Kutztown held No. 13 Shepherd to just 189 total yards in earning a 20-3 win in a Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference East game Saturday at Shepherdstown, W.Va.
The Golden Bears (1-0, 2-2) forced five turnovers (two interceptions, three fumbles) and dominated time of possession (41:12-18:41), outgaining the Rams 149-94 on the ground.
KU set the tone early, intercepting Seth Morgan on Shepherd’s first possession, then forcing a fumble that was recovered by Gov. Mifflin grad Kam Wolfe on the second.
Gabe Gipli had an interception for KU in the second quarter after the Rams (0-1, 3-1) had taken over at the Golden Bears 29 following an interception thrown by Judd Novak.
A 39-yard punt by Daniel Boone grad Nate Millard that was downed at the Shepherd 1 set up Kutztown’s first points.
On the first play on the drive, the Golden Bears forced a fumble by Malakai Brown that was recovered by Justin Harris at the Shepherd 12.
Dawson Evitts then made it 3-0 with a 26-yard field goal with 2:32 left in the half.
Following a three-and-out by Shepherd, Kutztown went on a nine-play, 42-yard drive that was capped by a 30-yard field goal by Evitts to make it 6-0 with four seconds left in the half.
The Rams got within 6-3 on a 33-yard field goal by James Bozek with 8:48 left in third quarter.
The Golden Bears responded with a 10-play, 66-yard drive that ended with a 7-yard pass from Novak to Nick Lovenguth to make it 13-3 with 1:37 left in the third.
Shepherd had a chance to cut into the lead after recovering a fumbled punt by Antuan Lloyd at the Kutztown 26.
On first-and-goal from the KU 9, Gipli forced and recovered a fumble by Brown.
The Golden Bears then drove 93 yards in 14 plays, taking 9:50 off the clock, to put it away on a 7-yard TD run by Darryl Davis-McNeil with 4:10 left.
Morgan completed just 10-of-24 passes for 95 yards with two interceptions for the Rams.
Davis-McNeil finished with 79 yards and a touchdown on 19 carries
Novak completed 16-of-27 passes for 146 yards and one touchdown with two interceptions.
FDU-Florham 14, Albright 6: At Shirk Stadium, Ryon Thomas ran for a 47-yard touchdown with 6:39 left to seal the win for the Devils (1-2, 2-2) against the Lions (0-3, 0-4) in a Middle Atlantic Conference game on Albright’s Homecoming
The Lions, down 7-6, had a chance to take the lead after recovering a fumble at their 46 with 12:44 left. They went three-and-out, however.
Albright, which lost its 21st straight, took a 3-0 lead on a 36-yard field goal by Dean Severin in the first quarter.
Thompson threw a 4-yard pass to Anthony Bilotta on the ensuing drive to give the Devils a 7-6 lead.
Severin, who had a 28-yard field goal blocked in the second quarter, kicked a 32-yard field goal in the third to get Albright within 7-6.
Isaiah Shockley finished with 152 yards on 21 carries for the Lions.
Albright quarterback Matt Remash completed 2-for-14 passes for 12 yards with an interception.
Misericordia 35, Alvernia 15: At Dallas, the Golden Wolves (0-3, 0-4) finished with minus-8 rushing yards and 172 yards of total offense in losing to the Cougars (1-2, 1-3) in the Middle Atlantic Conference.
Misericordia led 13-3 after a quarter and 21-3 at the half before scoring the first 14 points of the second half.
Alvernia scored on a 10-yard pass from Exeter grad Colin Payne to Joseph Perkins with 10:02 left, and a 1-yard run by Ozmere Jones with 7:48 left.
Payne finished 18-for-37 passing for 180 yards and one touchdown with three interceptions.
Twin Valley grad Dominic Caruso, a sophomore, had 26 yards on 12 carries for Misericordia.
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