Trinity outgained host Wesleyan by a 461-177 yard margin to post its fifth consecutive win of the 1994 season and defeat Wesleyan for the eighth year in a row with a 40-0 decision. It was Trinity's first shutout over Wesleyan in 23 years, having captured a 21-0 contest in 1971. The season finale for both teams, Trinity closed the 1994 campaign with a 6-2 mark while Wesleyan fell to 2-6.
Trinity marched 64 yards on nine plays with the opening kickoff to lead 7-0 at 11:07 of the first quarter as Shaun Kirby bolted in from seven yards out for the TD. At 5:39 of the quarter, Tom McDavitt became the first player to score a TD on a punt return against Wesleyan since 1984 when he raced 69 yards up the left sideline to make it 13-0. Robert Rondini closed out the first-half scoring with a pair of field goals, one from 40 yards and another from 30 yards, giving Trinity a 19-0 lead at halftime.
On Wesleyan's opening possession of the second half, Trinity's Ryan Hankard blocked a Wesleyan punt and Marc Pezzuto collared it in the endzone for a 27-0 Trinity edge as Kirby made good on a two-point conversion run. It was the first time since 1988 that Wesleyan had a punt blocked a the Cardinals had gone 48 games and 296 straight punts without having one blocked.
A nine-play, 82-yard march, capped by a 10-yard screen pass from Steve Mikulski to Mike Ranieri upped the advantage to 34-0 at 4:44 of the third period, and a five-play, 29-yard series set up by a Brian Callahan interception and 19-yard return closed out the scoring early in the fourth quarter. Mikulski, who completed nine of 19 passes for 209 yards, did the scoring honors on a one-yard sneak.
|1st Qtr||2nd Qtr||3rd Qtr||4th Qtr||-||Total|
|First Downs (Run-Pass-Penalty)||11 (5-6-0)||20 (14-6-0)|
|Positive Yards Rushing||108||281|
|Negative Yards Rushing||27||29|
|Net Total Yards Rushing||82||252|
|Net Total Yards Passing||95||209|
|Total Offensive Plays||64||69|
|Total Net Yards||177||461|
|Average Gain Per Play||2.8||6.7|
|Interceptions By: Number-Yards||0-0||3-23|
|Punt Returns: Number-Yards||0-0||5-95|
|Kickoff Returns: Number-Yards||6-57||1-18|
|Fumble Returns: Number-Yards||0-0||0-0|
|Time of Possession||27:45||32:15|
|Third-Down Conversions||5 of 16||8 of 14|
|Fourth-Down Conversions||0 of 1||0 of 1|
|Sacks by: Number-Yards||2-10||3-23|
RUSHING: Trinity - Scott Maurer, 8-69; Shaun Kirby, 12-68, 1 TD; Mike Ranieri, 3-46; Bow Jensen, 4-30; Brian Byrne, 3-16; Dave Allard, 4-14; Steve Mikulski, 8-7, 1 TD; Ray Jones, 3-4; Julian Craig, 1-1; Tom Zils, 1-(-1); Mike Clapp, 1-(-5). Wesleyan - Dave Cottrell, 18-56; Scott Hevesy, 8-17; Jermaine Lawrence, 1-6; Jason Cooper, 1-3.
PASSING: Trinity - Steve Mikulski, 19-9-0, 209 yards, 1 TD; Tom McDavitt, 1-0-0. Wesleyan - Scott Hevesy, 34-13-2, 95 yards; Sean Downey, 2-0-1.
RECEIVING: Trinity - Greg Broderick, 3-47; Shaun Kirby, 2-71; Tom McDavitt, 1-43; Dave Allard, 1-19; Scott Maurer, 1-19; Mike Ranieri, 1-10, 1 TD. Wesleyan - Brian Fogarty, 3-29; Dave Cottrell, 3-23; Dan Fabrizio, 2-21; Jason Cooper, 2-7; Jermaine Lawrence, 1-7; Mark Pepler, 1-4; Seth Spector, 1-4.
PUNTING: Trinity - Greg Broderick, 3-120, 40.0 average. Wesleyan - Rob Stager, 7-242, 34.6 average; Sean Downey, 1-12; Team, 1-0.