From Staff Reports
Bowie State 16, Concord 10
BOWIE, Md. — Concord's late comeback attempt fell short as the Mountain Lions dropped their first decision of the season falling 16-10 at Bowie State. The Mountain Lions had the ball at the Bulldog nine yard line on the last play of the game, but the pass attempt in the end zone was incomplete.
Concord (2-1) held advantages over Bowie State in first downs (16-9), total yards (266-208) and passing yards (175-42).
Quarterback Brian Novak was 22-of-47 for 175 yards, while also adding 25 yards and a touchdown on the ground. CU was led defensively by Keith Furgason who registered a career-best 10 tackles in the game and Riyahd Richardson who intercepted his second pass in as many games.
Glenville State 31, Fairmont State 14
GLENVILLE — Glenville State opened at home in style with a 31-14 win over Fairmont State on Thursday night at I.L & Sue Morris Stadium. The Pioneers (1-2, 1-1 MEC) needed to erase a 14-13 halftime deficit and do so shutting out the Falcons in the second half.
Rahmann Lee racked up over 200 yards on offense with 164 yards and two touchdowns on the ground to go with three catches for 74 yards. Quarterback Sean Steel was 14-of-29 for 209 yards and one touchdown.
Devin Cain led GSC with six total tackles, including 2.5 going for a loss.
Fairmont State's Garrett Davis had eight total tackles and also scooped a fumble and returned it 85 yards for a touchdown for the Falcons (1-2, 0-2 MEC). FSU was held to just 131 yards of total offense.
Shepherd 28, Urbana 21
SHEPHERDSTOWN — Shepherd's stingy defense held off the potent Urbana offense and out-lasted the Blue Knights, 28-21, on Saturday afternoon at Rams Stadium.
The Rams (3-0, 2-0 MEC) built a 21-6 halftime lead but needed Allen Cross touchdown plunge with just over four minutes left to break a 21-21 tie. Cross finished the game with 25 carries for 114 yards.
Urbana (1-2, 1-1 MEC) quarterback D.J. Mendenhall was 27-of-54 for 349 yards and three touchdowns and one interception. However, the Blue Knights could not muster much on the ground rushing only 14 times for 20 yards.
Donnie Kelley led the Rams on defense with seven total tackles. Phillip Rhoden added four tackles and an interception for SU.
West Liberty 9, W State 0
INSTITUTE — West Liberty's Bryan Arbes connected on three field goals in the first half to lift West Liberty to a 9-0 win over West Virginia State on Saturday afternoon.
Arbes hit field goals fro 29, 19 and 30 yards in trying field conditions for the 'Toppers (2-1, 2-0 MEC).
Freshman Marty Bishop carried 25 times for 91 yards for West Liberty. Quarterback Dylan Lagarde was 17-of-35 for 168 yards but was picked twice.
The WLU defense surrendered just six first downs in the game to pitch the shutout. Andrew Faraimo had five tackles (four solo), including one tackle for a loss and one sack.
LeFloyd Phillips had 66 yards on the ground for WV State (0-3, 0-2 MEC). William Merritt had a game-high 15 total stops and came up with one interception to lead the Yellow Jacket defense.
Charleston 38, UVa-Wise 15
WISE, Va. — Charleston picked up its first win of the season by defeating UVa-Wise 38-15 on Saturday afternoon.
The Golden Eagles (1-2, 1-0 MEC) rolled up over 200 yards on the ground in the victory, led by Leighton who had 128 yards on 17 carries. Quarterback Maurice Leak threw just 10 passes on the game and completed four for 62 yards.
UC picked off five passes and returned one for a touchdown to help lead it to victory.
UVa-Wise (0-3, 0-2 MEC) quarterback Ty Ryans completed nine passes for 142 yards.
Notre Dame College 34, West Virginia Wesleyan 25
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.