September 1, 2012

Dean Ties Record with Six TD Passes for Willamette in 58-34 Victory over Hardin-Simmons

More news about: Willamette

Abilene, Texas -- Willamette junior quarterback Josh Dean tied a school record with 6 touchdown passes in his first start to lead the Bearcats to a 58-34 victory on the road at Hardin-Simmons University (Texas) on Saturday, Sept. 1. Dean threw for 468 yards as he barely missed the Willamette record for passing yards in a game (473).

Dean completed 31 of 47 passes to help the Bearcats win their first game under new Head Coach Glen Fowles and new offensive coordinator Brian Sheppard. Five different players caught touchdown passes for Willamette, with Jake Turner scoring on two receptions.

The WU touchdown passing record was previously set by former quarterback -- and current Bearcat linebacker coach -- John Horner ('94), who threw for 6 TDs against Lewis & Clark College on Oct. 23, 1993. The record of 473 passing yards was set by Todd Simis against Simon Fraser on Oct. 27, 1990.

Against Hardin-Simmons on Saturday, Willamette also rushed for 260 yards on 49 carries and scored two touchdowns on the ground.  Dylan Jones scored on a 63-yard pass and a 7-yard run. Terrell Malley scored on a 45-yard run.

Malley finished with 96 rushing yards on 5 carries. Jones rushed for 94 yards on 22 carries.

WU amassed 727 total yards, just 11 yards short of the school record.

Dean put Willamette's offensive in gear quickly, leading the Bearcats on a 10-play, 82-yard drive to open the game. He threw a 26-yard touchdown pass to Turner to complete the drive. WU held a 7-0 lead with 11:31 left in the first quarter.

The 63-yard scoring strike to Jones increased the lead to 14-0 with 10:17 remaining in the half. The catch ended a 5-play, 80-yard drive.

Hardin-Simmons kick returner Jessie Ramos brought back the ensuing kickoff 96 yards for a touchdown. The extra point kick failed.

Three plays later, Dean was intercepted on a short pass by Jonathan Petty, who returned the ball 30 yards for a touchdown. Scott Newberry kicked the PAT to pull the Cowboys within 14-13.

With its lead down to a single point, the Willamette offense responded by driving 76 yards in 11 plays and taking 4:39 off the clock. Jones registered his 7-yard rushing touchdown to complete the offensive surge. The Bearcats held a 21-13 margin.

Late in the half, Hardin-Simmons faced 3rd-and-12 at its own 10-yard line. Quarterback Logan Turner connected with Devin Carver for a 10-yard gain, but Wendell Galvan forced and recovered a fumble at the HSU 20. WU took over with 1:19 on the clock.

Four plays later, Kyle Derby kicked a 30-yard field goal, but Hardin-Simmons was called for a personal foul on the play. Willamette accepted the penalty, which moved the ball half the distance to the goal line, giving WU a first down at the HSU 7.

Jones rushed for one yard on first down. On second down, Dean hit Mike Hernandez with a 5-yard touchdown strike. Derby's extra point kick gave the Bearcats a 28-13 lead with 26 seconds left in the half.

After limiting HSU to three plays and a punt to open the second half, the Bearcats took over at their own 33-yard line. Eight plays later, Dean connected with Benny Weischedel for a 37-yard touchdown pass -- Dean's fourth of the game. A pass on the conversion failed, but WU held a 34-13 lead.

The Cowboys drove 55 yards to the Willamette 18-yard line on the ensuing possession. Tevin Mitchell began the drive with runs of 17 and 18 yards. Several plays later, on 4th-and-15 at the WU 18, Logan Turner was intercepted by Jack Nelson, who returned the pick-off 32 yards.

On the next play, Dean and Jake Turner hooked up on a 46-yard pass deep into HSU territory. Dean covered the remaining 11 yards with a pass to Jake Knecht . Derby kicked the PAT to increase WU's lead to 41-13.

Two quick scores allowed Hardin-Simmons to get back within 14 points. Logan Turner completed passes of 12 yards to Mitchell, 30 yards to Corey Jones and 28 yards to Patrick Flanagin to cover 70 yards on a 73-yard drive to set up the first score. Mitchell earned the TD on a 3-yard run.

