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Shepherd travels to Slippery Rock

September 10, 2005

Shepherd (2-0) at Slippery Rock (0-2)

Today: 1 p.m.

N. Kerr Thompson Stadium

at Slippery Rock, Pa.

Shepherd

Head coach: Monte Cater (120-67-1, 19th season at SU; 151-90-2 overall, 25th season)

Formations: Offense - Multiple I; Defense - 4-4

Stat Leaders:

Rushing - Bryan Wright (39 for 201 yds, 3 TD)

Passing - Dan Chlebowski (36-54-1, 389 yds, 3 TD)

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Receiving - Rodney Jackson (7 for 122 yds, 1 TD); Mark Springirth (6 for 122 yds, 1 TD)

Tackles - Todd Edmondson (18 TT, 4 TFL)

Slippery Rock

Head coach: Dr. George Mihalik (115-70-4, 18th season)

Formations: Offense - One Back; Defense - 4-3

Stat Leaders:

Rushing - Josh Kniess (28 for 99 yds, 1 TD)

Passing - Nate Crookshank (36-59-4, 445 yds, 3 TD)

Receptions - Paul Favers (9 for 144 yds)

Tackles - Jared Palmer (18 TT, 1 TFL)

Series

Slippery Rock leads, 3-0.

Last season's meeting: Dan Peters' two interception returns for touchdowns weren't enough as Slippery Rock won 30-27 at Shepherd as Ryan Daniel nailed a 38-yard field goal with 1:07 remaining. ... The Rock led 27-14 at the half before the Rams tied the game at 27-27 in the third quarter behind a 78-yard Dustin Dudinski punt return and a 78-yard Peters interception runback.

Game notes

The Rams are shooting to become only the third WVIAC squad since 1995 to start off the season 3-0. ... SU also accomplished the feat in 1997 and 2001. ... The Rams lead the WVIAC in scoring offense at 29.0 points per game. ... Shepherd QB Dan Chlebowski tops the league by completing nearly 67 percent of his passes. ... WVU transfer Bryan Wright is averaging 100.5 yards per game during his first season as a Ram. ... Speedy Dervon Wallace helps provide a 1-2 punch in the SU ground game by gaining 69.0 yards per contest. ... Slippery Rock is 0-2 with losses to Bloomsburg and I-AA power Youngstown State. ... The Rock led 24-6 in the opener before Bloomsburg rallied for the game's final 34 points...This is SRU's home opener.

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