Logo: Wesleyan Athletics

at Wesleyan 28, Middlebury 20

Saturday, September 23, 1995 at Middletown, Conn.

Game Notes:

Junior QB Scott Hevesy completed 12 of 18 passes for 195 yards and four TDs in leading Wesleyan to a 28-20 opening-game victory over visiting Middlebury. Hevesy earned an efficiency rating of 232.0 with his performance.

Connecting on two TD tosses of six and 69 yards to Mike Hakim as well as scoring passes of nine and seven yards to Luke Yohan and John Pascucci, respectively, Hevesy helped Wesleyan build up a 28-6 edge after three quarters of play. Middlebury, behind the one-two punch of QB Scott Pokrywa and running back Terence Bradford, scored the final 14 points, the last TD coming with 1:20 to play. Pokrywa totaled 247 yards of offense by passing for 153 yards (19-33) and one TD while running for 94 (on 17 attempts) and one TD. Bradford rambled for 100 yards on 21 carries.

Wesleyan was paced on the ground by Dave Cottrell, who ended the day with 81 yards on 15 carries. Most of his yardage came in the first half (9-61) as Wesleyan owned a 21-6 edge at intermission.

Hakim was the top receiver for Wesleyan with four catches for 116 yards, while Andy McPhee paced Middlebury with six receptions for 59 yards.

Middlebury owned a statistical edge in plays (80-52), first downs (21-16), total yardage (358-320), and time of possession (35 minutes-25 minutes) but came away empty on a 12-play, six-minute drive in the first half (failed on 4th-and-goal at the 5) and a 15-play, 7:30 drive in the second half (pass intercepted).

Wesleyan snapped a three-game losing streak against Middlebury with the victory.


SCORING SUMMARY 

1st Qtr 2nd Qtr 3rd Qtr 4th Qtr - Total
Middlebury (0-1) 0 6 0 14 - 20
Wesleyan (1-0) 15 6 7 0 - 28

1st Quarter 
Wesleyan - Mike Hakim 6 pass from Scott Hevesy (Josh Stein kick) 11:01
Wesleyan - Luke Yohan 9 pass from Scott Hevesy (Armando Petruzziello pass to Jake Winslow after blocked kick) 3:35

2nd Quarter 
Middlebury - Shawn Tierney 1 run (kick blocked) 6:52
Wesleyan - John Pascucci 7 pass from Scott Hevesy (no kick - low snap) 0:29

3rd Quarter
Wesleyan - Mike Hakim 69 pass from Scott Hevesy (Josh Stein kick) 2:00

4th Quarter
Middlebury - Scott Pokrywa 13 run (Scott Pokrywa run) 13:22
Middlebury - Sean Fisher 3 pass from Scott Pokrywa (no kick - bad snap) 1:20

TEAM STATISTICS 
WESLEYAN MIDDLEBURY
First Downs (Run-Pass-Penalty) 16 (8-6-2) 21 (12-8-1)
Rushing Attempts 34 47
Positive Yards Rushing 135 228
Negative Yards Rushing 10 23
Net Total Yards Rushing 125 205
Net Total Yards Passing 195 153
Passes Attempted-Completed-Intercepted 18-12-0 33-19-2
Total Offensive Plays 52 80
Total Net Yards 320 358
Average Gain Per Play 6.2 4.5
Penalties: Number-Yards 9-50 8-70
Fumbles: Number-Lost 1-1 1-0
Interceptions By: Number-Yards 0-0 2-11
Punts: Number-Yards-Average 7-252-36.0 6-215-35.8
Punt Returns: Number-Yards 4-12 1-9
Kickoff Returns: Number-Yards 3-86 5-68
Fumble Returns: Number-Yards 0-0 1-0
Time of Possession 25:07 34:53
Third-Down Conversions 3 of 9 4 of 13
Fourth-Down Conversions 0 of 0 2 of 3
Sacks by: Number-Yards 4-17 0-0

 


INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING: Middlebury - Terence Bradford, 21-100; Scott Pokrywa, 17-94, 1 TD; Shawn Tierney, 4-1, 1 TD; Brad Gottfried, 5-0. Wesleyan - Dave Cottrell, 15-81; John Pascucci, 13-27; Tom Themistocles, 3-10; Scott Hevesy, 3-7.

PASSING: Middlebury - Scott Pokrywa, 33-19-2, 153 yards, 1 TD. Wesleyan - Scott Hevesy, 18-12-0, 195 yards, 4 TDs.

RECEIVING: Middlebury - Andy McPhee, 6-59; Sean Fisher, 5-37, 1 TD; Dave Frye, 3-36; Terence Bradford, 3-20; Brad Gottfried, 2-1. Wesleyan - Mike Hakim, 4-116, 2 TDs; John Pascucci, 2-21, 1 TD; Tom Themistocles, 2-18; Dave Cottrell, 2-14; Dan Fabrizio, 1-17; Luke Yohan, 1-9, 1 TD.

PUNTING: Middlebury - Colin O'Hagan, 6-215, 35.8 average. Wesleyan - Rob Stager, 7-252, 36.0 average.

Attendance: 2,500