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Shepherd visits winless Concord

October 14, 2007

Shepherd at Concord

Today: 1 p.m. at Athens, W.Va.

Webcast: www.shepherdrams.com

Shepherd Rams (5-1, 3-1)

Head coach: Monte Cater (145-70-1, 21st season; 175-93-2 overall, 27th season)

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

Stat leaders:

Rushing - Dervon Wallace (160 for 904 yds, 9 TDs)

Passing - Tyler Lazear (73-117-3, 859 yds, 7 TDs)

Receptions - Mark Springirth (17 for 248 yds, 2 TDs)

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Tackles: Layton Hersh (37 TT, 2 INTs)

Concord Mountain Lions (0-6, 0-4)

Head coach: Greg Quick (15-35, 5th season at CU; 47-98, 14th season overall)

Formations: Offense - Spread Option; Defense - 4-3

Stat leaders:

Rushing - Dustin Greenwood (72 for 362 yds, 2 TD)

Passing - Thomas Frazier (48-93-6, 492 yds, 4 TD)

Receptions - Nathan Tanner (28 for 229 yds, 2 TD)

Tackles - Tank Tunstalle (73 TT, 7 TFL)

The series

Shepherd leads 29-22-2.

Last year's game: Shepherd scored 14 points in each of the first three quarters to cruise past Concord 42-0. ... The Rams held the ball for nearly 40 minutes and limited CU to 106 yards of total offense. ... Dervon Wallace rushed for three touchdowns and 107 yards to lead the Shepherd offense.

Game notes

Shepherd has won 12 of 13 in the series and has scored 42 or more points in eight of those victories. ... The lone Mountain Lions victory during that stretch was a 20-19 win near the end of the 2003 season. ... The Rams are ranked 16th in the D2football.com media poll, 18th in the AFCA coaches' poll, and fourth in the NCAA Division II Northeast Regional Rankings. ... SU stands 10th nationally in total defense (247.5 ypg) and scoring defense (12.3 ppg). ... Rams running back Dervon Wallace is eighth in D-II at 150.7 rush yards per game. ... Wallace needs 30 yards to move past former Concord star Chris Hairston into third place on the all-time WVIAC rushing chart. ... He also is 23 points away from passing Damian Beane as the all-time leading scorer in league history. ... Wallace has 60 career touchdowns and has scored 360 points during his four-year stint at West Virginia State and Shepherd. ... QB Tyler Lazear completed 11 of 14 passes in last week's win over Charleston and is second in completion percentage in the conference (62.4 percent). ... The Rams lead the WVIAC with 34.2 points per game in conference play. ... Concord has dropped its last 12 contests. ... CU has suffered four losses this season by a touchdown or less. ... LB Tank Tunstalle is seventh nationally in Division II. ... The Marshall transfer has racked up games with 19, 17 and 16 tackles in 2007. ... Punter Zach Boyd stands 12th nationally in punting (41.2 ypg). ... Concord freshman WR Nathan Tanner is second in the league and 33rd nationally with 5.6 receptions per game. ... Freshman QB Thomas Frazier tossed three touchdown passes in last week's 25-22 loss to West Virginia State. ... Aaron Lowe is third in the league with eight tackles for loss.

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