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.

Sunday, November 06, 2005

Season 3, Game 10:at Air Force Academy

Milwaukee College Penguins (7-2, #34) at Air Force Academy Falcons (7-2, #37)

I'm recruiting someone right now who really wants to go the Air Force. He really believes that he's going to get something like fifty or sixty thousand dollars a year during his service. I invited him to the game, flying him out to Colorado, on Milwaukee College's dime, but he declined.

His loss.

Two 7-2 teams. Regional broadcast. Lee "Scooter" Corso has changed his tune since a couple of games ago, when he derided my squad before the first thriller in Colorado, against Colorado State. Well, here we are again, a regionally broadcasted game, and Lee Corso praises our defense: "The best thing about this defense is that they play for the good of the team. There are no egos on this unit, no sir." They gave the slight edge to us and I guess Air Force heard, because after the Falcons took a 7-3 lead, they played frightened for the rest of the game.

Freakin' Air Force and their crazy coach, who once made the excuse for a loss by saying that the other team had "more African Americans." I mean, what?! Not only did I want to win, but I wanted to run up the score.

So it was more than a good thing that senior Root (QB #5) had a great game, going 20-33 for 331 yards and 3 touchdowns and no interceptions. Morgan (WR #88) followed up her stellar 200+ yard game with a 124 yard effort and 1 touchdown grab.

As for our ego-less defense: With number one cornerback Bennett (CB #10) still sitting on the bench, our secondary stepped up. I put all three of our safeties on the field at once: freshman Stewart (FS #27) join stalwart seniors Geigel (FS #27) and K Anderson (SS #26) in the secondary. While they didn't net any interceptions, they did limit Air Force's passing yards to only 99 yards. Did you read that right? Read it again: we limited Air Force to 99 passing yards. They had only 7 successful passing attempts.

It's clear they wanted to beat us on the run but once it doesn't work, you have to have the flexibility to abandon the initial plan. I know that the Air Force and our military in general are stubborn and have an unhealthy inability to admit its mistakes, but c'mon! We lead 31-7 at the half. They had the ball for only four possessions in the entire second half. And in the last quarter, they never got a first down. Pathetic.

When the plan doesn't work, don't keep doing what doesn't work. So like, fire that coach, don't give the guy a contract extension. Geez!


score: 48-7
first downs: 24-7
total offense: 509-163
rushes - yards: 35-137 --- 25-64
comp-att-TD: 25-39-3 --- 7-20-1
passing yards: 372-99
sacked: 1-1
turnovers: 1-2
fumbles - lost: 1-1 --- 3-2
intercepted: 0-0
top: 19:19 -- 12:41


Root (QB #5) 174.9 rating, 20-33 for 331 yards, 3 TD
Koch (QB #22) 140.7 rating, 5-6 for 41 yards; 3-30 rush (10.0 avg)
Wetzel (HB #47) 25-101 (4.0 avg), 3 TD; 5-39 rec (7.7 avg)
Morgan (WR #88) 4-124 rec (31 avg), 1 TD
Columbus (WR #82) 4-59 rec (14.7 avg), 2 TD


Umali (CB #3) 5 tackles, 1 pass deflect
Conti (MLB #72) 5 tackles (2 for loss)
K Anderson (SS #26) 4 tackles (1 for loss)
Price (LE #90) 4 tackles (1 for loss) 1 forced fumble, 1 fumble recovery
Miller (RE #62) 3 tackles, 1 forced fumbled