The second scoring drive was set up by an interception by Tyler Tennerson that gave HSU the ball at the Willamette 30. Logan Turner threw a 25-yard pass to Corey Jones before Mitchell scored on a 5-yard run with 4:35 left in the third quarter. Willamette's lead was reduced to 41-27.

Derby added three points with a 27-yard field goal with 21 seconds remaining in the quarter, but the Cowboys pulled within 44-34 when Trei Lewis hauled in a 40-yard pass from Turner.

It looked like Hardin-Simmons might get a chance to cut the lead even more when Willamette fumbled on its next snap from scrimmage. Reid Pride recovered the ball for HSU at the WU 25-yard line. On the next play, however, Mitchell fumbled at the end of an 8-yard run and Cullen Carroll regained possession for Willamette.

Dean tossed a 23-yard touchdown pass to Jake Turner with 7:37 remaining to tie the Willamette single game record for touchdown passes. Malley's 45-yard touchdown run completed the scoring with 5:53 to go.

Top receiver for Willamette were Jake Turner with 5 catches for 135 yards, Knecht with 9 catches for 107 yards and Benny Weischedel with 7 receptions covering 96 yards. Nine Bearcats caught at least one pass.

Derby connected on 7 of 7 PATs to go along with his 27-yard field goal. He averaged 41.8 yards per punt, including a long of 54 yards.

Logan Turner was 21 of 36 passing for HSU. He threw for 248 yards and one touchdown, but had four interceptions. Corey Jones caught 5 passes for 89 yards to lead the Cowboys in receiving. Mitchell topped the running attack with 18 carries for 94 yards and two touchdowns.

Cody Pastorino led the Willamette defense with seven total tackles, including two tackles for losses. He intercepted one pass. Also earning interceptions for the Bearcats were Nelson, Tyson Giza and Blaze Rogers.

Wes Wenzel of WU registered six total tackles. He recorded one of Willamette's four quarterback sacks.

James Place led HSU with 11 total tackles. He was one of four Cowboys with double-digit tackles during the game. Petty, Brandon Phillips, Dustin Emery each finished with 10 tackles.

Willamette does not play next weekend. The Bearcats will return to action with their home opener on Friday, Sept. 14 against East Texas Baptist University. Kickoff at McCulloch Stadium is set for 7 p.m. (PDT).

