November 6, 2010

Schoettgen's Four TDs Lead Willamette Past Lewis & Clark, 65-24

More news about: Willamette

SALEM, Ore. -- Scott Schoettgen (Sr., WR) caught four touchdown passes between the 9:41 mark of the third quarter and the first half-minute of the fourth quarter, as Willamette University defeated Lewis & Clark College, 65-24, on Saturday, Nov. 6. The Bearcats pulled away from a 21-21 halftime tie.

Willamette improved to 7-2 overall, 4-1 in the Northwest Conference. L&C dropped to 4-4 overall, 2-3 in the NWC.

Schoettgen, who already held the Willamette record for career touchdown receptions, now has 36 touchdowns as a Bearcat. His scoring plays against Lewis & Clark covered 7, 8, 37 and 49 yards. All four passes were thrown by sophomore quarterback Brian Widing.

For the season, Schoettgen has caught 46 passes for 923 yards and 13 touchdowns. His four touchdowns in one game tied the Willamette record, which Schoettgen also tied against the University of Puget Sound last year. Gib Gilmore (1967), Darren Holsey (1989) and Justin Pate (1993) also share the single-game record.

Widing completed 13 of 16 passes for 223 yards, four TDs and one interception against L&C. He has tossed 14 touchdowns in 2010, while completing 69.1% of his passes.

The Pioneers marched 78 yards on nine plays following the opening kickoff to take a 7-0 lead. Freshman quarterback Keith Welch ran three times for 24 yards and completed a 37-yard pass to Harrison Keller during the drive. Joevonte Mayes scored the touchdown on a 6-yard run.

On Willamette's first possession, the Bearcats earned just one first down -- on a 19-yard pass from Widing to Jose Green (Sr., TB) -- before being forced to punt.

The kick by Mitchell Rowan (Jr., P/PK) was kept in play near the goal line by WU's Chris Santana (So., S) and was downed by teammate Mikey Lemon (Sr., FL) at the L&C 1-yard line.

Lewis & Clark responded by driving to the Willamette 24. On 3rd-and-11, Welch was intercepted in the end zone by Arlin Taylor (Sr., S).

WU drove 80 yards on eight plays to tie the score at 7-7. Chad Pollard (Jr., FL) opened the drive with a 22-yard run and Jake Knecht (So., WR, Issaquah, WA/Skyline HS/Illinois State Univ.) caught a 17-yard pass two plays later.

Eventually, a 20-yard pass from Widing to Matt Williams (So., FL) brought the ball to the L&C 20. Williams tacked on an 11-yard run on the next play, and Widing followed with a 9-yard scamper for the touchdown with 14:08 left in the second quarter.

L&C surged back in front, 14-7, on a 31-yard run by Mayes with 9:12 remaining in the half. The touchdown completed an 11-play, 79-yard drive by the Pioneers.

Lemon provided Willamette with the game's next two scores. He reached the end zone on a 9-yard run at the 7:38 mark of the second quarter and also crossed the goal line on a 7-yard run with 0:53 to go in the half. Kyle Derby (Fr., PK/P) kicked the PATs, giving WU a 21-14 lead.

The Pioneers benefited from a good kick return by Logan Kotzian and a 15-yard personal foul penalty against Willamette to take over at the WU 45 with 46 seconds on the clock. Four plays later, with just 0:07 remaining in the second quarter, Welch hit Keller with a 20-yard touchdown pass.

WU broke the 21-21 tie on the opening drive of the second half, as the Bearcats went 57 yards on 12 plays. The key play was a 17-yard run by Widing on 3rd-and-12 at the L&C 46. Seven plays later, Widing passed to Schoettgen for the first of their four touchdowns, giving the Bearcats a 28-21 lead with 9:41 left in the third quarter.

Kotzian fumbled the ensuing kickoff and Cullen Carroll (So., OLB) recovered for WU at the L&C 31-yard line. A penalty at the end of the play forced Willamette to start at the L&C 46, but the Bearcats scored on Widing's 8-yard pass to Schoettgen six plays later.

L&C then drove from its own 26 to the Willamette 7-yard line, but had to settle for a field goal with 37 seconds on the clock. Simon Monley converted the kick from 23 yards out.

Knecht returned the following kickoff 46 yards to the L&C 37. On the first play after the kickoff, Widing threw deep to Schoettgen for a 37-yard touchdown. WU led 42-24 entering the final period.

