Wesleyan struggled early on offense and managed only 40 total yards in the first half. Quarterback Banks Ramsey was intercepted by Rob Pavloff at the Lovett 18, ending the Wolves best first-half scoring threat with 1:45 to play before halftime.
Tindall completed a 41-yard scoring drive with a 1-yard touchdown run to put Lovett ahead 21-0 with 1:33 to play in the third quarter. A personal foul by Wesleyan after a 16-yard scramble by Tindall put Lovett at the Wolves’ 13, and Tindall scored three plays later.
The Wolves pulled within 21-7 with 10:34 to play when Ramsey scored on a 5-yard run. He completed five passes for 51 yards during the drive. Wesleyan threatened again late but was stopped short of the end zone in the final minute. Ramsey finished 19-of-35 passing for 179 yards and was sacked five times. Harrison cook caught nine of Ramsey’s passes for 80 yards.
“Unfortunately I don’t think we were at their best tonight,” Wesleyan head coach Franklin Pridgen said. “We were not at our best and we made it easier on them than I thought we would. This is a great wake up call for us.”
Tindall finished 9-for-17 passing for 84 yards and 97 yards rushing on 19 carries. Jay Harris added 71 yards on 16 carries.
Wesleyan fell to 7-1 overall, and 4-1 in region play.
Wesleyan 21, Lovett 7
W 0 0 0 7 7
L 7 7 7 0 21
L - Peyton Ringer 8 pass from Brady Tindall (Cole McGowan kick)
L - Tindall 17 run (McGowan kick)
L - Tindall 1 run (McGowan kick)
W - Banks Ramsey 5 run (Jordan Weaver kick)