Shepherd vs. Shippensburg

September 02, 2006

Today: 1 p.m. at Seth Grove Stadium

Shepherd University

Mascot: Rams

Head Coach: Monte Cater (13-68-1, 20th season at SU; 161-91-2 overall, 26th season)

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

Stat Leaders:

Rushing: Dervon Wallace (23 for 145 yds, 1 TD)

Passing: Dan Chlebowski (16-21-0, 153 yds, 1 TD)

Receptions: Rodney Jackson (9 for 120 yds, 1 TD)

Tackles: Lewis Corum (11 TT, 2 TFL)

Shippensburg University

Mascot: Red Raiders


Head Coach: Rocky Rees (97-80-1, 17th season at Ship; 133-95-2, 23rd season overall)

Formations: Offense: Wing T; Defense: 4-3

Returning Stat Leaders:

Rushing: Aaron Dykes (147 for 628 yds, 2 TD)

Passing:Tony Gomez (85-194-6, 1072 yds, 7 TD)

Receptions: Walter Crump (37 for 361 yds, 1 TD)

Tackles: Jonathan Aldridge (97 TT, 8 TFL)

The series

Shippensburg leads, 27-14

The Last Meeting: Jeremy Bailey tipped away a Ship two-point pass attempt with just over a minute to play and the Rams recovered the insuing onside kick to preserve a 34-32 win for Shepherd ... The Rams led by 15 points on two occasions before the Red Raiders rallied late with a pair of touchdowns in the final three minutes ... Shepherd held a 411-310 total offensive edge as Bryan Wright rushed for 111 yards and Dervon Wallace added 105 ... Dan Chlebowski passed for 198 yards for Shepherd.

Game notes

Seven of the past eleven meetings have been decided by a touchdown or less ... The teams have split the eight meetings that the contest has been designated as the Great Valley Classic ... Shepherd owns a 19-game regular season win streak following last week's win at Millersville ... Shippensburg returns 20 starters ... The Red Raiders' sub-.500 mark in 2005 was the school's first since 2000 ... Ship kicker Jamie Reder connected on 17 of 18 field goals last season ... Shepherd running backs Dervon Wallace and Bryan Wright each went over the 100-yard mark last week ... Ram safety Dan Peters has intercepted a pass in nine of the past thirteen contests ... Wallace has tallied a rushing TD in a dozen straight games ... SU mentor Monte Cater is the WVIAC's all-time winningest coach, but owns just a 6-9 ledger versus Ship.

By the numbers


Total Offense 413.0305.6

Total Defense 236.0324.1

Rushing Offense 260.0148.6

Rushing Defense 80.0160.7

Passing Offense 153.0157.0

Pass Efficiency Defense 81.2102.3

Scoring Offense 28.020.1

Scoring Defense 7.024.5

Turnover Margin +1.0+0.1

Note: Shippensburg stats are from 2005.

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