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Wesleyan 35, at Bowdoin 14

Saturday, October 30, 1999 at Brunswick, Maine

Game Notes:

Wesleyan quarterback Jake Fay completed 17 of 27 passes for 295 yards, with 10 of those going to Matt Perceval for 167 yards, and a pair of TDs while Ron Jacobs ran 17 times for 84 yards and two TDs to lead Wesleyan (4-2) to a 35-14 win over Bowdoin (1-5).

Bowdoin, which led 7-0 after 3:24 of play on a 51-yard TD run from Tim Lawson, got 115 yards out of Lawson's 14 carries as Bowdoin collected 189 yards on the ground, but 20 of their 42 rushes picked up two yards or less. Wesleyan scored 35 straight points, taking control in the third quarter when Wesleyan hit the endzone twice on Ron Jacob's runs of 17 and 18 yards, the longest TD runs of the season for the Cardinals. Earlier, Larry Woolard picked up his team-leading ninth rushing TD of the year on a two-yard carry in the second quarter.

With his two TD catches, Perceval improved his figure to eight on the year as he averages nine receptions and 144.5 yards a game through the air. He broke the Wesleyan single-season record for receiving yards with 877 this year. Last year he set the mark with 860 yards in eight games.

Wesleyan, which hosts undefeated Williams (6-0) next week, defeated Bowdoin for the third year in a row and improved its command of the overall series to 44-26-2, dating back to 1906.


SCORING SUMMARY 

1st Qtr 2nd Qtr 3rd Qtr 4th Qtr - Total
Wesleyan (4-2) 7 7 14 7 - 35
Bowdoin (1-5) 7 0 0 7 - 14

1st Quarter 
Bowdoin - Tim Lawson 51 run (Alex Tatum kick) 11:36 
Wesleyan - Matt Perceval 8 pass from Jake Fay (Brian Walker kick) 5:25 

2nd Quarter 
Wesleyan - Larry Woolard 2 run (Brian Walker kick) 4:56 

3rd Quarter 
Wesleyan - Ron Jacobs 17 run (Brian Walker kick) 2:14 
Wesleyan - Ron Jacobs 18 run (Brian Walker kick) 0:23 

4th Quarter 
Wesleyan - Matt Perceval 11 pass from Jake Fay (Brian Walker kick) 10:27 
Bowdoin - Travis Cummings 18 run (Alex Tatum kick) 3:36 

TEAM STATISTICS 
WESLEYAN BOWDOIN
First Downs (Run-Pass-Penalty) 20 (5-14-1) 16 (9-6-1)
Rushing Attempts 38 42
Positive Yards Rushing 137 210
Negative Yards Rushing 24 21
Net Total Yards Rushing 113 189
Net Total Yards Passing 295 139
Passes Attempted-Completed-Intercepted 28-17-1 27-14-2
Total Offensive Plays 66 69
Total Net Yards 408 328
Average Gain Per Play 6.2 4.8
Penalties: Number-Yards 6-63 6-66
Fumbles: Number-Lost 1-1 1-0
Interceptions By: Number-Yards 2-54 1-0
Punts: Number-Yards-Average 4-136-34.0 6-154-25.7
Punt Returns: Number-Yards 0-0 1-2
Kickoff Returns: Number-Yards 2-35 6-80
Fumble Returns: Number-Yards 0-0 0-0
Time of Possession 29:00 31:00
Third-Down Conversions 3 of 13 4 of 16
Fourth-Down Conversions 3 of 4 2 of 6
Sacks by: Number-Yards 2-12 2-12

 


INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS 

RUSHING: 
Wesleyan - Ron Jacobs, 17-84, 2 TDs ; Rahsaan Wareham, 7-13 ; Greg Thomas, 3-9 ; Larry Woolard, 5-4, 1 TD ; Jake Fay, 6-3.Bowdoin - Tim Lawson, 14-115, 1 TD ; Travis Cummings, 6-53, 1 TD ; Chris Houston, 11-21 ; Vinny Villano, 4-6 ; Kyle Quinn, 5-(-2) ; Justin Hardison, 2-(-4).

PASSING: 
Wesleyan - Jake Fay, 27-17-1, 295 yards, 2 TDs ; Kevin Cornish, 1-0-0, 0 yards.Bowdoin - Kyle Quinn, 21-12-1, 114 yards ; Justin Hardison, 6-2-1, 25 yards.

RECEIVING: 
Wesleyan - Matt Perceval, 10-167, 2 TDs ; George Thompson, 4-80 ; Luke Kephart, 2-38 ; Larry Woolard, 1-10.Bowdoin - Peter Hahn, 3-20 ; Rich Bolduc, 3-17 ; Tim Lawson, 3-36 ; Jason Dewar, 2-16 ; Jason Rawlins, 1-23 ; Vinny Villano, 1-12 ; Seth Paradis, 1-9 ; Chris Houston, 1-6.

PUNTING: 
Wesleyan - Mark Olschefskie, 4-136, 34.0 average.Bowdoin - Rich Bolduc, 6-154, 25.7 average.

ATTENDANCE: 1,427