Football Routs Anderson for Program’s First Win
ANDERSON, Ind. – Indiana Wesleyan University football earned the first ever win in program history on Saturday in a 61-6 rout at Anderson (Ind.). The offense amassed more than 600 yards while the defense limited Anderson to 48 total yards.
RUN WILDCATS RUN!
The Wildcats did most their damage on the ground with 506 rushing yards on 66 carries (7.7 yards/rush). Devodney Alford (186), Josh McKenzie (177), and Tyrell Phelps (146) all rushed for more than 100 yards.
FIRST HALF DOMINANCE
Indiana Wesleyan did a bulk of the damage in the first half, building a 41-0 halftime advantage. IWU had 402 yards in the half, which includes all 127 yards that quarterback Zach Blair threw for in the game.
RAIN, RAIN GO AWAY
Weather dictated the game and forced Indiana Wesleyan to run the ball on 66 of their 77 plays. Rain has hit the region for the past couple days and was non-stop on Saturday.
STATS TELL THE STORY
Indiana Wesleyan converted 8-of-13 third down conversions compared to a 0-for-11 night for Anderson. IWU finished the night with 30 first downs while Anderson managed just 3.
COACH LANGS SAID…
“It was an important weekend for our program. We had to decide if we were going to learn and grow from last week now, or wait. And our kids did a great job of choosing now to learn and grow and get the program its first ever win.”
NEXT UP FOR THE WILDCATS
Indiana Wesleyan returns home to Wildcat Stadium next Saturday. The Wildcats host Trinity Bible (N.D.) at 12 p.m.