Todd Ducharme caught TD passes of 78, 13, and 23 yards in a span of 8:33 between the second and third quarters to trigger visiting Williams College to an easy 54-16 win over previously undefeated Wesleyan. Williams, which denied Wesleyan its first outright Little Three title in 23 years, upped its record to 6-1 and can clinch its seventh consecutive Little Three championship by beating Amherst College in Williamstown next week. Wesleyan had beaten Amherst, 24-6, two weeks ago.
Ducharme finished the game with six catches for 160 yards as quarterback Dave Sullivan was near perfect on the afternoon, completing 14 of 19 passes for 232 yards and three scores. David Lee led a solid running attack for Williams with 21 carries for 129 yards and two TDs while Mark Kossick added four rushes for 10 yards but scored twice, giving him at least one TD in each of Williams' seven games this season.
The 54 points scored by Williams was its most ever in 99 meetings with Wesleyan, eclipsing the 50-point mark Williams had collected during a 50-14 victory in 1920.
Offensively, Wesleyan got six catches for 112 yards from James Yaker, who scored one TD of 33 yards. Quarterback Troy Robinson completed 11 of 24 passes for 160 yards. Wesleyan's rushing attack, ranked among the top 10 in NCAA Division III with a 261-yard-per-game average, was held to 127 yards on 39 attempts.
|1st Qtr||2nd Qtr||3rd Qtr||4th Qtr||-||Total|
|First Downs (Run-Pass-Penalty)||24 (11-12-1)||16 (8-6-2)|
|Positive Yards Rushing||247||155|
|Negative Yards Rushing||28||28|
|Net Total Yards Rushing||219||127|
|Net Total Yards Passing||241||172|
|Total Offensive Plays||68||67|
|Total Net Yards||460||299|
|Average Gain Per Play||6.8||4.5|
|Interceptions By: Number-Yards||2-0||-|
|Punt Returns: Number-Yards||2-8||2-21|
|Kickoff Returns: Number-Yards||3-41||10-159|
|Time of Possession||30:25||29:35|
|Sacks by: Number-Yards||4-18||1-3|
RUSHING: Williams - David Lee, 21-129, 2 TDs; Jamall Pollack, 6-33; Jeff Walsh, 3-22; Brian Gugliotta, 5-21, 1 TD; Mike Bajakian, 1-16; Mark Kossick, 4-10, 2 TDs; David Sullivan, 3-9; Kris Kahn, 2-3; Scott Coccaro, 2-(-3); Team, 1-(-21). Wesleyan - Dave Cottrell, 14-49; Troy Robinson, 11-28; Jason Cooper, 2-21; Rick Farnell, 3-10; Jermaine Lawrence, 1-9; Jack Eighmy, 2-7; Frank Truslow, 2-7; Alex Velardi, 1-3; Sean Downey, 3-(-7).
PASSING: Williams - Dave Sullivan, 19-14-0, 232 yards, 3 TDs; Mike Bajakian, 1-1-0, 9 yards; Ziv Lalich, 1-0-0. Wesleyan - Troy Robinson, 24-11-2, 160 yards; Scott Hevesy, 3-2-0, 12 yards, 1 TD.
RECEIVING: Williams - Todd Ducharme, 6-160, 3 TDs; Mark Kossick, 5-55; Mark Colella, 1-9; Jeff Walsh, 1-9; Nick Gemelli, 1-5; Brian Gugliotta, 1-3. Wesleyan - James Yaker, 6-112, 1 TD; Jeff Wilner, 4-49; Jason Cooper, 1-7; Seth Spector, 1-5, 1 TD; Jermaine Lawrence, 1-(-1).
PUNTING: Williams - Matt DeCamp, 2-66, 33.0 average. Wesleyan - Ken Cho, 3-122, 40.7 average; Sean Downey, 1-29.