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.

Thursday, November 10, 2005

Season 3, Game 11:vs U of Southern Florida

U of Southern Florida Bulls (6-3, #55) at Milwaukee College Penguins (8-2, #34)

We returned to Milwaukee, WI to finish out the season before our now certain bowl bid. "Who's going to invite the mighty Penguins?" The pundits have us playing at the Humanitarian Bowl in Boise, Idaho. It's admittedly exciting to speculate, especially for our huge graduating class, but these pre-bowl announcement speculations hardly ever prove true. I told my kids to just concentrate on the game. Admittedly, that's a hard thing to do, especially with the Milwaukee College athletic directors pestering me all the time about a contract extension.

But at least the return of starting senior cornerback Bennett (CB #10) served to focus our game. It also served to focus the legions of fans - boys and girls, men and woman alike - that flock to our games. Nothing like a Bennett in uniform.

The 55-ranked Bulls played a tight game against us, going into the half down by only 10 points. But then we poured it on, Bennett got an interception and Root (QB #5) finished with 287 yards through the air, connecting with Morgan (WR #88) for each of her three touchdown throws, two of which came in the fourth quarter. Undeniably good stuff.

Now, how many seasons does Milwaukee College want me for?


score: 21-44
first downs: 11-22
total offense: 313-408
rushes - yards: 20-(-6) --- 30-82
comp-att-TD: 14-27-3 --- 23-43-3
passing yards: 319-326
sacked: 4-2
turnovers: 3-1
fumbles - lost: 2-1 --- 1-0
intercepted: 2-1
top: 13:20 - 18:40


Root (QB #5) 147.2 rating, 21-36 for 287 yards, 3 TD, 1 INT
Wetzel (HB #47) 14-41 (2.9 avg), 1 TD; 6-62 rec (10.3 avg)
Morgan (WR #88) 6-100 rec (16.6 avg), 3 TD
Franklin (WR #81) 4-78 rec (19.5 avg)
Huggett (C #73) 7 pancakes


Stewart (FS #27) 5 tackles, 1 INT, 1 forced fumble
Bennett (CB #10) 4 tackles, 1 INT
Straka (CB #1) 5 tackles, 1 pass deflect
Conti (MLB #72) 4 tackles (2 for loss), 1 sack
Price (LE #90) 3 tackles (1 for loss), 1 sack

Note: This is the second time this season when we've held an opponent to negative yards rushing!