After forcing Lewis & Clark to punt, WU received possession again. This time, Schoettgen hauled in his longest catch of the day, a 49-yard scoring strike from Widing. The Willamette lead increased to 49-24 with 14:33 left in the game.

Willamette added a 7-yard touchdown run by Ryan Whitcomb (Sr., QB) with 6:15 to go, after driving 85 yards on 12 plays. The Bearcats also received a safety on the kickoff, when Kotzian stepped out of the end zone before retreating and downing the ball.

WU's final touchdown was scored by Lamar Griffin (So., FL) on a 1-yard run at the 2:58 mark. Derby kicked the PAT and finished the day 9 for 9 on extra points.

The Bearcats amassed 572 total yards during the game. Willamette ran for 332 yards on 52 carries, an average of 6.4 yards per rush. Widing and Whitcomb (2 for 2) combined for 240 yards through the air.

L&C gained 426 yards of total offense. The Pioneers achieved 149 rushing yards on 36 carries. Welch, who ran for 86 yards on 18 attempts, also completed 17 of 27 passes for 277 yards, one touchdown and one interception.

After gaining 298 total yards in the first half, Lewis & Clark was limited to 128 yards over the final 30 minutes. The Pioneers kept the ball for 18:01 in the first half, but the Bearcats had possession for 19:22 in the second half.

Walter Robinson II (Sr., DE) topped the WU defense with nine total tackles, including 2.0 tackles for losses. Taylor achieved eight tackles in addition to his interception. Jordan Weil (So., ILB) earned seven tackles, including an assisted sack, to go with a forced fumble and a quarterback hurry.

Dan Curtin (Jr., LB) led L&C with 12 total tackles. Chris Kelly (Jr., S) supplied 11 tackles (7 solo). Kotzian recorded nine tackles and also had an interception.

Willamette will conclude the regular season by taking on Pacific Lutheran University on Saturday, Nov. 13. PLU, which defeated Pacific University, 50-23, on Saturday, was ranked #21 in this week's D3football.com Top 25. Kickoff in Puyallup, Wash., is scheduled for 12:30 p.m. (PST).

For More Information:
Robert McKinney, Athletics Communications Director, (503) 370-6110

