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at Williams 41, Wesleyan 7

Saturday, November 2, 2002 at Williamstown, Mass.

NotesWilliams limited Wesleyan to just 31 first-half yards while rolling up 266 of its own and turned two Wesleyan fumbles into TDs en route to a 34-0 halftime lead. The teams played the second half even statistically and on the scoreboard as Williams remained undefeated with the 41-7 triumph. Williams and Amherst meet next week with the Little Three title on the line. A Williams victory would give the Ephs their second straight crown. An Amherst win would force a three-way tie. After holding Williams on its first series, Wesleyan forced a punt which was misplayed by Wesleyan's Pat Moffett and recovered by Williams Johnny Kelly at the Wesleyan 23. Two Mike Hackett runs, the second for 17 yards, resulted in six points. A 32-yard pass down the left side on 4th-and-6 from Joe Reardon to John Siff late in the first quarter made it 13-0. Tim Crawley's 15-yard run capped a 49-yard, seven-play drive at 6:50 of the second quarter and the score stood 20-0. Another short march, this time 40 yards on five plays, ended with a 20-yard Reardon to Ryan Friend catch in the left corner of the endzone and a 27-0 edge with 1:43 left in the half. When Wesleyan fumbled the ensuing kickoff at the Wesleyan 18, Williams added a four-yard TD strike from Reardon to Jamaal Mobley for the halftime bulge. Wesleyan drove 94 yards for its third quarter TD, using eight plays, including a 49-yard pass from Brennan Carney to Pat Moffett. The TD came on a six-yard pass to Sam Fletcher with 7:06 showing on the clock. Carney, who was sacked nine times in the game, coughed up the ball at the Wesleyan four-yard line late in the third period, and Hackett did the honors on the next play for the final margin with 1:18 to go in the third period. Hackett paced Williams on the ground with 16 carries for 96 yards. This was the ninth straight win for Williams over Wesleyan at Weston Field in Williamstown.

  1st Qtr. 2nd Qtr. 3rd Qtr. 4th Qtr. - Total
Wesleyan (5-2) 0 0 7 0 - 7
Williams (7-0) 13 21 7 0 - 41

SCORING

1st Quarter 
Williams - 
Mike Hackett 17 run (kick blocked) 12:34
Williams - John Siff 32 pass frm Joe Reardon (Scott Farley kick) 1:53

2nd Quarter 
Williams 
- Tim Crawley 15 rush (Scott Farley kick) 6:50
Williams - Ryan Friend 20 pass from Joe Reardon (Scott Farley kick) 1:43
Williams - Jamaal Mobley 4 pass from Joe Reardon (Scott Farley kick) 0:36

3rd Quarter 
Wesleyan
 - Sam Fletcher 6 pass from Brennan Carney (Vin Balsamo kick) 7:06
Williams - Mike Hackett 4 run (Scott Farley kick) 1:18

TEAM STATS

  Williams Wesleyan
First Downs (run/pass/penalty) 15 (7-7-1) 8 (2-4-2)
Rushes - Yards 46-183 39-15
Passes Attempted - Completed - Intercepted 24-14-0 17-8-1
Passing Yards 186 121
Totals Yards 369 136
Fumbles - Lost 4-1 4-3
Penalties - Yards 7-65 3-19
Return Yards (punt, interception. fumble) 33 1
Kickoff Returns - Yards 2-29 6-102
Punts - Yards - Average 10-372-37.2 11-387-35.2
Time of Possession 31:01 28:59
3rd/4th Down Conversions 4-16/2-2 3-15/0-1
Sacks by 9-57 2-15

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING: Williams - Mike Hackett, 16-96, 2 TDs ; Tim Crawley, 12-54, 1 TD ; Vernard Bond, 6-15 ; Tyler Shea, 2-4 ; Gary Parr, 4-4 ; Joe Reardon, 4-4 ; Mike McCarthy, 1-4 ; James Crowell, 1-2.Wesleyan - Young Douglas, 8-29 ; Pat Curran, 9-16 ; Andrew Stuerzel, 2-4 ; Matt Smith, 4-3 ; Adam Maxwell, 2-(-1) ; Brennan Carney, 14-(-36).

PASSING: Williams - Joe Reardon, 21-13-0, 167 yards, 3 TDs ; Mike McCarthy, 3-1-0, 19 yards.Wesleyan - Brennan Carney, 15-8-1, 121 yards, 1 TD ; Mosah Fernandez-Goodman, 2-0-0.

RECEIVING: Williams - Ryan Friend, 6-88, 1 TD ; John Siff, 2-40, 1 TD ; Jamaal Mobley, 2-26, 1 TD ; John Kay, 1-19 ; Mike Rabiner, 1-8 ; Mike Hackett, 1-3 ; Scott Farley, 1-2. Wesleyan - Sam Fletcher, 4-39, 1 TD ; Pat Moffett, 3-79 ; Pat Curran, 1-3.

PUNTING: Williams - Scott Farley, 9-341, 37.9 average ; Richard Counts, 1-31, 31.0 average.Wesleyan - Jim Rooney, 11-387, 35.2 average.

Attendance: 6,719