November 23, 2013

#14 Wesley Scores Late To Stun #8 Johns Hopkins

More news about: Wesley

BALTIMORE, Md. – A 33-yard touchdown pass from Joe Callahan to Steve Koudossou with 13 seconds left gave the 14th-ranked Wesley College football team a 29-24 win over No. 8 Johns Hopkins (10-1) in the First Round of the NCAA Playoffs on a cold & windy Saturday afternoon at Homewood Field. The Wolverines (9-2) advance to its ninth-straight NCAA Second Round where they will take on Ithaca College on Saturday, November 30.

Wesley squibbed the kickoff after its two-point conversion attempt was no good and the Blue Jays downed the ball at its own 30-yard line.  With JHU having no timeouts left and just 12 seconds remaining, senior Malik Jones sacked Johns Hopkins quarterback Robbie Matey for a five yard loss to seal the victory for the Wolverines, snapping a 11-game home winning streak for the Blue Jays.

Johns Hopkins came back from a 23-14 fourth quarter deficit with a 25-yard field goal by Nick Campbell and a 10-yard touchdown pass to Daniel Wodicka with 50 seconds left in the game to take a 24-23 lead. Jeremiah Howe took the ensuing kickoff from his own endzone to the Wesley 18-yard line and Callahan hit Koudossou on passes of 36 and 13 yards to get to the Blue Jays 33-yard line.

Following a pair of incomplete passes, Koudossou got open on a deep post and hauled in the game-winning pass.  The game-winning catch gave the Waldorf, Md., native 11 catches for 132 yards and his third touchdown grab of the day.  Koudossou now ranks second in team history with 136 receptions and 30 touchdown receptions while sitting fifth with 2,179 receiving yards and 35 total touchdowns.

Callahan finished the day 27-of-43 for 244 yards and four touchdowns and went over the 20 touchdown mark for the season (21).

It was a seesaw battle during the first half in a game that had the makings of a shootout from the onset.  Wesley went ahead first on a five-yard touchdown pass to Koudossou midway through the first, snapping a four game scoreless streak for the junior wideout, but Johns Hopkins responded right back with a touchdown drive of its own.

Jon Storck made a 26-yard field goal early in the second quarter, but after another time consuming drive by the Blue Jays resulted in another touchdown, the Wolverines regained the lead with 4:38 left in the half on a 16-yard pass to Kyle George.

With the halftime score at 17-14 in favor of the Navy & White, a wild third quarter was expected, but the defenses held strong and the score remained the same to start the fourth quarter.  That quickly changed as Koudossou grabbed his second touchdown of the day from ten yards out just ten seconds into the quarter.

Storck's extra point was no good which kept the score just 23-14 in favor of Wesley before Hopkins rallied to take the lead with just under a minute left.

Koudossou was not the only skill player with a big game as Bryce Shade recorded career-highs in catches (6) and receiving yards (54) while also averaging 15.5 yards on two punt returns and 31.5 yards on a pair of kick returns. 

Despite not putting up big numbers, Jamar Baynard had several big runs when it mattered most, carrying the load 17 times for 47 yards. 

Johns Hopkins outgained the Wolverines, 382-311 on the day with 188 yards coming on the ground as Stuart Walters ran for 97 yards on 21 carries.  The Wolverines defense was stout on the other Blue Jays ball carriers as Brandon Cherry and JD Abbott combined for just 31 yards on 13 carries.  Matey ran for 60 yards while throwing for 194 yards, a touchdown and an interception in his final collegiate game.

Jordan Wescott and Luke Maginnis were credited with a team-high ten tackles apiece while Wescott also recorded a tackle for loss and forced a fumble.  In the trenches, Payton Rose and Jones each had nine tackles with a sack and a forced fumble.

Zane Campbell and Dyamond Ruffin also came up big for Wesley with eight tackles each while juniors Sosthene Kapepula and Derrick Bender combined for 12 tackles with 2.0 tackles for loss apiece.  Bender also intercepted a pass.