comments powered by Disqus
Oct. 24: All times Eastern
7:00 PM
Gettysburg at Johns Hopkins
Oct. 25: All times Eastern
12:00 PM
Hobart at RPI
Live Stats Audio
12:00 PM
Massachusetts Maritime at Mass-Dartmouth
Preview Live Stats Video
12:00 PM
Maine Maritime at Nichols
Preview Live Stats
12:00 PM
Frostburg State at Alfred
Video
12:00 PM
Salisbury at Ithaca
Live Stats Video Audio
12:00 PM
Framingham State at Plymouth State
Preview Live Stats
12:00 PM
Morrisville State at Southern Virginia
Live Stats Live Stats Video Audio
12:30 PM
Bowdoin at Wesleyan
Live Stats Video
12:30 PM
Middlebury at Trinity (Conn.)
Live Stats Video
1:00 PM
St. John Fisher at Alfred State
Live Stats Video Audio
1:00 PM
Colby at Bates
Preview Live Stats Video
1:00 PM
Tufts at Amherst
Live Stats
1:00 PM
Wesley at Virginia-Lynchburg
Audio
1:00 PM
Husson at Castleton State
Live Stats Video Tickets
1:00 PM
Williams at Hamilton
Live Stats Live Stats Video
1:00 PM
FDU-Florham at Stevenson
Live Stats Video Audio
1:00 PM
DePauw at Allegheny
Preview Live Stats Video Audio Audio
1:00 PM
Moravian at Franklin and Marshall
Live Stats Video Audio
1:00 PM
Kalamazoo at Olivet
Live Stats Audio
1:00 PM
Albion at Trine
Live Stats Audio
1:00 PM
Mount Ida at Gallaudet
Live Stats
1:00 PM
Cortland State at Kean
Live Stats Video
1:00 PM
Wisconsin Lutheran at Adrian
Live Stats Audio Audio
1:00 PM
Hampden-Sydney at Shenandoah
Preview Live Stats Video Audio Audio
1:00 PM
Catholic at Emory and Henry
Live Stats Video Audio
1:00 PM
Hope at Alma
Live Stats Audio
1:00 PM
Carnegie Mellon at St. Vincent
Preview Live Stats Video Audio
1:00 PM
Dickinson at McDaniel
Preview Live Stats Video
1:00 PM
Guilford at Randolph-Macon
Live Stats Video Audio Audio
1:00 PM
Methodist at N.C. Wesleyan
Live Stats Video
1:00 PM
Susquehanna at Ursinus
Preview Live Stats Video Audio
1:00 PM
Kenyon at Wittenberg
Preview Live Stats Video
1:00 PM
Rowan at Montclair State
Live Stats Video Audio Audio
1:00 PM
Springfield at St. Lawrence
Live Stats Video
1:00 PM
Misericordia at Delaware Valley
Live Stats Audio
1:00 PM
Oberlin at Wabash
Live Stats Video Audio
1:00 PM
Hiram at Ohio Wesleyan
Live Stats Video
1:00 PM
Wilkes at Lebanon Valley
Live Stats Video
1:00 PM
Juniata at Muhlenberg
Live Stats Video Audio
1:00 PM
King's at Albright
Live Stats Video
1:00 PM
William Paterson at TCNJ
Live Stats Audio
1:00 PM
Sewanee at Millsaps
Live Stats Video
1:30 PM
Endicott at Coast Guard
Live Stats Video Audio
1:30 PM
Wilmington at Mount Union
Preview Live Stats Audio Tickets
1:30 PM
Capital at John Carroll
Live Stats Video Audio
1:30 PM
Rose-Hulman at Franklin
Preview Live Stats Video Video Audio
1:30 PM
Grove City at Thomas More
Live Stats Audio Audio
1:30 PM
Widener at Lycoming
Live Stats Video Audio Audio
1:30 PM
Marietta at Heidelberg
Live Stats Video Audio
1:30 PM
Waynesburg at Thiel
Video
1:30 PM
Rochester at Union
Live Stats Video Audio Audio
1:30 PM
Anderson at Mount St. Joseph
Live Stats
1:30 PM
Manchester at Bluffton
Live Stats
1:30 PM
Otterbein at Baldwin Wallace
Live Stats Video Audio Audio
2:00 PM
Utica at Buffalo State
Live Stats Audio
2:00 PM
Brockport State at Hartwick
Live Stats
2:00 PM
Becker at SUNY-Maritime
Live Stats Live Stats
2:00 PM
Washington and Lee at Bridgewater (Va.)
Live Stats Video Audio Audio
2:00 PM
Case Western Reserve at Washington and Jefferson
Preview Live Stats Video Audio
2:00 PM
Bridgewater State at Westfield State
Live Stats Video
2:00 PM
Austin at Hendrix
Live Stats Video
2:00 PM
Concordia-Chicago at Benedictine
Live Stats Video Audio
2:00 PM
LaGrange at Huntingdon
Video
2:00 PM
Aurora at Lakeland
Live Stats Audio
2:00 PM
Berry at Birmingham-Southern
Live Stats Video Audio
2:00 PM
Rockford at Concordia (Wis.)
Live Stats Video
2:00 PM
UW-Eau Claire at UW-River Falls
Preview Video Audio Tickets
2:00 PM
Carleton at St. John's
Live Stats Video Audio Audio
2:00 PM
Hamline at Concordia-Moorhead