comments powered by Disqus
Sep. 18: All times Eastern
Final
Christopher Newport 31, at N.C. Wesleyan 28
Box Score
Sep. 19: All times Eastern
Final
Framingham State 29, at Fitchburg State 26
Box Score Recap
Sep. 20: All times Eastern
Final
RPI 41, at Castleton State 13
Box Score
Final - 2OT
at Massachusetts Maritime 26, Maine Maritime 20
Box Score
Final
at Rochester 30, Gallaudet 2
Box Score Recap
Final
at Husson 34, Alfred State 28
Box Score
Final
at Randolph-Macon 34, Sewanee 20
Box Score
Final
at Johns Hopkins 33, Moravian 14
Box Score
Final
at Utica 20, Frostburg State 12
Box Score Recap
Final
Alfred 29, at Buffalo State 21
Box Score Recap
Final
at Catholic 31, Newport News Apprentice 24
Final
at Nichols 10, Becker 3
Box Score
Final
Wesleyan 22, at Middlebury 14
Box Score
Final
Bridgewater State 51, at Worcester State 27
Box Score
Final
at Tufts 24, Hamilton 17
Box Score
Final
at Amherst 14, Bates 6
Final
at Trinity (Conn.) 32, Colby 7
Box Score
HALF
20 Salve Regina
14 William Paterson
Live Stats Audio
Final
at Stevenson 20, Lebanon Valley 14
Box Score
Final
Allegheny 24, at Hiram 21
Final
at Merchant Marine 34, SUNY-Maritime 17
Box Score
Final
at St. Vincent 23, Case Western Reserve 20
Final
Thomas More 66, at Thiel 27
Final
Ursinus 31, at Franklin and Marshall 24
Box Score
Final
Endicott 41, at Kean 28
Final
at Hampden-Sydney 56, Coast Guard 0
Box Score
Final
Maryville (Tenn.) 40, at Averett 17
HALF
17 Albright
28 Widener
Live Stats Audio Audio
Final
Hobart 43, at Curry 13
Box Score
Final
at Greensboro 37, LaGrange 35
Box Score
Final
at Dickinson 29, Susquehanna 28
Box Score Photos
Final
at Wesley 37, Rowan 7
Box Score
HALF
14 Morrisville State
14 St. Lawrence
Live Stats Video Audio
1:00 PM
FDU-Florham at Misericordia
Live Stats
Final
at Gettysburg 31, Juniata 17
Box Score
1:00 PM
Lincoln (Pa.) at Montclair State
Live Stats Video Audio
Final
Wabash 31, at Denison 12
1:00 PM
Bethany at Westminster (Pa.)
Final
at Springfield 47, Mount Ida 16
Box Score
Final
at Ithaca 42, Hartwick 7
Final
at Norwich 10, WPI 7
Box Score
Final
Iowa Wesleyan 13, at Minnesota-Morris 7
Box Score
1:00 PM
Huntingdon at Methodist
Video Video
4th - 03:32
31 Ohio Northern
35 Baldwin Wallace
Preview Live Stats Video Audio Audio
Haltime
14 Wilmington
21 Capital
Preview Preview Live Stats Video Audio
10:00 4th
62 Franklin
7 Anderson
Preview Live Stats Audio Audio
4th - 11:43
21 Carnegie Mellon
42 Washington and Jefferson
Preview Live Stats Video Audio Audio
4:30 4th Q
10 Heidelberg
43 John Carroll
Preview Live Stats Video Video Audio
11:23, 4th
13 King's
28 Lycoming
Live Stats Video Audio
1:30 PM
Geneva at Waynesburg
Final
Mount Union 62, at Muskingum 6
Box Score
3rd QT
13 Mount St. Joseph
14 Defiance
Live Stats Video
4th - 06:41
7 Earlham
55 Manchester
Live Stats Live Stats Video
3rd - 03:56
0 Bowdoin
26 Williams
Live Stats Video
3rd - 03:18
49 Muhlenberg
3 McDaniel
Preview Live Stats Video
4th - 15:00
34 UW-Whitewater
0 TCNJ
Live Stats Video Audio
Start of 4th Quarter
0 Marietta
14 Otterbein
Live Stats Video Audio Audio
3rd Qtr - 5:40
19 Hope
14 Lakeland
Live Stats Video Audio
8:50 3rd
35 Olivet
14 Aurora
Live Stats Video Audio
3rd - 06:20
38 Albion
13 Concordia (Wis.)
Live Stats Video
9:00 3rd
13 North Park
21 Washington U.
Preview Live Stats Video
Halftime
14 Kalamazoo
13 Wisconsin Lutheran
Live Stats Audio
4th - 15:00
0 UW-Eau Claire
3 Wheaton (Ill.)
Preview Live Stats Video Audio Tickets
3rd- 1:23
16 Concordia-Moorhead
14 St. John's
Preview Live Stats Video Audio Audio
11:10 3rd
0 St. Olaf
40 Bethel
Live Stats Video
3rd - 03:45
39 Augsburg
7 Carleton
Live Stats Video Audio Audio
3rd - 08:57
13 Hamline
34 Gustavus Adolphus
Live Stats Video
3rd - 01:56
23 Stetson
