October 1, 2011

Maroons Rally at Ohio Wesleyan

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DELAWARE, Ohio -- A 32-yard touchdown catch by Dee Brizzolara in the third quarter and a 95-yard interception return by Emmett Carrier in the fourth quarter helped lift Chicago to a 21-10 victory Saturday at Ohio Wesleyan.

Plagued by turnovers on their first four possessions, the Maroons (3-2) fell behind 10-7 at halftime.

Ohio Wesleyan (1-4) got on the board late in the first quarter on an 8-yard pass from Mason Espinoza to Calvin Cagney to cap a nine-play, 41-yard drive following an Tyler Swartyinterception.

Chicago tied the game at the 5:28 mark of the second quarter when Kevin Shelton and Brandon Meckelberg hooked up on a 2-yard touchdown completion.

A 34-yard field goal from Miles MacKenzie with :03 left in the half gave the Battling Bishops a 10-7 edge.

Chicago took the lead for good midway through the third stanza on a 34-yard scoring strike from Shelton to Brizzolara. The catch extended Brizzolara's touchdown receptions streak to 10 games.

Trailing 14-10, Ohio Wesleyan drove to the Chicago 7-yard line on its first drive of the fourth quarter. On fourth-and-3, Carrier picked off Espinoza's pass and took it 95 yards for his second career interception runback for touchdown.

Shelton, who replaced starter Vincent Cortina in the second quarter, completed five of six attempts for 86 yards and two touchdowns.

Zak Ross-Nash rushed for a career-high 87 yards on 18 carries for the Maroons, who won on the road for the seventh time in the last 11 games.

Espinosa completed 20 of 45 attempts for 194 yards and one touchdown with two interceptions.

Schuyler Montefalco led the Chicago defensive effort with 10 tackles and one sack.

Chicago outgained the Battling Bishops 307-236 and maintained an 8:26 edge in time of possession.

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