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Big Blue Football Rolls Over Greenville

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            The Millikin football team opened the 2012 season with a 50-17 win over Greenville College on Sept. 1.  The game was played on the artificial surface at Edwardsville, Ill. H.S. due to the threat of heavy rain.

            Millikin wasted little time in cranking up the offense.  Darrell Mitchell opened the game with a 54 yard kickoff return setting up an 18 yard touchdown run from quarterback Matt Holmes one play later. 

            Greenville scored on a 22 yard Josh Frewin field goal on their first possession to make it a 6-3 Big Blue advantage.

            Millikin answered right back when Holmes hooked up with senior wide receiver Jake Palmer on a 49 yard touchdown pass to make it 13-3, Big Blue.

            Greenville then scored on an Immanuel Gamble three yard touchdown run at the end of the first quarter to make it 13-10.

            Millikin then broke open the game scoring 37 straight including 21 point in the third quarter to build a 50-10 advantage.

            Millikin scored twice in the second quarter with Holmes connecting with tight end Avery Aina on a 25 yard touchdown pass.  Holmes then connected with Palmer for a second time hitting him on a 27 yard touchdown pass.

            Millikin's third quarter outburst started with a 19 yard Tyler Roush run.  The Big Blue defense then got into the scoring act with defensive back returned an interception 68 yards for a touchdown.  Holmes then threw his fourth touchdown pass on the day connecting with Erik Tobey from 27 yards.

            Austin Brettschneider's 44 yard field was Millikin's final score in the game.

            Millikin featured a balanced offense attack gaining 415 total yards with 217 coming on the ground and 198 through the air.

            Holmes finished 10-14 for 198 yards and four touchdowns.  Palmer was Millikin's top receiver with four catches for 120 yards and two scores.  Sean Dunning had 67 yards rushing on 11 carries while Roush gained 61 yards on seven carries.  Holmes rushed for 46 yards on five carries.

            Andy Roth and Jake Hazelton led the Big Blue defense with eight tackles each.  Jacob Alvis added seven.

            Gamble had 88 yards rushing for Greenville.  Cody Lopez led the Greenville defense with 12 tackles.

            Light rain fell on several occasions during the game, but the heavy rain originally forecasted for the area never materialized.

            Millikin will host Hope College on Sept. 8 in its home opener at 1 p.m.

Nov. 18: All times Eastern
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Husson 23, at Springfield 21
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at Berry 34, Huntingdon 20
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at Delaware Valley 35, Western New England 0
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at Brockport 66, Plymouth State 0
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Frostburg State 35, at Wittenberg 7
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at Mount Union 21, Washington and Lee 0
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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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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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Nov. 25: All times Eastern
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Wesley at Brockport
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Case Western Reserve at Mount Union
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12:00 PM
Frostburg State at Washington and Jefferson
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12:00 PM
Husson at Delaware Valley
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1:00 PM
Berry at St. Thomas
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1:00 PM
North Central (Ill.) at UW-Oshkosh
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Linfield at Mary Hardin-Baylor
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Trine at Wartburg
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Nov. 18: All times Eastern
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Muhlenberg 32, at Carnegie Mellon 6
@ Newark, Del.
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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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Final - OT
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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Nov. 19: All times Eastern
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at Alfred 29, Stevenson 16
@ University of Delaware
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