Saturday October 21, 2017
Urbana 14 at Shepherd 48
Fort Valley State 24 at Central State 19
Dayton 48 at Davidson 22
Wittenberg 52 at DePauw 6
Mount Union 66 at Wilmington 7
Hanover 49 at Earlham 14
Buffalo 14 at Miami Oh. 24
Marauders fall to Fort Valley State
WILBERFORCE, Ohio – One week after a road win over a Div. I FCS school in Arkansas-Bluff, the Central State Marauders nearly pulled the upset over the defeneding SIAC champion Fort Valley State. Turnovers proved to be costly as CSU eventually faltered, 24-19, to FVSU on Saturday afternoon.
The game began on a positive note for CSU when Darian Nelson<http://maraudersports.
FVSU answered with a Juan Serna field goal on their next possession. CSU marched down the field late in the first half and had just 5 yards to go for anouther touchdown. FVSU denied CSU of adding any points as Meeks was stripped of the ball by Zacka Anderson and recovered by Kevis Jones.
The score remained 6-3 until the late stages of the second quarter. With FVSU forced to punt deep in their own territory, a high snap went over Serna’s head. The punter manager to recover the ball and get his kick away. The ball hit off a CSU player and FVSU recovered it at their own 32-yard line, giving the offensive new line. The Wildcats took full advantage of the fumble recovered by manufacturing an 8-play, 67-yard drive capped off by a Chauncey Jackson touchdown run from 5 yards out. Serna converted the point after and the Wildcats led 10-3 with 2:04 remaining in the first half.
CSU were a benefactor of a roughing the passer call an illegal facemask penalty to quickly drive the ball down to the FVSU 1-yard line with 17 seconds left in the half. Meeks ran up the middle and stretched over the goal line to give the Marauders a 13-10 lead at intermission.
Slade showed that he felt more comfortable in the second half, connecting with Loren Smoothers for an 18 yard touchdown and fidning Daniel Gordon for a 23 yard touchdown to put FVSU ahead, 24-13 with 12:13 left in the game. While Slade was warming up, CSU turned the ball over twice in FVSU territory on an interception and fumble recovery.
The Marauders gave themselves a chance after an impressive 85-yard drive ended with a Meeks pass to Renon Lorenzo<http://maraudersports.
The ensuing onside kick was recovered by Fort Valley State and the Wildcats successfully ran out the remainder of the game.
Slade led the FVSU offensce with 144 passing yards and two touchdowns. He also ran for 45 yards. Zacha Anderson was impressive on the defensive side of the ball for the Wildcats, leading FVSU with 8 tackles along with 1 interception and a forced fumble. With the win, FVSU improves to 4-3 overall with a perfect 4-0 mark in SIAC play.
Meeks showed his versatility and athleticism at the quarterback position finishing the day with 178 yards and 1 touchdown through the air. He also led all players with 97 yards and 1 score on the ground. Freshman Mikey’ion Hunter<http://maraudersports.
Falling to 1-7 and 0-4 in conference play, CSU will play their final two games of the regular season on the road. The Marauders will play at Tuskegee University next Saturday followed by a Nov. 5 matchup at Lane College.
SHEPHERDSTOWN, W. Va. — Arguably the nation’s top offense, No. 2 Shepherd put its high-powered attack on full display in Saturday’s upending of Urbana at Ram Stadium, 48-14.
The Blue Knights (3-5, 2-5 MEC) led 7-0 just 19 seconds into the game after Tajuan Green linked with Trevon Saunders for a 75-yard touchdown on the second play to stun the home crowd of 3,500-plus. It was the second game in a row that UU scored on a big play to open things up, following last week’s 81-yard touchdown on the first play against Notre Dame (OH).
Unfortunately, just like last week, that was pretty much all the offense UU could muster.
Shepherd (7-0, 7-0 MEC) scored 21 unanswered points to end the first quarter after a UU fumble and blockedfield goal. Then, the Rams kept their foot on the gas by scoring points on seven of its eight first-half drives for a 45-7 halftime advantage to put the game out of reach. UU allowed a season-high 7.6 yards per play to the Rams, who out-gained UU 479-282 in total offense.
SU quarterback Connor Jessup finished 16 of 25 for 259 yards with four touchdown passes, one rushing score and one receiving TD. The senior Virginia Tech transfer has posted at least four passing TDs in four games with 27 total on the season – good for second in the nation. Three different receivers caught a TD for the Rams, led by Wanya Allen with four grabs for 56 yards and two scores.
Green went 13 of 32 for 240 yards through the air with a good chunk of those coming on UU’s opening drive of the second half. After forcing a three-and-out, the Blue Knights drove 84 yards on 14 plays but had nothing to show after the Rams came down with an interception in the end zone. Shepherd put the pressure on Green all day as UU allowed a season-high six sacks.
Saunders (82 yards) and Rodell Rahmaan (50 yards) both hauled in a team-high three receptions while Rahmaan was kept out the end zone for the first time since the season opener at West Liberty, a streak of six games. With his first-quarter touchdown reception, Saunders is now only two shy of breaking the all-time UU record of 30. Maurice Warren Jr. and Trey McFadden each totaled a team-high 22 rushing yards for Urbana.
Defensively, linebacker Duray Hall led UU with 10 tackles while true freshman L.A. Kelly posted a career-high nine tackles in his second start. Kelly also returned 34-yard fumble recovery for a touchdown late in the game for UU’s second score. Kenny Logwood and Isaiah Turner each recorded a sack for the Blue Knights.
