Dover, Del. – Wesley's Ruhann Peele scored the first and last touchdowns of the game, the second coming in overtime lifting the 15th-ranked Wolverines to a 20-17 victory over Montclair State at Drass Field on Saturday afternoon.
The Run Down
Peele put Wesley up 7-0 in the first quarter with a three-yard run capping off a 10-play drive with 9:49 to play.
Kason Campbell helped set up Montclair's first score as he blocked a field goal attempt giving the Red Hawks the ball at its own 41. Ja'Quill Burch hit Mitch Chugunov for 38 yards down to the Wesley 4. Craig Merkle ran the next play into the end zone tying the game at 7-7 with 8:04 to go before half.
Montclair came up with a big defensive play late in the second quarter picking off Mullin's pass and bringing it back 31 yards with 35 seconds left as they went up 14-7 into halftime.
In a defensive battle, Montclair led 14-7 with 3:23 left in the game when it punted the ball back to the Wolverines with a 15-yard penalty giving the hosts the ball at their own 42. After getting a first down on its second play, Wesley faced a 4th-and-15 from the MSU 48 when Jon Mullin hit Peele for the exact yardage needed keeping the drive alive.
Mullin later hit Leroy Pendleton for 21 yards down to the MSU seven however three straight incompletions left the Wolverines with a 4th and goal with 45 seconds left. Mullin came through again hitting Ricky Hess for the touchdown tying the game at 14-14 to take it to overtime.
In the overtime, Montclair got the ball first and settled for a 35-yard field goal by Anthony Marinelli for a 17-14 lead. Wesley took possession and Mullin connected with Hess on the second play down to the MSU 9. Back-to-back runs put the ball a yard from the end zone. Peele then rumbled in for the winning score.
Ruhann Peele accounted for two of Wesley's touchdowns and led the way in receptions with 13 for 153 yards.
Jon Mullin went 25-55 for 264 yards and one touchdown
Dante Daniel 12 tackles and 2 pass breakups
Nick Bruhn 2/2 in extra points
The Wolverines hit the road again to TCNJ on Saturday, November 2nd. Game time is scheduled for 12:00 p.m.