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Big Blue Lose Football Opener in Overtime

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          The Millikin University football team lost a heartbreaker to Illinois College 34-30 in overtime in the 2011 season opener on September 3 at Frank M. Lindsey Field.

          Millikin opened up a 28-20 lead with 43 seconds left to play when quarterback Matt Holmes converted on fourth and goal with a touchdown pass from eight yards out to Erik Tobey.

          After the kickoff, Illinois College started its final drive of regulation at their own

40 yard line with 35 seconds remaining.  The Blueboys faced a fourth and five as the clock wound down when freshman quarterback Michael Bates scrambled for 21 yards going out of bounds with just seconds remaining.  As the game clock hit zero, Bates connected on a 34 yard Hail Mary pass to Kevin Fuller to make it 28-26 Millikin.  Illinois College then converted the two-point conversion on a Bates to Brock Thompson pass.

          The game went to overtime tied at 28-28 and then things got even a little weirder.  Bates connected with Colin Duling on a five yard pass on the Blueboys overtime possession to make it 34-28.  On the extra point attempt the snap was fumbled and Millikin's Cody Acree went the length of the field with the fumble recovery with flags littering the field at midfield.

          After a meeting by the officials, Millikin was awarded the two-point conversion to make it 34-30 and both teams were called for offsetting personal fouls.

          On Millikin's overtime possession, the Big Blue went for the quick strike with Holmes pass being intercepted by Eric Fisher to seal the victory for Illinois College.

          Illinois College opened the scoring in first quarter on a Bates to Thompson eight yard pass, but the Blueboys extra point was blocked by Millikin's Darrell Mitchell.

          Trailing 6-0, Millikin answered on a nine yard pass from Jacob Alvis to Mike Blakely.

          The teams added a rushing touchdown in the second quarter with Illinois College scoring on a Matt Williamson scored from three yards out and Holmes scored on his own three yard plunge.  Millikin was up 14-13 at the half.

          Illinois College went up 20-14 in the third period when Cecil Brimmage scored on a 27 yard run.

          Millikin would answer to make it 21-20 when Holmes hit Tobey on a 79 scoring play with 9:34 left in the fourth quarter.

          Illinois College rushed for 225 yards and threw for 263.  Millikin had 168 yards through the air and 150 yards on the ground.  A key stat in the game was Millikin's defensive performance on fourth down. The Big Blue stopped the Blueboys on fourth down on four different occasions.

          For Millikin, Tyler Roush was the leading rusher with 94 yards on 20 carries.  Millikin played two quarterbacks with Holmes going 7-12-1 for 125 yards and two touchdowns while Alvis converted on 4-7-1 passing for 43 yards and one touchdown.

Tobey had 87 yards receiving and two touchdowns.  On defense, Keith Burczak had 16 tackles. 

          For Illinois College, Bates was 21-32 passing for 263 yards passing and three touchdowns.  He also rushed for 36 yards.  Brimmage led the Blueboys on the ground with 98 yards.  Colin Duling was the top receiver with six catches for 85 yards.       

          Millikin will look to rebound next Saturday when they travel to Greenville College for a 1 p.m. kickoff.

 

