October 6, 2012

Bryce Corrigan Leads No. 14 UW-Platteville to 40-10 Win Over UW-La Crosse

More news about: UW-Platteville

The No. 14 University of Wisconsin-Platteville football continued its offensive fireworks with three first quarter touchdowns en route to a 40-10 win over host University of Wisconsin-La Crosse on Saturday.

Coming into the game, the Pioneers had scored its opponents by a 70 to 7 margin in the first 15 minutes of the game. Despite giving up a touchdown on the first drive of the game, UW-Platteville rallied behind quarterback Bryce Corrigan, who was making his second collegiate start, scoring a touchdown on its first three drives.

The sophomore from Plainfield, Illinois had one of the most accurate passing days in school history as he completed 37 of 43 passes for 412 yards and three touchdowns. The 37 completions are the fifth most in program history in a single game. His favorite target on the afternoon was junior Paul Reit, who tied a WIAC single-game record and set a new UW-Platteville school record with 18 receptions to go along with 167 yards and two touchdowns. Corrigan completed his first 15 passes to start the afternoon.

Plus, Trevor Whitehead caught five passes for 105 yards as the Pioneers had a second 100-yard receiver for the first time since Aunton Terry (103) and Nick Grosso (109) did so against UW-Whitewater in the 2009 season finale. Senior Hank McIvor scored two touchdowns on the ground to go along with 62 yards on 15 carries in the win.

Defensively, UW-Platteville held UW-La Crosse to just 65 yards on the ground and did not allow them to complete a third down in the win. In addition, the Pioneers registered five sacks with Bronzun Kyles picking up a pair. Plus, Dave Daino had eight tackles including a forced fumble in the first quarter that set the tone. The win improves the No. 14 Pioneers to 4-1 overall and 1-1 in the WIAC.

University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (2-3, 1-1 WIAC) took the opening kickoff down the field for a quick 7-0 lead on the Pioneers. However, Corrigan engineered a seven play, 65-yard drive to tie the score. On the drive, Hank McIvor picked up a key first down on third down to extend the drive and on the next play, Corrigan completed a 35-yard pass to Whitehead to set up first and goal. Then, Corrigan found Reit for the third time on the drive for a nine-yard touchdown pass to tie the game.

With the game tied at 7, the Pioneer defense led by senior Dave Daino forced an Eagles fumble and an alert Jacob Zilbar recovered to give the UW-Platteville offense a short field to operate. Three plays later, on a 3rd and 5, McIvor ran it in from 24 yards out to put the Pioneers up 13-7 as the point-after attempt was blocked. Following a UW-La Crosse punt, Corrigan started to heat up as he completed five-straight passes, marching the Pioneers down the field. After the pass had spread the Eagles defense, again, McIvor broke free for his second touchdown of the afternoon, this time from 13 yards out. A successful point-after attempt by the Pioneers put UW-Platteville ahead 20-7 just a little under 15 minutes into the contest.

UW-La Crosse took the first drive of the second quarter down to the Pioneer six-yard line. However, the UW-Platteville defense kept them out of the endzone and forced a field goal that cut the lead to 20-10. Corrigan and the Pioneers would score another touchdown before the half. Early in the drive, he found Reit for a seven-yard completion to extend the drive. Plus, he would complete five-straight passes to move the ball down to the UW-La Crosse 7. The Pioneers looked to run it again for a third time but after a UW-La Crosse penalty, Corrigan found an open Ryley Bailey that put UW-Platteville up 27-10.  

Both teams failed to score on their first drives of the third quarter. However, that did not phase the Pioneers. On the second drive of the half, a pass interference call on UW-La Crosse extended the drive for UW-Platteville. Then, Corrigan completed a 12-yard pass to Bailey and a nine-yard pass to Reit to move into Eagles territory. Again, he found Whitewhead for a big gain, this time it was for 37 yards to move into 1st and goal. Then, the Pioneers punched it in with its ground game as senior Travis Nelson scored from three yards out to extend the 33-10 as UW-Platteville missed the point-after attempt.

A stingy Pioneer defense held UW-La Crosse to just one first down in the third quarter as the offense melted the clock. Holding a 33-10 lead, late in the third quarter and early into the fourth, Corrigan and Reit worked together to move the Pioneers down the field. After a first down completion to Bailey, the pass and catch combo completed seven plays culminating with an 18-yard touchdown reception on a 3rd and 12 situation early in the 4th quarter. A Zach Litchfield point-after attempt put the lead at 40-10.

