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, September 14, 2005

Season 2, Game 8: @ University of Connecticut

Milwaukee College Penguins (3-4, #93) vs University of Connecticut Huskies (5-2, #47)

University of Connecticut. My first girlfriend was from Connecticut. Even though college football wasn't her "thing", this one's for you! Maybe she does a google search on her old beau? Maybe she found out that I "made it." That I "got the call." That I'm the head coach of a NCAA Division 1 College Football Team, one of only two in the great state of Wisconsin.

That I, and my team, stuck to the game plan never led in our game against the over-achieving Huskies. That I, perhaps unlike how I was in my youth, was able to make half-time adjustments that actually worked to perfection, almost shutting out our opponents while we scored three unanswered touchdowns and our defense caused four fumbles, and recovered them all.

Kind of reminds me of all the times we broke up with each other.

What about that beautiful touchdown pass from Koch (QB #22) to Columbus (WR #82) in the waning seconds of a game already decided? That was me directing them to run up the score, in honor, and in spite, of us.



score: 38-17
first downs: 15-15
total offense: 334-467
rushes - yards: 31-101 --- 21-60
comp-att-TD: 18-28-3 --- 20-37-1
passing yards: 233-407
sacked: 2 - 3
turnovers: 2 - 6
fumbles - lost: 2 - 1 --- 4 - 4
intercepted: 1 - 2
top: 17:02 - 14:58


Koch (QB #22)162.14 rating, 18-28 for 233 yards, 3 TD, 1 INT
Wetzel (HB #47) 25-93 rushing (3.7 avg), 2 TD; 1-9 rec
Finner (WR #83) 5-85 rec (17.0 avg)
Columbus (WR #82) 3-47 rec (15.6 avg), 1 TD
Buccheri (LG #59) 4 pancakes


Bennett (CB #10) 9 tackles, 1 pass deflect, 2 forced fumbles
Straka (CB #1) 7 tackles, 1 pass deflect, 1 forced fumble
Ziegeweid (FS #34) 6 tackles, 1 pass deflect
Hayden (LOLB #56) 6 tackles (3 for loss), 3 sacks, 1 pass deflect, 1 fumble recover
Gerber (FB #21) 5 tackles

Note: Hayden's incredible defensive performance - 3 sacks, pure havoc - earned her Player of the Week Honors amongst the independent Division 1 schools. Also, Gerber, playing out his Senior year, makes the "Key Players" for the first time for his excellent work on special teams. That kid rocks.


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