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First place on line as Rams host Eagles

October 08, 2005

Charleston (4-2, 3-1)

at No. 21 Shepherd (6-0, 3-0)

Today: 1 p.m. at Ram Stadium

Shepherdstown, W.Va.

Charleston

Head coach: Tony DeMeo (4-2 at UC, 1st season; 97-87 overall, 20th season)

Formations: Offense - Triple Gun; Defense - 4-3

Stat Leaders:

Rushing Blake Burr (113 for 524 yds, 7 TD)

Passing - Corey Isner (40-79-0, 628 yds, 4 TD)

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Receptions - Jarius Parker (21 for 225 yds, 0 TD)

Tackles - Vincent Tweed (46 TT, 4 TFL)

Shepherd

Head Coach: Monte Cater (124-67-1, 19th season at SU; 155-90-2 overall, 25th season)

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

Stat Leaders:

Rushing - Dervon Wallace (108 for 594 yds, 11 TD)

Passing - Dan Chlebowski (83-128-3, 898 yds, 4 TD)

Receptions - Rodney Jackson (26 for 397 yds, 3 TD)

Tackles - Sr. LB Jeremy Bailey (47 TT, 8 TFL)

The Series

Charleston leads 2-0.

The Last Meeting: Harden Scragg scored on interception returns of 80 and 57 yards as Morris Harvey (now UC) raced past Shepherd 48-12 ... Miles Trout added a pair of rushing touchdowns for the Golden Eagles.

Series History: 1950: UC 48-12, 1949: UC 19-6.

Game Notes

First place is at stake when Charleston breezes into the Eastern Panhandle to battle No. 21 Shepherd ... A UC victory would move the Golden Eagles into a share of the top spot in the WVIAC standings ... SU head coach Monte Cater will join Deacon Duvall atop the all-time WVIAC win list with 125 victories with a Rams triumph ... Shepherd is ranked third in the all-important NCAA Divsion II Northeast Region rankings ... SU has won their past 13 contests to establish a school record ... UC's Corey Isner has thrown an interception in 79 pass attempts this season and leads the conference in pass efficiency ... SU's Dervon Wallace is averaging over 130 rush yards per game in WVIAC play ... UC counters with Blake Burr, who has gained 79 or more yards in all four league games for the Golden Eagles ... SU quarterback Dan Chlebowski sat out last week's win over WVU Tech due to injury, but is expected back for this week's showdown ... Tyler Lazear completed 11 of 17 passes in relief for the Rams.

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