Wesleyan Stifles Bowdoin in Football Shutout

Franny Rose had nine tackles and a fumble recovery against Wesleyan
Franny Rose had nine tackles and a fumble recovery against Wesleyan

MIDDLETOWN, Conn. – The Wesleyan University football team suffocated the Bowdoin offense en route to a 24-0 win on Saturday afternoon.

The Cardinals improve to 4-3 this season while the Polar Bears fall to 0-7.

Game Highlights

  • After the teams traded possessions to open the game, Wesleyan mounted a huge 16-play, 74-yard drive, covering 8:24 to take a 7-0 lead on a one-yard touchdown run by Glenn Smith.
  • The Cardinals doubled their lead early in the second quarter as Mark Piccirillo found Joe Scancarella for a 23-yard scoring strike to make it 14-0 at halftime.
  • Wesleyan added a 25-yard field goal from Patrick Wolff and a 10-yard touchdown reception by Hallvard Lundev in the second half to seal the win.

By The Numbers

  • In rainy and windy conditions, Wesleyan quarterback Mark Piccirillo tossed for 158 yards and rushed for 70 while Glenn Smith accumulated 105 yards on the ground for the Cardinals.
  • Bowdoin could only muster 100 yards of offense for the game. Bowdoin gained just 20 yards on the ground in the loss.
  • Drew Ortiz had 14 tackles and a forced fumble for Bowdoin. Franny Rose had nine tackles and a fumble recovery. Cameron Rondeau had an interception for the Polar Bears.
  • Taj Gooden led the Wesleyan defense with a pair of sacks and a forced fumble.

Up Next

  • Bowdoin will open CBB play next Saturday at Whittier Field against Bates, who is also winless (0-7) this season after falling to Colby 21-6 in the first leg of the CBB Saturday. It will be the first night game in the history of Whittier Field, scheduled for a 5:30 p.m. kickoff.