#7/10 Wesley Defeats Football in NJAC Action

Union, N.J. (10/13/18) – #7/10 Wesley College used 551 yards of total offense to defeat the Kean University football team by the final of 54-6 on Saturday afternoon in NJAC action.

Running back E.J. Lee ran the ball 16 times for 117 yards and two touchdowns on the ground while also recording a 40-yard touchdown catch on a screen play.  Quarterback Khaaliq Burroughs went 21-for-27 for 312 yards and three touchdowns. Ruhann Peele reeled in seven passes for 104 yards and two touchdowns.  Coray Williams led the Wolverine defense with seven tackles and an interception. 

After a three-and-out on Kean's opening possession, Wesley (5-1, 4-1 NJAC) drove 66 yards in 10 plays when a Lee fumble at the goal line was recovered by offensive tackle Devin Miller in the end zone for a touchdown.

Peele hauled in a 21-yard touchdown catch from Burroughs late in the first quarter, after breaking a tackle at the 10-yard line to jump ahead, 14-0. 

Early in the second quarter, Kean (1-5, 1-4 NJAC) capitalized on a Wesley turnover.  DeShawn Reed sacked Burroughs forcing the turnover and Peter Lejawa came up with the ball at the Wesley 33 yard line.  On their first play of the drive, David Patterson Jr. made a diving catch from Rylan Pangborn to cut the deficit to eight. The point after attempt was blocked by Daquay Harris-Winbush to keep Wesley up 14-6.

On the ensuing kickoff, Marcellus Pack's 54-yard return gave Wesley great field position at the Kean 41-yard line. Two plays later, Lee would take a screen 40 yards down the Wesley sideline for his first receiving touchdown of the season.

Wesley drove down the field on their next possession with a 10-play, 93 yard drive that was capped off by a Lee four-yard touchdown run to give Wesley a 28-6 lead heading into the intermission.

The Wolverines first possession of the third quarter was a seven-play, 88-yard drive that ended when Lee ran the ball in 28 yards for a touchdown. On Wesley's next possession it was another eight-play drive which was highlighted by a Peele 25-yard touchdown catch from Burroughs, his second of the game.

Abe Mansaray scored Wesley's third touchdown of the quarter with 20 seconds left in the period when he scampered in from five yards out to give Wesley a 47-6 lead at the end of the frame. 

Shawny'e Jones rounded out the scoring in the early part of the fourth quarter with a 12 yard pick-six interception return. 

Running back Paris Crawford finished with 119 rushing yards on 23 attempts.  Kory Kenny and Dante Capozzoli led the Cougar defense with 10 tackles each, and each with a half tackle for a loss.  Rookie Mackenzie Hatcher had five tackles, including an interception and pass breakup.

Kean will host The College of New Jersey next Saturday during Homecoming festivities, kickoff is set for 1 p.m.