The Wesley College football team moved to 8-1 on the season with a 27-13 win over Kean on Saturday at Drass Field.
The offensive standouts in the game for the Wolverines were senior running back Marcellus Pack, senior wide receiver Corterris Simpson and junior quarterback David Marrocco.
Pack had 27 carries for 170 yards and two touchdowns.
Simpson had nine catches for 71 yards and a touchdown.
Marrocco went 13 for 26 for 151 yards, one interception, and a touchdown.
On the Defensive side, the standouts for Wesley were sophomore defensive end Tommy Tanner, junior linebacker Dante Daniel, senior defensive end Will Scott, senior defensive tackle Nick Glover, junior free safety Marcus Gaspard and sophomore linebacker Mike Brewer.
Tanner led the team in total tackles with eight.
Daniel had seven tackles, one fumble recovery and recorded two sacks.
Scott had six tackles and recorded 0.5 sacks.
Gaspard had two tackles and recorded one interception.
Glover had two tackles and recorded 0.5 sacks.
Brewer had one tackle and recorded one interception.
Kean Takes Early Lead In the First Qtr
In the first quarter, Wesley had some miscues that gave Kean momentum in the early part of the game.
One of the Wesley miscues happened around the 11-minute mark when quarterback Jon Mullin threw an interception which would be returned 33 yards by Kean’s Kyeon Taylor for a touchdown.
Wesley’s junior defensive back Isiah Mitchell would block Kean’s extra point try which made the score 6-0 in Cougars favor.
Around the 5:26 mark, Wesley’s defense would make a defensive stand that would get their team on their scoreboard.
Kean had possession of the ball at their own two-yard line where the team tried rushing the ball at Wesley’s defense three times and fail all three times.
The third stop by Wesley’s defense resulted in a safety which put two points on the board for the team. The score would be 6-2 with 3:47 remaining in the first quarter.
Wesley Scores First Touchdown But Still Chasing Kean
As the second quarter began, Wesley would start with the ball at Kean’s 25-yard line and quarterback Jon Mullin would throw for 13 yards on the drive which set up a 26-yard field goal from senior kicker Nick Bruhn that decreased the Cougars lead to 6-5.
Wesley’s next drive would start around the 8:26 minute mark with the ball sitting at Keane’s 41-yard line. Wesley’s offense was very efficient on the drive as the running game and the passing attack worked very well to get the next score on the board for the team.
Marcellus Pack would run for a total of 16 yards on the drive and quarterback David Marrocco threw for 25 yards which included a 16-yard touchdown pass to Corterris Simpson. The 16-yard touchdown would give the Wolverines a 12-6 lead with 5:41 left in the half.
Kean would answer right back as the team marched from their own 47-yard line to Wesley’s six-yard line which set up Cougars quarterback Tyrae Taylor to throw a six-yard touchdown pass to his wide receiver Donte Jamison. The six-yard touchdown would give Kean a 13-12 lead going into the half.
Wesley’s Defense Straightens Up and Offense Scores 15 Points to Seal Win
In the third quarter, it took some time before any scoring action happened but when it did, it was all Wesley.
Wesley’s scoring drive in the third quarter started at their own 13-yard line, the team marched down the field with 15 plays in 6:00 minutes, where running back Marcellus Pack would run from Kean’s six-yard line for a six-yard touchdown to give the Wolverines a 20-13 lead with 48 seconds left in the third quarter.
Pack rushed for 27 yards on the scoring drive.
Quarterback David Marrocco was also key in the scoring drive as he threw for 64 yards which included a 44-yard pass to senior wide receiver Ruhann Peele.
At the end of the fourth quarter, Wesley’s running back exploded for an 87-yard touchdown run which gave his team a 27-13 win over Kean.
Wesley’s ends their regular season schedule with taking on Christopher Newport on November 16th at Drass Field at 1 PM ET.
First Downs: Wesley 22 & KU 14
Third Efficiency (%): Wesley 41% (7 of 17) & KU 27% (3 of 11)
Total Offense: Wesley 442 & KU 223
Net Yards Passing: Wesley 212 & KU 173
Net Yards Rushing: Wesley 230 & KU 50
Penalties: Wesley 11-98 & KU 2-18
Fumbles: Wesley 1-1 & KU1-1
Sacks: Wesley 3-12 & KU 0-0
Interceptions: Wesley 2 & KU 3
Time of Possession: Wesley 32:55& KU 27:05