Bison Athlete of the Week: Brandon Wesley

By Chris McCree

Sports Editor

Player Profile:

Brandon Wesley

Sophomore

Quarterback

Hometown: Plano, Texas

Major: Undeclared

Statistics against Princeton:

Completions: 16-23

Passing yards: 138

Longest completion: 22 yards

Rushing yards: 76

Yards/carry: 5.1

Touchdowns: 3

During the Bison’s 34-9 win over Princeton this past weekend, quarterback Brandon Wesley ’14 headed the Bison offense with three touchdowns and over 200 yards of total offense. Wesley played a crucial role in both the passing and running games, allowing the Orange and Blue to beat the Tigers for the first time in 13 attempts. He completed 70 percent of his passes to four different receivers, and tallied a total of 138 yards. His biggest contribution, though, came in the ground game. Wesley led the team in all rushing categories, averaging 5.1 yards per carry for a total of 76 yards and three touchdowns. After scoring his third touchdown during the final minutes of play, Wesley became the first Bison player since the 2007 season to record three rushing touchdowns in one game.

With a full year of experience under his belt, Wesley has returned this year improved from his first season. Despite being named the Patriot League Rookie of the year last season, Wesley lacked the consistency that has served him so well this season. After last Saturday’s game, Wesley is already just one touchdown shy of his 2010 mark of eight and has thrown eight fewer interceptions. With the season now fully underway, the Bison will rely on Wesley to keep up his strong play if they hope to compete in the Patriot League. Wesley and the Orange and Blue will get their first taste of Patriot League competition this weekend when they take on Georgetown at home this Saturday at 1 p.m.

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