Shepherd Wins Battle of Unbeatens
5 November 2016 Local Sports
Before a packed house at Ram Stadium on Saturday (11.05) Shepherd turned up the defensive pressure in the 2nd half to pull away for a 27-17 win over Fairmont State. The game was tied at 10 at the half, but an INT return touchdown by Jared Austin put the Rams up 17-10. A touchdown pass from Jeff Ziemba to Billy Brown made it 24-10 before Fairmont State cut the deficit to 24-17 with a 74 yard TD pass. A 30 yard 4th quarter field goal by Zach Wise provided the Rams final points. The Shepherd erupted for 7 sacks in the 2nd half. Shepherd is now 9-0 and guaranteed at least a share of the Mountain East Conference Championship. Fairmont State falls to 9-1.