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Football ‘Cats to host Frostburg State Saturday for Senior Day contest

The Basics
The West Virginia Wesleyan football team will play Frostburg State at Cebe Ross Field on Saturday (Nov. 5). The senior day festivities will begin at 12:30 p.m. and the game will start at 1 p.m.

  • Quick Hits
  • Nathan Payne has completed 123 passes for 1,472 yards and eight touchdowns. The sophomore from Lawrenceville, Ga. has thrown for 2,175 career passing yards and 11 touchdowns.
  • Wesleyan’s rushing attack has been led by sophomore running back Javian Tomlinson. Tomlinson has gained 383 rushing yards and has reached the end zone four times.
  • Devin Washington racked up 234 all-purpose yards in WVWC’s win over AB on Oct. 22. Washington’s 81.4 receiving yards per game is the third-highest mark in the MEC. Washington has hauled in five receiving touchdowns and 651 receiving yards.
  • Deontre Logan, a senior from Richmond, Va., has been the anchor of the WVWC defense. Logan averages 9.8 tackles per game, which is the fifth-highest average in the MEC. The linebacker has made 8.5 tackles behind the line of scrimmage and has totaled two sacks.
  • The Bobcat defense has forced 10 fumbles in nine games played. Donovan Woods and Ghameshlougy have both caused two fumbles. Cameron Lomax, Chris Taylor, Derrick Smith, Renard Matthews and Khalil Smith have all forced one fumble.
  • Ghameshlougy, a freshman from Woodbridge, Va., has been a welcome addition to the Bobcat defense. The WVWC defensive back picked off his first pass at Alderson Broaddus and has recorded 55.0 total tackles in his first collegiate season.
  • A Blackshear, Ga. native, Matthews has made 46.0 stops in his fourth season donning the Black & Orange.
  • Woods is the lone WVWC with multiple interceptions. The corner has made six breakups and has recovered a pair of fumbles.
  • The West Virginia Wesleyan football team will be recognizing its seniors during pregame warmups. Logan, Matthews, Smith, Jalen Fant, Dequandre Edwards, C.J. Washington, Kobe Hill, Jake Folland, David Robertson, Trey Milam, Caden Rohrbough, Justin McIntyre, Evin Hurt and Brendan Fitzgerald will be honored prior to Saturday’s (Nov. 5) game.
  • WVWC alum Dwayne Martin is in his second year at the helm of Wesleyan football.

Scouting Frostburg State
Frostburg State enters week 10 of the 2022 season with an overall record of 6-3 and a conference record of 5-3. The Bobcats hold the third spot in the conference in rushing yards per game (183.3 yards/game). This effort is led by senior running back Josh Maxwell, who is currently ninth in the MEC in rushing. Maxwell averages 76.6 rushing yards per game. Redshirt freshman Jordan Marcucci leads the Bobcats with 61 receiving yards per game.

On the defensive side, FSU has tallied 14 sacks, with senior Luke Freeman racking up five. Freeman has totaled the eighth-most sacks in the MEC and is fifth in the Mountain East with 12.0 tackles for a loss.

Eric Wagoner is in his inaugural season leading the Frostburg State football team. Wagoner previously served as the team’s defensive coordinator for the past two seasons. Before beginning at Frostburg State, Wagoner coached at the University of Saint Francis in Indiana, where he served as the defensive coordinator and the special teams coordinator.

Matchup History
This is the third meeting between West Virginia Wesleyan and Frostburg State in football. Frostburg State edged WVWC in October of 2019 in Buckhannon, while FSU defeated Wesleyan from Maryland in 2021.

Up Next
The Bobcats will finish the 2022 campaign at Glenville State next Saturday (Nov. 12). The game is slated to begin at 1 p.m. from I.L. & Sue Morris Stadium in Glenville, W.Va.

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