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Wesleyan 22, at Hamilton 18

Saturday, October 2, 1993 at Clinton, N.Y.

Game Notes:

Scoring 15 fourth-quarter points behind the running of QB Troy Robinson and fullback Dave Cottrell, Wesleyan rallied from an 18-7 deficit to capture a 22-18 victory at Hamilton.

Robinson engineered fourth-quarter marches of 59 and 71 yards to put Wesleyan ahead, 19-18, with 2:38 remaining. He capped the first drive by going in from nine yards out for his second TD of the game. Dave Cottrell, who led the Wesleyan ground game with 26 carries for 116 yards, put Wesleyan in the lead for good with a one-yard burst. Robinson also surpassed the century mark on the ground with 21 attempts for 103 yards while completing 10 of 18 passes for 96 yards.

The Wesleyan win overshadowed a good third-quarter effort by Hamilton as the Continentals scored 18 straight points after Wesleyan took an initial 7-0 lead in the second quarter on Robinson's three-yard run. Hamilton made it 7-5 at halftime with a 37-yard Jeff Holden field goal and a safety. A 52-yard screenp ass to Eric Macrina, who broke three tackles on his way to the endzone, put Hamilton, now 0-2 on the year, ahead, 12-7. Scott Milleinsen, who did not start the game, but paced Hamilton on the ground with 130 yards on 19 carries, broke over the middle untouched for a 33-yard TD run with 2:14 to go in the third period for the 11-point Hamilton edge.

But Wesleyan's offense regained control in the fourth quarter, and a Dan Durkin interception and 16-yard return to the Hamilton 14 set up a 24-yard Josh Stein field goal for the final points of the afternoon. Though Hamilton mounted one more march, moving from the Hamilton 38 to the Wesleyan 45, the Wesleyan defense held on downs to secure the win.

Wesleyan raised its record to 2-0 on the year.

(Courtesy Hamilton Sports Information)

SCORING SUMMARY 

1st Qtr 2nd Qtr 3rd Qtr 4th Qtr - Total
Wesleyan (2-0) 0 7 0 15 - 22
Hamilton (0-2) 0 5 13 0 - 18

1st Quarter 
No scoring

2nd Quarter
Wesleyan - Troy Robinson 3 run (Josh Stein kick) 13:03 (15-play, 56-yard drive)
Hamilton - Jeff Holden 37 field goal 8:41 (9-play, 40-yard drive)
Hamilton - Safety (ball snapped out of end zone) 2:34

3rd Quarter 
Hamilton - Eric Macrina 52 pass from Dan Deblois (Jeff Holden kick) 5:59 (5-play, 85-yard drive)
Hamilton - Scott Milleinsen 33 run (kick failed) 5:54 (5-play, 54-yard drive)

4th Quarter
Wesleyan - Troy Robinson 9 run (run failed) 9:32 (6-play, 59-yard drive)
Wesleyan - Dave Cottrell 1 run (run failed) 2:38 (9-play, 71-yard drive)
Wesleyan - Josh Stein 24 field goal 1:45 (4-play, 7-yard drive)

TEAM STATISTICS 
WESLEYAN HAMILTON
First Downs (Run-Pass-Penalty) 20 (16-4-0) 10 (3-4-3)
Rushing Attempts 55 33
Positive Yards Rushing 302 158
Negative Yards Rushing 17 28
Net Total Yards Rushing 285 130
Net Total Yards Passing 98 132
Passes Attempted-Completed-Intercepted 18-10-0 24-10-1
Total Offensive Plays 73 57
Total Net Yards 393 262
Average Gain Per Play 5.2 4.6
Penalties: Number-Yards 13-118 4-40
Fumbles: Number-Lost 5-1 3-0
Interceptions By: Number-Yards 1-16 0-0
Punts: Number-Yards-Average 5-152-30.4 7-173-24.7
Punt Returns: Number-Yards 1-8 2-20
Kickoff Returns: Number-Yards 4-109 6-73
Time of Possession - -
Sacks by: Number-Yards   2-16 0-0

 


INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING: Wesleyan - Dave Cottrell, 25-116, 1 TD; Troy Robinson, 20-106, 2 TDs; Jermaine Lawrence, 6-21; Frank Truslow, 3-33; Rick Farnell, 1-9. Hamilton - Scott Milleinsen, 19-129, 1 TD; Mike Rahmer, 5-13; Rob Hatch, 1-5; Dan Deblois, 2-3; Eric Macrina, 2-0; Lucas Watson, 4-(-20).

PASSING: Wesleyan - Troy Robinson, 18-10-0, 98 yards. Hamilton - Lucas Watson, 11-6-0, 65 yards; Dan Deblois, 13-4-1, 67 yards, 1 TD.

RECEIVING: Wesleyan - James Yaker, 3-35; Jermaine Lawrence, 3-30; Jeff Wilner, 3-30; Frank Treslow, 1-3. Hamilton - Jason Nissen, 5-50; Dan Spitzen, 3-28; Eric Macrina, 1-52, 1 TD; Rob Hatch, 1-2.

PUNTING: Wesleyan - Ken Cho, 5-152, 30.4 average. Hamilton - Jamie Moran, 7-173, 24.7 average.

Attendance: 2,337