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No. 9 Shepherd hosts Glenville State

September 23, 2006

Today: 1 p.m. at Ram Stadium

Glenville State Pioneers (1-2, 1-0)

Head coach: Alan Fiddler (15-10, 3rd season)

Formations: Offense - I Back Multiple; Defense - 4-3

Stat leaders:

Rushing - Omar Taylor (65 for 227 yds, 3 TDs)

Passing - Mike Williams (49-85-5, 649 yds, 2 TDs)

Receptions - Tavon McGee (12 for 207 yds, 1 TD)

Tackles - Jacquez Taylor (33 TT, 5 TFL)

Schedule/results: Sept. 2 vs. Johnson C. Smith L, 20-23; Sept. 9 at Liberty L, 7-31; Sept. 16 vs. Charleston W, 35-0; Today at Shepherd; Sept. 30 at Kentucky Wesleyan; Oct. 7 vs. Fairmont State; Oct. 14 at Gardner-Webb; Oct. 21 at West Liberty State; Oct. 28 at Concord; Nov. 4 vs. WV State; Nov. 11 at WV Wesleyan.

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Shepherd Rams (3-0, 0-0)

Head coach: Monte Cater (132-68-1, 20th season at SU; 163-91-2 overall, 26th season)

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

Stat leaders:

Rushing - Dervon Wallace (74 for 429 yds, 5 TDs)

Passing - Dan Chlebowski (43-63-1, 342 yds, 2 TDs)

Receptions - Rodney Jackson (13 for 142 yds, 1 TD)

Tackles - Lewis Corum (25 TT)

Schedule/results: Aug. 26 at Millersville W, 28-7; Sept. 2 at Shippensburg W, 14-0; Sept. 16 vs. C.W. Post W, 24-0; Today vs. Glenville State; Sept. 30 vs. Fairmont State; Oct. 14 at Charleston; Oct. 21 vs. Concord; Oct. 28 vs. WV Wesleyan; Nov. 4 at West Liberty State; Nov. 11 at WV State.

The series

Shepherd leads, 26-21-2.

Last season's meeting: Dervon Wallace rushed for 157 yards and three touchdowns as Shepherd won 34-13 at Glenville State. ... The Rams' defense picked off GSC quarterback Joey Conrad four times in the victory. ... Pioneers kicker Alex Amick booted field goals of 45 and 43 yards despite his team's loss. ... SU held a 381-372 total offense edge.

Game notes

The winner of this contest has won the WVIAC 11 times since 1991. ... Shepherd owns 21-game regular-season and 16-game WVIAC win streaks. ... The Rams are tied for the national lead in scoring defense at 2.3 points per game. ... SU has held foes scoreless over the past 10 quarters. ... Dan Peters leads Division II with five interceptions. ... Rams RB Dervon Wallace is 10th nationally with 143.0 yards per game rushing. ... Wallace also ranks in the D-II top 20 with six touchdowns. ... GSC linebacker Jacquez Taylor is among the national top 10 in tackles per game ( 11.0) and forced fumbles (0.7). ... Shepherd QB Dan Chlebowski has completed over 68 percent of his passes in 2006. ... GSC signal caller Mike Williams leads the WVIAC at 216.3 yards passing per game. ... The home team had won five in row during the series until Shepherd's 34-13 win at Glenville last season. ... Shepherd has a plus-42 turnover margin in its last 25 games. ... The Rams' back-to-back shutouts are the school's first since 1960 when Shepherd blanked Gallaudet, Potomac State and Shippensburg in succession. ... Glenville State WR Tavon McGee, who plays quarterback in certain situations, has recorded receiving, rushing, and passing touchdowns this season. ... Glenville has a seven-game conference winning streak of its own.

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