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Williams 54, at Wesleyan 16

Saturday, November 6, 1993 at Middletown, Conn.

Game Notes:

Todd Ducharme caught TD passes of 78, 13, and 23 yards in a span of 8:33 between the second and third quarters to trigger visiting Williams College to an easy 54-16 win over previously undefeated Wesleyan. Williams, which denied Wesleyan its first outright Little Three title in 23 years, upped its record to 6-1 and can clinch its seventh consecutive Little Three championship by beating Amherst College in Williamstown next week. Wesleyan had beaten Amherst, 24-6, two weeks ago.

Ducharme finished the game with six catches for 160 yards as quarterback Dave Sullivan was near perfect on the afternoon, completing 14 of 19 passes for 232 yards and three scores. David Lee led a solid running attack for Williams with 21 carries for 129 yards and two TDs while Mark Kossick added four rushes for 10 yards but scored twice, giving him at least one TD in each of Williams' seven games this season.

The 54 points scored by Williams was its most ever in 99 meetings with Wesleyan, eclipsing the 50-point mark Williams had collected during a 50-14 victory in 1920.

Offensively, Wesleyan got six catches for 112 yards from James Yaker, who scored one TD of 33 yards. Quarterback Troy Robinson completed 11 of 24 passes for 160 yards. Wesleyan's rushing attack, ranked among the top 10 in NCAA Division III with a 261-yard-per-game average, was held to 127 yards on 39 attempts.


SCORING SUMMARY 

1st Qtr 2nd Qtr 3rd Qtr 4th Qtr - Total
Williams (6-1) 6 21 20 7 - 54
Wesleyan (6-1) 0 2 6 8 - 16

1st Quarter 
Williams - David Lee 2 run (kick failed) 5:48

2nd Quarter 
Williams - Mark Kossick 1 run (Dave Sullivan pass to Nick Gemelli) 13:12
Wesleyan - Safety (punt snapped over punter's head, kicked out of end zone) 7:29
Williams - Todd Ducharme 78 pass from Dave Sullivan (Pat Barnard kick) 4:59
Williams - Todd Ducharme 15 pass from Dave Sullivan (pass failed) :24

3rd Quarter 
Williams - Todd Ducharme 23 pass from Dave Sullivan (kick blocked) 11:26
Williams - Mark Kossick 1 run (Pat Barnard kick) 10:02
Williams - David Lee 6 run (Pat Barnard kick) 7:55
Wesleyan - James Yaker 33 pass from Troy Robinson (run failed) 1:42

4th Quarter
Williams - Brian Gugliotta 1 run (Pat Barnard kick) 10:08
Wesleyan - Seth Spector 5 pass from Scott Hevesy (Jason Cooper run) 1:13

TEAM STATISTICS 
WILLIAMS WESLEYAN
First Downs (Run-Pass-Penalty) 24 (11-12-1) 16 (8-6-2)
Rushing Attempts 47 39
Positive Yards Rushing 247 155
Negative Yards Rushing 28 28
Net Total Yards Rushing 219 127
Net Total Yards Passing 241 172
Passes Attempted-Completed-Intercepted 21-15-0 28-13-2
Total Offensive Plays 68 67
Total Net Yards 460 299
Average Gain Per Play 6.8 4.5
Penalties: Number-Yards 6-67 10-60
Fumbles: Number-Lost 2-0 3-1
Interceptions By: Number-Yards 2-0 -
Punts: Number-Yards-Average 2-66-33.0 4-151-37.8
Punt Returns: Number-Yards 2-8 2-21
Kickoff Returns: Number-Yards 3-41 10-159
Time of Possession 30:25 29:35
Sacks by: Number-Yards 4-18 1-3

 


INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING: Williams - David Lee, 21-129, 2 TDs; Jamall Pollack, 6-33; Jeff Walsh, 3-22; Brian Gugliotta, 5-21, 1 TD; Mike Bajakian, 1-16; Mark Kossick, 4-10, 2 TDs; David Sullivan, 3-9; Kris Kahn, 2-3; Scott Coccaro, 2-(-3); Team, 1-(-21). Wesleyan - Dave Cottrell, 14-49; Troy Robinson, 11-28; Jason Cooper, 2-21; Rick Farnell, 3-10; Jermaine Lawrence, 1-9; Jack Eighmy, 2-7; Frank Truslow, 2-7; Alex Velardi, 1-3; Sean Downey, 3-(-7).

PASSING: Williams - Dave Sullivan, 19-14-0, 232 yards, 3 TDs; Mike Bajakian, 1-1-0, 9 yards; Ziv Lalich, 1-0-0. Wesleyan - Troy Robinson, 24-11-2, 160 yards; Scott Hevesy, 3-2-0, 12 yards, 1 TD.

RECEIVING: Williams - Todd Ducharme, 6-160, 3 TDs; Mark Kossick, 5-55; Mark Colella, 1-9; Jeff Walsh, 1-9; Nick Gemelli, 1-5; Brian Gugliotta, 1-3. Wesleyan - James Yaker, 6-112, 1 TD; Jeff Wilner, 4-49; Jason Cooper, 1-7; Seth Spector, 1-5, 1 TD; Jermaine Lawrence, 1-(-1).

PUNTING: Williams - Matt DeCamp, 2-66, 33.0 average. Wesleyan - Ken Cho, 3-122, 40.7 average; Sean Downey, 1-29.

Attendance: 5,500