Box Score URBANA, Ohio. – Sophomore quarterback Jeff Ziemba (Wilmington Del./St. Mark's) completed 17-of-22 passes for 239 yards and a pair of touchdowns and sophomore running back Jabre Lolley (Wilmington Del./St. Mark's) rushed 19 times for 91 yards and two scores to lead Shepherd University to a 42-7 win over Urbana in MEC football action at Urbana Stadium on Saturday.
Shepherd took a 7-0 lead with 7:11 left in the first quarter on a six-yard scoring run Lolley. Junior kicker Ryan Earls (Stevensville, MD/Kent Island) added the extra point.
The Rams increased their lead to 14-0 when sophomore quarterback Jeff Ziemba (Wilmington Del./St. Mark's) teamed with junior wide receiver Dalton Boyd (Winchester, Va./Sherando/William & Mary) on a 19-yard scoring strike with 5:45 left in the first quarter.
Lolley scored on a seven-yard run with 40 seconds left in the first quarter to up the Shepherd lead to 21-0.
Urbana cut the lead to 21-7 when Cody Schroeder teamed with former Ram Karim Jones on a 20-yard scoring pass.
Shepherd took a 28-7 advantage into the break as Ziemba teamed with senior wide receiver William McKenzie (Upper Marlboro, Md./Frederick Douglass) on a five-yard scoring pass with 4:13 left in the half.
Shepherd took a 35-7 lead on a three-yard scoring run by Ziemba with 10:46 left in the third quarter.
The Rams increased their lead to 42-7 when freshman running back Trenton Cannon (Hampton, Va./Kecoughtan) scored on an three-yard run with 10:37 left in the fourth quarter.
Schroeder completed 8-of-15 passes for 58 yards for Urbana.
McKenzie led the Shepherd receivers with four catches for 52 yards.
Shepherd amassed 426 yards of total offense with 187 rushing yards. Urbana had 212 yards of total offense with 94 rushing yards.
Sophomore linebacker Octavius Thomas
(Myrtle Beach, S.C./Myrtle Beach) led the Shepherd defense with nine
tackles (five solo). Terrell Hudson had 13 stops (six solo) for Urbana.
improves to 3-0, 3-0 in conference play, while Urbana falls to 1-2,
1-2. The Rams return to action next Saturday when they host West
Virginia Wesleyan for a noon contest.