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Welseyan falls in finale at W.Va. State

West Virginia State 45, West Virginia Wesleyan 25
INSTITUTE, W.Va. 
— West Virginia State pulled away from West Virginia Wesleyan in the second half to come away with a 45-25 win over the Bobcats on Saturday afternoon at Lakin Field.

An Aaron Ball 26-yard field goal before halftime pushed WVSU’s advantage to 24-18 at the break, and Faustino Saucedo added a three-yard TD run to go ahead 31-18. Sterling Dewdney caught a 39-yard touchdown pass from Matt Vinson to get the Bobcats to within a score, but a pair of Yellow Jackets touchdowns secured the win for WVSU.

WVSU piled up 330 yards rushing and 617 yards of total offense in the win. Carl Garmon had 202 on the ground while Dant’e Jones added 102 more and two touchdowns. Saucedo was 18-of-30 for 287 yards with two passing TDs and the other on the ground. AJ Barrette had 127 yards receiving. Joe Stoneman led the way defensively with 10 tackles, including two for a loss with one sack.

Vinson had 249 yards passing and three touchdowns to lead West Virginia Wesleyan. Shaq Freeman-Parks added 80 yards rushing.

UVa-Wise 21, Shepherd 16
SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va.
 – UVa-Wise picked up its first-ever win against Shepherd on Saturday afternoon defeating the Rams, 21-16, at Rams Stadium.

The Cavs (4-6, 4-6) held Shepherd (7-3, 7-3) to under 300 yards of total offense and forced four turnovers in the win. Trailing 14-10, Shepherd fumbled on a punt and Delonte Berry scooped it up and went 25 yards for the score. Shepherd added a late TD but missed the two-point attempt and had the ball one more time, but the Cavs got the stop they needed to hold on for the win.

Tanner Bernard was 15-of-24 for 138 yards and one touchdown for UVa-Wise. Alonzo Brown had 61 yards receiving and a touchdown. Buster Henderson led the charge defensively for the Cavs with 11 tackles (one for a loss) and an interception, while Dylan Giovine was in on eight tackles with two for a loss.

Tyson Bagent completed 28-of-46 for 245 yards with a touchdown but was picked twice and sacked five times. Ryan Feiss hauled in 14 catches for 114 yards. Chrys Lane had seven tackles, including two for a loss.

Charleston 28, Glenville State 6
GLENVILLE, W.Va. – Charleston shutout Glenville State in the first half on its way to a 28-6 win on Saturday afternoon at Morris Stadium.

The Golden Eagles got on the board in the second quarter after a 27-yard field goal from Kevin Weiman and Mike Strachan’s six-yard touchdown pass.  Trailing 10-0 at the start of the third quarter, Glenville State’s Jaylen McNair connected with Javon Butler on an 84-yard touchdown pass to end the scoring drought for the Pioneers.

A PAT touchdown return, one-yard touchdown run by Mason Olszewski and a safety left Glenville State (5-6, 5-4) trailing 21-6 heading into the fourth quarter and Jimmy Wheeler added a five-yard touchdown run for the final margin.

The Golden Eagles held the Pioneers to 69 yards rushing over the course of the contest.  Olszewski threw for 203 yards on 19-of-24 passing with one touchdown.  He also ran for 49 yards with a score.  D’Andre Brooks had eight receptions for 51 yards with Stachan notching five for 55 yards.

McNair completed eight of 22 pass attempts for 144 yards and one touchdown.  Butler had four receptions for 99 yards and one touchdown.  Justin Watts and Mario Pender each ran for 29 yards in the setback.

Dom Cizauskas had a game-high 19 tackles (15 solo, four assisted) along with a forced fumble.  Quin Twine added 10 stops for the Pioneers (seven solo, three assisted).

Kenny Randall notched 10 tackles (eight solo, two assisted) for Charleston (6-5, 6-4) with six for loss (23 yards).

Urbana 31, Concord 24
ATHENS, W.Va.
 — Isaiah Young’s 10-yard touchdown run with less than five minutes left lifted Urbana to a 31-24 win in the season finale for both teams at Callaghan Stadium.

The Blue Knights built a 24-14 lead heading into the fourth quarter, but a field goal from Luke Walls and 13-yard touchdown run that capped a 98-yard drive knotted things up at 24-24. Urbana took its next possession 80 yards on five plays to set up the game-winning run from Young.

Urbana had 445 yards of total offense including 125 on the ground from Young. Cee Jay Hale was 14-of-24 passing for 295 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions. Chad Swanson and Shemar Hooks each went over 100 yards receiving with touchdown receptions. L.A. Kelly led the defensive effort with 15 tackles to go with a sack and forced fumble. Duray Hall and Tobias Hailey each had interceptions.

CU’s Kyle Akin was 13-of-26 for 169 yards with a touchdown and two picks. Josh Maxwell rushed 23 times for 176 yards and found the end zone twice. Justin Noble was in on eight stops (seven solo) for the Mountain Lions.

#12 Notre Dame 41, Seton Hill 7
GREENSBURG, Pa.
 — Notre Dame completed a perfect season with a 41-7 win over Seton Hill on Saturday afternoon at Offutt Field.

The Falcons led just 14-0 at the break, but pulled away in the second half to cruise to the victory. NDC had 484 yards of total offense, including 251 on the ground. Jaleel McLaughlin led the way with 120 yards and three touchdowns, and Vasean Davis added 77 more on the ground and one score. Chris Brimm was 19-of-29 for 233 yards passing and two touchdowns.

Sha’haun Williams had seven tackles on the day, including two for a loss as Notre Dame held Seton Hill to just 52 yards rushing. Williams also forced and recovered a fumble for the Falcons. Guam Lee was in on six tackles.

Story courtesy the Mountain East Conference.

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