Wesleyan shuts down Walker offense; Casper denied first victory as head coach
by Bob Giordano
MDJ Sports Correspondent
August 23, 2014 02:17 AM | 1909 views | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Walker’s J.T. Wood turns the corner and looks for running room against Wesleyan on Friday. the Wolverines dropped their home opener 45-7.
Walker’s J.T. Wood turns the corner and looks for running room against Wesleyan on Friday. the Wolverines dropped their home opener 45-7.
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MARIETTA — Wesleyan used a balanced ground attack and an efficient passing game to put away an outmanned Walker 45-7 Friday at Don Robertson Field.

Walker came to life briefly in the second quarter when J.T. Wood scored on a 6-yard run to cap a 9-minute, 55-yard, 18-play drive to pull the Wolverines within 21-7 with just under 3 minutes to play in the half.

Wood finished the night with 51 yards rushing and Lawson Ashley added 59.

The Wolverines’ offense was limited to 17 yards passing and four first downs in the game.

But Wesleyan took the ensuing kickoff, and six plays later, quarterback Banks Ramsey lofted a pass to Harrison Cook, who caught it in stride and raced 36 yards for the score to make it 28-7 at the half.

Things went from bad to worse for Walker on the first play of the third quarter when the Wolves recovered a fumble at the Walker 11 and scored on the next play, as Ramsey connected with tight end John Krause in the end zone.

Weaver’s kick made it 35-7. Weaver added a 45-yard field goal at the end of the quarter to extend the score to 38-7.

In the final quarter, Wesleyan’s George Bielan raced 20 yards for a touchdown to close the scoring.

Wesleyan’s Cedrick Lynch also added a 54-yard touchdown run.

Wesleyan finished the game with 243 yards rushing.

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