SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - The Shepherd University football team used a 28-point second period to pull away from West Virginia Conference opponent Charleston 49-13 at Ram Stadium on Saturday.
Charleston, which entered the contest 3-0 in the conference, took a 6-0 lead early on quarterback DaRonte Hunter's 2-yard run, but it was all downhill from there as Shepherd treated a Homecoming Day crowd of 4,815 to an important - and impressive - victory.
The Rams (5-1, 3-1) amassed 28 first downs, 517 yards of total offense and seven touchdowns - including a 32-yard run by St. James graduate Jimmy Sutch in the closing seconds of the third quarter.
Sutch, a freshman, ran six times for 59 yards and his first collegiate TD, and also played on special teams.
Two minutes after Rams quarterback Tyler Lazear hit Nikko Norrell with a 44-yard scoring strike, Deante Steele's 68-yard punt return for a touchdown with 54 seconds remaining in the first half gave Shepherd a 28-13 halftime lead.