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, October 14, 2005

Season 3, Game 3:vs. U of Illinois (Homecoming)

University of Illinois (1-1, #42) @ Milwaukee College Penguins (1-1, #83)

Homecoming. The pageantry. The tailgates. The tofu pups and "not dogs." All we need is a win.

During practice, Root (QB #5) practiced timing patterns with our top recruit, Morgan (QB #88). Senior to freshman. As I watched from the sidelines, I was impressed with these two people at different ends of their careers matching each other's intensity. This would be Root and Morgan's first start at home.

On our first possession, Root played calmly and converted third down after third down before connecting on a 34-yard touchdown throw to Morgan. After a Straka (CB #1) interception, the two would connect again, this time for 21 yards. It was 14-0 just like that.

Our defense got burned on a long run, but we re-grouped after that. We actually scored on our first four possessions. Morgan's TD catches were followed by a Wetzel (HB #47) run and a Chi (K #40) field goal. 24-7 at the half.

The Fightin' Illini gave it a fight in the second half, but we matched their scores. B. Foldy (FB #29), with his younger sister E. Foldy (red-shirted SS #24) leading the cheers from the sideline, powered in two scores. We ran well throughout the game. Even backup half-back (and K. Anderson's (SS #26) sister), M. Anderson (HB #12), got a couple of a touches. We hogged the ball and kept their offense off the field for all but 9 minutes and 51 seconds.

With the convincing win, we are now 1-2 on homecoming games.


score: 20-41
first downs: 11-27
total offense: 295-450
rushes - yards: 16-113 --- 44-195
comp-att-TD: 12-24-2 --- 17-33-2
passing yards: 182-255
sacked: 1-1
turnovers: 3-0
fumbles - lost: 0-0 --- 1-0
intercepted: 3-0
top: 9:51 - 22:09


Root (QB #5) 136.4 rating, 17-33 for 255 yards, 2 TD; 8-37 rush (4.6 avg)
Wetzel (HB #47) 29-116 rush (4 avg), 1 TD
B Foldy (FB #29) 5-23 rush (4.5 avg), 2 TD
Morgan (WR #88) 3-65 (21.6 avg), 2 TD
Buccheri (RG #59) 10 pancakes


Miller (RE #62) 4 tackles (1 for loss)
Conti (MLB #72) 4 tackles
Hayden (LOLB #56) 2 tackles (1 for loss), 1 sack
Straka (CB #1) 2 tackles, 1 INT, 1 pass deflect
Bennett (CB #10) 2 tackles, 1 INT, 1 pass deflect

NOTES: The athletic director of Milwaukee College was so enthusiastic at our first homecoming win that he let it slip that all the upper-ups were talking about a "contract extension" for me at the end of the year. I pshawed and quickly changed the subject. I know how quickly fortunes can change. First things first. Up next: Buffalo.


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