/seasons/2011/contrib/20110910vhyv57

Top-ranked Whitewater breaks it open in 2nd quarter in shutout of Grizzlies

More news about: Franklin
Steve Morris
Steve Morris was all alone for his only catch of the day, a 25-yard touchdown that got the scoring started.
Photo by Ralph Greenslade for D3sports.com 

FRANKLIN, Ind. – Top-ranked and two-time defending NCAA Division III football champion Wisconsin-Whitewater scored four touchdowns in the second quarter and stifled the Grizzlies' offense in a 45-0 decision at Faught Stadium today.

The Warhawks, ranked No. 1 in the D3football.com Top 25 poll, improved to 2-0, claiming their 32nd straight victory. The Grizzlies, 21st this week in the same ranking, dropped to 1-1.

Whitewater rolled up 473 yards of total offense, including 307 on the ground, while the Warhawks' defense forced four Franklin turnovers – two of which led to touchdowns – and limited the Grizzlies to 198 total yards. FC gained just 40 yards rushing.

After senior quarterback Matt Blanchard hit sophomore receiver Steve Morris with a  25-yard touchdown pass late in the opening quarter, the Warhawks tacked on four TDs in the second period.

Junior running back Desmin Ward scored on a 2-yard run, senior tailback Levell Coppage ran in for touchdowns of 15 and five yards and Ward reached the end zone again on a one-yard play.

Whitewater tallied the only touchdown of the second half when Blanchard rolled out and connected with junior fullback Bernie Tamsett on a 2-yard scoring toss. Sophomore kicker Eric Kindler rounding out the visitors' scoring barrage with a 31-yard field goal early in the fourh quarter.

Coppage rushed 18 times for 119 yards and two scores and Ward ran for 71 yards and two TDs on 17 carries. Blanchard completed 13 of 18 passes for 128 yards and two TDs. Junior wide receiver Tyler Huber had five receptions for 55 yards.

Franklin sophomore quarterback Jonny West (Avon, Ind./Speedway H.S.) completed 18 of 36 passes for 158 yards with a pair of interceptions. Senior Logan Worley (Indianapolis, Ind./Warren Central H.S.) made five catches for 44 yards.

Senior linebacker David O'Rourke (Evansville, Ind./Memorial H.S.) made 14 total tackles, senior safety Tyler Huls (Salem, Ind./H.S.) had 11 total tackles and sophomore linebacker Sanchez Tate (Merrillville, Ind./H.S.) had 10.

Nov. 18: All times Eastern
Final
Husson 23, at Springfield 21
Video Video Box Score Recap Photos
Final
at Berry 34, Huntingdon 20
Video Video Box Score Recap Photos
Final
at Delaware Valley 35, Western New England 0
Video Box Score Recap
Final
at Brockport 66, Plymouth State 0
Video Box Score Recap
Final
Frostburg State 35, at Wittenberg 7
Video Box Score Recap
Final
at Mount Union 21, Washington and Lee 0
Video Box Score Photos
Final
at Wesley 45, RPI 27
Video Box Score Recap
Final
at Washington and Jefferson 31, Johns Hopkins 28
Video Box Score Recap
Final
at Trine 63, Monmouth 24
Video Box Score Photos
Final
at Mary Hardin-Baylor 50, Chapman 6
Video Box Score Recap
Final
Case Western Reserve 28, at Illinois Wesleyan 0
Video Box Score Recap
Final
at UW-Oshkosh 63, Lakeland 0
Video Box Score Recap Photos
Final
at St. Thomas 47, Eureka 8
Video Video Box Score Recap Photos Photos
Final - OT
at Wartburg 35, Franklin 34
Video Preview Box Score Live stats Photos
Final
at North Central (Ill.) 17, St. John's 7
Video Box Score Recap
Final
at Linfield 27, Hardin-Simmons 13
Box Score Photos
Nov. 25: All times Eastern
12:00 PM
Wesley at Brockport
12:00 PM
Case Western Reserve at Mount Union
Preview Live stats Tickets Audio Video
12:00 PM
Frostburg State at Washington and Jefferson
Video Live stats Audio
12:00 PM
Husson at Delaware Valley
Live stats
1:00 PM
Berry at St. Thomas
Video Live stats Audio Audio
1:00 PM
North Central (Ill.) at UW-Oshkosh
Video Live stats Audio
1:00 PM
Linfield at Mary Hardin-Baylor
1:00 PM
Trine at Wartburg
Nov. 18: All times Eastern
Final
Muhlenberg 32, at Carnegie Mellon 6
@ Newark, Del.
Video Box Score
Final
at Franklin and Marshall 21, Widener 7
Video Box Score
Final
Susquehanna 28, at Albright 9
Video Box Score
Final
at Berry 34, Huntingdon 20
Video Video Box Score Recap Photos
Final
at Brockport 66, Plymouth State 0
Video Box Score Recap
Final
at Mount Union 21, Washington and Lee 0
Video Box Score Photos
Final
at Trine 63, Monmouth 24
Video Box Score Photos
Final
at Wesley 45, RPI 27
Video Box Score Recap
Final
at Washington and Jefferson 31, Johns Hopkins 28
Video Box Score Recap
Final
Frostburg State 35, at Wittenberg 7
Video Box Score Recap
Final
at Delaware Valley 35, Western New England 0
Video Box Score Recap
Final
Husson 23, at Springfield 21
Video Video Box Score Recap Photos
Final
at Framingham State 48, Curry 14
Video Box Score
Final
Cortland 35, at Union 28
Box Score Recap
Final
Case Western Reserve 28, at Illinois Wesleyan 0
Video Box Score Recap
Final - OT
at Wartburg 35, Franklin 34
Video Preview Box Score Live stats Photos
Final
at Mary Hardin-Baylor 50, Chapman 6
Video Box Score Recap
Final
at UW-Oshkosh 63, Lakeland 0
Video Box Score Recap Photos
Final
at North Central (Ill.) 17, St. John's 7
Video Box Score Recap
Final
at St. Thomas 47, Eureka 8
Video Video Box Score Recap Photos Photos
Final
at Linfield 27, Hardin-Simmons 13
Box Score Photos
Final
at Ithaca 27, Salisbury 17
@ Newark, Del.
Video Box Score Recap
Final
at WPI 17, SUNY-Maritime 3
Box Score Recap
Nov. 19: All times Eastern
Final
at Alfred 29, Stevenson 16
@ University of Delaware
Video Box Score Recap