West Virginia State gets it done 47-27 against Concord

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Courtesy of James Garcia, Sports Information Director, West Virginia State Athletics

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The West Virginia State University football team (2-1, 2-0 MEC) remained undefeated in conference play with a 47-27 road win at Concord (0-3, 0-2 MEC) on Saturday afternoon.


  • Junior running back Joel Feldermaintained his impressive form with 29 rushes for 159 yards (5.5 yards per carry) and two touchdowns. He improved his streak of 100-yard rushing games to six in the process. 
  • Senior wideout Juwan Bunch was State’s leading receiver with seven catches for a career-high 85 yards and a score. 
  • Graduate defensive back Jalen Jonesmade four tackles including two sacks for a total loss of 13 yards.  


  • Concord went ahead 13-3 in the first quarter. The Mountain Lions scored after three plays on their second possession. A 26-yard punt return set up the touchdown drive. The point after try was missed. WVSU responded with a 13-play, 50-yard drive that stalled at Concord’s 13 yard line. Brennen Schmitt converted the 30-yard field goal attempt, 6-3. CU was able to score once more before the end of the first with a 57-yard touchdown pass, 13-3.
  • The second quarter was all West Virginia State. Schmitt pinned the Mountain Lions inside their own 10 yard line with a well-placed punt at the beginning of the second. David Juston then recovered a fumble on second down to turn the tide. Joel Felderrushed twice for gains of eight and six yards to get over the goal line, 13-10.
  • The Yellow Jackets took the lead, 16-13, with 6:12 left until halftime. They kept the ball mostly on the ground on the go-ahead drive. Donovan Riddickscored the TD with a three-yard scramble before the PAT was missed.
  • The ensuing kickoff was short and mishandled by the Mountain Lions to allow a recovery by State’s John-Miller Penn. A trick play by WVSU followed in which Nolan Johnson received a handoff on an end-around. He threw the ball back to Riddick on the other side of the field who then turned upfield for a 23-yard score, 23-13.
  • The Yellow Jackets scored one more time before the end of the first half with a 13-play, 56-yard drive that resulted in a 41-yard field goal by Schmitt, 26-13.
  • WVSU shut Concord out in the third quarter while adding two more touchdowns. Riddick dropped a 33-yard dime to Juwan Bunch in the end zone for the first score, 33-13. A blocked punt set up the second score. The Yellow Jackets set up on Concord’s 10 yard line and gave the ball to running back Tavis McAdoo who found paydirt on the first play, 40-13.
  • The Mountain Lions scored two consolation touchdowns in the fourth quarter with drives of 60 and 75 yards. State scored a touchdown in between on a drive set up by an AJ Joyceinterception. Felder capped the drive with an 18-yard run for a touchdown.


  • The WVSU defense held CU to just 47 rushing yards in the game and stopped the Mountain Lions on 6-of-10 third downs.
  • The Yellow Jackets forced five turnovers by intercepting two passes and recovering 3-of-3 fumbles lost by Concord.
  • The WVSU offense was almost perfectly balanced with 195 rushing yards and 198 receiving yards.


West Virginia State will host Glenville State for Homecoming on Saturday, Sept. 23rd. Kickoff at Lakin-Ray Field at Dickerson Stadium is scheduled for 6 p.m.

Next Game:
Glenville State University
9/23/2023 | 6:00 PM

Team Statistics

Game StatsWVSCON
Total Yards393357
Pass Yards198310
Rushing Yards19547
Penalty Yards11-10515-125
1st Downs2721
3rd Downs7-154-10
4th Downs0-00-0
CON10:41 – CON – Copeland,Kris 17 yd pass from Mangel,Jack ( ) 3 plays, 48 yards, TOP 01:0106
WVS06:06 – WVS – Schmitt,Brennen 30 yd field goal 11 plays, 50 yards, TOP 04:2936
CON04:39 – CON – Copeland,Kris 57 yd pass from Mangel,Jack (Hutley,Josh kick) 3 plays, 78 yards, TOP 01:20313
WVS14:04 – WVS – Felder,Joel 6 yd run (Schmitt,Brennen kick), 2 plays, 14 yards, TOP 00:271013
WVS06:12 – WVS – Riddick,Donovan 3 yd run ( ), 7 plays, 43 yards, TOP 02:431613
WVS05:54 – WVS – Riddick,Donovan 23 yd pass from Johnson,Nolan (Schmitt,Brennen kick) 1 plays, 23 yards, TOP 00:082313
WVS00:17 – WVS – Schmitt,Brennen 41 yd field goal 10 plays, 56 yards, TOP 02:232613
WVS07:10 – WVS – Bunch,Juwan 33 yd pass from Riddick,Donovan (Schmitt,Brennen kick) 4 plays, 83 yards, TOP 01:363313
WVS00:26 – WVS – McAdoo,Tavis 10 yd run (Schmitt,Brennen kick), 1 plays, 10 yards, TOP 00:054013
CON13:05 – CON – Bentley,Jordyn 14 yd pass from Mangel,Jack (Hutley,Josh kick) 8 plays, 60 yards, TOP 02:214020
WVS04:38 – WVS – Felder,Joel 18 yd run (Schmitt,Brennen kick), 7 plays, 59 yards, TOP 03:474720
CON00:57 – CON – Ferguson,Blayne 4 yd run (Hutley,Josh kick), 11 plays, 75 yards, TOP 03:334727

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