Sep. 24: All times Eastern
Final
Christopher Newport 17, at TCNJ 0
Final
at Hobart 27, Union 23
Box Score Recap
Final
at Thomas More 20, Carnegie Mellon 16
Box Score Recap
Final
at Massachusetts Maritime 32, Worcester State 14
Box Score Recap
Final
at Endicott 37, Nichols 0
Box Score Recap
Final
MIT 30, at Maine Maritime 13
Box Score
Final
at Buffalo State 40, Morrisville State 24
Box Score Recap
Final
at Salve Regina 48, Coast Guard 10
Box Score Photos
Final
St. Lawrence 20, at RPI 14
Box Score Recap
Final
at Framingham State 23, Western Connecticut 17
Box Score
Final
at Montclair State 21, Rowan 14
Box Score Recap
Final
at Stevenson 54, FDU-Florham 15
Box Score Recap
Final
at Trinity (Conn.) 38, Bates 7
Box Score Recap Photos
Final
at Western New England 59, Curry 28
Box Score
Final
at Utica 24, Cortland 13
Box Score Recap Recap
Final
Colby 9, at Williams 7
Box Score Photos
Final
at Middlebury 40, Bowdoin 3
Box Score
Final
at Amherst 34, Hamilton 0
Box Score
Final
Kean 24, at William Paterson 13
Box Score Recap
Final
at DePauw 66, Hiram 17
Box Score Recap Photos
Final
Franklin and Marshall 45, at Juniata 22
Box Score
Final
at Kenyon 31, Allegheny 7
Box Score
Final
Salisbury 35, at Southern Virginia 0
Box Score
Final
Albright 20, at Delaware Valley 17
Box Score Recap
Final
Lycoming 28, at Misericordia 24
Box Score
Final
at Plymouth State 30, Mass-Dartmouth 14
Box Score
Final
at Husson 35, Alfred State 0
Box Score
Final
at Springfield 28, WPI 23
Box Score Recap
Final
at Moravian 24, Dickinson 10
Box Score Recap Photos
Final
at Denison 45, Wooster 7
Box Score Recap Photos
Final
at Wittenberg 24, Wabash 14
Box Score
Final
at St. Vincent 57, Grove City 32
Box Score Recap
Final
at Susquehanna 55, Gettysburg 40
Box Score Recap Photos
Final
at King's 21, Lebanon Valley 17
Box Score Recap
Final
at Alfred 20, Ithaca 6
Box Score Recap
Final
at Widener 25, Wilkes 23
Final
at McDaniel 30, Ursinus 27
Box Score Recap
Final
at Muskingum 28, Marietta 10
Box Score Photos
Final
at Minnesota-Morris 28, Iowa Wesleyan 27
Final
at John Carroll 42, Heidelberg 14
Box Score
Final
Ohio Northern 16, at Otterbein 10
Box Score Photos
Final
Case Western Reserve 35, at Waynesburg 7
Box Score
Final
at Franklin 44, Bluffton 38
Box Score Recap
Final
Rose-Hulman 23, at Defiance 15
Box Score
Final
at Centre 49, Chicago 27
Box Score
Final
at Mount St. Joseph 38, Manchester 19
Box Score Recap
Final
Hanover 49, at Anderson 25
Box Score
Final
at Merchant Marine 55, Rochester 7
Box Score
Final
Johns Hopkins 30, at Muhlenberg 24
Box Score Recap
Final
Concordia-Chicago 42, at Maranatha Baptist 10
Box Score Photos
Final
Washington U. 36, at Birmingham-Southern 21
Box Score Recap Photos
Final
UW-Platteville 56, at Lakeland 0
Box Score
Final
at Northwestern (Minn.) 38, Martin Luther 20
Box Score
Final
at Eureka 28, MacMurray 13
Box Score
Final
at Westminster (Mo.) 35, Greenville 14
Box Score
Final
Dubuque 30, at Luther 17
Box Score Recap
Final
Monmouth 52, at Lake Forest 6
Box Score Photos
Final
St. Thomas 33, at St. John's 21
Box Score Recap Photos
Final
