Shepherd, a redshirt freshman, started in place of regular quarterback Jonathan Murphy and compiled 138 yards of offense, 93 rushing and 45 passing. Shepherd was 3-of-3 passing for one touchdown, and he led the Owls in rushing carries, with 19. Kyle Glover added 84 yards rushing (16 carries) as the team ran for 332 yards.
Each team ran 55 plays, with the Owls gaining 377 yards to the Colonials’ 162. Kennesaw State committed one turnover to two by Robert Morris (0-2, 0-1). In addition to Armstrong’s interception, Robert Morris lost a fumble at Kennesaw State’s 2-yard line on the second play of the fourth quarter.