Glenville, W.Va. – The Glenville State (7-3, 6-3) Pioneer football team picked up a huge road victory on Thursday night over West Liberty, 41-14, behind quarterback Dante Roberts 338 passing yard and four touchdown performance.
The Pioneers racked up over 500 offensive yards in the contest while the GSC’s defense only allowed the West Liberty’s offense 239 yards.
Tevin Drake led the ground attack for the Pioneers as he rushed for 75 yards on 17 carries and a touchdown, Drake has now rushed for 1,096 total yard this season and 15 touchdowns. Rahmann Lee carried the ball 21 times for 64 yards on the night.
Dante Roberts had a great game as he threw for 338 yards with three touchdowns and also had a rushing touchdown in the game. Damon Lampkin caught seven passes for 106 yards and touchdown while Jake Harper caught seven passes for 58 yards and a touchdown.
Marcus Umu led the Pioneer defense with nine tackles and had a forced fumble. Brandon Absher finished the night with eight tackles and an interception.
The Pioneers return to action next Thursday, November 12th when they host Fairmont State at Morris Stadium in the MEC Game of the Week and the Annual Battle for the Bit. Kickoff is set for 7:10PM.
Fairmont State comes into the game after suffering a, 41-14 loss at the hands of #6 ranked Shepherd Rams. Shepherd held Fairmont State to just 252 yards of total offense and forced three turnovers on its way to a 41-14 win.
Fairmont State wide receiver Brandon Boyd supplied most of the offense for the Falcons with 10 catches for 142 yards and two touchdowns. The FSU running game was slowed most of the night, but Austin White finished with 18 carries for 73 yards. Cooper Hibbs, who entered the game having thrown just one interception on the year, was picked twice and finished with 204 yards passing to go with two touchdowns. FSU’s Jerry Iweh had nine tackles, including two for a loss as the Falcons slipped to 4-5 on the year.
This is the 89th meeting between the two schools and it dates back to 1908. Fairmont State holds the overall advantage at 45-39-4.
Glenville State has a 6-2 record against the Falcons since 2007 and the Pioneers are 4-0 at home against Fairmont State. This will be the Pioneers fourth Thursday night game and second at home. Glenville State is 3-0 on Thursday nights so far with wins over West Virginia Wesleyan, Alderson Broaddus, and West Liberty. Fairmont State is 2-2 this season in Thursday night contest.
The Pioneers are ranked this week 10th in Super Region 1 Football Rankings.