Football ‘Cats take one on the chin in 87-9 loss at Notre Dame

SOUTH EUCLID (Ohio) — West Virginia Wesleyan College dropped its first road trip game to Notre Dame College (OH), 87-9, in Mountain East Conference action, Saturday afternoon at Mueller Field.

Leading the Bobcats’ passing offense was Nathan Payne who completed 18 of 31 attempts for 163 yards and three interceptions. On the receiving end, the Bobcats were led by Nathaniel Garret Jr. and Aamir Almusawwir who accumulated 87 yards and 59 yards, respectively. Top Wesleyan rushers were Kevin Mitchell who gained 18 yards on nine rushes, and Charles Spratley who ran for 15 yards on seven rushes.

Notre Dame’s defense kept the Bobcat offense out of the end zone while racking up 643 total yards on 63 plays to Wesleyan’s 186 yards on 57 plays from scrimmage.

Wesleyan’s lone touchdown occurred in the third quarter on a 38-yard fumble recovery by Eudean Dobson.

The Falcons’ top performers were passers Isaiah Murphy (7-of-11 for 124 yards and one touchdown) and Deshawn Evans (6-of-10 for 120 yards and one touchdown). Notre Dame’s top rushers were Krys Riley-Richardson (six rushes for 125 yards and two touchdowns), Keshawn Huguely (16 rushes for 111 yards and two touchdowns), and Jay Sharp (five rushes for 104 yards and two touchdowns).

Wesleyan will have an open date next Saturday and will return to action when it travels to University of Charleston, Sept. 23 for a 1 p.m. kickoff.

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