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Fairmont State Sports

November 10, 2012

FSU closes season at Shepherd

FAIRMONT — Fairmont State’s football team is looking to close an up-and-down season at noon today against Shepherd at Ram Stadium.

The Falcons (4-5 overall, 4-3 in WVIAC) are coming off a convincing 48-28 win over West Virginia State last week. The victory secured the Falcons their first unbeaten season at home since 1981; FSU, however, is winless in road five road games.

Shepherd (7-2, 6-1) is coming off a 34-23 win over Glenville State in a game that clinched the Rams a share of the league title. They erased a 23-20 deficit in the fourth quarter with a pair of scores.

Here’s a brief look at today’s game:

Coaches: FSU — Mike Lopez (fifth season); Shepherd Monte Cater (26th season).

FSU notes: Since returning from injury, Garrett Davis has led the team in tackles in six of his seven starts. Despite missing two games, he has nearly 20 more total tackles and 26 more solo stops than the next closest FSU player. ... FSU is averaging 44.0 points per game in its four victories and has scored over 48 points in three of its four wins. ... Despite being shutout once and held to 10 points on two occasions, the Falcons are third in the WVIAC in scoring at 26 points per game. ... FSU had a season-best 294 yards last week but have averaged 83.6 yards per contest on the road. ... RB Daniel Monroe enters today third in the league in rushing yards (699). He’s second in the league in touchdowns with eight.

Shepherd notes: Bobby Cooper is first in the WVIAC in pass efficiency (130.2) and fourth in total offense (197.2 yard). He’s thrown for 1,720 yards and 12 touchdowns. Deon Robinson is tied for first in the conference in interceptions. He’s has picked off four passes and broken up nine. ... A.J. Parrish leads the Ram defense with 49 tackles. Former University High standout Dominique Dixon is second on the team with 46 tackles (25 solo). He also has six stops for a loss and two sacks. ... Shepherd is scoring on 86 percent of its red zone attempts and 69 percent of the time they score touchdowns. The Rams have only given up 20 points in the fourth quarter of games this season. ... Shepherd’s defense has only allowed 387 rushing yards all season and is allowing just 1.5 yards per carry.

Series notes: Fairmont State holds 32-30-7 lead in the all-time series between the two schools. SU has owned the series as of late, winning 13 of the last 15. Fairmont State’s last win in the series came in 2008 (46-42) in Shepherdstown. Shepherd used a strong second half to erase a 14-10 halftime deficit to defeat FSU, 38-21, last season.

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