Logo: Wesleyan Athletics

at Wesleyan 36, Bates 29 (OT)

Saturday, October 16, 1999 at Middletown, Conn.

Game Notes:

Matt Perceval, the leading receiver in the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) made 13 catches for 227 yards and three TDs, including the only score in overtime on a six-yard reception, to lead Wesleyan (3-1) to a 36-29 victory over visiting Bates (1-3).

On the year, Perceval has 42 catches for 692 yards (16.5 yards a catch) and six TDs in four contests.

In a game that featured nearly 1,000 yards of total offense, Bates (516 yards) rallied from a 29-14 fourth-quarter deficit with an 11-play, 64-yard drive culminating in a 14-yard pass from Matt Bazirgan to Jason Coulie with 7:14 to play and an eight-play, 80-yard march ending in a 16-yard TD run by Paul Erickson with 1:26 to go. Erickson then caught the two-point conversion pass to even the score at 29-29. Erickson ended the game with 26 carries for 156 yards and two TDs while Coulie had 12 catches for 126 yards and two TDs. Bazirgan completed 23 of 39 passes for 218 yards.

Wesleyan QB Jake Fay was 23 of 35 for 343 yards and also led the team on the ground with 30 yards as Wesleyan amassed 452 yards on the afternoon.

In overtime, Wesleyan moved 25 yards on four plays as Fay connected with Perceval for nine yards, then George Thompson for 10. Fay then hit Perceval on a 2nd-and-goal pass from the six and Brian Walker added the extra point.

Bates ran seven plays in overtime, but stalled after reaching the 14 as an incompletion, a sack and two more failed passes ended the game.

Wesleyan's triumph extended its winning streak over Bates to 13 straight games, dating back to the 1982 season.


SCORING SUMMARY 

1st Qtr 2nd Qtr 3rd Qtr 4th Qtr OT - Total
Wesleyan (3-1) 7 13 6 3 7 - 36
Bates (1-3) 7 0 7 15 0 - 29

1st Quarter 
Wesleyan - Jake Fay 1 run (Brian Walker kick) 11:27 
Bates - Jason Coulie 15 pass from Matt Bazirgan (Rejean Guerriero kick) 8:46 

2nd Quarter 
Wesleyan - Matt Perceval 51 pass from Jake Fay (Brian Walker kick) 7:08 
Wesleyan - Matt Perceval 36 pass from Jake Fay (kick blocked) 1:28 

3rd Quarter 
Bates - Paul Erickson 13 run (Rejean Guerriero kick) 4:02 
Wesleyan - Larry Woolard 3 run (pass failed) 1:09 

4th Quarter 
Wesleyan - Brian Walker 29 field goal 11:28 
Bates - Jason Coulie 14 pass from Matt Bazirgan (Rejean Guerriero kick) 7:14 
Bates - Paul Erickson 16 run (Matt Bazirgan pass to Paul Erickson) 1:26 

Overtime 
Wesleyan - Matt Perceval 6 pass from Jake Fay (Brian Walker kick) 

TEAM STATISTICS 
WESLEYAN BATES
First Downs (Run-Pass-Penalty) 23 (7-14-2) 28 (15-12-1)
Rushing Attempts 33 59
Positive Yards Rushing 148 331
Negative Yards Rushing 39 33
Net Total Yards Rushing 109 298
Net Total Yards Passing 343 218
Passes Attempted-Completed-Intercepted 35-23-0 39-23-0
Total Offensive Plays 68 98
Total Net Yards 452 516
Average Gain Per Play 6.6 5.3
Penalties: Number-Yards 4-31 4-41
Fumbles: Number-Lost 2-1 2-1
Interceptions By: Number-Yards 0-0 0-0
Punts: Number-Yards-Average 5-216-43.2 5-121-24.2
Punt Returns: Number-Yards 1-11 2-22
Kickoff Returns: Number-Yards 5-101 5-101
Fumble Returns: Number-Yards 0-0 0-0
Time of Possession 24:42 35:18
Third-Down Conversions 8 of 14 12 of 21
Fourth-Down Conversions 0 of 0 2 of 4
Sacks by: Number-Yards 4-31 6-37

 


INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS 

RUSHING: 
Wesleyan - Jake Fay, 15-30, 1 TD ; Ron Jacobs, 5-26 ; Greg Thomas, 3-22 ; Rahsaan Wareham, 5-21 ; Larry Woolard, 5-10.Bates - Paul Erickson, 26-157, 2 TDs ; Matt Bazirgan, 18-53 ; Sean Atkins, 8-41 ; Alexi Whitney, 7-47.

PASSING: 
Wesleyan - Jake Fay, 35-23-0, 343 yards, 3 TDs.Bates - Matt Bazirgan, 39-23-0, 218 yards, 2 TDs.

RECEIVING: 
Wesleyan - Matt Perceval, 13-227, 3 TDs ; George Thompson, 6-87 ; Luke Kephart, 3-25 ; Larry Woolard, 1-4.Bates - Jason Coulie, 12-126, 2 TDs ; Paul Erickson, 5-29 ; Paul Fantasia, 4-46 ; Dennis Pereira, 1-9 ; Alexi Whitney, 1-8.

PUNTING: 
Wesleyan - Mark Olschefskie, 5-216, 43.2 average.Bates - Jason Place, 5-121, 24.2 average.

ATTENDANCE: 1,800