#12 Wesley Opens Conference Play with 21-20 Home Win Over Rowan

#12 Wesley Opens Conference Play with 21-20 Home Win Over Rowan

Dover, Del. - The Wolverines took on the Rowan Profs in the first New Jersey Athletic Conference game of the 2019 season and left Drass Field with yet another win. The Wolverines improve to 4-0 overall and 1-0 in the NJAC as the Profs drop to 0-4 overall and 0-1 (NJAC).

Wolverine Nation and Wesley College would like to honor Amber Sells, a freshman who passed away late last week and will always remember all the lives she touched in her time here at Wesley College.

This game also proved to be an emotional one for Wolverine Nation and the Wesley College Community as they Honored fellow friend Troy Haynes, a senior from Woodbridge High School who recently lost his battle to cancer. Haynes leaves behind an incredible legacy and impact on the whole state of Delaware. We want everyone to always remember to #FightLike4.

How it happened:

Scoreless after the first quarter, Jon Mullin was able to find Corterris Simpson on a 10-yard pass for a touchdown a minute into the second quarter. Nick Bruhn was successful in the extra point, 7-0. 

The Profs tied the game five minutes later on a 30-yard run by Messiah Divine at 9:46, going into half time tied 7-7. 

Wesley scored twice in the third quarter. The first touchdown was on a 5-yard run by Marcellus Pack capping a 73-yard drive. With 1:43 left to go in the quarter, Ruhann Peele caught a 21-yard pass from Mullin to give the extend, the Wolverines lead 21-7.

The 4th quarter saw the Prof's fight their way back as quarterback Mike Husni hit Nick Grosso with a 20-yard pass (point after by Jake Hurler cut the lead to 21-14.)  Then the Rowan defense recovered a fumble and ran it in for a touchdown to bring the score to within 1 (21-20). 

Jon Mullin went 15-20 with 142 yards and 2 touchdowns. Marcellus Pack ran for a season high of 58-yards on 12 rushes and scored his second touchdown of the season.  Ruhann Peele lead the way in receptions with 9 for 113 yards and a touchdown, while Corterris Simpson caught 4 passes with a touchdown.  

Defensively Will Scott had 9 tackles including a sack, Shymere Vessels had 5 tackles and assisted on 4 others and Dante Daniels was part of 7 tackles, including a sack. Nick Bruhn had a good day, going 3 for 3 in extra points.   

Mike Brewer also caught his second interception of the season.

Wesley won the battle on total offense 321-320, with 189 yards in the air.  

Comments from the Coach

Rowan has always played us tough. They are better than their record indicated. Our defense came up with big stops, especailly at the crucial times in the redzone which really helped our cause. Overall, we need to play more consistent football in order to achieve the goals we set at the begining of the season" Coach Knapp.

Up Next

The Wolverines look to take on Rival Salisbury next weekend, October 12th, 2019. Kick-off is scheduled for 1 p.m.