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Rams get it rolling in second quarter

September 24, 2011

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. — Bobby Cooper completed 15 of 17 passes for 223 yards and two touchdowns, while Kenny Williams rushed six times for 88 yards and three touchdowns to lead Shepherd University to a 59-10 win over University of Charleston in West Virginia Conference action at Ram Stadium on Saturday.

Shepherd (4-0, 2-0) took a 3-0 lead on Eric Dobratz’s 32-yard field goal with 8:35 left in the first quarter.

Charleston scored the game’s next 10 points for a brief lead. Maurice Leak hit Taylor Franz on a 2-yard scoring pass in the first quarter, and Puma Nuredini connected on a 38-yard field goal with 11:46 left in the second.

Then the Rams exploded for 35 points to close out the half. Williams raced 42 yards for a touchdown with 9 minutes left to tie the game at 10. Tommy Addison — who rushed for a game-high 104 yards on eight carries — ran 6 yards for a score with 6:14 left. Williams scored on a 16-yard jaunt with 4:47 left. D.J. Scott took a punt return 37 yards for a score with 3:05 left. Finally, Cooper found John Frick in the back of the end zone for a 7-yard scoring pass with 25 seconds left for a 38-10 lead.

Williams opened the second-half scoring with a 16-yard scamper with 12:35 left in the third quarter. Cooper connected with Justin Ford on a 48-yard TD strike with 8:39 left in the quarter to give the Rams a 52-10 advantage.

Kevin Williams scored on a 1-yard plunge with 13:31 left in the fourth to complete the scoring.

Leak hit on 11 of 22 passes for 99 yards for the Golden Eagles (0-4, 0-2). Jordan Roberts rushed for 101 yards on 13 carries.

Shepherd totaled 513 yards of offense. The Rams limited Charleston to 226 yards.

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