DOVER, Del. - The Wesley College Football team will look to carry over their momentum from a lopsided 63-9 victory over Southern Virginia into Homecoming Weekend as they host The College of New Jersey.
Wesley dominated the trenches against SVU, scoring seven rushing touchdowns with a program record-tying five from Jamar Baynard and two more from E.J. Lee. Wesley ran for a combined 310 rushing yards as the big guys up front dominated the SVU defensive line.
On the other side of the ball, Wesley held the Knights to just 183 yard of total offense, and sent the Knights backwards on 14 different occasions. Andre Connally led the way with 3.5 TFL while Mike Sabino and Najee Wilson each recorded a sack.
Senior running back Jamar Baynard eclipsed the 3,000-yard rushing mark for his career last week, becoming just the third Wesley running back to ever accomplish the feat. He also scored his 40th rushing touchdown of his career, moving him to third all-time in Wesley history in that category as well. He will attempt to gouge the Lions' defense this week in a similar manner. TCNJ has allowed 221. 8 rushing yards per game to opponents.
Dan Kesack will look to have a field day against the Lions as well. So far this season, opposing quarterbacks have completed nearly 75% of their passes against TCNJ, going 62-for-88 for more than 850 yards. Look for the quarterback to connect with receivers Bryce Shade and Alex Kemp as well as tight end Tory Robinson.
On defense, Wesley will be tasked with stopping a TCNJ offense that has scored just 16 points on the season. The Lions have averaged only 159 yards of total offense through the first four games of the season, and the Wolverines don't look like a team that will let up against their opponents.
Andre Connally leads the team with 31 total tackles. Samer Manna will likely return to action on Saturday after resting against Southern Virginia. The junior linebacker has a team-leading 9.7 tackles per game this season. Isaiah Ingram has been a menace in opposing backfields this year, leading the Wolverines with four tackles for loss, including 1.5 sacks and two forced fumbles.
In front of what should be a raucous home crowd, the Wolverines will look to continue their charge through the New Jersey Athletic Conference on Saturday. The Navy and White have not lost multiple games at home in the same season since 2007, and have not lost to the Lions since 1997.
Wesley and TCNJ are scheduled to kickoff at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday. Live stats and Live Video coverage will be available through the Wesley Sports Information Department. Sean Greene and Jason Bowen will be broadcasting live radio coverage on WDEL 101.7FM