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at Wesleyan 31, Bates 14

Saturday, October 16, 1993 at Middletown, Conn.

Game Notes:

QB Troy Robinson rushed 10 times for 87 yards and scored two TDs while completing 14 of 24 passes for 188 yards, and fullback Dave Cottrell collected 117 yards from 22 attempts and scored two TDs to lead Wesleyan to a 31-14 victory over visiting Bates. The win upped Wesleyan's record to 4-0 on the season while Bates dropped to 0-4.

The one-two punch of Robinson and Cottrell powered Wesleyan for the fourth straight week as Wesleyan rushed for 294 yards in the game and averaged 270 an outing in its first four games, ranking the team among the top 10 nationally in Division III. Cottrell has rushed for more than 100 yards in each of Wesleyan's games this season, the first time in history a Wesleyan runner has put together four straight 100+ games. For the year, Cottrell has 542 yards on 99 rushes with five TDs. Robinson has 343 yards on 61 carries and has completed 43 of 76 passes for 460 yards this year. Six of his tosses against Bates were hauled in by James Yaker, who had 96 receiving yards.

Bates QB Dan Hooley went 24-for-45, good for 230 yards and a pair of TDs. Tom Spiro paced the Bates receiving corps with 12 catches for 100 yards and had one TD, that coming on an eight-yard reception with just 18 seconds to play.

Wesleyan, which came within one interception of the team record for pickoffs in a game with six, posted its sixth consecutive victory over Bates, which fell to 0-20-1 in its last 21 starts.


SCORING SUMMARY 

1st Qtr 2nd Qtr 3rd Qtr 4th Qtr - Total
Bates (0-4) 0 7 0 7 - 14
Wesleyan (4-0) 0 14 14 3 - 31

1st Quarter 
No scoring

2nd Quarter 
Bates - Chris Peduto 6 pass from Dan Hooley (Matt Irish kick) 6:19
Wesleyan - Dave Cottrell 1 run (Josh Stein kick) 4:14
Wesleyan - Troy Robinson 27 run (Josh Stein kick) 0:40

3rd Quarter 
Wesleyan - Troy Robinson 12 run (Josh Stein kick) 9:01
Wesleyan - Dave Cottrell 1 run (Josh Stein kick) 2:58

4th Quarter
Wesleyan - Josh Stein 26 field goal 14:19
Bates - Tom Spiro 8 pass from Dan Hooley (Matt Irish kick) 0:18

TEAM STATISTICS 
BATES WESLEYAN
First Downs (Run-Pass-Penalty) 19 (4-12-3) 23 (12-11-0)
Rushing Attempts 22 55
Positive Yards Rushing 84 328
Negative Yards Rushing 15 34
Net Total Yards Rushing 69 294
Net Total Yards Passing 230 188
Passes Attempted-Completed-Intercepted 45-24-6 27-14-2
Total Offensive Plays 67 82
Total Net Yards 299 482
Average Gain Per Play 4.4 5.9
Penalties: Number-Yards 5-24 9-78
Fumbles: Number-Lost 0-0 4-1
Interceptions By: Number-Yards 2-29 6-34
Punts: Number-Yards-Average 5-166-33.2 2-78-39.0
Punt Returns: Number-Yards 1-2 1-2
Kickoff Returns: Number-Yards 6-89 3-58
Time of Possession 26:26 33:34
Sacks by: Number-Yards 2-12 1-3

 


INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING: Bates - Jason Glasson, 11-46; Jared Libby, 4-21; Chris Caplice, 1-2; Dan Hooley, 6-0.Wesleyan - Dave Cottrell, 22-117, 2 TDs; Troy Robinson, 10-87, 2 TDs; Rick Farnell, 4-53; Alex Velardi, 4-15; Jason Cooper, 6-11; Frank Truslow, 1-8; Sean Downey, 1-3; Jermaine Lawrence, 7-0.

PASSING: Bates - Dan Hooley, 45-24-6, 230 yards, 2 TDs. Wesleyan - Troy Robinson, 24-14-2, 188 yards; Dave Cottrell, 1-0-0; Sean Downey, 2-0-0.

RECEIVING: Bates - Tom Spiro, 12-100, 1 TD; Chris Peduto, 5-46, 1 TD; Chris Way, 3-41; Jeff Baracelli, 1-15; Jason Glasson, 1-11; Matt Lincoln, 1-9; Chris Caplice, 1-8. Wesleyan - James Yaker, 6-96; Jeff Wilner, 4-40; Rick Farnell, 2-19; Seth Spector, 1-26; Jermaine Lawrence, 1-7.

PUNTING: Bates - Mark McGuire, 5-166, 33.2 average. Wesleyan - Ken Cho, 1-47; Sean Downey, 1-31.

Attendance: 3,850