Wesleyan's special teams blocked three punts, two leading directly to TDs, and a batted pass and interception contributed to another TD as Wesleyan defeated Bowdoin, 33-7, here this afternnon. Wesleyan improved its record to 4-2 on the year while Bowdoin dropped to 0-6.
Wesleyan took a 7-0 lead four minutes into the game after defensive tackle Tom Moran batted a Bowdoin pass and linemate Kevin Lenane made a diving interception at the Bowdoin 31-yard line. Six plays later QB Brennan Carney hit Sam Fletcher from 21 yards out for the TD. Carney also connected with Todd Themistocles on an 18-yard scoring pass at 11:40 of the second quarter for a 14-0 edge. With 4:15 to go in the half, Mark Olschefskie blocked a Bowdoin punt and Steve Woodruff scooped up the loose ball, racing 31 yards for a TD, and a 20-0 lead at halftime.
Wesleyan made it 26-0 on a four-yard run by Ronnie Jacobs, capping a five-play, 28-yard drive. Jacobs produced the first 100-yard rushing day of his career as the sophomore finsihed the day with 25 carries for 116 yards. Another punt, this one blocked by Dave Laferriere at the Bowdoin 32, was recovered in the endzone by Derrick Brantley to make it 33-0. Bowdoin got on the board when Tim Lawson scored on a two-yard run to complete an eight-play, 52-yard march with 5:55 to play.
On the day, Bowdoin was held to 191 yards of total offense while Wesleyan generated 322 yards, 222 coming on the ground.
|1st Qtr||2nd Qtr||3rd Qtr||4th Qtr||-||Total|
|First Downs (Run-Pass-/Penalty)||10 (5-4-1)||19 (13-5-1)|
|Positive Yards Rushing||93||238|
|Negative Yards Rushing||14||16|
|Net Total Yards Rushing||79||222|
|Net Total Yards Passing||112||100|
|Total Offensive Plays||69||71|
|Total Net Yards||191||322|
|Average Gain Per Play||2.8||4.5|
|Interceptions By: Number-Yards||0-0||1-0|
|Punt Returns: Number-Yards||0-0||5-77|
|Kickoff Returns: Number-Yards||5-72||0-0|
|Fumble Returns: Number-Yards||0-0||1-15|
|Time of Possession||30:49||29:11|
|Third-Down Conversions||4 of 18||7 of 17|
|Fourth-Down Conversions||2 of 3||1 of 3|
|Sacks by: Number-Yards||1-4||1-7|
Bowdoin - Tony Small, 15-33 ; Tim Lawson, 9-30, 1 TD ; Mike Taylor, 8-18 ; Travis Cummings, 3-3 ; Justin Hardison, 3-(-4) ; Kyle Quinn, 1-(-1).Wesleyan - Ronnie Jacobs, 25-116, 1 TD ; Young Douglas, 11-79 ; Rahsaan Wareham, 11-33 ; Brennan Carney, 2-(-1) ; Kevin Cornish, 1-(-5).
Bowdoin- Justin Hardison, 21-10-1, 62 yards ; Kyle Quinn, 9-5-0. 50 yards. Wesleyan - Brennan Carney, 20-6-0, 100 yards, 2 TDs ; Kevin Cornish, 1-0-0.
Bowdoin - Chris Sakelakos, 4-39 ; Jason Rawlins, 3-16 ; Jamie Suzor, 3-21 ; Peter Hahn, 2-28 ; Mike Taylor, 2-6 ; Travis Cummings, 1-2.Wesleyan - Sam Fletcher, 3-51, 1 TD ; Todd Themistocles, 1-18, 1 TD ; Ronnie Jacobs, 1-18 ; Larry Woolard, 1-13.
Bowdoin - Matt Hession, 7-234, 33.4 average ; Team, 3-0. Wesleyan - Mark Olschefskie, 5-176, 35.2 average ; Jim Rooney, 1-31.