The Milwaukee Penguins

The Milwaukee Penguins is the Division 1A collegiate football team for Milwaukee College. We're a school "known for its academics." This is a record of our accomplishments, on the field and off.

Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Season 2, Game 2: vs Northwestern University

Northwestern University Wildcats (#35) vs. Milwaukee College Penguins (#113)

Homecoming. People dressed up as penguins. Lovely.

Hayden (LOLB #56) got her first sack of the year. So did McClone (CB #46) and Loeb (DT #60). We got our first ever punt-returned for a touchdown, courtesy of Straka (CB #10). That boy can really motor.

My coverage scheme - same as last year's except augmented by Straka's speed - is starting to work. We netted 3 interceptions, one each by Straka, Bennett (CB #10), and Ziegeweid (FS #34).

The problem was that we couldn't capitalize on the interceptions. Zero points to show for them. Koch (QB #22), after such a great start against Ball State, was having a terrible half. He was just overthrowing. And my receivers made so many drops. Montgomery (WR #15) had three! Our offense was anemic, posting just 58 yards in the entire first half, 30 on the run and 28 through the air.

Northwestern made the necessary adjustments coming out of the locker room to break the 7-7 tie. They intercepted us on our first drive of the 2nd half to take a lead. Wetzel (HB #47), however, found his legs in the second half to go over 100 yards rushing for the game. First time he's done that in a while. But, on a last-minute drive, he again fumbled the ball away, extinguishing a possible game-tying drive.

Big groans from the crowd. But then Ziegeweid (FS #34) forced a fumble from their halfback that my dad (ROLB #50) recovered! We got the ball back. Big cheers from the crowd of about four thousand. A scant 32 seconds left, on the 27 yard line. An errant pass, a short 5-yard pass, another errant pass brought us to fourth-and-five. I signaled a pass-play, but the Wildcats' defense was like a blanket. Koch took matters into his own hands and ran it for the first down. He made it, but was tackled and fumbled away the ball.

On top of everything, their opportunistic cornerback scooped it up and ran it back for a touchdown.


score: 28-14
first downs: 11-17
total offense: 268-281
rushes - yards: 10-12 --- 34-160
comp-att-TD: 15-31-2 --- 15-37-0
passing yards: 256 - 121
sacked: 3 - 2
turnovers: 4 - 3
fumbles - lost: 1-1 --- 4 - 2
intercepted: 3 - 1
t.o.p: 10:01 - 21:59


Koch (QB #22) 62.6 rating 15-37 for 121 yards, 1 INT; 8-18 rush
Wetzel (HB #47) 21-125 rush (5.9 avg) 1 TD; 3-28 yards rec
Montgomery (WR #15) 4-25 yards rec, 2 TDs
Vee (C #63) 6 pancakes
Love (RT #70) 5 pancakes


Straka (CB #1) 4 tackles, 1 INT, 2 pass deflects; 1 TD
R. Umali (LOLB #50) 3 tackles, 1 fumble recovery
K. Anderson (SS #26) 3 tackles, 1 pass deflect
Ziegeweid (FS #34) 3 tackles, 1 forced fumble
Bennett (CB #10) 3 tackles (1 for loss), 1 INT

Notes: The starting QB question looms. Root has never started a game. That weighs heavy in my decisions.


  • At 5:58 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    what you were going to replace Koch as your starting QB?!?



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