WHEELING — A multiplication of injuries continued to hamper West Virginia Wesleyan’s football campaign and the Bobcats dropped its fifth straight, 58-3, to Wheeling University Saturday at Bishop Schmitt Field.
Last week’s Mountain East Conference Special Teams Player of the Week, kicker Liam Depp, provided the Bobcats only points which came on a 44-yard field goal at the end of its first drive that went 14 plays for 49 yards in a time of 6:53.
The Bobcats put together two more drives over 40 yards, one in the third quarter and the other in the fourth, but both were turned over within the 35-yard line on downs as the offense tried to scrape back against a lopsided scoreboard.
Quinton Pulley and Nathan Payne shared the majority of quarterback responsibilities. Pulley went 6-for-15 and 90 yards while Payne went 5-for-11 and 31 yards.
The ground game was led by Kevin Mitchell (13 rushes for 44 net yards) and Charles Spratley (13 rushes for 39 net yards).
Wesleyan hosts West Liberty University Saturday, Oct. 14. Kickoff is 1 p.m.