Football ‘Cats take early lead against No. 20 Frostburg State but fall 55-14

FROSTBURG, Md. — The West Virginia Wesleyan (0-10) football team led after the first quarter and scored on its first two drives in a 55-14 loss at No. 20 Frostburg State (9-1) at Bobcat Stadium on Saturday (Nov. 6).

WVWC LeadersJamir Boyd went 14-for-24 in the air with a pair of touchdown passes. Devin Washington and Jujuan Linzy were on the receiving end of those throws. Javian Tomlinson carried the ball 18 times for a total of 84 yards. 

Keyon Brown led the way with eight tackles and a tackle for loss. Deontre Logan made six total tackles. Renard Matthews had tackles including one sack. 

Frostburg State Leaders – Gavin Lavat ran the ball 28 times for 227 yards and two touchdowns. Malik Morris made seven receptions for 146 yards and a score. 

Inside the First Half – Frostburg State drove the ball into WVWC territory on its opening drive. Linebacker Matthews broke loose and picked up a sack on first down for a loss of 10 back to the 29 yard line. FSU had to settle for a field goal on the drive. 

Wesleyan answered with a systematic drive down the field. Tomlinson busted a 16 yard run inside the Frostburg State red zone to the 19 yard line. Boyd tossed a back shoulder fade to Washington from five yards away for a touchdown with 3:43 left in the opening quarter. WVWC took a 7-3 advantage into the second quarter. 

After a Frostburg State field goal, Wesleyan put together another scoring drive. With 12:03 remaining in the second quarter, Boyd fired a nine yard dart to Linzy as the visitors from Buckhannon led 14-6. Frostburg State scored a total of 24 points in the second quarter to lead 27-14 at halftime. 

Inside the Second Half – Frostburg State marched 67 yards on its opening drive of the second half and Lavat punched it in from a yard out for a 34-14 lead with 8:11 to go in the third quarter. Zae Giles’ three yard touchdown run within the first six seconds of the fourth quarter was one of three fourth quarter touchdowns for Frostburg State. 

Up Next – WVWC returns home to Ross Field in Buckhannon for Senior Day against Glenville State on Saturday at 1 p.m.

News Feed

Subscribe to remove popups, or just enjoy this free story and support our local businesses!