Next up for the Pioneers is a trip to No. 18 UW-Oshkosh on Saturday, Oct. 13 at J.J. Keller Field at Titan Stadium as kickoff is scheduled for 1:30 p.m.

comments powered by Disqus
Oct. 17: All times Eastern
Final
Johns Hopkins 42, at Dickinson 7
Box Score Recap
Oct. 18: All times Eastern
Final
MIT 52, at Nichols 20
Box Score Recap
Final
at Colby 47, Hamilton 14
Box Score Recap Recap
Final - OT
Western Connecticut 20, at Fitchburg State 14
Box Score
Final
at Maine Maritime 13, Coast Guard 7
Box Score
Final
at Salve Regina 49, Curry 6
Box Score Photos
Final
Westfield State 32, at Massachusetts Maritime 16
Box Score Recap
Final
at Juniata 38, Ursinus 10
Box Score
Final
Trinity (Conn.) 17, at Bowdoin 10
Box Score
Final
at Husson 12, Gallaudet 6
Box Score Recap
Final
at Middlebury 35, Bates 6
Box Score
Final
at Mount Ida 26, Castleton State 21
Box Score Recap
Final
Kean 30, at William Paterson 24
Box Score Recap
Final
at Cortland State 35, Southern Virginia 0
Box Score Recap Photos
Final
at Franklin and Marshall 31, McDaniel 7
Box Score
Final
Ohio Wesleyan 23, at DePauw 16
Box Score
Final
Susquehanna 24, at Moravian 21
Box Score Photos
Final
Washington and Jefferson 34, at Bethany 3
Box Score Recap Recap
Final
Shenandoah 24, at Catholic 14
Box Score Recap Photos
Final
Concordia (Wis.) 49, at Trine 46
Box Score Recap
Final
at Hampden-Sydney 49, Emory and Henry 27
Box Score
Final
at Washington and Lee 28, Randolph-Macon 25
Box Score
Final
at Carnegie Mellon 21, Grove City 10
Box Score Photos
Final
at Guilford 35, Bridgewater (Va.) 28
Box Score Recap Recap Photos
Final
at Widener 59, Wilkes 12
Box Score
Final
Methodist 73, at LaGrange 28
Box Score
Final
Maryville (Tenn.) 39, at Greensboro 14
Box Score Photos
Final
Brockport State 45, at Alfred 42
Box Score Recap Recap
Final
Huntingdon 35, at Ferrum 16
Box Score
Final - 2OT
at Frostburg State 38, Ithaca 37
Box Score Recap
Final
Waynesburg 26, at Westminster (Pa.) 21
Final
at Muhlenberg 47, Gettysburg 6
Box Score Recap
Final
Wabash 52, at Kenyon 10
Box Score Recap
Final
at Salisbury 59, Hartwick 49
Box Score Photos
Final
at Bridgewater State 24, Plymouth State 0
Box Score Recap
Final
St. John Fisher 42, at Utica 7
Box Score Recap
Final
King's 45, at FDU-Florham 17
Final
at Rochester 34, RPI 20
Box Score Recap
Final
at Berry 46, Hendrix 24
Box Score Recap
Cancelled
Maranatha Baptist at Washington U.
Final
at Northwestern (Minn.) 35, Greenville 28
Box Score Recap
Final - OT
Amherst 33, at Wesleyan 30
Box Score
Final
at Tufts 27, Williams 20
Box Score Recap Photos
Final
at Case Western Reserve 33, Geneva 19
Box Score Photos
Final
Franklin 38, at Mount St. Joseph 28
Box Score
Final
at Thomas More 49, St. Vincent 7
Box Score Recap
Final
Baldwin Wallace 56, at Wilmington 17
Box Score Photos
Final
at Mount Union 58, Heidelberg 17
Box Score Recap Photos Photos
Final
Rose-Hulman 28, at Defiance 12
Box Score
Final
at John Carroll 80, Marietta 0
Box Score Recap
Final
at Anderson 37, Hanover 35
Box Score
Final
Bluffton 24, at Earlham 22
Box Score Recap
Final
Otterbein 32, at Muskingum 20
Box Score
Final
at Springfield 48, Merchant Marine 21
Box Score
Final
Ohio Northern 38, at Capital 31
Box Score
Final - OT
at Hope 42, Olivet 35
Box Score Recap Recap Photos
Final
at Kalamazoo 45, Alma 24
Box Score Recap
Final
at Rowan 31, Morrisville State 0
Box Score Recap
Final
Oberlin 37, at Allegheny 9
Box Score Recap
Final
Lakeland 34, at Rockford 7
Box Score Recap
Final
at Bethel 52, Chicago 21
Box Score Photos
Final
Wisconsin Lutheran 59, at Concordia-Chicago 15
Box Score
Final
Centre 31, at Sewanee 3
Box Score
Final
St. John's 29, at Gustavus Adolphus 19
Box Score Photos
Final
St. Olaf 17, at Carleton 13
Box Score Photos
Final
Concordia-Moorhead 41, at Augsburg 21
Box Score
Final
Monmouth 31, at Lake Forest 7
Box Score
Final
Birmingham-Southern 16, at Millsaps 14
Box Score
Final
Coe 35, at Simpson 21
Box Score
Final
at Buena Vista 48, Luther 41
