QB Jake Fay completed 16 of 31 passes for 237 yards and three TDs while Tom Themistocles rushed 34 times for 152 yards and a TD to lead Wesleyan (6-1) to a 28-14 victory over previously undefeated Williams (6-1) in a torrential downpour. Wesleyan ended its 11-year losing streak to Williams, dating back to 1985, and halted Williams' eight-game winning streak overall, going back to last season.
Matt Perceval caught a five-yard pass from Fay at 8:01 of the second quarter to open the scoring, and Wesleyan never trailed en route to a 28-6 fourth-quarter lead. Fay also hit Themistocles from 16 yards out and connected with Nate Moore on a 19-yard TD while Themistocles ran one in from nine yards for the final Wesleyan score. Williams got its first score on a 45-yard burst by Mike McAdam just 1:46 after Wesleyan took the lead, but the point-after kick was blocked. A 20-yard pass from Sean Keenan (10-of-21, 154 yards) to Ryan Sigrist (seven catches for 80 yards) ended the day's scoring with 4:38 to play.
Wesleyan dominated the time of possession with a 37-23 minute margin as Wesleyan gained 281 yards from its scoring drives of 86, 55, 60, and 80 yards. Wesleyan finished with 384 yards to Williams' 307. Williams turned the ball over four times in the contest while Wesleyan went without a miscue.
|1st Qtr||2nd Qtr||3rd Qtr||4th Qtr||-||Total|
|First Downs (Run-Pass-Penalty)||20 (7-13-0)||15 (6-8-1)|
|Positive Yards Rushing||183||158|
|Negative Yards Rushing||36||18|
|Net Total Yards Rushing||147||140|
|Net Total Yards Passing||237||167|
|Total Offensive Plays||77||59|
|Total Net Yards||384||307|
|Average Gain Per Play||5.0||5.2|
|Interceptions By: Number-Yards||3-15||0-0|
|Punt Returns: Number-Yards||2-24||1-(-5)|
|Kickoff Returns: Number-Yards||1-25||4-49|
|Fumble Returns: Number-Yards||0-0||0-0|
|Time of Possession||37:13||22:47|
|Third-Down Conversions||9 of 19||2 of 11|
|Fourth-Down Conversions||1 of 2||1 of 2|
|Sacks by: Number-Yards||1-9||3-19|
RUSHING: Williams - Fred Storz, 20-74; Mike McAdam, 3-50, 1 TD; Brendan Davidson, 2-15; Sean Keenan, 3-2; Paul Bethe, 1-1; Peter Supino, 2-3; Sam Landis, 1-(-2). Wesleyan - Tom Themistocles, 34-152, 1 TD; Jake Fay, 11-10; Team, 1-(-15).
PASSING: Williams - Sean Keenan, 21-10-2, 154 yards, 1 TD; Mike Supino, 6-2-1, 13 yards. Wesleyan- Jake Fay, 31-16-0, 237 yards, 3 TDs.
RECEIVING: Williams - Matt Sigrist, 7-80, 1 TD; David Nemeskal, 2-43; Ian Macallister, 2-38; Colin Vatah, 1-6. Wesleyan - Nate Moore, 5-88, 1 TD; Matt Perceval, 5-75, 1 TD; Shane Doyle, 4-50; Tom Themistocles, 1-16, 1 TD; Henry Wasserman, 1-8.
PUNTING: Williams - Sam Landis, 5-190, 38.0 average. Wesleyan - Rob Stager, 6-211, 35.2 average.