Wesleyan struggles on offense again in second straight shutout loss; falls to Wheeling, 38-0

WHEELING, W.Va. — The West Virginia Wesleyan (0-4) football team lost to Wheeling (3-2) 38-0 at Bishop Schmitt Field on Saturday (Oct. 2).
 
WVWC Leaders
Deontre Logan made two tackles for loss including one sack. Kobe Vinegar again led the Bobcats with nine total tackles. Jujuan Linzy had three catches for 25 yards. 
 
Wheeling Leaders
Sy Alli carried the ball 18 times for 120 yards and two touchdowns. Lowell Patron caught four passes for 86 yards. 
 
Inside the First Half
The Cardinals drove 68 yards to score on their opening drive after a five yard touchdown run by Alli. Wesleyan responded with a drive into the Wheeling red zone. The Cardinals buckled down to stop WVWC on fourth down and two from the 18 yard line with 4 minutes left in the first quarter. 
 
Wheeling found the end zone again just before the end of the first quarter on an eight yard touchdown pass from Brennon Norris to Ryan LaFollette. 
 
The Bobcat defense stood strong in the second quarter. Offensively, WVWC put together a steady drive near the end of the second quarter. A Bobcat missed field goal attempt brought the first half to a close with Wheeling ahead 14-0. 
 
Inside the Second Half
Wheeling’s first drive of the third quarter resulted in a 22 yard touchdown run by Alli with 13:42 remaining. The next scoring drive for the home team took much more time off of the third quarter clock, starting at the 10:35 mark and ending on a 1 yard plunge by Norris with 2:43 left as the Cardinals led 28-0. 
 
A field goal and touchdown by Wheeling rounded out the scoring on the afternoon. 
 
Up Next
The Bobcats are scheduled to return home to Ross Field on Saturday, Oct. 9 for a 1:30 p.m. kickoff against West Virginia State.

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