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at Wesleyan 28, Williams 14

Saturday, November 1, 1997 at Middletown, Conn.

Game Notes:

QB Jake Fay completed 16 of 31 passes for 237 yards and three TDs while Tom Themistocles rushed 34 times for 152 yards and a TD to lead Wesleyan (6-1) to a 28-14 victory over previously undefeated Williams (6-1) in a torrential downpour. Wesleyan ended its 11-year losing streak to Williams, dating back to 1985, and halted Williams' eight-game winning streak overall, going back to last season.

Matt Perceval caught a five-yard pass from Fay at 8:01 of the second quarter to open the scoring, and Wesleyan never trailed en route to a 28-6 fourth-quarter lead. Fay also hit Themistocles from 16 yards out and connected with Nate Moore on a 19-yard TD while Themistocles ran one in from nine yards for the final Wesleyan score. Williams got its first score on a 45-yard burst by Mike McAdam just 1:46 after Wesleyan took the lead, but the point-after kick was blocked. A 20-yard pass from Sean Keenan (10-of-21, 154 yards) to Ryan Sigrist (seven catches for 80 yards) ended the day's scoring with 4:38 to play.

Wesleyan dominated the time of possession with a 37-23 minute margin as Wesleyan gained 281 yards from its scoring drives of 86, 55, 60, and 80 yards. Wesleyan finished with 384 yards to Williams' 307. Williams turned the ball over four times in the contest while Wesleyan went without a miscue.


SCORING SUMMARY 

1st Qtr 2nd Qtr 3rd Qtr 4th Qtr - Total
Williams (6-1) 0 6 0 8 - 14
Wesleyan (6-1) 0 14 7 7 - 28

1st Quarter 
No scoring

2nd Quarter 
Wesleyan - Matt Perceval 5 pass from Jake Fay (Ben Kozik kick) 8:01
Williams - Mike McAdam 45 run (kick blocked) 6:15
Wesleyan - Tom Themistocles 16 pass from Jake Fay (Ben Kozik kick) 0:28

3rd Quarter
Wesleyan - Nate Moore 19 pass from Jake Fay (Ben Kozik kick) 12:30

4th Quarter
Wesleyan - Tom Themistocles 9 run (Ben Kozik kick) 10:26
Williams - Matt Sigrist 20 pass from Sean Keenan (Sean Keenan pass to Ian Macallister) 4:38

TEAM STATISTICS 
WESLEYAN WILLIAMS
First Downs (Run-Pass-Penalty) 20 (7-13-0) 15 (6-8-1)
Rushing Attempts 46 32
Positive Yards Rushing 183 158
Negative Yards Rushing 36 18
Net Total Yards Rushing 147 140
Net Total Yards Passing 237 167
Passes Attempted-Completed-Intercepted 31-16-0 27-12-3
Total Offensive Plays 77 59
Total Net Yards 384 307
Average Gain Per Play 5.0 5.2
Penalties: Number-Yards 6-49 3-30
Fumbles: Number-Lost 3-0 2-1
Interceptions By: Number-Yards 3-15 0-0
Punts: Number-Yards-Average 6-211-35.2 5-190-38.0
Punt Returns: Number-Yards 2-24 1-(-5)
Kickoff Returns: Number-Yards 1-25 4-49
Fumble Returns: Number-Yards 0-0 0-0
Time of Possession 37:13 22:47
Third-Down Conversions 9 of 19 2 of 11
Fourth-Down Conversions 1 of 2 1 of 2
Sacks by: Number-Yards 1-9 3-19

 


INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING: Williams - Fred Storz, 20-74; Mike McAdam, 3-50, 1 TD; Brendan Davidson, 2-15; Sean Keenan, 3-2; Paul Bethe, 1-1; Peter Supino, 2-3; Sam Landis, 1-(-2). Wesleyan - Tom Themistocles, 34-152, 1 TD; Jake Fay, 11-10; Team, 1-(-15).

PASSING: Williams - Sean Keenan, 21-10-2, 154 yards, 1 TD; Mike Supino, 6-2-1, 13 yards. Wesleyan- Jake Fay, 31-16-0, 237 yards, 3 TDs.

RECEIVING: Williams - Matt Sigrist, 7-80, 1 TD; David Nemeskal, 2-43; Ian Macallister, 2-38; Colin Vatah, 1-6. Wesleyan - Nate Moore, 5-88, 1 TD; Matt Perceval, 5-75, 1 TD; Shane Doyle, 4-50; Tom Themistocles, 1-16, 1 TD; Henry Wasserman, 1-8.

PUNTING: Williams - Sam Landis, 5-190, 38.0 average. Wesleyan - Rob Stager, 6-211, 35.2 average.

Attendance: 2,800