at Augsburg 49, Carleton 17
Box Score Photos
Final
Bethel 44, at St. Olaf 7
Box Score
Final
at Hamline 42, Gustavus Adolphus 40
Box Score Recap
Final
at UW-Whitewater 35, Morningside 21
Box Score Recap
Final
at Hardin-Simmons 48, Texas Lutheran 38
Box Score Photos
Final
at UW-River Falls 42, Southwestern 22
Box Score Photos
Final
Simpson 17, at Buena Vista 9
Box Score
Final
at St. Scholastica 49, Crown 13
Box Score Recap
Final
Cornell 46, at Beloit 41
Box Score
Final
at Carthage 27, Augustana 24
Final
Coe 48, at Nebraska Wesleyan 17
Box Score Recap
Final
at Wartburg 56, Finlandia 0
Box Score
Final
at Wheaton (Ill.) 10, Elmhurst 6
Box Score Recap
Final
Hendrix 42, at Millsaps 14
Box Score
Final
Illinois Wesleyan 45, at North Park 10
Final
at Macalester 34, Grinnell 0
Box Score
Final
at Ripon 33, Knox 19
Final
Illinois College 40, at Lawrence 15
Final
UW-Oshkosh 77, at Morthland College (Ill.) 0
Box Score
Final
Central 42, at Loras 34
Box Score Recap
Final
at Geneva 35, Thiel 27
Box Score
Final
UW-Eau Claire 40, at Wisconsin Lutheran 14
Box Score
Final
St. John Fisher 42, at Brockport 38
Box Score Recap
Final
UW-Stevens Point 44, at Adrian 19
Box Score
Final
UW-La Crosse 41, at Carroll 7
Box Score Recap Photos
Final
at Berry 41, Sewanee 3
Box Score Recap Recap Photos
Final
Westminster (Pa.) 38, at Bethany 9
Box Score
Final
Ohio Wesleyan 29, at Oberlin 16
Box Score
Final
at Tufts 17, Wesleyan 14
Box Score Recap Photos
Final
Mount Union 49, at Baldwin Wallace 7
Box Score Recap Photos
Final
at Capital 35, Wilmington 21
Box Score
Final
at Southwestern Assemblies 23, Austin 17
Box Score Photos
Cancelled
Langston at McMurry
Video Live Stats
Final
at North Central (Ill.) 42, Millikin 7
Box Score Recap
Final
at Chapman 19, Trinity (Texas) 17
Box Score Recap Photos
Sep. 29: All times Eastern
6:30 PM
Randolph-Macon at Shenandoah
Live Stats
Sep. 30: All times Eastern
6:30 PM
Emory and Henry at Washington and Lee
Video Live Stats Audio Audio
Sep. 24: All times Eastern
Final
at Thomas More 20, Carnegie Mellon 16
Box Score Recap
Final
at Hobart 27, Union 23
Box Score Recap
Final
Christopher Newport 17, at TCNJ 0
Final
at Wittenberg 24, Wabash 14
Box Score
Final
Salisbury 35, at Southern Virginia 0
Box Score
Final
Albright 20, at Delaware Valley 17
Box Score Recap
Final
at Utica 24, Cortland 13
Box Score Recap Recap
Final
at Stevenson 54, FDU-Florham 15
Box Score Recap
Final
at Franklin 44, Bluffton 38
Box Score Recap
Final
Johns Hopkins 30, at Muhlenberg 24
Box Score Recap
Final
St. Thomas 33, at St. John's 21
Box Score Recap Photos
Final
at UW-Whitewater 35, Morningside 21
Box Score Recap
Final
at Hardin-Simmons 48, Texas Lutheran 38
Box Score Photos
Final
at Wheaton (Ill.) 10, Elmhurst 6
Box Score Recap
Final
UW-Platteville 56, at Lakeland 0
Box Score
Final
UW-Oshkosh 77, at Morthland College (Ill.) 0
Box Score
Final
Central 42, at Loras 34
Box Score Recap
Final
St. John Fisher 42, at Brockport 38
Box Score Recap
Final
Mount Union 49, at Baldwin Wallace 7
Box Score Recap Photos
Final
at North Central (Ill.) 42, Millikin 7
Box Score Recap