Cyprian Oyomba '12 & Brett Bandazian '12 Combine for 30 Tackles as Trinity Hands Cardinals 27-0 Season-Ending Loss
Despite a combined 30 tackles from linebackers Cyprian Oyomba '12 (#28, standing in main photo) and Brett Bandazian '12 (#56, on ground in main photo), Wesleyan was unable to generate much in the way of offense against Trinity in the season finale for both teams in Hartford Sat., Nov. 12, as the Bantams wrapped up their 43rd straight home victory and 11th in a row against Wesleyan with a 27-0 triumph.
Oyomba made 16 stops, giving him 72 on the year and second behind Bandazian's 82 tackles for the season. Still, Trinity produced 345 yards of offense, 197 of it on the ground while limiting Wesleyan to 84 yards on the ground and 112 yards to total offense. Trinity came into the game holding opponents to 50 yards rushing and 208 yards of offense. Wesleyan got 47 yards on the ground from Te'Rhon O'Neal '12 (#20, photo insert upper left) including a scintillating 45-yard scamper with a few broken tackles along the way during the second quarter, setting up Wesleyan's best scoring chance, but a 34-yard field goal attempt by Sebastian Aguiree '14 was blocked. Wesleyan also blocked a Trinity field-goal try, that by Nik Powers '15 in the first quarter. It was the seventh blocked kick by the Cardinals over the course of the season. However, it was the Bantam defense that stood out on the day as Wesleyan crossed midfield only once during its 15 possessions and picked up just five first downs in the contest. Trinity had a 13-minuite advantage in time of possession.
LaDarius Drew '15 added 37 yards rushing on 13 attempts to improve his team-leading figure to 726 yards on 173 carries, perhaps the finest single-season effort by a Cardinal freshman on record.