September 25, 2011

Second quarter dooms Chapman in 43-7 loss to No.14 Azusa Pacific

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GLENDORA, Calif. – After three weeks off, the Chapman University football team returned to play on Saturday night, losing 43-7 to NAIA No. 14 Azusa Pacific at Citrus Stadium. The Panthers hung tight for the first quarter, but a 20-point second quarter broke the game wide open as the Cougars capitalized on a pair of mistakes by Chapman to score touchdowns.

Chapman (1-1) began the game with a three-and-out on its first offensive possession. Following Chapman's punt, Azusa Pacific put together an 11 play, 39-yard drive that ended with a field goal by junior K Eric DeLira to take a 3-0 lead at the 8:20 mark in the first quarter. The Panthers defense held APU in check for the rest of the first quarter.

Azusa Pacific's offense came to life late in the second quarter with a 52-yard touchdown pass from senior QB John van den Raadt to senior WR Matt Davis to take a 10-0 lead. On the ensuing kickoff, Azusa Pacific's Cameron Villalobos forced a fumble which APU recovered on Chapman's 40-yard line. Five plays later, van den Raadt connected with senior WR Jeremiah Andujo for a 16-yard touchdown pass making the score 17-0 with 3:13 remaining before halftime. Van den Raadt, who killed Chapman with his legs last year, did his damage through the air this time around, completing 14 passes for 221 yards and three touchdowns.

After the touchdown, Azusa Pacific (3-1) allowed Chapman to move the ball down to their 19-yard line after three-consecutive completions by sophomore QB Michael Lahey. The second-year Chapman quarterback went 7-for-10 on the night for 70 yards and also ran for 30 yards. After a timeout with one second remaining in the half, Chapman set up for a field goal which would have narrowed Azusa's lead to two scores, only to have the field goal attempt blocked by sophomore LB Matthew Moody and returned 98 yards for a touchdown by senior LB Spencer Danielson to push the lead to 23-0 at half.

The second half had a promising start for the Panthers. After the defense forced APU to punt, Chapman put together a 13-play, 61-yard drive capped off by a 12-yard touchdown pass from senior QB Bret Visciglia to junior WR Kali'i Kunitomo which narrowed the score to 23-7 at the 5:53 mark of the third quarter. On the drive, junior RB Chad Milburn had five of his 11 carries on the night. He finished the game with 43 yards on 11 carries.

Less than a minute after Chapman's touchdown, APU answered back with a touchdown to make the score 30-7 capping a two play drive. Junior RB Johnell Murphy score from 33 yards out for the Cougars. Murphy had 81 yards on the night.

In the fourth quarter, APU added a rushing touchdown by junior RB Oliver Petty and a 53-yard touchdown pass from van den Raadt to senior TE Tyson Hetzer to run away with the 43-7 victory.

Azusa Pacific's defense held Chapman to 261 yards of total offense and had eight tackles for loss. Meanwhile, Chapman's defense gave up 460 yards of total offense to the Cougars who have one of the top-ranked offensive attacks in the NAIA. Chapman's defense was led by sophomore DB Jason Jacobi who had 10 tackles.


by Chris Watts
Sports Information Assistant

Boxscore: http://www.chapmanathletics.com/sports/fball/2011-12/boxscores/20110924_hkq2.xml

