SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12
MOUNTAIN EAST CONFERENCE FOOTBALL
West Liberty 27
Fairmont State 21
FAIRMONT -- West Liberty's offense did enough to come away with a 27-21 road victory over Fairmont State on Saturday afternoon at Duvall-Rosier Field.
The Falcons had more first downs and more total offense in the game, but were slowed by three interceptions. WLU did not turn the ball over on the day.
Each team found the end zone twice in the first half to go into the break at 14-14. A pair of Bryan Arbes field goals made it 20-14, and WLU extended its lead on a five-yard TD reception by Dylan Potts from Dylan LaGarde. The Falcons added a score with five minutes left and got into West Liberty two more times in the final minutes, but could not come up with a score down the stretch.
Marty Bishop and Shavonta Craft each recorded rushing touchdowns for the 'Toppers in the victory. FSU quarterback Cooper Hibbs completed 21-of-39 passes for 257 yards with two scores but three picks. Fabian Guerra had a 114 yards receiving and a score for the Falcons.
WLU had five sacks on the day. Marquis Bradley had 10 tackles, inc;uding one for a loss, to lead the 'Toppers.
West Virginia State 30
West Virginia Wesleyan 45
BUCKHANNON -- West Virginia Wesleyan came up with a few more big plays to come out on top over West Virginia State on Saturday at Cebe Ross Field.
After scoring just two touchdowns all year, WV State notched four against the Bobcats. The Yellow Jackets finished the game with more rushing yards and more passing yards, and were +1 in turnover margin for the day, but two defensive touchdowns for WVWC proved to be the difference.
In a fast-paced first half, WVSU went up 10-0 before the Bobcats rattled of a pair of touchdowns to grab the lead back, and then the teams traded touchdowns and went into the half with WVWC leading 21-17.
The Bobcats looked as if they might run away with the game after a rushing touchdown from Jeremy Musselman and a 48-yard fumble recovery for a score by Desmond Holley, but WV State would not go away. A TD pass from Tyler Seals followed by a defensive touchdown for the Yellow Jackets made it 35-30 in the fourth quarter. The Bobcats notched their second defensive touchdown of the day and Kasper Bernild put it away with a 22-yard field goal for the final 45-30 margin.
Musselman was 18-of-36 for 277 yards with two TDs but was picked four times. He was also the team's leading rusher with 51 yards. WVSU's Seals turned in his best performance of the season with 289 yards passing and a pair of scores to go with one interception.
Marcus Spearman led the Bobcat defense with nine tackles, including three for a loss and two sacks.
Glenville State 10
CHARLESTON -- Charleston overpowered Glenville State on the ground and out-slugged the Pioneers to a 17-10 win on Saturday afternoon at University of Charleston Stadium.
Despite passing for only 30 yards, the Golden Eagles rolled up 234 yards on the ground. UC also limited Glenville State to just 173 yards of total offense on the day and the Pioneers could not overcome three interceptions on the day.
Charleston raced out to an early 14-0 first half lead after big plays from C.J. Stallworth on a 46-yard run and Torie Wagner on a 37-yard punt return. Glenville State added a field goal in the second quarter to go into the break down 14-3.
GSC would score its only touchdown of the game on special teams on a Quin Thornton kickoff return to start the second half. Puma Nuredini hit a 30-yard field goal in the fourth for the final 17-10 margin.
Leighton Settle led the ground attack for UC with 111 yards. After a torrid start, Glenville State's Rahmann Lee was slowed for the second straight week being held to just 55 yards on the ground.
DIVISION-II COLLEGE FOOTBALL
Alderson Broaddus 48
Point University 16
VALLEY, Ala. -- The Alderson Broaddus football team made quick work of mistake-prone Point University 48-16 Saturday afternoon at Ram Stadium.
Point suffered from turnovers from start to finish in the lopsided Battler victory. Defensive backs Malcolm Lee and Donovan Olumba snatched interceptions for the blue and gold defense. The Skyhawks (3-3) also struggled holding onto the football with several fumbles and mental mistakes.
The Battlers (3-3) looked sharp on the defensive side of the football and kept Point off the board for the first half of the game. Lineman Jeff Stephens provided the pressure for ABU. Stephens had a sack, tackle for loss and a forced fumble all before halftime.
Wilson Vaughn made the start at quarterback for the Battlers. He connected with tight end Cooper Schroeder for a 5-yard touchdown midway through the third quarter which gave ABU a comfortable 24-0 advantage.
Kicker Jordan Butler booted a pair of field goals for ABU. He recorded the first points of the game on 38-yard try on the Battlers' second offensive possesion and added a 36-yard field goal in the third quarter.