Wolverines explode for 42-34 bowl win over Westminster

Wesley quarterback Khaaliq Burroughs celebrates with his game MVP trophy. Wesley sports information photo

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. — For once, Wesley College’s football team got to finish its season with a victory.

The Wolverines erupted for 28 third-quarter points before posting a 42-34 win over Westminster in the ECAC Clayton Chapman Bowl on Saturday afternoon.

After making the NCAA Division III playoffs for the last 13 seasons, it was the first time Wesley (7-4) ended the season with a victory since 2004.

Senior quarterback Khaalig Burroughs was named the game MVP after completing 18-of-27 for 219 yards with two touchdowns and an interception. He also ran for three TDs and 51 yards on 10 carries.

The Wolverines trailed the Titans (7-4) by a 21-14 margin early in the third quarter. But Wesley scored four of the next five touchdowns to take control.

Burroughs’ 68-yard scoring pass to Alex Kemp (Caesar Rodney) with 6:30 left in the third quarter put the Wolverines ahead to stay. Burroughs then h1t Chuck Simpson with a 13-yard TD pass as the Wolverines’ lead grew to 42-27 with 42-27 in the final minute of the third quarter.

Junior E.J. Lee added 108 yards and a TD on 33 carries with Kemp adding 118 yards on six receptions. Kemp finished with over 1,000 yards receiving in a season for the first time in his career.

Cappadonna Miller (14), Corray Williams (13), Dante Daniel (11) and Jalund Daniel (10) all finished with double-digit tackles for the Wolverines.

Wesley also had four interceptions, including two from Williams, one from Miller and one frm defensive lienman Vince Ebron, who returned it 39 yards.

Marcellus Pack (Dover) had 100 yards on three kickoff returns, including a 48-yarder.

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