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.
|1st Qtr||2nd Qtr||3rd Qtr||4th Qtr||-||Total|
|First Downs (Run-Pass-Penalty)||20 (5-14-1)||16 (9-6-1)|
|Positive Yards Rushing||137||210|
|Negative Yards Rushing||24||21|
|Net Total Yards Rushing||113||189|
|Net Total Yards Passing||295||139|
|Total Offensive Plays||66||69|
|Total Net Yards||408||328|
|Average Gain Per Play||6.2||4.8|
|Interceptions By: Number-Yards||2-54||1-0|
|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|
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).
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.
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.
Wesleyan - Mark Olschefskie, 4-136, 34.0 average.Bowdoin - Rich Bolduc, 6-154, 25.7 average.