Saturday's Homecoming game marks the 124th meeting all-time between Little Three rivals Wesleyan and Amherst. The Mammoths, who are the only undefeated team remaining in the NESCAC with a perfect 5-0 mark, lead the series 71-43-9 and defeated the Cardinals 21-17 a year ago at Pratt Field. Wesleyan is riding a two-game win streak and enters today’s contest with a 3-2 record.
The Wesleyan University football team outscored Bates College in the third quarter, 23-0, en route to a decisive 44-13 win on the road Saturday afternoon. Senior quarterback Mark Piccirillo totaled 270 yards of offense with four touchdowns and zero interceptions as the Cardinal improved to 3-2 on the season.
Wesleyan (2-2) and Bates (0-4) meet for the 37th time on Saturday in a series that has been dominated by the Cardinals. The last win by the Bobcats was a 30-29 overtime victory in 2005. Since then, it’s been all Wesleyan as the Cardinals have won 12 in a row and are 32-4 all-time against their NESCAC foe.
Saturday’s meeting between Wesleyan (1-2) and Colby (0-3) marks the 41st game in a series that dates back to 1927. The two programs have played each other every year since the 1988 season, as the Cardinals boast a 23-17 all-time record against their NESCAC foe. Wesleyan has also won eight straight against the Mules, including a 37-6 victory in 2016 and a 41-7 win at home last fall.
On September 26th, 1998, on Youngman Field in Middlebury, Vermont, Wesleyan football history was made. In a 55-28 victory over the Middlebury Panthers, Matt Perceval ’00 caught a remarkable seven touchdown passes thrown by Jake Fay ’00. It may have been the apex of their football careers – a game that set records that stand to this day – but it was just one moment in a special relationship that both men still cherish.
Christian Snell of Hamilton College blocked a Wesleyan punt and recovered it in the end zone with just 1:34 to play in regulation as the Continentals stunned the Cardinals at Corwin Stadium Saturday afternoon, 33-29.
Senior offensive lineman Joe Wilson of the Wesleyan University football team has been named one of 179 semifinalists for the 2018 William V. Campbell Trophy®, as announced by the National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame (NFF). The award recognizes an individual as the absolute best football scholar-athlete in the nation.
Saturday marks the 48th all-time meeting between Wesleyan (1-1) and Hamilton (0-2), with the Cardinals leading the series, 29-17-1. The two NESCAC rivals have faced each other every year since 1984, and Wesleyan has won six-straight including a 31-9 victory on the road last season and a 34-6 home win in 2016.
For the third-straight season, Wesleyan and Tufts played in a thrilling night game as the Jumbos held on to defeat the Cardinals at Ellis Oval / Zimman Field on Saturday, 16-13. Wesleyan (1-1) controlled the clock in the second half and held Tufts (2-0) scoreless in the final 30 minutes of play, but the Cardinals were unable to capitalize.
For the third year in a row, Wesleyan and Tufts will meet under the lights as the Jumbos play host to the Cardinals on Saturday, Sept. 22 at 6 p.m. on Ellis Oval / Zimman Field. The previous two meetings featured NESCAC thrillers with the Jumbos taking the first game, 17-14 at home in 2016, and the Cardinals responding with an incredible 24-17 overtime victory a year ago. The series is all tied up at 23-23-2 with Wesleyan winning four of the last five meetings dating back to 2009.
Junior DB Ben Thaw of the Wesleyan University football team was named the NESCAC Defensive Player of the Week on Sunday, as announced by the league office. Thaw played a pivotal role in Wesleyan's decisive 52-21 win over Middlebury yesterday in the 2018 season-opener.
Sean Penney ’21 rushed for three touchdowns and Ben Thaw ’20 recorded two interceptions, including a 30-yard pick-six, as the Wesleyan University football team cruised to a decisive 52-21 win over Middlebury College in the 2018 season-opener at Corwin Stadium Saturday afternoon.
