Logo: Wesleyan Athletics

at Wesleyan 37, Trinity 13

Saturday, November 11, 2000 at Middletown, Conn.

Game Notes:

Frosh QB Brennan Carney and senior wide receiver Todd Themistocles each posted the finest performance of their careers to carry Wesleyan to a 37-13 victory over Trinity in the season finale for both teams. The win gave Wesleyan a 5-3 record for the year, the team's fourth straight winning season. Trinity closed out with a 4-4 record, only the second non-winning campaign in the last 21 for Trinity.

Carney completed 17 of 33 passes for 277 yards and five TDs, three of those going to Themistocles, who collected 11 receptions for 147 yards. The previous best performance for Carney was 15-for-32 for 252 yards and two TDs in a 20-17 win at Bates. In that game, Themistocles had nine catches for 132 yards, his best game before this contest.

Trinity opened the scoring on a 27-yard field goal by Skip Sullivan, who later added a 42-yarder, giving him eight field goals on the season. Wesleyan countered the two field goals by Trinity with three first-half TDs for a 21-6 edge. Carney hit three difference players for the scores, one of 10 yards to Larry Woolard, a 32-yarder to John Stokel and a 25-yarder to Themistocles. He added passes of 16 and 19 yards to Themistocles for the final two TDs in the second half. Trinity did score first in the second half to make it 21-13 as Tom Pierandri scored on a 12-yard run. He led all rushers in the game with 67 yards on 18 carries. Wesleyan also added a safety late in the third quarter when Trinity was called for a tripping penalty in the endzone during a passing play.

This was the 100th meeting between the two colleges, dating back to 1885. Wesleyan holds a 52-47-1 edge in the series but Trinity has won 15 of the last 20 batttles.


SCORING SUMMARY 

1st Qtr 2nd Qtr 3rd Qtr 4th Qtr - Total
Trinity (4-4) 3 3 7 0 - 13
Wesleyan (5-3) 7 14 9 7 - 37

1st Quarter 
Trinity - Skip Sullivan 27 field goal 10:49 
Wesleyan - Larry Woolard 10 pass from Brennan Carney (Curt Younkin kick) 7:47 
2nd Quarter 
Wesleyan - John Stokel 32 pass from Brennan Carney (Curt Younkin kick) 14:46 
Trinity - Skip Sullivan 42 field goal 2:45 
Wesleyan - Todd Themistocles 25 pass from Brennan Carney (Curt Younkin kick) 1:37 
3rd Quarter 
Trinity - Tom Pierandri 12 run (Skip Sullivan kick) 11:29 
Wesleyan - Safety (Trinity called for tripping penalty in end zone on pass play) 3:16 
Wesleyan - Todd Themistocles 16 pass from Brennan Carney (Curt Younkin kick) 1:08 
4th Quarter 
Wesleyan - Todd Themistocles 19 pass from Brennan Carney (Curt Younkin kick) 13:02 

TEAM STATISTICS 
TRINITY WESLEYAN
First Downs (Run-Pass-/Penalty) 14 (3-8-3) 16 (5-11-0)
Rushing Attempts 38 40
Positive Yards Rushing 137 127
Negative Yards Rushing 43 17
Net Total Yards Rushing 94 110
Net Total Yards Passing 177 277
Passes Attempted-Completed-Intercepted 40-14-11 33-17-1
Total Offensive Plays 78 73
Total Net Yards 271 387
Average Gain Per Play 3.5 5.3
Penalties: Number-Yards 6-42 11-81
Fumbles: Number-Lost 4-2 6-2
Interceptions By: Number-Yards 1-3 1-0
Punts: Number-Yards-Average 8-281-35.1 6-240-40.0
Punt Returns: Number-Yards 2-(-11) 3-4
Kickoff Returns: Number-Yards 3-15 2-82
Fumble Returns: Number-Yards 0-0 0-0
Time of Possession 28:30 31:30
Third-Down Conversions 5 of 18 7 of 14
Fourth-Down Conversions 2 of 2 0 of 1
Sacks by: Number-Yards 1-7 5-23

 


INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS 

RUSHING: 
Trinity - Tom Pierandri, 18-67, 1 TD ; David Mogan, 1-35 ; Charles Kalender, 3-14 ; Matt Glasz, 4-5 ; Brian Fabrizio, 3-(-6); Joe Wahl, 1-(-7) ; Greg Ward, 8-(-14).Wesleyan - Ronnie Jacobs, 19-58 ; Dan Quinones, 6-31 ; Rahsaan Wareham. 13-29 ; Brennan Carney, 2-(-8). 

PASSING: 
Trinity- Greg Ward, 40-14-1. 177 yards. Wesleyan - Brennan Carney, 33-17-1, 277 yards, 5 TDs. 

RECEIVING: 
Trinity - Andrew Eastman, 3-50 ; Brian Fabrizio, 2-53 ; Tom Pierandri, 2-9 ; Peter Nesbit, 2-5 ; Kevin Waters, 1-20 ; Porter Fraker, 1-18 ; Zach Costa, 1-12 ; Mike Indelicato, 1-8 ; Jake Sexton, 1-2.Wesleyan - Todd Themistocles, 11-147, 3 TDs ; Larry Woolard, 2-41, 1 TD ; John Stokel, 2-38. 1 TD ; Sam Fletcher, 1-34 ; Ronnie Jacobs, 1-17. 

PUNTING: 
Trinity - Joe Wahl, 8-281, 35.1 average. Wesleyan - Mark Olschefskie, 6-240, 40.0 average.

ATTENDANCE: 3,000