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at Wesleyan 29, Bowdoin 21

Saturday, October 29, 1994 at Middletown, Conn.

GAME NOTES

Junior fullback Dave Cottrell became the all-time career rushing leader at Wesleyan when he collected 116 yards on 28 carries and scored the clinching TD on a four-yard run at 9:03 of the third period as Wesleyan defeated Bowdoin, 29-21.

With 601 yards on 143 attempts this season, Cottrell now has 1,957 yards in his career, breaking the record of Dave Revenaugh, who graduated in 1972 with 1,895 yards to his credit.

Wesleyan took advantage of five Bowdoin turnovers, three on fumbles and two interceptions, converting three into TDs. Jason Cooper also ran a kickoff back 80 yards for a TD, the first Wesleyan player to do so since Tony Garver went 82 yards against Amherst in 1987. Cooper added 58 yards rushing and scored on a nine-yard run in the second quarter, helping Wesleyan to a 19-14 lead at halftime.

Cottrell's TD run in the third period gave Wesleyan all the points it needed for the win with a 26-14 edge, though Wesleyan got two key sacks from Toros Maksoudian in the final two minutes to end a Bowdoin threat after Bowdoin reached the Wesleyan 14-yard line on its final drive. Bowdoin QB Ramon Martinez accounted for 206 yards of offense, completing 12 of 26 passes for 162 yards and three TDs and rushing 17 times for 44 yards. He lost 31 yards on the two sacks that turned the ball over to Wesleyan on downs with 1:25 to go.

Wesleyan improved to 2-4 on the year while Bowdoin, which lost to Wesleyan for a fifth straight time, fell to 1-5 on the season.

SCORING SUMMARY 

1st Qtr 2nd Qtr 3rd Qtr 4th Qtr - Total
Bowdoin (1-5) 2 12 7 0 - 21
Wesleyan (2-4) 6 13 7 3 - 29

1st Quarter 
Bowdoin - Safety (Wesleyan QB tackled in endzone) 12:09
Wesleyan - Jermaine Lawrence 9 run (run failed) 3:17 (5-play, 57-yard drive)

2nd Quarter 
Bowdoin - Doug Brawn 6 pass from Ramon Martinez (kick blocked) 4:04 (8-play, 74-yard drive)
Wesleyan - Jason Cooper 80 kickoff return (pass failed) 3:51
Wesleyan - Jason Cooper 9 run (Rob Stager kick) 1:43 (6-play, 35-yard drive)
Bowdoin - Tony Molinari 26 pass from Ramon Martinez (pass failed) 0:38 (4-play, 55-yard drive)

3rd Quarter 
Wesleyan - Dave Cottrell 4 run (Rob Stager kick) 9:03 (6-play, 30-yard drive)
Bowdoin - John Whipple 3 pass from Ramon Martinez (Paul Hindle kick) 4:00 (4-play, 7-yard drive)

4th Quarter
Wesleyan - Rob Stager 35 field goal 14:46

TEAM STATISTICS 
WESLEYAN BOWDOIN
First Downs (Run-Pass-Penalty) 17 (11-5-1) 21 (14-7-0)
Rushing Attempts 53 50
Positive Yards Rushing 238 255
Negative Yards Rushing 22 50
Net Total Yards Rushing 216 205
Net Total Yards Passing 103 162
Passes Attempted-Completed-Intercepted 23-8-0 26-12-2
Total Offensive Plays 76 76
Total Net Yards 319 367
Average Gain Per Play 4.2 4.8
Penalties: Number-Yards 4-40 9-60
Fumbles: Number-Lost 3-1 5-3
Interceptions By: Number-Yards 2-0 0-0
Punts: Number-Yards-Average 5-183-36.6 6-227-37.8
Punt Returns: Number-Yards 2-1 1-3
Kickoff Returns: Number-Yards 4-124 7-110
Fumble Returns: Number-Yards   0-0 0-0
Time of Possession 30:30 29:30
Third-Down Conversions 6 of 13 2 of 11
Fourth-Down Conversions   0 of 2 1 of 2
Sacks by: Number-Yards   4-42 2-9

 


INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING: Bowdoin - Roger Mali, 9-83; Tony Molinari, 12-50; Ramon Martinez, 17-44; Steve Kerrissey, 2-11; Nat Wysor, 9-10; Steve DelPrete, 1-7. Wesleyan - Dave Cottrell, 28-116, 1 TD; Jason Cooper, 10-58, 1 TD; Jermaine Lawrence, 8-25, 1 TD; Scott Hevesy, 6-13; Sean Downey, 1-4.

PASSING: Bowdoin - Ramon Martinez, 26-12-2, 162 yards, 3 TDs. Wesleyan - Scott Hevesy, 23-8-0, 103 yards.

RECEIVING: Bowdoin - Doug Brawn, 4-29, 1 TD; Tony Teixeira, 37-5; Bob Dunn, 2-19; Tony Molinari, 1-26, 1 TD; Steve DelPrete, 1-10; John Whipple, 1-3, 1 TD. Wesleyan - Dan Fabrizio, 2-52; Seth Spector, 2-38; Jason Cooper, 2-(-5); Jermaine Lawrence, 1-11; Dave Cottrell, 1-7.

PUNTING: Bowdoin - Andrew Bacheller, 6-227, 37.8 average. Wesleyan - Rob Stager, 5-183, 36.6 average.

Attendance: 2,000