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Big Blue Fall in Wild One at Elmhurst

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          The Millikin University football team lost a wild one at Elmhurst College 43-36 on Oct. 22.  Millikin falls to 3-4, 1-3 while Elmhurst goes to 4-3, 2-2.       

          Millikin opened the game with a 14-0 lead and built a 21-6 advantage at the half.

The Big Blue then committed four turnovers in the third quarter that resulted in the Bluejays building a 35-24 lead with 10:27 left in the game.  Millikin still had some fight left rallying to take a 36-35 advantage with 1:12 left to play.  Elmhurst then went on a six play 61 drive in 44 seconds to take a 43-36 advantage.  Millikin then moved back down the field with the game ending on a Hail Mary pass into the end zone by the Big Blue.  The Bluejays intercepted the ball just before an open Big Blue receiver could make the catch.

          Millikin opened the scoring on a 24 yard pass from Matt Holmes to Tommy Eichenauer. 

          Early in the second quarter the Big Blue made it 14-0 on a five yard pass from Holmes to Erik Tobey.

          Elmhurst answered back on a 38 yard run from Scottie Williams.              

          Millikin made it 21-6 with 23 second left in the first half on a six yard run by Holmes.

          The third quarter was a nightmare for the Big Blue.  A Sean Dunning fumble ended Millikin's first scoring drive.  Three plays later a Cody Acree gave the Big Blue the ball back at the Millikin 27 yard line.  Matt Holmes then threw the first of four inceptions to give the ball and the momentum back to the Bluejays.  Elmhurst scored on the next play on a 25 yard pass from Joe Furco to Joe St. Peter.

          Millikin then scored on a 27 yard Austin Brettschneider field goal to make it 24-13, Big Blue.

          Elmhurst then converted two more Millikin interceptions into Williams touchdowns to take a 28-24 advantage early in the fourth quarter.  Another Bluejays touchdown make it 35-24 with just over 10 minutes left to play.

          Millikin then rallied with two fourth quarter touchdowns to take the lead with just over one minute left to play.  The Big Blue's scores came on a 40 yard pass from Holmes to Tobey and a six yard Holmes run.  The Big Blue defense forced two Elmhurst turnovers to fuel the comeback.  Mitchell Caffey forced a Williams fumble in the Millikin zone to give the Big Blue the ball on the first scoring drive.  Acree's second pick of the day set the stage for Millikin's second fourth quarter score.

          Elmhurst then scored the game winner with 28 seconds left on a Furco pass to Vince Gabrys.

          Holmes ended the day with 228 yards passing and three touchdowns on 16-29-4 passing.  He rushed for 167 yards and two scores.  Dunning had 140 yards rushing for the Big Blue.  Tobey had six catches for 84 yards and two touchdowns and Eichenauer had five catches for 80 yards and one TD. 

          Williams had 235 yards rushing for the Bluejays.  Furco threw for 143 yards and three scores.

          Mitchell Caffey had 10 tackles to led Millikin.

          Millikin will host Illinois Wesleyan on Oct. 29 at 1 p.m.

 

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at Brockport 66, Plymouth State 0
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at Mount Union 21, Washington and Lee 0
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at Washington and Jefferson 31, Johns Hopkins 28
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at Trine 63, Monmouth 24
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at Mary Hardin-Baylor 50, Chapman 6
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Case Western Reserve 28, at Illinois Wesleyan 0
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at UW-Oshkosh 63, Lakeland 0
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at St. Thomas 47, Eureka 8
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at Wartburg 35, Franklin 34
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at North Central (Ill.) 17, St. John's 7
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at Linfield 27, Hardin-Simmons 13
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Wesley at Brockport
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Case Western Reserve at Mount Union
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Frostburg State at Washington and Jefferson
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Husson at Delaware Valley
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Berry at St. Thomas
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Linfield at Mary Hardin-Baylor
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Trine at Wartburg
Nov. 17: All times Eastern
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Merchant Marine 35, at Buffalo State 20
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Nov. 18: All times Eastern
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Muhlenberg 32, at Carnegie Mellon 6
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at Franklin and Marshall 21, Widener 7
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Susquehanna 28, at Albright 9
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at Berry 34, Huntingdon 20
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at Brockport 66, Plymouth State 0
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at Mount Union 21, Washington and Lee 0
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at Trine 63, Monmouth 24
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at Wesley 45, RPI 27
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at Washington and Jefferson 31, Johns Hopkins 28
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Frostburg State 35, at Wittenberg 7
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at Delaware Valley 35, Western New England 0
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Husson 23, at Springfield 21
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at Framingham State 48, Curry 14
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Cortland 35, at Union 28
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Case Western Reserve 28, at Illinois Wesleyan 0
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at Wartburg 35, Franklin 34
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at Mary Hardin-Baylor 50, Chapman 6
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at UW-Oshkosh 63, Lakeland 0
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at North Central (Ill.) 17, St. John's 7
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at St. Thomas 47, Eureka 8
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at Linfield 27, Hardin-Simmons 13
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at Ithaca 27, Salisbury 17
@ Newark, Del.
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at WPI 17, SUNY-Maritime 3
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at Alfred 29, Stevenson 16
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