SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. -- Nate Hoyte rushed 26 times for 145 yards and three touchdowns to lead Shepherd University to a 55-14 win over West Virginia State in WVIAC football action Saturday at Ram Stadium.
Shepherd (6-3, 4-2) took a 7-0 lead with 12:50 left in the first quarter when Tommy Addison scored on a 15-yard run.
The Yellow Jackets (2-6, 1-5) answered minutes later when Kevin O'Brien teamed with Jermain King on a 15-yard scoring strike to tie the game at 7-7.
The Rams took the lead for good on a 6-yard run by Hoyte with 14:25 left in the second quarter.
Eric Dobratz drilled a 30-yard field goal with 5:48 left in the second quarter to extend the Rams lead to 17-7.