum going all night long."