11/27 16:19 CST Shepherd's 5 TDs leads Kennesaw State past Davidson 48-21
Shepherd's 5 TDs leads Kennesaw State past Davidson 48-21
KENNESAW, Ga. (AP) --- Quarterback Xavier Shepherd had four touchdown runs and
threw for another score as Kennesaw State won its 10th straight game with an
48-21 victory over Davidson on Saturday in the first round of the Football
Championship Series playoffs.
The Owls (10-1) will face No. 7 East Tennessee State in the second round.
Shepherd, who entered with a nation-leading 19 touchdowns rushing, carried the
ball 13 times for 15 yards with all four touchdown runs coming from inside the
6. His 56-yard TD pass to Xavier Hill stretched the Owls' lead to 41-14.
Iaan Cousin had a 10-yard touchdown run and Gabriel Benyard scored on a 63-yard
punt return for the Owls.
Dylan Sparks broke loose for a 54-yard touchdown run and finished with 107
yards rushing for Davidson (8-3). Coy Williams had 90 yards on the ground that
included a 61-yard TD run. Jalen Jefferson scored on a 45-yard fumble recovery
early in the fourth quarter.
It was Kennesaw State coach Brian Bohannon's 63rd career win, tying him with
David Bennett (Coastal Carolina, 2003-2011) for the most in Big South
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