Sep. 23: All times Eastern
Final
at Framingham State 50, Massachusetts Maritime 7
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35 Muhlenberg
20 Juniata
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10 Becker
25 Dean
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Salisbury 27, at TCNJ 7
4th - 01:49
38 MIT
21 Catholic
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2:19 4th Quarter
56 Merchant Marine
31 Maine Maritime
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17 Endicott
27 Hobart
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Final
at Morrisville State 44, Nichols 22
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7 Stevenson
27 Delaware Valley
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Widener at Albright
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Christopher Newport at Montclair State
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Bethany at Westminster (Pa.)
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34 Middlebury
0 Bowdoin
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10 Williams
7 Colby
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22 Amherst
0 Hamilton
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3rd - 10:07
14 Ursinus
10 Moravian
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45 Trinity (Conn.)
0 Bates
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21 Brevard
24 LaGrange
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Geneva at Thiel
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3rd - 14:50
0 Mass-Dartmouth
30 Plymouth State
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21 Kean
7 Southern Virginia
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Frostburg State at Rowan
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3 Union
0 Curry
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3 Thomas More
21 Carnegie Mellon
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24 Lycoming
27 King's
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14 Husson
0 Western New England
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28 Johns Hopkins
3 Dickinson
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31 DePauw
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Allegheny at Ohio Wesleyan
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Wilkes at Misericordia
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Rochester at Alfred
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17 Maryville (Tenn.)
21 N.C. Wesleyan
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24 Huntingdon
14 Ferrum
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6 Gettysburg
6 McDaniel
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21 RPI
9 Buffalo State
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3rd - 08:14
17 Franklin and Marshall
10 Susquehanna
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7 Oberlin
24 Denison
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Westminster (Mo.) at Northwestern (Minn.)
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3rd - 11:27
7 Crown
28 Eureka
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6 FDU-Florham
7 Lebanon Valley
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2nd - 03:58
14 John Carroll
21 Heidelberg
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7 Otterbein
7 Ohio Northern
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0 Baldwin Wallace
27 Mount Union
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14 Defiance
17 Rose-Hulman
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25 Muskingum
28 Marietta
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Franklin at Bluffton
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Anderson at Hanover
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20 Mount St. Joseph
14 Manchester
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2:00 PM
Worcester State at Westfield State
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0 Coast Guard
3 Norwich
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2nd - 14:10
7 Bridgewater State
3 Fitchburg State
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2:00 PM
Wittenberg at Kenyon
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2:37 1st
14 Hiram
9 Wabash
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North Central (Ill.) at Millikin
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2:00 PM
Sewanee at Millsaps
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2nd - 14:32
3 Birmingham-Southern
0 Rhodes
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2:00 PM
Austin at Hendrix
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2:00 PM
Greenville at Martin Luther
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0:14 1st Q
21 Chapman
7 Trinity (Texas)
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2:00 PM
Buena Vista at Loras
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8:00 2nd
0 Washington U.
14 Wartburg
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2:00 PM
Hamline at Gustavus Adolphus
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1st - 00:33
14 Augsburg
7 Carleton
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3:29 1ST
0 St. Olaf
13 Bethel
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2:00 PM
Dubuque at Luther
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3:30 1st Q
7 Nebraska Wesleyan
0 Central
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2:00 PM
Simpson at Coe
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2:00 PM
Wheaton (Ill.) at Elmhurst
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2:00 PM
North Park at Illinois Wesleyan
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St. Norbert at Grinnell
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Iowa Wesleyan at MacMurray
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Hardin-Simmons at Howard Payne
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2:00 PM
Monmouth at Macalester
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3 St. John's
0 St. Thomas
@ Target Field, Minneapolis
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1st - 13:07
0 WPI
0 Springfield
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3:00 PM
Beloit at Cornell
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Utica at Brockport
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4:00 PM
St. John Fisher at Hartwick
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Carroll at UW-La Crosse
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Sep. 23: All times Eastern
6:54 4th
7 Stevenson
27 Delaware Valley
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1:00 PM
Wesley at William Paterson
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Rochester at Alfred
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28 Johns Hopkins
3 Dickinson
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Frostburg State at Rowan
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14 John Carroll
21 Heidelberg
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0 Baldwin Wallace
27 Mount Union
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Wittenberg at Kenyon
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2:37 1st
14 Hiram
9 Wabash
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Hardin-Simmons at Howard Payne
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North Central (Ill.) at Millikin
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3 St. John's
0 St. Thomas
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Utica at Brockport
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Waynesburg at Case Western Reserve
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Texas Lutheran at Mary Hardin-Baylor
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