“It feels good to win,” said Antonio Bailey ’19. The College of Wooster Football Team was far from a loss with a series of key plays made at crucial moments in a 41-16 blowout victory over Kenyon College on Saturday at John P. Papp Stadium.
Last week, the Fighting Scots lost a tough battle, 34-24, against Wabash College. In the first half against Kenyon, it was clear; the Scots came ready to fight.
Before three momentous plays in the first half, Kenyon claimed an early 3-0 lead after a 21-yard field goal. However, a big pass from Gary Muntean ’18 to Nick Cummings ’20 gave the Scots a 7-3 lead. Later, with a little over 3 minutes left in the quarter, Cummings returned an 89-yard punt for another touchdown putting Wooster up, 14-3. Bailey made the third big play of the half with an 80-yard rush right up the middle of the field for a 20-3 lead.
Brandon Adams ’20 then finished off a 12-play, 69-yard drive with a touchdown just before the half. Soon after, Muntean threw a long 28-yard touchdown strike to Tyson Vogel ’17 in the corner of the endzone on fourth down. Wooster scored their final touchdown of the game with 13:06 left in the third quarter, courtesy of Adams’ 52-yard run.
From there, the defense took over with huge tackles by Patrick Johnson ’18, Jason Cerniglia ‘20, Marcus Bowers ’19 and an interception by Christian Santos ’20.
The Scots will resume play on Saturday, Nov. 5 against Hiram College for their final home game.