Stat of the game:
The turning point occurred after the Rams blocked UU’s 43-yard field-goal attempt with 14:12 left in the second quarter. Shepherd took advantage with a field goal of its own and then forced UU to a pair of three-and-outs, which led to two more SU touchdowns.
It was over when:
With 55 seconds left in the first half, SU scored on three plays to build a 38-point cushion and sink further the Blue Knights’ hopes of a second-half comeback.
Star of the game:
L.A. Kelly, who set a career high in tackles with nine total in his second start at linebacker and scored on a 34-yard fumble return.
UU hosts Glenville State next Saturday, Oct .28 for the annual Homecoming game at UU Stadium. Kickoff is slated for 1 p.m. ET.
Urbana vs #2 Shepherd (Oct 21, 2017 at Shepherdstown, WV)
Score by Quarters 1 2 3 4 Score
Urbana 7 0 0 7 14 Record: (3-5,2-5)
Shepherd 21 24 3 0 48 Record: (7-0,7-0)
1st 14:41 URBANA Trevon Saunders 75 yd pass from Tajuan Green (Josh Cole kick), 2-75 0:19, URBANA 7 – SHEP 0
09:18 SHEP DJ Cornish 4 yd pass from Connor Jessop (Zach Wise kick), 5-53 2:15, URBANA 7 – SHEP 7
08:22 SHEP Wanya Allen 25 yd pass from Connor Jessop (Zach Wise kick), 3-25 0:50, URBANA 7 – SHEP 14
02:58 SHEP Wanya Allen 9 yd pass from Connor Jessop (Zach Wise kick), 7-76 2:30, URBANA 7 – SHEP 21
2nd 11:13 SHEP Zach Wise 45 yd field goal, 8-46 2:59, URBANA 7 – SHEP 24
07:34 SHEP Jabre Lolley 8 yd pass from Connor Jessop (Zach Wise kick), 5-47 2:27, URBANA 7 – SHEP 31
02:44 SHEP Connor Jessop 6 yd pass from Ryan Feiss (Zach Wise kick), 5-71 2:27, URBANA 7 – SHEP 38
00:21 SHEP Connor Jessop 7 yd run (Zach Wise kick), 3-46 0:34, URBANA 7 – SHEP 45
3rd 03:40 SHEP Zach Wise 23 yd field goal, 8-75 3:55, URBANA 7 – SHEP 48
4th 03:24 URBANA L.A. Kelly 34 yd fumble recovery (Josh Cole kick), , URBANA 14 – SHEP 48
DAVIDSON, N.C. – Behind a 28-point explosion in the third quarter, the University of Dayton football team beat Davidson at Davidson on Saturday 48-22.
Tucker Yinger went over 100 yards rushing for the sixth time in eight games this season, and Flyer quarterback Alex Jeske was 15 of 22 for 223 yards and two touchdowns.
Linebacker Jack Crain returned an interception for a touchdown in that 28-point third period, and also recovered a fumble setting up another Dayton touchdown.
Dayton improves to 3-5 on the season, and 2-3 in the Pioneer Football League. Davidson fall to 2-5, and 0-4 in the PFL.
- Yinger gained 135 yards on 14 carries, with two touchdowns. He did that all with just one carry in the second half, albeit a bit one – a 71-yard TD run on Dayton first play after halftime.
- All but two of Jeske’s passes and 39 of the yards of the stats (15 of 22 for 223 yards) came in the first half. He also ran the ball five times for 42 yards.
- Yinger’s backup, Cole Kaparos, ran 17 times for 66 yards and two touchdowns (all career highs).
- Jeske’s backup, Kyle Kaparos, also ran three times for 24 yards.
- Every blocker who traveled – tackles Ryan Culhane, Ben Gauthier, Justin Karem and Adam Stull; guards Jim Hammontree, Wes Hegemann, Michael Neise and Ryan Harkleroad; centers Dom Sciaretti and Tim Roell; tight ends Adam Trautman and Gus Madden; and H-Backs Alex Kenner and Andrew Rothstein – played and opened holes for a Flyer ground game that averaged 6.6 yards per carry.
- Jeske hit seven different receivers, led by Trautman’s five catches for 74 yards. Trautman and Matt Tunnacliffe caught the scoring passes.
- In addition to coming up with the two turnovers, Crain had five tackles in the game.
- Jason Balogh led UD with 11 tackles (9 solo). That included a touchdown saving tackle at the Dayton 15-yard line on the second half kickoff.
- Nate Marotta was right behind with eight (5 solo).
- David Leisring had seven hits (5 solo), while Andrew Lutgens also had seven tackles. Both also broke up a pass.
- Christian Searles was in on six unassisted tackles, and also deflected the pass that turned into Crain’s interception.
- Searles returned six kickoffs for an average of 26.8 yards per return.
- Before forcing two turnovers that set up two scores and swung the game in Dayton’s favor, the Dayton defense had two big backs-to-the-wall stops that probably changed the course of the game.
- Davidson drove the ball 95 yards on its first possession, but had to settle for a field goal for the first score of the game.
- To start to the second half, Wildcat William Wicks took the kickoff at the goal line and returned it 85 yards. But again, UD only allowed a field goal to make the score at that moment 21-15. That was as close as the game would get.
- UD has not been shut out in a school-record 462 straight games, the best such active string in all of college football.
- Yinger moved into the Top Ten in Flyer career rushing in the game. He is now 10th with 2,143 yards.
- The Flyers turned in season-high performances in points (48), total offense (501) and rushing yards (278), and only missed passing yards by five (223).