Wolverines Run Past TCNJ With 62-0 Opening Conference Game Win

This game was never close as Wesley College had their foot on the gas in the first quarter with scoring 27 straight points which eventually led to a 62-0 win over their fellow  New Jersey Athletic Conference member TCNJ Lions.

The offensive standouts in the game for the Wolverines were senior quarterback Khaaliq Burroughs, freshman running back Xavier Drummond,  junior running back E.J. Lee, sophomore running back Abe Mansaray, Senior wide receiver Alex Kemp, junior wide receiver Corterris Simpson and sophomore wide receiver Kianta Thompson.

Burroughs went 17 for 22 with 259 yards passing, three touchdowns and one interception.

Burrough’s  teammate sophomore quarterback  David Marrocco had sometime to play in the blowout which he went 2 for 2 for 16 yards and one touchdown.

Wesley’s running backs were running wild in Friday’s game at Drass field with their two leading rushers ( Drummond and Lee)  of the day combining for 216 rushing yards.

Drummond had two carries for 116 yards, averaged 58 yards per carry, longest was a 86 yard run and scored one touchdown.

Lee also racked up the yards in the win with 13 carries for 100 yards and one touchdown.

Mansaray might of not had the yardage in this game as his two other teammates but he did have six carries for 23 yards and one touchdown.

Senior wide receiver Alex Kemp again hit 108 yards receiving in a game as he had the same total in the season opening win against Delaware Valley.

Kemp also had two touchdown’s in Friday’s win against TCNJ.

Related:Wesley College Crushes Delaware Valley 34-10 In Season Opener

Kemp’s fellow wide receiver Simpson had two catches for 67 yards and one touchdown in the win.

Also, wide receiver Thompson had two catches for 16 yards and one touchdown.

On the Defensive side, the standouts for Wesley were freshman defensive end Tommy Tanner, senior corner back Daquay Harris-Winbush, sophomore linebacker  Dante Daniel, freshman defensive end Matt Gore and junior defensive end Will Scott.

Tanner led the team in tackles with five. He also had one sack and one forced fumble in the game.

Harris-Winbush had four tackles, one sack and one tackle for a loss in game.

Daniel had three tackles, one tackle for a loss and one interception in the win.

Gore had one sack and one tackle for a loss in the win.

Scott had one sack and one tackle for a loss in the win.


27 Points in the First Quarter For Wesley

The first quarter started with the Lions having the ball first on their own 12 yard line.

After moving the ball to their own 31 yard line in the drive, Wesley’s defense came up big the next play and shut the TCNJ’s drive down.

Wesley’s sophomore linebacker  Dante Daniel intercepted TCNJ’s quarterback Andrew Donoghue  pass at Lions 41 yard line.

Then, it was the Wolverines turn and it took one play for the team to get a score on the board.

Wesley was at the Lion’s 41 yard line and senior quarterback Khaaliq Burroughs found his go to man senior wide receiver Alex Kemp who caught a 41 yard touchdown to put his team up 6-0 in the first quarter.

The Wolverines tried for a two point conversion and it failed which is why the score was only 6-0.

Wesley’s defense was not letting TCNJ’s offense getting any kind of rhythm and could not answer Wesley’s last score.

Wesley’s offense was a different story, the team just continued to add to their lead and this time it was from the running game.

Wolverines quarterback Burroughs continue to have a hot arm on this drive as he threw for 44 yards.

Junior running back E.J. Lee was the one on this drive to give Wesley a touchdown as he ran four yards for the score.  Lee had a total of 27 yards on the touchdown drive.

Lee’s score put Wesley up 13-0 with 7:37 left in the first quarter.

As TCNJ continued to struggle, Wesley just kept rolling as with 05:52 left in the first quarter on the Lions 18 yard line, the team scored again in quick fashion.

The hot arm of Burroughs continued as he had 18 yards passing in the two play drive, including a seven yard touchdown pass to Kemp.

Burroughs second touchdown of the day gave the Wolverines a 20-0 lead with 5:30 left in the first quarter.

On TCNJ’s next drive, Wesley’s  junior defensive end Will Scott sacked the Lions quarterback Dave Jachera for five yards to end the drive.

Wesley’s next drive started at their own 13 yard line with 3:22 left in the first quarter.

Burroughs arm stayed hot as he threw for 64 yards on the scoring drive.

Wesley’s running back Lee also stayed hot as he ran for 22 yards, including a one yard touchdown to give Wolverines a 27-0 lead with three seconds left in the first quarter.

Second Quarter Wesley Adds 14 More Points

Wesley’s defense continued to stifle the Lions defense as the second quarter began and Wesley’s offense continued to roll.

The Wolverines second drive in the second quarter poured on the points again which it led by Burroughs and senior running back Elijah Minter.

Burroughs threw for 74 yards on the drive, including a 38 yard touchdown pass to  junior wide receiver Corterris Simpson to give their team a 34-0 lead with 6:29 left in the half.

Also, Minter ran for 22 yards on the touchdown drive.

Wolverines next drive started at their own 31 yard line and for third time this game Wesley’s Lee scored for his team.

Lee accounted for 51 yards on the drive which included a three yard touchdown to give his team a 41-0 lead.


Second Half Wesley Still Dominating

Even the break of halftime did not stop Wesley’s flow as they took the field for the first time in the second half and added to their lead.

As the game was pretty much out of reach, Wesley put in sophomore quarterback  David Marrocco to replace Burroughs.

Marrocco continued where Burroughs left off as threw 29 yards on the drive which included a three yard touchdown to sophomore wide receiver Kianta Thompson.

Marrocco’s first touchdown of the game gave his team a 48-0 lead with 11:00 minutes left in third quarter.

Wesley’s next drive had sophomore running back Abe Mansaray running for 22 yards including a one yard touchdown to give his team 55-0 lead.

The last score of the game for Wesley came from freshman running back Xavier Drummond who ran 86 yards for a touchdown in the fourth quarter.

Drummond’s touchdown cemented Wesley’s win with a 62-0 score.

The seventh ranked Wolverines take on another NJAC opponent William Paterson to end their three game home stand on September 22nd at 1:00 pm ET.

Team Stats:

First Downs: Wesley 27 & TCNJ 13

Third Effiencey (%): Wesley 73% (8 of 11) & TCNJ 18% (3 of 17)

Total Offense: Wesley 638 & TCNJ 205

Net Yards Passing: Wesley 284 & TCNJ 79

Net Yards Rushing: Wesley 354 & TCNJ 126

Penalties: Wesley 3-26 & TCNJ 4-25

Fumbles: Wesley 1-1 & TCNJ 4-0

Sacks: Wesley 4-30 & TCNJ 2-15

Interceptions: Wesley 2 & TCNJ 1

Time of Possession: Wesley 26:38 & TCNJ 33:22



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