Shepherd pounds WVU-Tech

October 02, 2005


Sophomore running back Dervon Wallace rushed 22 times for a career-high 176 yards and two touchdowns to lead Shepherd University to a 56-7 win over WVU-Tech on Saturday.

The Rams (6-0, 3-0 West Virginia Conference) set a new school mark for consecutive wins with their 13th straight victory dating back to last season, eclipsing the old mark set during the 1977-78 seasons.

Tech (0-6, 0-3) took a 7-0 lead with 9:35 left in the first quarter on a 2-yard touchdown pass from Casey Justice to James Boyd.


The Rams tied the score at 7-7 when quarterback Tyler Lazear connected with Rodney Jackson on a 7-yard scoring play.

Shepherd took a 28-7 lead into halftime with three more scores in the second quarter. Wallace scored on a 6-yard run and a 1-yard plunge, while Lazear and Jackson teamed on a 37-yard scoring strike as time ran out in the first half.

C.J. King scored on a 5-yard run with 3:29 left in the third quarter to increase the Rams lead to 35-7.

Minutes later, Dan Gallagher stripped the ball from Justice and rambled 30 yards for a touchdown.

King scored on a 5-yard jaunt with 14:51 left in the game and Dustin Dudinski returned a punt 38 yards for a touchdown with 1:19 remaining to close the scoring.

Lazear completed 11 of 17 passes for 191 yards and two scores in his first collegiate start.

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