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Millikin Football Drops Season Finale

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The Millikin football team dropped the final game of the 2017 season losing at Illinois Wesleyan 31-6 on November 11 in Bloomington, Illinois.

          Millikin finishes the season 7-3 over and 5-3 in the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin (CCIW).  Despite losing the final game, Millikin had its' best season in 14 years.  The seven wins was the most by a Big Blue football team since 2003.  The five CCIW wins was the most conference wins since 2001.

          Illinois Wesleyan opened the game with a touchdown in the first quarter and then took control of the contest with a 17 point second quarter.

          Millikin's lone touchdown game in the fourth quarter when quarterback Nicco Stepina connected with freshman Joe Coates on a 12-yard touchdown pass.  Stepina finished the day 26-42-1 for 297 yards.  Coates had six catches for 72 yards.  Gerald Perry led all Millikin receivers with eight catches for 85 yards.

          Stepina, a junior, became Millikin's all-time leading passer in today's game with 6,855 yards in his career.  He tied all-time career mark for touchdown passes at 63.  Stepina surpassed Tim Brylka's career mark of 6,639 and tied Brylka's career touchdown record.  Stepina built on his own school records for passing yards in a season with 2,785 and touchdowns in a season with 29.

          Quarterback Brandon Bauer led the Titan offense going 22-30 for 230 yards and three touchdowns.  Zach Walsh had six catches for 112 yards and two touchdowns for the Titans.

          Illinois Wesleyan had 371 yards of total offense with the Big Blue gaining 304.

          Sophomore linebacker Matt Brown led Millikin with 12 tackles.  Senior Isaiah Blumenshine had six tackles including 2.5 tackles.

          Illinois Wesleyan finishes the regular season at 9-1, 7-1 and are Co-Champions in the CCIW with North Central.  The Cardinals earned the conference's automatic bid, but the Titans should receive at at-large berth when the field is announced on Sunday.

Nov. 18: All times Eastern
Final
Husson 23, at Springfield 21
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Final
at Berry 34, Huntingdon 20
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Final
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
12:00 PM
Wesley at Brockport
12:00 PM
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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1:00 PM
Linfield at Mary Hardin-Baylor
1:00 PM
Trine at Wartburg
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Nov. 19: All times Eastern
Final
at Alfred 29, Stevenson 16
@ University of Delaware
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Nov. 25: All times Eastern
12:00 PM
Wesley at Brockport
12:00 PM
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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1:00 PM
Linfield at Mary Hardin-Baylor
1:00 PM
Trine at Wartburg
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