Dover, Del. (10/14/17) – The Kean University football team dropped a 29-9 decision to #14/15 Wesley College on Saturday afternoon in NJAC action.
With the loss the Cougars fall to 2-4 overall and 2-3 in the NJAC. The Wolverines improve to 5-1 this season and remain undefeated in conference play.
Wesley picked up 428 yards of total offense. Tailback E.J. Lee carried the ball 29 times for 185 yards, his sixth consecutive 100-plus yard game of the season and his second-highest total of the season. Quarterback Khaaliq Burroughs went 12-of-22 passing for 145 yards and a touchdown. On special teams, Nick Bruhn went 2-of-2 in field goal attempts and hit all three of his point-after attempts.
Senior Charles App was 23-of-32 for 233 yards and one touchdown. The Wesley defense held Kean to 23 rushing yards a picked off four passes.
Wesley capped off their opening drive of the game when Burroughs found James Okike streaking down the sideline with a 26-yard touchdown connection. Bruhn's extra point gave Wesley the 7-0 lead just over three minutes into the game.
On the first drive of the second quarter, Wesley capitalized on a short punt by Kean to go up 14-0 when Lee pushed through the Kean defensive line for a five-yard touchdown run.
Kean got their first points on the board on the ensuing drive when Ari Moslavi kicked a 33-yard field goal.
Wesley didn't take long to respond to Kean's field goal when Lee had a 38-yard touchdown run set up by a Burroughs to Okike 31-yard pitch-and-catch.
After an interception put the ball in Kean territory, Bruhn hit a 40-yard field goal with 7:40 remaining in the first half to give Wesley the 24-3 lead.
Bruhn added another field goal with 1:26 left in the first half from 46 yards out after a long 70-yard pass completion from Alex Kemp to Andrew Eagle on double-reverse pass.
Right before the half, Jefferies came through with a blocked punt and that went out in the back of the end zone for a safety to give Wesley the 29-3 lead into the halftime break.
Kean was driving inside the Wesley red zone at the start of the second half when Cappadonna Miller tipped an App pass into the air on the goal line and Mike Sabino came down with an interception.
Kean got their first touchdown of the game after a Wesley turnover in the fourth quarter when App found Kyle Rooney for a two-yard strike. A failed two-point conversion cut the Wesley lead to 20.
The Cougars travel to the College of New Jersey next Saturday for a 2 p.m. start.