/seasons/2017/contrib/201711118f6g5m

Millikin Football Drops Season Finale

More news about: Millikin

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
12:00 PM
Husson at Springfield
Video Live stats Audio
12:00 PM
Huntingdon at Berry
Video Video Live stats Audio
12:00 PM
Western New England at Delaware Valley
Video Live stats
12:00 PM
Plymouth State at Brockport
Video Live stats
12:00 PM
Frostburg State at Wittenberg
Video Preview Live stats Audio
12:00 PM
Washington and Lee at Mount Union
Video Preview Live stats Audio Audio Tickets
12:00 PM
RPI at Wesley
Video Preview Live stats Audio Tickets
12:00 PM
Johns Hopkins at Washington and Jefferson
Video Live stats Audio
12:00 PM
Monmouth at Trine
Video Live stats Live stats Audio
1:00 PM
Chapman at Mary Hardin-Baylor
Preview Live stats Tickets Video
1:00 PM
Case Western Reserve at Illinois Wesleyan
Video Preview Live stats
1:00 PM
Lakeland at UW-Oshkosh
Video Preview Preview Live stats Live stats Audio
1:00 PM
Eureka at St. Thomas
Video Preview Live stats
1:00 PM
Franklin at Wartburg
Video Preview Live stats
1:00 PM
St. John's at North Central (Ill.)
Video Live stats Audio
3:00 PM
Hardin-Simmons at Linfield
Video Live stats Audio
Nov. 17: All times Eastern
Final
Merchant Marine 35, at Buffalo State 20
@ Newark, Del.
Video Box Score Photos
Nov. 18: All times Eastern
11:00 AM
Muhlenberg at Carnegie Mellon
@ Newark, Del. - University of Delaware
Video Tickets Preview Live stats
12:00 PM
Widener at Franklin and Marshall
Video Live stats
12:00 PM
Susquehanna at Albright
Video Live stats Audio
12:00 PM
Huntingdon at Berry
Video Video Live stats Audio
12:00 PM
Plymouth State at Brockport
Video Live stats
12:00 PM
Washington and Lee at Mount Union
Video Preview Live stats Audio Audio Tickets
12:00 PM
Monmouth at Trine
Video Live stats Live stats Audio
12:00 PM
RPI at Wesley
Video Preview Live stats Audio Tickets
12:00 PM
Johns Hopkins at Washington and Jefferson
Video Live stats Audio
12:00 PM
Frostburg State at Wittenberg
Video Preview Live stats Audio
12:00 PM
Western New England at Delaware Valley
Video Live stats
12:00 PM
Husson at Springfield
Video Live stats Audio
12:00 PM
Curry at Framingham State
Video Live stats
12:00 PM
Cortland at Union
1:00 PM
Case Western Reserve at Illinois Wesleyan
Video Preview Live stats
1:00 PM
Franklin at Wartburg
Video Preview Live stats
1:00 PM
Chapman at Mary Hardin-Baylor
Video Preview Live stats Tickets
1:00 PM
Lakeland at UW-Oshkosh
Video Preview Preview Live stats Live stats Audio
1:00 PM
St. John's at North Central (Ill.)
Video Live stats Audio
1:00 PM
Eureka at St. Thomas
Video Preview Live stats
3:00 PM
Hardin-Simmons at Linfield
Video Live stats Audio
5:00 PM
Salisbury at Ithaca
@ Newark, Del.
6:00 PM
SUNY-Maritime at WPI
Video Live stats
Nov. 19: All times Eastern
12:00 PM
Stevenson at Alfred
@ University of Delaware
Video Preview Live stats Audio