Glenville State 28, W.Va. Wesleyan 21
BUCKHANNON, W. Va. Glenville State picked up a hard fought 28-21 win at West Virginia Wesleyan Saturday.
The Bobcats jumped out to an early 7-0 lead when Lavaughn Hughes returned a punt 49 yards with 14:46 to play in the first half. The Pioneers tied it when Darian Cleckley hauled in a 10-yard pass from Justin Feagin with just four ticks remaining in the opening half.
GSC made it 14-7 when Rahmann Lee rushed for a 46-yard score just 1:33 into the third quarter.
WVWC pulled within one when Devin Simmons hauled in a one-yard pass from Nate Montana. The extra point failed, leaving the Pioneers with a one-point edge.
With 11:06 to go, GSC made it 21-13 when Lee rushed for a 28-yard touchdown. The visitors pushed the margin to 15 with 53 seconds to play in the game when Lee ran for his third score of the afternoon.
The Bobcats answered quickly as Montana hit Chase Blackwell for a 13-yard score, but it was not enough.
Lee led the Pioneers with 147 yards on the ground. He also accounted for three scores. Feagin threw for 93 yards and a touchdown. Robert Jiles caught four passes for 52 yards.
The Bobcats were paced by Nate Montana's 432 yards and two scores on 37 completions. Blackwell caught 12 passes for 134 yards and a score. Simmons had nine catches for 88 yards and a touchdown.
In the win, Adrian Davis, James Johnson and Terry Rese all had 10 tackles. Davis posted nine solo stops. Davis and Darren Elliott each recovered a fumble.
Charleston 27, West Liberty 14
WEST LIBERTY - The University of Charleston continued its strong season by defeating West Liberty 27-14 Saturday afternoon.
Puma Nuredini got things going for the Golden Eagles, converting two field goals in the first frame for a 6-0 lead. Nuredini connected from 46 and 20 yards, respectively.
With neither team scoring in the second quarter, UC took a 6-0 lead past the midway point of the third quarter. With 5:43 to play in the third, Jordan Roberts rushed for an 82-yard touchdown. Just 90 seconds later, Isiah Moody recovered a fumble and returned it 50 yards, bringing the score to 13-7 in favor of the visitors.
Roberts rushed for a seven-yard touchdown with 11:23 to go in the game. Nuredini's extra point made it 20-7. On the ensuing drive, the Hilltoppers took six plays to cover 74 yards. The drive concluded on Moody's 16-yard touchdown scamper, making it a 20-14 game.
John Knox finished the scoring for the contest as he rushed for a 22-yard touchdown with 1:21 to play, securing the win.
Roberts guided UC with 180 rushing yards and two touchdowns on 24 carries. Maurice Leak and John Knox combined for 151 yards through the air on 16 completions. Knox had a touchdown on the ground. Shaq Williams led all receivers with five catches for 61 yards.
Shepherd 41, West Virginia State 20
INSTITUTE, W. Va. - Shepherd bounced back from a loss a week ago with a 41-20 road win at West Virginia State Saturday.
The Rams took a 7-0 led on a three-yard plunge by junior running back Jihad Rasheed with 3:28 left in the second quarter. Ryan Earls added the extra point.
SU took a 14-0 lead into the break behind a 61-yard punt return by Robinson with 2:01 left in the half.
WVSU cut the lead to 14-6 when Ricky Phillips teamed with Shanin Bennefield on a nine-yard scoring pass with 10:59 left in the third quarter. Cory Broughton's extra point attempt was blocked. Earls connected on a 31-yard field goal with 8:06 left in the third quarter to increase the lead to 17-6.
SU's Bobby Cooper teamed senior tight end John Frick on a four-yard score with 3:34 left in the third quarter.
Moments later the Rams took a 31-6 lead on a 33yard interception return by D'Ontre Johnson for a score.
Fairmont State 54, Seton Hill 27
FAIRMONT - Fairmont State's Matt Wilmer hauled in a 19-yard touchdown pass from Bobby Vega to lift Fairmont State to a 54-47 win over Seton Hill on Saturday afternoon at Duvall-Rosier Field.
Daniel Monroe was Fairmont State's top rusher and receiver on the afternoon with 136 on the ground with three scores and 103 more receiving. Shad Alexander also contributed 98 yards rushing for the Falcons. Quarterback Bobby Vega was a tidy 14-of-26 for 245 yards and three touchdowns.
Seton Hill had 486 yards of total offense on the day with 432 of that total coming through the air. Andrew Jackson was 32-of-61 with three touchdowns but was picked four times. The Griffins could not get the ground game going picking up just 54 yards on the ground for the day.