Junior free safety Dan Peters batted away a possible winning touchdown pass intended for Fairmont's Josh Romeo as time expired to help Shepherd University hold off host Fairmont State University, 14-11, in the West Virginia Athletic Conference on Saturday and stay unbeaten.
Fairmont took a 3-0 lead into halftime when Drew Cochran connected on a 31-yard field goal with 10:34 left in the second quarter.
The Falcon defense limited the Rams to seven rushing yards on 11 carries in the first half.
Shepherd (5-0, 2-0 in WVIAC) took a 7-3 lead with 4:27 left in the third quarter when sophomore running back Dervon Wallace scored on a 1-yard run. The score was setup by a fumble recovery by defensive end Andre Henderson.