/seasons/2012/contrib/20121027krmk5g

Wheaton drops Millikin 27-17

More news about: Wheaton (Ill.)

Wheaton, Ill. - The Wheaton Thunder football team earned a 27-17 win at home on Saturday afternoon against Millikin University (3-5/0-5 CCIW). The Thunder improves to 6-2 on the year, with a 4-1 CCIW record. Wheaton will travel to ninth-ranked North Central in Naperville for the annual battle for the Little Brass Bell with the CCIW-leading Cardinals.

Wheaton gained 450 yards of offense on the Big Blue, with 243 rushing yards and 207 passing yards. Millikin recorded 292 yards of offense, rushing for 134 yards and passing for 158 yards.

Junior running back Charlie Velling led the Thunder offense with 130 yards on 16 carries and one touchdown run. Justin Swider carried the ball 12 times for 76 yards. Thunder quarterback Jordan Roberts completed 17 of his 29 passing attempts for 139 yards, with one touchdown pass. Fellow quarterback Garrett Meador was 5-for-6 passing for 48 yards with a TD pass.

Linebacker Brett Anderson made nine total tackles to lead the Thunder defense. Defensive backs Matt McReynolds and Garrett Cook each made eight total tackles, as Cook made an interception late in the game and McReynolds broke up four passes. Defensive tackle Brandon Dykstra made seven total tackles, including three for lost yardage (-12 yards). Linebacker Pat Dansdill recorded five stops with 1-1/2 tackles for lost yardage.

Millikin quarterback Matt Holmes led the Big Blue with 158 passing yards, with 16 completions on 35 attempts, with one touchdown pass. Holmes also ran for 45 yards, with one touchdown run. Justin Brooks carried the ball 12 times for 61 yards. Defensive back Jacob Alvis led the Millikin defense with nine total tackles.

Millikin reached the scoreboard first when Big Blue kicker Austin Brettschneider booted a 28-yard field to give the guests a 3-0 lead with 8:26 remaining in the first quarter. Wheaton took the lead when Roberts threw a three-yard touchdown pass to Morgan Cook with 14:18 remaining in the second quarter to five the hosts a 7-0 edge. Cook's touchdown catch culminated a lengthy 13-play drive of 8- yards that was highlighted two plays before the touchdown on a 27-yard run by Velling to get Wheaton into the red zone. The Wheaton defense forced the Millikin offense to a three-and-out on the next drive. The Wheaton offense then responded with a nine-play drive of 55 yards that culminated with an 11-yard touchdown pass from Meador to tight end Ben Leong that extended Wheaton's lead to 14-3 with 8:25 left in the first half. Millikin responded with a nine-yard touchdown pass by Holmes to cut Wheaton's lead to 14-10 with 3:32 left in the opening half.

Wheaton scored on the opening drive of the second half when Velling reached the end zone on a two-yard run to extend the Thunder lead to 21-10 with 9:44 remaining in the third quarter.  The touchdown was setup by a methodical drive that saw Roberts go for 7-for-7 passing, including a 27-yard strike to sophomore Mark Hiben. Millikin countered with a nine-yard touchdown run by Holmes to trim the hosts' lead to 21-17 with 33-seconds remaining in the third quarter.

Thunder kicker Sam Cote gave Wheaton a 24-17 lead when he booted a 36-yard field goal with 12:31 remaining in the first fourth quarter. Cote's field goal concluded a 10-play drive of 48 yards that was sparked by 39 rushing yards on five carries by Swider. Cote kicked his second field goal of the afternoon with 2:41 remaining in the game when he converted a 28-yard boot to give Wheaton a crucial 10-point lead at 27-17. Garrett Cook intercepted a Millikin pass on the ensuing Big Blue drive and returned the interception 44 yards to the Millikin 21-yard line to secure the win for the Thunder.

