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Amherst 28, at Wesleyan 14

Saturday, October 22, 1994 at Middletown, Conn.

GAME NOTES

Sophomore fullback Josh Mason rushed 38 times for 271 yards, setting an Amherst single-game rushing record, and scored two TDs to lead Amherst to a 28-14 victory over Wesleyan.

Mason eclipsed the previous Amherst mark of 265 yards, set by Bob O'Brien in 1973, also against Wesleyan. In addition, Mason, who led the NESCAC in rushing at the time, established an Amherst seasonal rushing record of 754 yards with three games remaining in the season. Mark Vendetti held the previous record of 713 yards, set in 1982.

Mason got things rolling for Amherst on the Lord Jeffs' sixth play from scrimmage as he bolted 65 yards off the left side for the game's opening TD at 9:49. Amherst made it 13-0 when halfback Kwame Brathwaite completed a 71-yard, 11-play drive with a 22-yard run at 13:44 of the second period. Brathwaite made it a two-TD afternoon as well with a 15-yard scamper at 2:22 of the second quarter as he finished with 83 yards on 15 attempts. Mason made it 28-0 at 9:25 of the third quarter with a three-yard run as Amherst drove 79 yards with the opening kickoff of the second half. Amherst ended the game with 371 yards on the ground and 449 yards of total offense while Wesleyan managed 121 yards on the ground and 279 yards of total offense.

Wesleyan got on the board twice in the final 16 minutes, getting a four-yard run from fullback Dave Cottrell and a seven-yard run from QB Scott Hevesy. Both runs completed substantial drives of 56 and 77 yards, respectively.

With the win, Amherst improved to 4-1 on the year and ended a four-game losing streak against Wesleyan, which fell to 1-4 on the season.

SCORING SUMMARY 

1st Qtr 2nd Qtr 3rd Qtr 4th Qtr - Total
Amherst (4-1) 7 14 7 0 - 28
Wesleyan (1-4) 0 0 7 7 - 14

1st Quarter 
Amherst - Josh Mason 65 run (Dan Blednick kick) 9:49 (2-play, 76-yard drive)

2nd Quarter 
Amherst - Kwame Brathwaite 22 run (kick failed) 13:44 (11-play, 71-yard drive)
Amherst - Kwame Brathwaite 15 run (Kwame Brathwaite run) 2:22 (10-play, 58-yard drive)

3rd Quarter 
Amherst - Josh Mason 3 run (Dave Bobruff kick) 9:25 (10-play, 79-yard drive)
Wesleyan - Dave Cottrell 4 run (Rob Stager kick) 0:47 (9-play, 56-yard drive)

4th Quarter
Wesleyan - Scott Hevesy 7 run (Rob Stager kick) 7:05 (12-play, 77-yard drive)

TEAM STATISTICS 
WESLEYAN AMHERST
First Downs (Run-Pass-Penalty) 14 (4-7-3) 21 (17-1-3)
Rushing Attempts 37 60
Positive Yards Rushing 148 399
Negative Yards Rushing 27 28
Net Total Yards Rushing 121 371
Net Total Yards Passing 158 78
Passes Attempted-Completed-Intercepted 26-14-0 12-6-0
Total Offensive Plays 63 72
Total Net Yards 279 449
Average Gain Per Play 4.4 6.2
Penalties: Number-Yards 13-126 10-85
Fumbles: Number-Lost 2-2 2-2
Interceptions By: Number-Yards 0-0 0-0
Punts: Number-Yards-Average 5-152-30.4 1-27-27.0
Punt Returns: Number-Yards 1-7 2-6
Kickoff Returns: Number-Yards 4-68 3-32
Fumble Returns: Number-Yards   0-0 0-0
Time of Possession 26:23 33:37
Third-Down Conversions 5 of 14 8 of 13
Fourth-Down Conversions 1 of 3 0 of 2
Sacks by: Number-Yards   1-8 4-23

 


INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING: Amherst - Josh Mason, 38-271, 2 TDs; Kwame Brathwaite, 15-83, 2 TDs; Dan Orlando, 4-10; Chris Miller, 1-7; Rob DeVries, 2-(-4); Team, 1-(-13). Wesleyan - Jermaine Lawrence, 7-49; Dave Cotrell, 66-46; Rick Farnell, 5-24; Scott Hevesy, 9-2, 1 TD.

PASSING: Amherst - Rob DeVries, 12-6-0, 78 yards. Wesleyan - Scott Hevesy, 25-13-0, 120 yards; Rick Farnell, 1-1-0, 38 yards.

RECEIVING: Amherst - Chris Miller, 3-47; Matt Murray, 1-18; Mike Brendler, 1-8; Kwame Brathwaite, 1-5. Wesleyan - Dave Cottrell, 4-48; Dan Fabrizio, 2-49; Seth Spector, 2-32; Jason Cooper, 2-14; Jermaine Lawrence, 2-2; Rick Farnell, 1-8; Chris Yohan, 1-5.

PUNTING: Amherst - Darren McCaffrey, 127, 27.0 average. Wesleyan - Rob Stager, 4-152, 30.5 average.

Attendance: 6,200