Live Stats Audio
2:00 PM
Augsburg at St. Olaf
Live Stats Video Audio
2:00 PM
Lake Forest at Illinois College
Video
2:00 PM
Loras at Simpson
Live Stats Video
2:00 PM
Buena Vista at Dubuque
Preview Live Stats Video
2:00 PM
Beloit at St. Norbert
2:00 PM
Carroll at Ripon
Live Stats Video
2:00 PM
Lawrence at Macalester
Live Stats Video Audio
2:00 PM
Mary Hardin-Baylor at Texas Lutheran
Live Stats Video
2:00 PM
Augustana at Carthage
Live Stats Video
2:00 PM
Elmhurst at Illinois Wesleyan
Live Stats Video
2:00 PM
Millikin at North Park
Audio
2:00 PM
Central at Coe
Live Stats Video Audio
2:00 PM
Luther at Wartburg
Live Stats Video Audio
2:00 PM
Cornell at Monmouth
2:00 PM
Martin Luther at Minnesota-Morris
2:00 PM
Crown at MacMurray
2:00 PM
Iowa Wesleyan at Greenville
2:00 PM
Northwestern (Minn.) at Westminster (Mo.)
Video
2:00 PM
Grinnell at Knox
Live Stats Video
2:00 PM
UW-Oshkosh at UW-Whitewater
Live Stats Audio Audio
2:00 PM
UW-La Crosse at UW-Stevens Point
Live Stats Video Audio Audio
2:00 PM
Concordia (Mich.) at Maranatha Baptist
Video
2:10 PM
St. Thomas at Bethel
Live Stats Video Audio
2:30 PM
Rhodes at Centre
Live Stats Video
2:30 PM
Defiance at Earlham
Live Stats
2:30 PM
Washington U. at Chicago
Preview Preview Live Stats Video
3:00 PM
Norwich at Anna Maria
Live Stats Video
3:00 PM
UW-Platteville at UW-Stout
Live Stats Video Audio Audio
3:00 PM
Hardin-Simmons at Howard Payne
Live Stats Live Stats Audio Audio
4:00 PM
WPI at Merchant Marine
Live Stats Video
4:00 PM
Linfield at Lewis and Clark
Live Stats Video Audio
4:00 PM
Willamette at Pacific Lutheran
Live Stats Audio Audio
4:00 PM
Redlands at La Verne
Live Stats Video Audio
4:00 PM
Puget Sound at Whitworth
Live Stats Video Audio
4:00 PM
Pacific at George Fox
Live Stats Video Audio
5:00 PM
Western New England at MIT
Live Stats Video
5:00 PM
Worcester State at Western Connecticut
Live Stats
5:00 PM
East Texas Baptist at Louisiana College
Audio
6:00 PM
Ferrum at Averett
Live Stats Video
7:00 PM
Muskingum at Ohio Northern
Live Stats Video Audio Audio
7:00 PM
Wooster at Denison
Live Stats Video Audio
7:00 PM
Greensboro at Christopher Newport
Live Stats Video
7:00 PM
Bethany at Geneva
8:00 PM
Eureka at St. Scholastica
Live Stats Live Stats Video
8:00 PM
North Central (Ill.) at Wheaton (Ill.)
Live Stats Video Audio
10:00 PM
Chapman at Cal Lutheran
Live Stats Video Audio
10:00 PM
Claremont-Mudd-Scripps at Occidental
Live Stats Video Audio
10:00 PM
Whittier at Pomona-Pitzer
Live Stats Video
Oct. 25: All times Eastern
8:00 PM
North Central (Ill.) at Wheaton (Ill.)
Live Stats Video Audio
2:00 PM
Case Western Reserve at Washington and Jefferson
Preview Live Stats Video Audio
1:30 PM
Grove City at Thomas More
Live Stats Audio Audio
1:30 PM
Wilmington at Mount Union
Preview Live Stats Audio Tickets
1:30 PM
Capital at John Carroll
Live Stats Video Audio
1:00 PM
Wesley at Virginia-Lynchburg
Audio
1:00 PM
Hampden-Sydney at Shenandoah
Preview Live Stats Video Audio Audio
1:00 PM
Oberlin at Wabash
Live Stats Video Audio
1:00 PM
St. John Fisher at Alfred State
Live Stats Video Audio
1:00 PM
Kenyon at Wittenberg
Preview Live Stats Video
1:00 PM
Misericordia at Delaware Valley
Live Stats Audio
3:00 PM
UW-Platteville at UW-Stout
Live Stats Video Audio Audio
2:10 PM
St. Thomas at Bethel
Live Stats Video Audio
12:00 PM
Hobart at RPI
Live Stats Audio
2:00 PM
UW-Oshkosh at UW-Whitewater
Live Stats Audio Audio
2:00 PM
Luther at Wartburg
Live Stats Video Audio
2:00 PM
Mary Hardin-Baylor at Texas Lutheran
Live Stats Video
2:00 PM
Hamline at Concordia-Moorhead
Live Stats Audio
2:00 PM
UW-La Crosse at UW-Stevens Point
Live Stats Video Audio Audio
2:00 PM
Carleton at St. John's
Live Stats Video Audio Audio
4:00 PM
Linfield at Lewis and Clark
Live Stats Video Audio
4:00 PM
Willamette at Pacific Lutheran
Live Stats Audio Audio
Oct. 24: All times Eastern
7:00 PM
Gettysburg at Johns Hopkins

What We're Reading