19 Birmingham-Southern
Preview Live Stats Video
2:00 PM
Trinity (Texas) at Sul Ross State
Preview Live Stats Audio
Start of 4th
12 Occidental
21 Austin
Live Stats Video
2:00 PM
Southwestern Assemblies at Howard Payne
Live Stats Audio
halftime
0 Maranatha Baptist
51 Central
2:00 PM
Grinnell at Luther
Video
2:00 PM
UW-Stevens Point at Coe
Audio
4th 15:00
13 Eureka
16 Greenville
2:00 PM
Westminster (Mo.) at MacMurray
2:00 PM
Loras at Augustana
Live Stats Video
2:00 PM
Texas Lutheran at Louisiana College
Live Stats Video
4th - 10:49
0 Illinois Wesleyan
10 Simpson
Live Stats Video
3rd - 04:41
21 Trine
7 Rockford
Live Stats
Halftime
14 Rose-Hulman
28 Hanover
Preview Live Stats Video
2nd Qtr
0 Plymouth State
28 Western Connecticut
Live Stats
3:00 PM
Hardin-Simmons at Wayland Baptist
Live Stats Video Audio
3:00 PM
Lewis and Clark at Whittier
Live Stats Video
1st - 05:02
7 Willamette
16 Cal Lutheran
Live Stats Video Audio
15:00 2nd Quarter
0 Alma
7 Concordia-Chicago
Live Stats Video
End 1st
7 Carroll
0 Lake Forest
Live Stats Video
End 1st Q
14 Whitworth
7 La Verne
Live Stats Video Audio
4:00 PM
Westfield State at Mass-Dartmouth
Live Stats Video
Start of 1st
0 Crown
0 St. Scholastica
Live Stats Live Stats Video
6:00 PM
DePauw at Wittenberg
Preview Preview Live Stats Video Audio
6:00 PM
St. John Fisher at Brockport State
Live Stats Video Audio Tickets
6:00 PM
UW-River Falls at South Dakota Mines
7:00 PM
Guilford at Southern Virginia
@ Salem Stadium
Preview Live Stats Live Stats Video Audio
7:00 PM
Wooster at Oberlin
Live Stats Video Audio
7:00 PM
Ferrum at Shenandoah
Preview Live Stats Video Audio
7:00 PM
Centre at Washington and Lee
Live Stats Video Audio
7:00 PM
Kenyon at Ohio Wesleyan
7:00 PM
Wilkes at Delaware Valley
Live Stats Audio
7:00 PM
Pacific at Dubuque
Live Stats Video Audio
7:00 PM
UW-Platteville at North Central (Ill.)
Preview Preview Live Stats Video Audio Audio
7:00 PM
Chicago at Elmhurst
Preview Live Stats Video
7:00 PM
Mary Hardin-Baylor at UW-La Crosse
Live Stats Video Audio
7:00 PM
UW-Oshkosh at South Dakota State
Preview Live Stats Video Audio Audio
7:30 PM
Adrian at Benedictine
Live Stats Video Audio
8:00 PM
UW-Stout at Wartburg
Live Stats Video Audio
8:00 PM
Martin Luther at Northwestern (Minn.)
Live Stats Video
8:00 PM
Southwestern at East Texas Baptist
Preview Live Stats Video Audio Audio
10:00 PM
Rhodes at Pomona-Pitzer
Preview Live Stats Video
10:00 PM
Linfield at Redlands
Preview Live Stats Video Audio Audio
Sep. 20: All times Eastern
6:00 PM
St. John Fisher at Brockport State
Live Stats Video Audio Tickets
6:00 PM
DePauw at Wittenberg
Preview Preview Live Stats Video Audio
8:00 PM
UW-Stout at Wartburg
Live Stats Video Audio
7:00 PM
UW-Oshkosh at South Dakota State
Preview Live Stats Video Audio Audio
7:00 PM
UW-Platteville at North Central (Ill.)
Preview Preview Live Stats Video Audio Audio
7:00 PM
Mary Hardin-Baylor at UW-La Crosse
Live Stats Video Audio
10:00 PM
Linfield at Redlands
Preview Live Stats Video Audio Audio
4th - 15:00
34 UW-Whitewater
0 TCNJ
Live Stats Video Audio
Final
Mount Union 62, at Muskingum 6
Box Score
4:30 4th Q
10 Heidelberg
43 John Carroll
Preview Live Stats Video Video Audio
11:23, 4th
13 King's
28 Lycoming
Live Stats Video Audio
Final
at Wesley 37, Rowan 7
Box Score
Final
at Hampden-Sydney 56, Coast Guard 0
Box Score
Final
Wabash 31, at Denison 12
Final
Thomas More 66, at Thiel 27
Final
at Ithaca 42, Hartwick 7
Final
Hobart 43, at Curry 13
Box Score
Final
at Johns Hopkins 33, Moravian 14
Box Score
11:10 3rd
0 St. Olaf
40 Bethel
Live Stats Video
4th - 12:30
0 UW-Eau Claire
10 Wheaton (Ill.)
Preview Live Stats Video Audio Tickets
4th - 10:49
0 Illinois Wesleyan
10 Simpson
Live Stats Video

What We're Reading