LATROBE, Pa. – The Westminster College football team remained undefeated in conference play as it won, 66-12, at Saint Vincent College in Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) action Saturday afternoon. The win also marked the Titans’ fourth-straight.
The Titans’ 66 points broke the program’s previous record of 56 points, which was set twice with the latest coming against West Virginia Wesleyan College in 1988. The 54-point margin of victory was also the most over the Bearcats in the all-time series matchup.
Westminster senior Paul Columbo (Boca Raton, FL / West Boca Raton) went 13 of 15 for a season-high 271 passing yards and tied a career high with four passing scores. Columbo also passed Kevin Franz (2006-08) for second all-time in school history with 51 career passing touchdowns.
The Titans outgained Saint Vincent 531-242 in total yards, including 248-110 on the ground. Senior Dominique McKinley (Greensburg, PA / Greensburg-Salem) rushed for a game- and season-high 102 yards from 17 carries with two scores. Senior Zaire Williams (Sicklerville, N.J. / Timber Creek) added 71 rushing yards and a touchdown, while sophomore Bryce Hill (Boynton Beach, FL / Boca Raton Community) totaled 30 yards and a score.
Titan senior Jametrius Bentley (Lake Worth, FL / Park Vista Community) led the receiving corps with two catches for 70 yards and a score. Junior Bryson Paulinellie (DuBois, PA / Dubois Area) tied a career-high with a game-best two receiving touchdowns for a total of 54 yards, while sophomore Christien Caldwell (Upper Marlboro, MD / Largo) added three catches for 41 yards and a score.
Westminster sophomores Paul Gonzalez (Miami, FL / Florida Christian) and Anthony Rush (New Castle, PA / Union) led the Titan defense with seven tackles each. Gonzalez had a game-high two tackles for a loss. Junior Bill Madeja (Pittsburgh, PA / Brentwood) added five tackles (1.5 for a loss), to go along with an 18-yard interception return for a touchdown. Senior CJ Armstrong (Lake Worth, FL / Park Vista) added a sack. Senior Todd Jeter (Monroeville, PA / Gateway) and sophomore Yosami Sanabria (Miami, FL / G. Holmes Braddock) each pocketed an interception. Freshman kicker John Cybak (Massillon, OH / Tuslaw) made a career-long 43-yard field goal. Cybak was also a perfect 9-for-9 on extra points.
The Titans led 14-0 after the first quarter and 31-6 at halftime. Westminster outscored Saint Vincent 28-0 in the third quarter and 7-6 in the fourth.
Westminster set the tone for the game on its first play of its opening possession as Columbo found Bentley for a 64-yard touchdown pass.
The Titans improved to 4-1 overall and 3-0 in the PAC, while the Bearcats dropped to 2-4 overall and 1-3 in league play.
Westminster will next host Grove City College on Saturday, Oct. 14 for its Homecoming game. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m.