SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. -- DaRante Hunter rushed 24 times for 115 yards and two touchdowns and completed 10-of-15 passes for 211 yards and a score on Saturday to lead 20th-ranked University of Charleston to a 30-17 win over Shepherd University in a WVIAC game at Ram Stadium.
The Golden Eagles (5-0, 3-0) blew open the game with 16 unanswered points in the second half.
Shepherd (3-2, 2-1) took a 7-0 lead with 2:42 left in the first quarter. Quarterback Kevin Clancy connected with freshman tight end John Frick, of Greencastle, Pa., for a 3-yard touchdown pass. Eric Dobratz added the extra point.
Charleston tied the game on the first play of the second quarter on a 5-yard run by Hunter.
The Golden Eagles took a 14-7 lead with 3:28 left in the half when Hunter fumbled while heading to the end zone, allowing lineman Derek Pauley pounced on the loose ball for the score.