Aug. 31: All times Eastern
7:00 PM
Moravian at King's
Live stats Tickets
7:00 PM
Methodist at Campbell
7:00 PM
Alfred State at Coast Guard
Live stats
7:00 PM
Allegheny at Thiel
Live stats
7:00 PM
Stevenson at Frostburg State
Video Live stats
7:00 PM
Wesley at Delaware Valley
7:00 PM
Mayville St. at Buena Vista
7:30 PM
Manchester at Trine
Video Live stats
8:00 PM
McMurry at Okla. Panhandle
8:00 PM
Millsaps at Belhaven
8:00 PM
Greenville at Millikin
Sep. 1: All times Eastern
7:00 PM
Salisbury at Albright
7:00 PM
Mount Ida at Mass-Dartmouth
Video Live stats
7:00 PM
Fitchburg State at Curry
Video Live stats
7:00 PM
Johns Hopkins at Washington and Lee
Video Live stats
7:00 PM
FDU-Florham at TCNJ
7:00 PM
MIT at Becker
Video Live stats
7:00 PM
Westfield State at Nichols
Video Live stats
7:30 PM
Anna Maria at WPI
Video Live stats
7:30 PM
Gettysburg at Bridgewater
Live stats Video
Sep. 2: All times Eastern
12:00 PM
Grove City at Juniata
Live stats Audio
12:00 PM
Framingham State at Endicott
Video Live stats
12:00 PM
Worcester State at Salve Regina
Live stats
12:00 PM
Maine Maritime at SUNY-Maritime
Live stats
12:00 PM
Norwich at Morrisville State
Live stats
12:00 PM
Bethany at Ursinus
Video Live stats
12:00 PM
Brockport at Hobart
12:00 PM
Augustana at Cortland
12:00 PM
Bridgewater State at Buffalo State
Video Live stats
12:00 PM
Carnegie Mellon at Washington U.
Video Live stats Live stats
12:30 PM
N.C. Wesleyan at Mount Union
Live stats Audio
1:00 PM
Wilkes at Muhlenberg
1:00 PM
Kalamazoo at Oberlin
Video Live stats
1:00 PM
Catholic at McDaniel
Video Live stats
1:00 PM
Heidelberg at Olivet
Live stats
1:00 PM
Franklin and Marshall at Lebanon Valley
1:00 PM
Alma at St. Vincent
1:00 PM
Castleton at Plymouth State
Video Live stats
1:00 PM
Lycoming at Susquehanna
1:00 PM
UW-Oshkosh at John Carroll
Video Live stats Audio
1:00 PM
Alfred at Ithaca
1:00 PM
Misericordia at Merchant Marine
Video Live stats
1:00 PM
Albion at Wabash
Video Live stats
1:00 PM
Dickinson at Randolph-Macon
Video Live stats
1:00 PM
Bluffton at Wooster
Video Live stats Audio
1:00 PM
Union at Husson
Video Live stats
1:00 PM
Springfield at Western New England
1:00 PM
Wittenberg at Westminster (Pa.)
1:00 PM
St. John Fisher at Washington and Jefferson
1:00 PM
Ferrum at Emory and Henry
Video Live stats Audio
1:00 PM
Averett at Hampden-Sydney
Video Live stats Audio
1:00 PM
Berry at Maryville (Tenn.)
Video Live stats
1:00 PM
Waynesburg at Muskingum
Live stats
1:00 PM
William Paterson at RPI
1:00 PM
Franklin at Thomas More
Live stats
1:00 PM
Greensboro at Apprentice
1:00 PM
Case Western Reserve at Chicago
Video Live stats
1:00 PM
Kenyon at Sewanee
1:30 PM
Centre at Hanover
1:30 PM
Mount St. Joseph at Capital
Video Live stats
1:30 PM
Baldwin Wallace at Defiance
Live stats
1:30 PM
Earlham at Wilmington
Video Live stats
2:00 PM
Birmingham-Southern at LaGrange
Video Live stats Audio
2:00 PM
St. Norbert at UW-Stevens Point
2:00 PM
Carthage at Aurora
Video Live stats
2:00 PM
Hope at Monmouth
Video Live stats Audio
2:00 PM
Guilford at Huntingdon
2:00 PM
UW-Stout at Simpson
2:00 PM
Concordia-Moorhead at Nebraska Wesleyan
Video Live stats Audio
2:00 PM
Finlandia at Concordia (Wis.)
Video Live stats
2:00 PM
St. Scholastica at St. John's
Video Live stats Audio
2:00 PM
Dubuque at Bethel
2:00 PM
Westminster (Mo.) at Gustavus Adolphus
2:00 PM
Macalester at Carleton
2:00 PM
Grinnell at St. Olaf
2:00 PM
Hamline at Crown
2:00 PM
UW-Whitewater at Illinois Wesleyan
2:00 PM
Whitworth at Central
2:00 PM
Coe at UW-River Falls
2:00 PM
Loras at Elmhurst
2:00 PM
Concordia-Chicago at Ripon
Video Live stats
2:00 PM
Presentation at Lawrence
Video
2:00 PM
George Fox at UW-Platteville
Live stats
2:00 PM
Lake Forest at Beloit
Video
2:10 PM
UW-Eau Claire at St. Thomas
Live stats Audio
3:00 PM
Rockford at MacMurray
3:00 PM
Austin at Bacone
4:00 PM
Puget Sound at La Verne
5:00 PM
Western Connecticut at Hartwick
6:00 PM
Ohio Northern at Adrian
Live stats Audio
6:00 PM
North Park at Anderson
7:00 PM
Christopher Newport at Southern Virginia
Live stats
7:00 PM
Brevard at Davidson
7:00 PM
Gallaudet at Shenandoah
Live stats
7:00 PM
Otterbein at Ohio Wesleyan
7:00 PM
Marietta at Geneva
7:00 PM
Widener at Rowan
7:00 PM
St. Lawrence at Utica
7:00 PM
Southwestern at Denison
7:00 PM
Martin Luther at Minnesota-Morris
7:00 PM
Carroll at Lakeland
7:00 PM
Rose-Hulman at Illinois College
Video Live stats
7:00 PM
Trinity Int'l at Wisconsin Lutheran
Video Live stats
7:00 PM
Sul Ross State at Texas-Permian Basin
7:00 PM
Luther at UW-La Crosse
7:00 PM
Wayland Baptist at Louisiana College
7:00 PM
Knox at Eureka
Video Live stats
8:00 PM
Northwestern (Minn.) at Augsburg
8:00 PM
Iowa Wesleyan at Cornell
8:00 PM
Robert Morris-Chicago at North Central (Ill.)
Video Live stats Audio
8:00 PM
Wheaton (Ill.) at Benedictine
8:00 PM
Lyon at Hendrix
8:00 PM
Howard Payne at Southwestern Assemblies
10:00 PM
Trinity (Texas) at Redlands
10:00 PM
Rhodes at Willamette
Live stats
Maintenance in progress.