Beaver Falls, PA – Brian Wilson pulled off a rare feat in Geneva’s 49-39 victory over Waynesburg University last Saturday. He became the first Geneva player on record to score a touchdown on both offense and defense. As a result of that success, Wilson was named the NCCAA national football player of the week. Wilson becomes the sixth Geneva student-athlete to be so awarded this fall.
Wilson first struck on the offensive side of the ball with only three seconds remaining in the half. On his only offensive snap of the game, Wilson pulled in a 12-yard reception from quarterback David Girardi to extend the Geneva lead and give the Golden Tornadoes much needed momentum going into halftime after having allowed a touchdown only 18 seconds prior to Wilson’s score.
Back on his more familiar side of the field in the second half, Wilson scooped up a fumble caused by a sack from Aaron Tommelleo and ran 16 yards to give Geneva control of the game. Wilson finished the game with four tackles, two tackles for loss and a pair of sacks to go along with his fumble recovery for a touchdown.
For the season, Wilson has scored five touchdowns including three on offense and two on the defensive side of the ball. Geneva is off to a 5-1 start which is its best start since 1997. The Golden Tornadoes will host Saint Vincent this week in a rematch of a game played back in September when Geneva defeated the Bearcats 32-17.
Geneva College is a comprehensive Christian college of the arts, sciences and professional studies. Founded in the tradition of the Reformed Christian faith, Geneva prepares students to serve Christ in all areas of society: work, family and the church. Geneva College’s philosophy of education is based on the Foundational Concepts of Christian Higher Education. Geneva is a founding member of the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities (CCCU).
Geneva College is the only CCCU institution with a full-time program in Rome, Italy. In Rome, students spend a semester studying the humanities, traveling throughout Italy and Europe, and engaging in volunteer activities.