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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.

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Leaders
Passing Yards: L. Colosimo1012
Passing TDs: L. Colosimo11
Rushing Yards: D. Sparks902
Rushing TDs: C. Williams15
Receiving Yards: J. Staples269
Receiving TDs: J. Sherrard6
Interceptions: None 
Schedule 2021
Date Opponent Result / Time
9/4 at VMI L 24 - 45
9/11 vs. Shaw W 28 - 26
9/25 vs. San Diego W 28 - 16
10/2 at Stetson W 35 - 28
10/16 vs. Presbyterian W 70 - 35
10/23 at Butler W 49 - 35
10/30 at Morehead State W 29 - 22
11/6 vs. St. Thomas (MN) W 42 - 15
11/13 at Dayton L 29 - 38
11/20 vs. Drake W 45 - 14
11/27 at Kennesaw State L 21 - 48
Pioneer League
  Conference Overall
Davidson 7-1 8-3
San Diego 7-1 7-4
Morehead State 6-2 7-4
Marist 5-3 5-5
Dayton 5-3 6-4
Valparaiso 4-4 4-7
Stetson 2-6 4-7
Drake 1-7 2-9
Butler 1-7 3-8
Presbyterian 0-8 2-9
Offense (FCS Rank)
Yards: 4890 (14)
Passing Yards: 1179 (118)
Rushing Yards: 3711 (1)
Points per game: 36.4 (9)
Yards per game: 444.5 (13)
Touchdowns: 54 (5)
Field Goals: 4 (107)
Defense (FCS Rank)
Yards: 3660 (28)
Passing Yards: 2101 (26)
Rushing Yards: 1559 (49)
Points per game: 29.3 (72)
Yards per game: 332.7 (26)
Touchdowns: 42 (87)
Field Goals: 4 (2)
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