THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 5
MOUNTAIN EAST CONFERENCE
Seton Hill 29
Fairmont State 37
FAIRMONT -- Fairmont State built a 30-10 halftime lead and held off a Seton Hill rally to defeat the Griffins, 37-29, to record the first Mountain East Conference victory in football on Thursday night at Duvall-Rosier Field.
Freshman quarterback Cooper Hibbs was 11-of-20 for 191 yards with four touchdown passes and one interception. Senior wide receiver Chris St. Hilaire recorded just three catches for 119 yards and two touchdowns. Dawrence Roberts carried the load on the ground for the Falcons with 25 carries for 104 yards.
Garrett Davis led all players with 15 tackles on the night, including three for a loss and two sacks. Jake Kelly was also credited with 3.5 sacks on the night.
Seton Hill's Nick Halfhill was 27-of-42 for 305 yards with four touchdowns and three interceptions. Norman Darden had eight catches for 121 yards and three scores.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 7
MOUNTAIN EAST CONFERENCE
Glenville State 27
Virginia Military Institute 34
LEXINGTON, Va. -- Glenville State's rally fell short on the road against FCS opponent Virginia Military Institute, 34-27, on Saturday afternoon at Foster Stadium. The Pioneers were stopped on 4th-and-goal in the final seconds of the game as the Keydets held on for the victory.
Rahman Lee rushed 23 times for 146 yards and one touchdown for the Pioneers. Lee also added three catches for 79 yards and a TD reception. Steffen Colon was 22-of-38 for 310 yards and a pair of touchdowns. Delvon Purvis had a team-high 82 yards receiving and one touchdown.
James Johnson and Terry Reese each led GSC with seven tackles.
Glenville State trailed 21-7 at the half and 27-7 early in the third quarter before the Pioneers out-scored the Keydets 20-7 down the stretch. The Pioneers had the ball with just over five minutes left trailing by a touchdown at its own six yard line and proceeded to march the ball down to the VMI one-yard line. Lee and Colon were stopped on back-to-back carries for no gain as time expired.
West Virginia Wesleyan 7
ELON, N.C. -- Elon rolled to a 49-7 victory over West Virginia Wesleyan on Saturday night at Rhodes Stadium. The Phoenix had over 500 yards of total offense in the win.
Lavaughn Hughes hauled in a touchdown pass from Jeremy Musselman in the first quarter for WVWC's only points. Hughes finished with six catches for 101 yards. Musselman was 19-of-38 with one touchdown and one interception.
Antonio Harris led WVWC defensively with eight tackles (six solo).
#7 Shippensburg 0
#24 Shepherd 33
West Virginia State 13
Lock Haven 31
Notre Dame College 37
West Liberty 9
DIVISION-II COLLEGE FOOTBALL
Pace University 28
Alderson Broaddus 31
PHILIPPI -- The Alderson Broaddus football team earned a 31-28 victory over Pace University Saturday afternoon in front of a sold-out crowd at AB Stadium.
ABU quarterback Wilson Vaughn rushed for 46 yards and a touchdown, while throwing for two more. Vaughn finished the game 17-for-27 with 185 yards through the air.
Battlers tailback Brandon Jones carried the load for the offense in the final quarter of play. Jones racked up 60 rushing yards in the fourth quarter, including a 27-yard touchdown with 11:52 remaining in the game.
ABU held on to defeat the Pace Setters, despite a 53-yard touchdown heave from Pace quarterback Brian Beeker in the closing minutes.