Braves Fall to (RV) Kansas Wesleyan, 30-13

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Football vs.  KWU 10/29/22




30






Kansas Wesleyan
KANSAS W

7-2, 7

13




Ottawa
OTTAWA

1-7, 1


Kansas Wesleyan
KANSAS W

7-2, 7

30

13



















Score by quarter
team 1 2 3 4 F

KANSAS W
Kansas Wesleyan
6 10 0 14 30

OTTAWA
Ottawa
7 0 6 0 13


Game Recap: Soccer |




OTTAWA, Kan. – The University of Ottawa football team fell to (RV) Kansas Wesleyan University 30-13 on Saturday afternoon at AdventHealth Field.

Kansas Wesleyan struck first and took the opening drive eight plays, 75 yards for the first score of the game. The extra point kick was no good and KWU led 6-0 with 11:44 left in the first quarter.
Ottawa responded quickly, putting together a seven-play, 75-yard drive that ended with a 31-yard touchdown pass from Billy Maples on Gage Keaton. Lewis McMullen the extra point kick split the posts and the Braves led 7-6.

OU’s defense forced a three-and-out, and the Brave offense took over at its own 39-yard line with 8:24 on the clock. The Braves moved the ball to the KWU 25-yard line, where the drive stalled. OU attempted a 42-yard field goal, but McMullen’s attempt was blocked.

The teams traded punts and Kansas Wesleyan took over at its own 33-yard line at the end of the first quarter. Nine plays and 67 yards later, the Coyotes found the end zone. The extra point attempt was good and KWU led 13-7 with 12:58 left in the half.

Ottawa’s offense moved the ball to the KWU 46-yard line, but was forced to punt. On the Coyote’s next offensive possession, KWU moved the ball to the OU six-yard line. OU’s defense held third and goal and forced a Coyote field goal. Aaron Main’s 23-yard field goal was good, giving Kansas Wesleyan a 16-7 lead.

Neither team could find the end zone on their final offensive possession of the half and KWU took a 16-7 lead into the locker room.

Ottawa got the ball to start the second half. OU put together a five-play, 69-yard drive that ended with a Malaki Peko 31 yard touchdown run. The extra point attempt was no good and OU was within 16-13 of the Coyotes.

After that touchdown by the Braves, the two teams combined for a total of five punts. The Braves took over at their own 40-yard line with 1:52 left in the third quarter. Ottawa drove the ball to the Kansas Wesleyan 28-yard line and set up their field goal drive for a 45-yard field goal attempt. McMullen’s kick was wide and KWU had the ball with 12:08 left.

The Coyotes put together three points and trailed OU 23-13 after the extra point attempt. The OU offense was forced to punt again on the next offensive possession. KWU postponed the game for the next drive. The Coyotes found the end zone and took a 30-13 lead after Main’s extra kick.

Ottawa was unable to rally in the final 5:09 of the game as Kansas Wesleyan won 30-13.

Score inside the box

  • OU finished the game with 235 yards of offense, 165 yards passing and 70 yards rushing. Kansas Wesleyan had 158 yards passing and 319 yards rushing for 477 total yards of offense.
  • Billy Maples he threw for 160 yards, 14 for 32 and one touchdown.
  • Malaki Peko rushed for 60 yards on nine attempts and scored one touchdown.
  • Gunnar Mader, Jermaine Zieglerand Gage Keaton had two receptions apiece. Keaton had a touchdown reception.
  • AJ Hemphill led OU with 14 tackles. He had one breakup.
  • Jensen Riffel had 10 traps.
  • Santino Gee and Saamad Ali finished the game with nine tackles.

Who’s next

Ottawa (1-7, 1-7) returns to the gridiron on Saturday, Nov. 5 against Sterling College at AdventHealth Field. Kickoff is scheduled for 1:00 p.m

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