Delaware Valley's Dan Allen catches a pass against Wesley in the 2019 NCAA Second Round

Delaware Valley's Dan Allen catches a pass against Wesley in the 2019 NCAA Second Round

Wesley committed six turnovers, while their offense could only get an 88-yard touchdown run by Marcellus Pack, as they lost 45-10 to No. 9 Delaware Valley in the Second Round of the NCAA Division III Football Tournament.

The 10th-ranked Wolverines won a 4OT thriller over Delaware Valley in their second game that proved to be the reason they even made the tournament, but the offense ran into the same problems they had early in the season.

Making his second career start, former Middletown QB Drew Fry threw three interceptions, while not playing as sharp as he had in the second half against Christopher Newport, or the opening round tournament game against Framingham State.

Delaware Valley was only credited with three tackles for loss, but their constant pressure on Fry never let him get comfortable in the pocket, and his throws were off line, as he finished 12-for-23 passing for 121 yards and the three turnovers. 

Wesley's defense was able to hold Delaware Valley several times in the red zone, but they were unable to slow down tight end Dan Allen, who caught six passes for 128 yards and 3 touchdowns, adding a 4th on a TE end-around in the fourth quarter.

Marcellus Pack fumbled twice for Wesley, once in the final minute of the first half that set up a Nick Restaino field goal that gave DelVal the 17-3 halftime lead.

After Pack had scored his 88-yard touchdown to get the game back to 4-10 with 2:27 to go in the third quarter, Delaware Valley answered with a 65-yard march that ended with Allen's 25-yard grab, and the dagger was about to fall.

Pack fumbled on the ensuing kickoff, with Rashiek Harvard returning it for a 25-yard touchdown, and Wesley was suddenly down 38-10.

After Fry's 3rd interception went to Justin Harris, Allen ran in the TE sweep to finish off the victory.

Delaware Valley only outgained Wesley 388-349 in the contest, but Wesley was flagged 12 times for 182 yards, and when combined with a 6-0 turnover margin, the Wolverines suffered their worst defeat since losing 70-21 at Mount Union in the 2014 National Semifinals.

The Aggies advance to face North Central, who shocked Mount Union 59-52 in a game that featured 1,412 yards of total offense next Saturday at a site to be determined Sunday.

Delaware Valley now holds a 5-3 series advantage over Wesley.