|Bowdoin College||Wesleyan University|
MIDDLETOWN, Conn. – The Wesleyan University football team scored 22 points in the second half to pull away from Bowdoin in a 39-10 victory on Saturday afternoon.
The Cardinals improve to 5-1 on the season while the Polar Bears drop to 0-6.
Bowdoin took the early lead on a 30-yard Andrew Sisti field goal that capped an eight-play, 69-yard drive that was highlighted by a 67-yard run by Nate Richam.
The Cardinals answered with a pair of long scoring drives late in the first quarter and early in the second, scoring on a Mark Piccirillo touchdown pass to Mike Breuler and an Ike Fuchs 21-yard field goal to lead 10-3.
Wesleyan took advantage of a short field late in the second quarter and scored on a Breuler two-yard run to make it 17-3 with 1:38 left in the half.
Bowdoin mounted a nice six-play, 72-yard touchdown drive to respond before halftime as Tim Drakeley found Bryan Porter on consecutive plays, a 48-yard toss and then a 12-yard scoring strike to make it 17-10 at intermission.
Wesleyan took command in the second half, however, scoring 22 unanswered points to put the contest out of reach, including a pair of touchdown runs by Devon Carrillo.
By The Numbers
Richam finished with 99 yards on 14 carries to lead the Polar Bear offense while Drakeley went 9-19 for 158 yards passing
Liam Ford caught five passes for 86 yards while Porter ended with four catches for 85
Mark Piccirillo paced the Wesleyan offense by running for 67 yards while also throwing 21-31 for 218 yards
Joe Gowetski finished with a game-high 13 tackles for Bowdoin