SU roundup: Hornets improve to 3-0

ROCKY MOUNT, N.C. – Shenandoah University improved to a perfect 3-0 with a 30-17 non-conference victory at N.C. Wesleyan Saturday afternoon.

Shenandoah (3-0) held the Battling Bishops (0-3) scoreless in the second half in earning its third victory in nine lifetime meetings between the two schools.

With the score tied at 17-17, Shenandoah took the lead for good at the 11:40 mark of the fourth quarter as junior Cedrick Delaney blasted over from the 1 to complete an 11-play, 59-yard drive.

The touchdown carry, Delaney’s 27 rush of the contest, proved to be his final one of the day.

The junior, who led all rushers with 174 on the ground, battled cramps all game long and was held out of the game with the Hornets in control.

Senior Kye Hopkins, who had 136 yards rushing on a game-high 29 carries, effectively clinched the win with a 1-yard TD run with 41 seconds remaining.

His TD run completed a six-play, 25-yard drive that was set up by a Michael Messick interception of a Dustin Midgett pass.

Shenandoah quarterback Hayden Bauserman threw for 127 yards on 14-for-25 passing and one touchdown. The Hornets had 353 yards rushing and 499 yards of total offense.