THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19
MOUNTAIN EAST CONFERENCE
Fairmont State 14
Glenville State 31
GLENVILLE -- Glenville State held Fairmont State to just 19 yards of total offense in the second half to pull away from the Falcons and pick up the 31-14 victory on Thursday evening at Morris Field.
Glenville State outgained the Falcons 511-131 and possessed the ball for 38 minutes in the game. The Falcons also lost the turnover battle 4-1 and the Pioneers had a 25-9 advantage in first downs.
Rahmann Lee led the Pioneers with 28 carries for 164 yards and a pair of second half scores. Sean Steele made the start at quarterback and went 14-of-29 for 209 yards and a score for the Pioneer offense. Delvon Purvis had five receptions for 72 yards and Lee hauled in three passes for 74 yards.
Dawrence Roberts had 16 carries for 59 yards to lead the FSU rushing attack. CJ Hopson added seven carries for 41 yards on the ground. The Falcons completed just five passes for 37 yards in the loss. Cooper Hibbs did find Brandon Ashenfelter for a 17-yard touchdown early in the first quarter.
Brandon Alexander had 14 tackles and four pass break-ups to lead the FSU defense. Jake Kelly added 11 stops and forced a fumble for the Falcons. Gary Henderson led the GSC defense with nine tackles and forced a fumble on the evening. Kyle Warner added eight tackles and also forced a fumble for the Pioneers.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21
MOUNTAIN EAST CONFERENCE
West Virginia Wesleyan 25
Notre Dame College 34
SOUTH EUCLID, Ohio -- Notre Dame College erased a 19-17 halftime deficit to defeat West Virginia Wesleyan, 34-25, on Saturday afternoon.
The win moves NDC's record to 2-1 overall and 1-1 in the Mountain East Conference. The Bobcats dropped to 1-2 overall and 1-1 in the MEC.
NDC's Pedro Powell carried the load for the Falcons with 173 yards on the ground. Ray Russ added 308 passing yards for Notre Dame.
The Falcon defense held WVWC to just eight yards on 27 carries on the day. That forced Jeremy Musselman to lead the Bobcats through the air completing 23-of-42 passes for 332 yards on the day.
#15 Shepherd 28
West Liberty 9
West Virginia State 0
Bowie State 16
DIVISION-II COLLEGE FOOTBALL
St. Joseph's College 45
Alderson Broaddus 17
PHILIPPI -- On a soggy day in Philippi the Battlers struggled to get the offense in rhythm. After leading 10-7 in the first quarter, ABU surrendered 38 points unanswered points before Brandon Jones scampered in from 23 yards out in mop-up time to give the Battlers their second touchdown of the day.
Jones carried the ball 31 for 111 yards and a score. Despite heavy rains the Battlers threw the ball 32 times. Starter Wilson Vaughn completed 13 of 23 for 249 yards.
On the first drive of the game Vaughn connected with Logan Bauder for 74 yards, but it would be a long day for the quarterback. He was picked off 3 times.
The rain could be blamed for some of the Battlers struggles. The team turned the ball over 5 times, and a fumble led to a St. Joseph's safety in the second quarter. When ABU had a chance to pounce they struggled to do so. In the first quarter Preston Bailey dropped a sure touchdown catch in the back of the end zone and 5 Puma turnover gave ABU plenty of opportunities.
On the other side of the field St. Joseph's had one thing in mind, running the ball. On a rainy day, a running attack that racked up nearly 500 yards and 4 scores was just what the doctor had in mind, and it's why St. Joseph's College comes away with the win, 45-17.