Sep. 1: All times Eastern
7:00 PM
Coast Guard at Anna Maria
7:00 PM
Defiance at Baldwin Wallace
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7:00 PM
Washington and Lee at Johns Hopkins
7:30 PM
Trine at Manchester
Live Stats
8:00 PM
Millsaps at Belhaven
Sep. 2: All times Eastern
TBA
Muhlenberg at Wilkes
6:00 PM
Mass-Dartmouth at Mount Ida
6:00 PM
Delaware Valley at Wesley
7:00 PM
N.C. Wesleyan at Stevenson
7:00 PM
Western New England at Springfield
Video Live Stats
7:00 PM
Fitchburg State at Becker
Video Live Stats
7:00 PM
Albright at Salisbury
7:00 PM
WPI at MIT
7:00 PM
Salve Regina at Worcester State
7:00 PM
Bridgewater State at Curry
7:00 PM
Morrisville State at St. Lawrence
10:00 PM
Adrian at Pacific
Sep. 3: All times Eastern
TBA
Endicott at Framingham State
TBA
UW-Platteville at George Fox
Live Stats
12:00 PM
Washington U. at Carnegie Mellon
Live Stats
12:00 PM
Chicago at Case Western Reserve
12:00 PM
Husson at Alfred
12:00 PM
SUNY-Maritime at Maine Maritime
Video
12:00 PM
Cortland at Heidelberg
12:00 PM
Otterbein at Buffalo State
12:00 PM
Ursinus at Bethany
12:00 PM
Sewanee at Kenyon
1:00 PM
King's at Moravian
Live Stats
1:00 PM
Kean at Christopher Newport
1:00 PM
McDaniel at Catholic
1:00 PM
Lebanon Valley at Franklin and Marshall
1:00 PM
Plymouth State at Castleton
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1:00 PM
RPI at Norwich
1:00 PM
Randolph-Macon at Dickinson
1:00 PM
Oberlin at Kalamazoo
1:00 PM
Emory and Henry at Ferrum
1:00 PM
Wooster at Washington and Jefferson
1:00 PM
Alfred State at William Paterson
1:00 PM
St. Vincent at Alma
1:00 PM
Concordia (Wis.) at Finlandia
1:00 PM
Olivet at St. John Fisher
1:00 PM
Rowan at Widener
1:00 PM
Hobart at Brockport
1:00 PM
Union at Ithaca
1:00 PM
Susquehanna at Lycoming
1:00 PM
Utica at Misericordia
1:00 PM
The Apprentice School at Methodist
1:00 PM
TCNJ at UW-Whitewater
1:30 PM
Wilmington at Bluffton
1:30 PM
Monmouth at Hope
1:30 PM
Bridgewater at Gettysburg
1:30 PM
Muskingum at Waynesburg
1:30 PM
Juniata at Grove City
2:00 PM
Wisconsin Lutheran at Trinity Int'l
2:00 PM
Lakeland at Carroll
Video Live Stats
2:00 PM
UW-Stevens Point at St. Norbert
2:00 PM
Austin at Hendrix
2:00 PM
Maranatha Baptist at Martin Luther
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2:00 PM
Millikin at Greenville
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2:00 PM
Eureka at Knox
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2:00 PM
MacMurray at Rockford
2:00 PM
Gustavus Adolphus at Westminster (Mo.)
Video Live Stats
2:00 PM
UW-La Crosse at Luther
2:00 PM
Beloit at Lake Forest
2:00 PM
Concordia-Moorhead at Jamestown
2:00 PM
Crown at Hamline
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2:00 PM
Carleton at Macalester
2:00 PM
Bethel at Dubuque
2:00 PM
St. Scholastica at St. John's
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2:00 PM
St. Olaf at Grinnell
2:00 PM
Buena Vista at Mayville St.
2:00 PM
Simpson at UW-Stout
2:00 PM
Aurora at Carthage
2:00 PM
UW-River Falls at Coe
2:00 PM
Ripon at Concordia-Chicago
2:00 PM
Elmhurst at Loras
2:00 PM
Huntingdon at Louisiana College
2:00 PM
North Central (Ill.) at Robert Morris-Chicago
2:00 PM
Benedictine at Wheaton (Ill.)
2:00 PM
John Carroll at UW-Oshkosh
2:30 PM
Southern Virginia at Earlham
Live Stats
2:30 PM
Lawrence at Presentation
4:00 PM
La Verne at Puget Sound
Live Stats
4:00 PM
Central at Whitworth
5:00 PM
Hartwick at Western Connecticut
6:00 PM
Wabash at Albion
6:00 PM
Maryville (Tenn.) at Berry
6:00 PM
Augustana at Mount St. Joseph
6:00 PM
Thomas More at Franklin
Live Stats
6:00 PM
Hampden-Sydney at Averett
6:00 PM
Redlands at Trinity (Texas)
7:00 PM
Marietta at Denison
7:00 PM
Hiram at Westminster (Pa.)
7:00 PM
Thiel at Allegheny
7:00 PM
Capital at Wittenberg
7:00 PM
Shenandoah at Gallaudet
Live Stats
7:00 PM
Illinois College at Rose-Hulman
Video Live Stats
7:00 PM
Geneva at Frostburg State
7:00 PM
Nichols at Westfield State
7:00 PM
Greensboro at Guilford
Live Stats
7:00 PM
LaGrange at Birmingham-Southern
7:00 PM
Hardin-Simmons at Southwestern
7:00 PM
Anderson at North Park
7:00 PM
Ohio Wesleyan at Mary Hardin-Baylor
7:00 PM
East Texas Baptist at Texas Lutheran
7:10 PM
St. Thomas at UW-Eau Claire
Video Live Stats
7:30 PM
Hanover at Centre
8:00 PM
Willamette at Rhodes
8:00 PM
Cornell at Iowa Wesleyan
Live Stats
8:00 PM
Augsburg at Northwestern (Minn.)
Live Stats
8:00 PM
Southwestern Assemblies at Howard Payne
8:00 PM
Sul Ross State at UT-Permian Basin
Dec. 18: All times Eastern
Final
Mount Union 49, at St. Thomas 35
@ Salem, Va.
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