By Don Stone, KennesawStateSports.com
Kennesaw State began their first ever season in 2015 going 3-0. But, now, for the first time, they have won their first four games, dominating Big South newcomer Robert Morris 35-0 on Saturday at Fifth Third Bank Stadium.
Unlike their three previous games, the opponent didn’t score on their opening drive. In fact, they never crossed the goal line. And, unlike those other games, the Owls jumped out early and often putting up 21 points in the first quarter.
It started as QB Xavier Shepherd took his team down the field on eight plays and 40 yards culminating in his first career touchdown, a one yard run to make it 7-0.
On the next series, Bryson Armstrong stepped in front of a George Martin pass and took it all the way back for a 75 yard pick six. It was the longest in school history.
Isaac Foster took one in from 20 yards to put KSU up by three scores.
On the other side of the ball, the defense continued their good work by holding the Colonels to just 52 first half yards and just 162 for the game.
Desmond Scott and Peyton Moore each had sacks on the day.
Other players of not were Will Haigler with his first career TD catch and Adeolu Adeleke with the second of his career.
“The biggest thing today is we looked like ourselves in the first half and that is the first time truthfully all year I recall seeing Kennesaw State football,” said head coach Brian Bohannon.
“We came out with some energy and ready to play. I thought we did some good things early on.”
The Owls have now won 17 or their last 18 Big South games. It gets a lot tougher next Saturday, though, as they head to take on the only team in the conference that has given them a loss in that span, defending Big South champion Monmouth.
Kickoff is 1:00 p.m.