Football 'Cats Drop 15-7 Contest to Charleston

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Wesleyan football team dropped a 15-7 decision to the University of Charleston Golden Eagles today in MEC action at UC Stadium.

The loss was the fourth in a row for the 'Cats after starting the season with two straight wins.

Wesleyan took a 7-0 lead when Luke Casey found Dante Satcher on a four-yard touchdown pass with 9:47 showing on the second-quarter clock. The touchdown pass capped a 12-play, 52-yard drive that took 6:19 off the clock.

Charleston managed a score just before halftime on Mason Olszewski's 25-yard touchdown toss to Tyreik McAllister, but the point after failed giving the Bobcats the 7-6 lead at the break.

Charleston took their first lead late in the third quarter when Wesleyan's offense was called for a holding penalty in the end zone resulting in a safety.

That gave Charleston an 8-7 lead with 1:41 left in the third quarter.

On the Golden Eagles ensuing drive, they marched it 57 yards in seven plays with the drive ending on a one-yard plunge by Olsewski.

Charleston kept the Bobcats off the board the rest of the way.

Wesleyan amassed just 185 yards of total offense.

Without starting running back Devin Montgomery on the field, the Bobcats managed just 38 yards rushing.

Jerel English led the ground game with 17 yards on seven carries.

Casey completed 15 of his 38 attempts for 147 yards and one score.

Kenny Lewis Jr. led the receivers with five catches for 66 yards.

Chad Pinson had a game-high 14 tackles and Cody Goode was in on nine stops, including two for a loss. 

Charleston improved to 2-4 overall and 2-4 in the MEC.

Wesleyan fell to 2-4 overall and 2-3 in the MEC.

The Bobcats will return home Saturday for a homecoming match-up against UVa.-Wise.

Kick-off will begin at 1 p.m. at Cebe Ross Field.