SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28
MOUNTAIN EAST CONFERENCE
#14 Shepherd 45
West Virginia Wesleyan 10
BUCKHANNON -- Sophomore running back Allen Cross rushed 16
times for 82 yards and two touchdowns, while junior quarterback Trae Tinsman
connected on 11-of-15 passes for 220 yards and a pair of scores to lead
Shepherd to a 45-10 win over West Virginia Wesleyan in Mountain East Conference
football action at Cebe Ross Field on Saturday.
Shepherd amassed 449 yards of total offense, while West Virginia Wesleyan had 160. Shepherd limited the Bobcats to -14 yards rushing.
De'Ontre Johnson led the Rams with five tackles (four solo). Charlie Jordan had a game-high seven tackles (all solo) for the Bobcats.
West Virginia State 3
Fairmont State 56
FAIRMONT -- Fairmont State picked up its first Mountain East
Conference win of the season with a 56-3 romp over West Virginia State on
Saturday at Duvall-Rosier Field.
Dawrence Roberts rushed for 175 yards and two touchdowns and the FSU defense scored two to lead the Falcons to victory.
Cooper Hibbs was 12-of-18 for 125 yards with two touchdowns and one interception. Fairmont State held on to the ball for nearly 35 minutes in the game.
Garrett Davis racked up eight tackles (seven solo) and was in on four for a loss. He recovered a fumble for a touchdown for the second consecutive week taking one back 43 yards in the second quarter. Dominik Mensah tallied a 22-yard interception return for a touchdown for FSU.
WVSU's Tyler Seals was 17-of-32 for 132 yards and two interceptions. Shanin Bennefie had 103 yards rushing for the Yellow Jackets.
Glenville State 9
URBANA, Ohio --
Alvin Busbee's eight-yard touchdown reception in the second quarter stood up
for the game-winner as Urbana held off Glenville State, 12-9, on Saturday afternoon.
The Pioneers had a field goal try from 32 yards that missed left and quarterback Sean Steele was intercepted by D'Gary Wallace later in the fourth just as the Pioneers crossed into Urbana territory as the Blue Knights preserved the victory.
Urbana's D.J. Mendenhall was 17-of-35 for 176 yards with one touchdown, but was picked off three times and sacked four. David Hill added 19 carries for 56 yards and a score.
Glenville State's Rahmann Lee was limited to 70 yards rushing and 11 yards receiving. Steele was 19-of-36 for 155 yards with three interceptions and was sacked four times.
Wallace led the Urbana defense with 13 total tackles and one sack to go with the interception.
West Liberty 3
Notre Dame College 32
Union (HC) 24
DIVISION-II COLLEGE FOOTBALL
Alderson Broaddus 17
PHILIPPI -- Alderson Broaddus freshman quarterback Wesley Nesmith engineered a game-winning drive with under a minute to play in his first collegiate start to lead the Alderson Broaddus football team past Virginia University of Lynchburg 17-14 Saturday at AB Stadium.
Nesmith's nine-yard touchdown scamper with 40 seconds remaining in the game capped a 12-play, 81-yard scoring drive that put the Battlers (2-2) into the win column. He finished the game with 243 passing yards, a passing touchdown and 28 rushing yards.
The offensive units for both teams were kept off the board in the first half. AB's only first half scoring opportunity came at the end of the first quarter when it missed a 40 yard field goal attempt.
ABU started its game-winning drive with 2:26 left on the game clock and deep in its own territory. A pass interference call on a third down and 24 play put the Battler offense into overdrive and led to the game-winning touchdown run.
Jesse Horne and Michael James led a strong effort by the blue and gold defense. Horne tallied 8.5 tackles, 2.5 for a loss and recovered a fumble, and James compiled seven tackles and snatched AB's only interception. Jeff Stephens (Virginia Beach, Va.) led the Battlers with 1.5 sacks and the team finished with five total.
Receiver Isaac Silafau and Jeremy Dozier combined for 110 receiving yards Saturday. Tailback Brandon Jones was AB's top rusher with 63 yards and recorded 90 yards of total offense.