Wesleyan and Middlebury meet for the 49th time on Saturday in a historic rivalry that dates back to 1907. The Cardinals own a 24-22-2 advantage but have lost the last two meetings by a total of six points. The last five games between the two NESCAC rivals have been extremely close with the point differential just 18. The largest margin during that stretch was an eight-point victory by Wesleyan in 2014. Also, the longest win streak in the series is just seven, owned by Middlebury from 1956-to-1962.
The Wesleyan University football team is coming off a historic 2017 campaign in which the Cardinals set 18 program records offensively en route to a 6-3 record—the program's sixth consecutive winning season.
Senior wide receiver Mike Breuler of the Wesleyan University football team added another postseason accolade to his resume as the Hamden, Conn. native was named a 2017 D3football.com All-America Honorable Mention.
Junior linebacker Brandon Morris of the Wesleyan University football team has been nominated for the fifth annual Cliff Harris Award which is presented to the nation’s top small college defensive player representing more than 5,000 defensive players from almost 500 NCAA Division II, Division III and NAIA colleges and universities.
The postseason honors continue to pile up for senior wide receiver Mike Breuler of the Wesleyan University football team as he was most recently named to the D3football.com 2017 All-East Region Team as a First Team Offense selection.
Mike Breuler ’18 of the Wesleyan University football team added another accolade to a long list of accomplishments as the wide receiver was named to the 2017 New England Football Writers Division II/III All-New England Team.
A day after earning the Joe Zabilski Award as the top Division II/III offensive player in New England, senior wide receiver Mike Breuler added another prestigious accolade to his resume today as the Hamden, Conn. native was named the 2017 NESCAC Offensive Player of the Year. Additionally, three others were named First Team All-NESCAC while five were recognized on the Second Team to bring Wesleyan’s total to nine all-conference selections, as announced Tuesday by the league office.
Senior wide receiver Mike Breuler of the Wesleyan University football team was honored by The Gridiron Club of Greater Boston today as he was named a Joe Zabilski Award winner. The 22nd annual award recognizes New England’s top offensive and defensive players in Division II/III. Breuler received the award as the top offensive player while Andrew Yamin of Amherst College was the defensive recipient.
Senior linebacker Shayne Kaminski and junior offensive lineman Joe Wilson of the Wesleyan University football team have been honored by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) for their excellence on the field and in the classroom, as they were named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District® First Team. As first-team selections, Kaminski and Wilson are now eligible for the Academic All-America® Team ballot.
The Wesleyan University football team wrapped up its 2017 season Saturday as the Cardinals were defeated by Trinity College, 28-3, at Jessee/Miller Field. With the loss, Wesleyan finished its first nine-game season with a 6-3 record to complete its sixth-consecutive winning season. The Bantams defended their NESCAC title as they finished 8-1 on the year.
Wesleyan and Trinity will meet in the ‘Battle of the Birds’ this Saturday, Nov. 11 at Jessee/Miller Field in Hartford, Conn. to wrap up the 2017 season. The Cardinals enter the game with a 6-2 record while the Bantams boast a 7-1 mark. Trinity, however, is coming off its first loss in nearly two years as Amherst defeated the Bantams a week ago, 28-20, snapping a 16-game winning streak. Wesleyan is fresh off its most impressive all-around performance of the year as the Cardinals cruised past Williams on Homecoming/Family Weekend, 35-0.
On Wednesday, Nov. 8, Wesleyan University will host the third annual Wesleyan vs. Trinity ‘Battle of the Birds’ Luncheon at The Hartford Club from 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. Special guests will include NBC Connecticut sports anchor Joe D’Ambrosio as this year’s MC, as well as the 2017 team captains from both programs, and Cardinals’ Head Coach Dan DiCenzo and Bantams’ Head Coach Jeff Devanney.
Junior quarterback Mark Piccirillo of the Wesleyan football team was named the NESCAC Offensive Player of the Week for his stellar performance in the Cardinals’ 35-0 rout of Little Three archrival Williams on Saturday. Piccirillo was also named the co-offensive player of the week on Oct. 15.
The Wesleyan University football team held Little Three archrival Williams College to just 127 total yards and only eight first downs as the Cardinals cruised to a commanding 35-0 win on Homecoming/Family Weekend at Corwin Stadium on Andrus Field Saturday.