The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

College Sports

September 29, 2012

WVIAC Roundup: Rams tame Concord

SHEPHERD — Shepherd returned home for just the second time this season and defeated Concord by a 20-6 contest Saturday afternoon.

Randall Hawkins hauled in a 57-yard strike from Albert Rose with 6:04 to  play in the first quarter, giving the Mountain Lions a 6-0 advantage. The ensuing extra point was blocked.

The Rams’ defense stiffened the rest of the way, not allowing CU to strike again.

Rams quarterback Bobby Cooper threw for 168 yards on 14 completions. William McKenzie hauled in a team-high 55 yards, while Mike Haynes rushed for a game-high 79 yards while Allen Cross added 34 to go along with a touchdown.

Defensively, Keon Robinson accounted for 10 solo tackles and an interception. De’Ontre Johnson amassed eight solo tackles and two interceptions.  

Concord’s Rose threw for 376 yards on 30 completions with a touchdown. Hawkins caught a career-high 16 passes for 178 yards and a score. Ansel Ponder hauled in 135 receiving yards on nine receptions.

Davon Marion had a team-best 10 tackles for the Mountain Lions . Silas Agyemang had  six stops, including three tackles for a loss. Kevin Elliott also posted six stops and had an interception.

West Virginia State 21, Seton Hill 13

GREENSBURG, Pa. — West Virginia State scored 21 unanswered points en route to a 21-13 road win at Seton Hill.

Ricky Phillips hit 18 passes for 238 yards and two touchdowns in the victory. Ervin Kent had six catches for a game-high 90 yards and a score. Tyler Long totaled a team-high 11 tackles for the Yellow Jackets. William Merritt added six, including five of which were solo stops. Charles Eskew and Durelle Evans each had an interception.  

Ryan Morris threw for 266 yards on 31 completions for SHU.

Charleston 30, Fairmont State 10

CHARLESTON — The University of Charleston rebounded from a close loss to Shepherd a week ago to defeat Fairmont State 30-10 Saturday in a WVIAC contest.

Golden Eagles quarterback John Knox completed 10 passes for 172 yards and two touchdowns. Chris Maxwell caught two passes for 71 yards and a score. Jordan Roberts rushed for a game-high 148 yards on 24 carries. Matt Duncan led the defense with six tackles, including a sack. Nathaniel Berry and Jeff Green each had two sacks.

Bobby Vega totaled 171 yards through the air on 13 completions for Fairmont State. Matt Wilmer hauled in a game-high four catches for 63 yards. Daniel Monroe rushed for 83 yards on 15 carries. Jephte Leveille posted a  game-best nine stops, including a sack. Garrett Davis added eight tackles and two quarterback hurries.

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