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.

Friday, September 02, 2005

Season 2, Game 4: @ Vanderbilt

Milwaukee College Penguins (#116) vs Vanderbilt Commodores (#63)

Nashville, TN. It's good to get away from the oven that is Milwaukee, WI. I had a feeling that here in the near South, we'd play more relaxed. I was hoping this especially for Koch (QB #22), who would start this game. His great start three games ago was also an away game.

But when something's wrong with your head - and that's where the quarterback game is played - a change of venue isn't going to solve the problem. Our offense only managed 100 yards, and a field goal, in the first half.

It was our defense which showed us the way. Junior strong safety, K. Anderson (SS #26) continued her marvelous play to start the season. With less than 40 seconds to go in the half, she makes a shoe-string interception on their 36 yard line and then rushes it back for the touchdown to cut their deficit to 4 points at
the half.

This kind of lit a fire, albeit slight, under our offense. After a three-and-out by our defense, and another good punt return by Straka which placed us on our 42 yard line, Koch and company came out drove the ball 58 yards for the score. 42 of those yards came on a long catch and run by Columbus (WR #82).

K. Anderson (SS #25) leaps
up for her second INT of the game.

Us taking the lead in the middle of the game? Was this just another setup for a last-minute loss?

I recognized the success of our gambling secondary and called plenty of dime coverage for the rest of the game. Straka finished with two interceptions for the game, as did Anderson. Her second interception was a leaping grab in their endzone, snuffing out their strongest drive of the half.

Koch ices it with a 17-yard touchdown pass to Montgomery.


score: 24-14
first downs: 17-16
total offense: 263-304
rushes - yards: 32-81 --- 19-34
comp-att-TD: 15-37-1 --- 15-40-2
passing yards: 182-270
sacked: 2 - 4
turnovers: 2 - 5
fumbles - lost: 1-1 --- 0-0
intercepted: 1 - 5
t.o.p: 18:39 -- 13:21


Koch (QB #22) 87.7 rating 15-36 for 182 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT
Wetzel (HB #47) 23-87 rush (3.7 avg) 1 TD; 4-25 yards rec
Columbus (WR #82) 3-62 yards rec
Khalafian (TE #81) 4-58 yards rec
S. Buccheri (RG #59) 6 pancakes


K. Anderson (SS #26) 3 tackles, 2 INT,1 TD, 1 pass deflect
Straka (CB #1) 3 tackles, 2 INT, 1 pass deflect
Miller (RE #62) 4 tackles (1 for loss), 1 sack
Loeb (DT #60) 4 tackles (1 for loss), 1 sack
Mikulay (LE #45) 3 tackles (1 for loss), 1 sack

Notes: Next up is Louisville, who just broke the AP Top #25.


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