Saturday, October 27, 2012
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - The Westminster College football team lost 42-16 to no. 23 nationally ranked Waynesburg on Saturday. The Titans dropped to 3-4 overall and 2-4 in the Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC). The Yellow Jackets remained undefeated at 9-0 overall and 7-0 in the league.
Waynesburg was ahead 35-0 with six minutes left before halftime. Westminster scored its first points of the game after it drove seven plays for 70 yards with 3:14 left in the second quarter. PAC Offensive Player of the Week junior Dak Britt (Battle Creek, MI / Battle Creek) capped off the drive with a seven-yard touchdown run. After a successful extra point from Titan freshman Zack Baker (Erie, PA / McDowell), Westminster was down 35-7. The Titans forced a Waynesburg punt and made the score 35-10 after a 32-yard field goal from Baker as time expired. Britt scored his second rushing touchdown in the fourth quarter from 12 yards out.
The Yellow Jackets had 498 total yards, including 256 rushing. Westminster totaled 225 yards. Waynesburg also led on third-down conversions, converting 9-of-15, while Westminster was 3-of-9.
Britt led the Titans with 122 passing yards and was 14-for-36 with two interceptions. Britt added 34 rushing yards, while junior Tyler Banks (Meadville, PA / Meadville) had a team-high 59 yards (5.9 avg) on the ground. Junior Collin Wallace (Mechanicsburg, PA / Cumberland Valley) had four catches for a team-high 57 yards. Senior Geno Pasquinelli (Salem, OH / Salem) had three grabs for 37 yards and is now tied fourth all-time in Westminster football history with Chad Rosatelli with 134 career receptions.
Junior Nate Moot (Johnstown, PA / Bishop McCort) led the Titan defense with eight tackles, while senior Derrick Orloski (Butler, PA / Slippery Rock) had seven.
Westminster will host Thiel in its last home game of the season at 1 p.m.
About Westminster College...
Founded in 1852 and related to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Westminster College ranks first in the nation as "Best College for Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math," according to Forbes.com. Westminster is a top-tier liberal arts college and a national leader in graduation rate performance, according to U.S. News Best Colleges guide. Westminster is also honored as one of "The Best 377 Colleges" by The Princeton Review, and is named to the President's Honor Roll for excellence in service learning.
Nearly 1,600 undergraduate and graduate students benefit from individualized attention from dedicated faculty while choosing from 41 majors and nearly 100 organizations on the New Wilmington, Pa., campus. Visit www.westminster.edu/advantage to view "Advantage: Westminster" A Strategic Plan 2010-2020.