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Shepherd pastes West Liberty

October 17, 2004


WEST LIBERTY, W.Va. - Shepherd University remained unbeaten in the West Virginia Conference with a fast start and 38-7 win over West Liberty on Saturday.

The Rams (4-3, 4-0) jumped to a 20-0 lead in the first period.

Senior quarterback Len Ferguson scored on a 5-yard run with 10:19 left to play in the opening period to cap a 12-play, 83-yard drive following the kickoff.

On West Liberty's first possession, Rams' outside linebacker Ron Frazier blocked a punt and Chad Pence scooped the ball up and ran 42 yards for a score.

Ferguson then teamed with Jesse Correll on a 26-yard pass play late in the period. He connected with Chadd Wood from the same yardage midway through the second period.


Ricky Schmitt booted a 27-yard field goal in the third quarter and the Rams finished the scoring in the final period on a five-yard run by Alex Herbert, who led Shepherd on the ground with 166 yards on 24 carries.

Ferguson ended with 10 of 13 passing for 131 yards and Correll snagged six passes for 74 yards.

W.Va. Wesleyan 55, WVU Tech 13

BUCKHANNON, W.Va. - Marc Kimes threw for 231 yards and for two touchdowns and Jamaal Robinson rushed for 118 yards and for two touchdowns as W.Va. Wesleyan beat WVU Tech.

Kimes completed 13 of 27 passes with two interceptions for Wesleyan (6-2, 4-0).

Jamayes Dixon scored two touchdowns on runs of 3 and 76 yards both in the first quarter for Tech (2-6, 2-2).

Concord 23, Fairmont St. 19

ATHENS, W.Va. - Concord University's Ben Thornton scored the game-winning touchdown with 4:47 left to play to give Concord a victory over Fairmont State.

Thornton carried the ball 47 times for 153 yards and two touchdowns.

Concord (3-5, 2-2 West Virginia Conference) went into the half ahead, 16-12.

Fairmont State's scoring was led by Marlon Burnette, who threw passes of 71 and 9 yards to Khalid Dover for two scores. John Marano's 17-yard blocked punt return was the only other score for Fairmont State (2-5, 1-3).

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