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.

Saturday, September 10, 2005

Season 2, Game 6: vs University of New Mexico


Loeb (DT #60)
Defensive Tackle returns a fumble for a touchdown.
University of New Mexico (0-5, #115) vs. Milwaukee College Penguins (2-3, #69)

As Milli Vanilla said, "Blame it on the rain." Blame it on the expected let-down after a remarkable upset, blame it on underestimating our previously winless opponents, the University of New Mexico Lobos. (Lobos is the Spanish word for wolf.)

You can blame our incredible loss on our offense's continued reliance on our defensive squad's ability to score touchdowns. It's really quite remarkable. For the third straight game, our defense squad scored a touchdown. This time, it was defensive tackle Loeb (DT #60) picking up a loose football - jarred loose by a Hayden (LOLB #56) sack - and rumbling 50-some yards for the score.

Our defense caused five turnovers, but our offense could only muster seven points from one of them. Meanwhile, the turnover bug, and the wet conditions and slippery field, finally caught up to us. Or rather, it caught up to our starting quarterback, Koch (QB #22). Five turnovers weigh on his head tonight; four through the air and one from one of his three fumbles. I like how Koch, essentially a passer in the pocket QB, scrambles ... I'm still going to give him the green light - a few of his scrambles extended drives - I'm just not going to do it in the rain.

STATS: UNM @ MKE

score: 49-20
first downs: 17-17
total offense: 484-297
rushes - yards: 18-130 --- 33-107
comp-att-TD: 18-30-5--- 16-43-0
passing yards: 354-190
sacked: 3 - 2
turnovers: 5 - 5
fumbles - lost: 4-3 --- 3-1
intercepted: 2 - 4
t.o.p: 10:54 - 21:06

KEY PLAYERS (Offense)

Koch (QB #22) 55.7 rating 16-43 for 190 yards, 4 INT; 10-28 rush (2.7 avg), 3 fumbles
Wetzel (HB #47)20-59 rush (2.9 avg), 1 TD; 4-31 yards rec (7.7 avg)
Montgomery (WR #15) 4-80 yards rec (20.0 avg)
Buccheri (LG #59) 10 pancakes
X. Leplae (RG #69) 9 pancakes, 1 sack

KEY PLAYERS (Defense)

Loeb (DT #60) 3 tackles, 1 forced fumble, 2 fumble recoveries, 1 TD
Ziegeweid (FS #34) 5 tackles, 1 pass deflect
Straka (CB #1) 4 tackles, 2 INT; 5-85 kick return yards (17.0 avg); 2-27 punt return yards (13.5 avg)
R. Umali (ROLB #50) 3 tackles, 1 forced fumble
Hayden (LOLB #56) 2 tackles (2 for loss), 2 sacks, 2 pass deflects

Notes: Buccheri (LG #59) is in full-stride and now leads the league with 41 pancakes.

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