Holding Colby scoreless in the second half while scoring 14 points of its own, Wesleyan rallied for a 20-13 win to extend its record to 3-0 on the year. Colby fell to 0-3 on the season.
Behind the passing of QB Jake Fay, who completed 15 of 20 tosses for 244 yards and a pair of TDs, Wesleyan overcame a 13-6 halftime deficit, tying the game with 12 seconds remaining in the third quarter on an 18-yard pass from Fay to fullback John Pascucci. That TD was set up when Colby punter Matt Smith couldn't handle a snap and ended up throwing an incompletion, giving Wesleyan the ball at the Colby 38. Pascucci, a junior who moved within one rushing TD of the all-time Wesleyan record with the 18th TD of his career on the ground, scored the game-winner on a 10-yard gallop with 11:42 to play. That completed a 54-yard drive and helped Pascucci pick up his third straight 100-yard rushing game as he amassed 117 yards on 18 carries.
After Wesleyan appeared to be going in for a game-clinching TD with four minutes to play, Colby recovered a Wesleyan fumble at the one-yard line. Though Colby was forced to punt, Nathan Bradley got off an 81-yard kick, then held Wesleyan to get the ball back at its own 39 with 1:32 to go. Bradley, also the QB, completed a crucial 4th-and-15 pass to Brian DiBello for 28 yards to keep Colby's hopes alive. Colby eventually reached the Wesleyan 10-yard line with 20 seconds to play, but tried a draw play that was stuffed at the nine-yard line as time ran out.
Bradley completed 18 of 36 passes for 200 yards and a TD, that of eight yards to Don Gage 15 seconds before halftime, to lead Colby.
Colby's opening score came on a 22-yard end-around reverse by Miguel Gonzalez with five minutes to go in the second quarter.
|1st Qtr||2nd Qtr||3rd Qtr||4th Qtr||-||Total|
|First Downs (Run-Pass-Penalty)||17 (6-10-1)||16 (8-7-1)|
|Positive Yards Rushing||149||155|
|Negative Yards Rushing||53||25|
|Net Total Yards Rushing||96||130|
|Net Total Yards Passing||244||200|
|Total Offensive Plays||62||69|
|Total Net Yards||340||330|
|Average Gain Per Play||5.5||4.8|
|Interceptions By: Number-Yards||0-0||1-9|
|Punt Returns: Number-Yards||2-15||4-27|
|Kickoff Returns: Number-Yards||3-43||2-31|
|Fumble Returns: Number-Yards||0-0||0-0|
|Time of Possession||30:42||29:18|
|Third-Down Conversions||4 of 13||3 of 15|
|Fourth-Down Conversions||0 of 1||1 of 1|
|Sacks by: Number-Yards||3-19||4-31|
RUSHING: Colby - Tom Keblin, 13-68; Don Gage, 9-33; Brian Souza, 6-26; Miguel Gonzalez, 1-22, 1 TD; Nathan Bradley, 3-(-19). Wesleyan - John Pascucci, 18-117, 1 TD; Tom Themistocles, 7-15; Jake Fay, 7-(-36).
PASSING: Colby - Nathan Bradley, 36-18-0, 200 yards, 2 TD; Matt Smith, 1-0-0. Wesleyan - Jake Fay, 30-15-1, 244 yards, 2 TDs.
RECEIVING: Colby - Don Gage, 5-68, 1 TD; Miguel Gonzalez, 3-37; Adam Rolewicz, 3-5; Brian DiBello, 2-36; David McGeehan, 2-28; Chris Ryan, 1-13; Tom Keblin, 1-7; Brian Souza, 1-6. Wesleyan- Nate Moore, 5-108, 1 TD; Matt Perceval, 5-82; John Pascucci, 3-31, 1 TD; Henry Wasserman, 1-12; Mark Olschefskie, 1-11.
PUNTING: Colby - Matt Smith, 7-246, 35.1 average; Nathan Bradley, 3-143, 47.7 average. Wesleyan - Rob Stager, 7-311, 44.4 average.