Box Score
Final
Macalester 28, at Beloit 21
Box Score
Final
at St. Norbert 13, Ripon 10
Box Score Recap
Final
at Mary Hardin-Baylor 45, Louisiana College 24
Box Score Recap
Final
Augustana 7, at Illinois Wesleyan 2
Box Score Recap
Final
at Central 41, Loras 14
Box Score Recap
Final
MacMurray 58, at Eureka 27
Box Score
Final
at UW-La Crosse 21, UW-Stout 7
Box Score Recap
Final
Illinois College 35, at Grinnell 10
Box Score
Final
at Iowa Wesleyan 37, Westminster (Mo.) 21
Box Score
Final
Benedictine 26, at Aurora 0
Box Score Recap
Final
St. Thomas 62, at Hamline 24
Box Score Recap
Final
Norwich 37, at Becker 20
Box Score Recap
Final
at Worcester State 50, Mass-Dartmouth 43
Box Score Recap
Final
at Hardin-Simmons 19, Sul Ross State 12
Box Score Photos Photos
Final
at Wartburg 42, Dubuque 9
Box Score
Final
at UW-Oshkosh 37, UW-River Falls 7
Box Score
Final
Delaware Valley 35, at Stevenson 13
Box Score Recap
Final
SUNY-Maritime 40, at Anna Maria 12
Box Score Recap
Final
Wittenberg 42, at Wooster 7
Box Score Recap
Final
Wesley 70, at Menlo 2
Box Score Recap Photos
Final
St. Scholastica 49, at Martin Luther 14
Box Score
Final
Austin 27, at Southwestern Assemblies 20
Box Score Photos
Final
UW-Whitewater 52, at UW-Eau Claire 3
Box Score Recap Photos
Final
at North Central (Ill.) 53, Carthage 23
Box Score Recap
Final
at UW-Platteville 31, UW-Stevens Point 13
Box Score Recap Photos Photos
Final
at Elmhurst 28, North Park 0
Final
at Cornell 49, Knox 29
Box Score
Final
at Montclair State 28, TCNJ 7
Box Score Recap
Final
Western New England 36, at Union 14
Box Score Recap
Final
at Carroll 76, Lawrence 7
Box Score
Final
at Pacific 31, Pacific Lutheran 28
Box Score Recap
Final
at Cal Lutheran 41, Pomona-Pitzer 17
Box Score Photos
Final
at Willamette 45, Lewis and Clark 7
Box Score Recap
Final
Puget Sound 33, at George Fox 14
Box Score Photos
Final
at Linfield 65, Whitworth 13
Box Score Recap
Final
at Adrian 47, Albion 26
Box Score Recap Recap Photos
Final
Christopher Newport 38, at Averett 7
Box Score
Final
at Alfred State 10, Erie CC 3
Box Score Photos
Final
at Crown 30, Minnesota-Morris 27
Box Score
Final
at Trinity (Texas) 22, Southwestern 19
Box Score
Final
Howard Payne 54, at East Texas Baptist 53
Box Score
Final
Wheaton (Ill.) 28, at Millikin 3
Box Score
Final
at Whittier 36, La Verne 17
Box Score Photos Photos
Final
at Redlands 31, Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 7
Box Score Recap
Final
at Chapman 59, Occidental 21
Box Score
Oct. 24: All times Eastern
7:00 PM
Gettysburg at Johns Hopkins
Oct. 18: All times Eastern
Final
Wheaton (Ill.) 28, at Millikin 3
Box Score
Final
Wesley 70, at Menlo 2
Box Score Recap Photos
Final
Wittenberg 42, at Wooster 7
Box Score Recap
Final
Delaware Valley 35, at Stevenson 13
Box Score Recap
Final
at Mount Union 58, Heidelberg 17
Box Score Recap Photos Photos
Final
at Thomas More 49, St. Vincent 7
Box Score Recap
Final
at John Carroll 80, Marietta 0
Box Score Recap
Final
at Hampden-Sydney 49, Emory and Henry 27
Box Score
Final
Wabash 52, at Kenyon 10
Box Score Recap
Final
St. John Fisher 42, at Utica 7
Box Score Recap
Final
Washington and Jefferson 34, at Bethany 3
Box Score Recap Recap
Final
at North Central (Ill.) 53, Carthage 23
Box Score Recap
Final
UW-Whitewater 52, at UW-Eau Claire 3
Box Score Recap Photos
Final
at UW-Platteville 31, UW-Stevens Point 13
Box Score Recap Photos Photos
Final
at Wartburg 42, Dubuque 9
Box Score
Final
St. Thomas 62, at Hamline 24
Box Score Recap
Final
at Bethel 52, Chicago 21
Box Score Photos
Final
at Mary Hardin-Baylor 45, Louisiana College 24
Box Score Recap
Final
Concordia-Moorhead 41, at Augsburg 21
Box Score
Final
St. John's 29, at Gustavus Adolphus 19
Box Score Photos
Final
at Linfield 65, Whitworth 13
Box Score Recap
Final
at Pacific 31, Pacific Lutheran 28
Box Score Recap
Oct. 17: All times Eastern
Final
Johns Hopkins 42, at Dickinson 7
Box Score Recap

What We're Reading