Football Sets Sacks Record, Routs Kalamazoo On The Road

Photo Credit: Jarrod Erbe
Photo Credit: Jarrod Erbe

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (WLCSports.com) – Logan Troutman (Apopka, Fla./East Ridge) recorded four of the Warriors' program-record 11 sacks en route to the Wisconsin Lutheran College football team's 29-7 non-conference victory against Kalamazoo on Saturday afternoon at Angell Field.

THE BASICS

  • Final Score: Wisconsin Lutheran 29, Kalamazoo 7
  • Records: Wisconsin Lutheran (4-5), Kalamazoo (2-7)
  • Location: Angell Field, Kalamazoo, Mich. | Attendance: 477

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • In their final drive of the opening quarter, the Warriors found the end zone first when Austin DeNoyer (Lake Mills./Lakeside Lutheran) capped off a 10-play, 69-yard drive with his two-yard touchdown run. The extra point was no good as WLC held a 6-0 lead.
  • After the defense forced a three-and-out on the ensuing possession, the Warriors extended their lead to 12-0 after Pat Mathieson (New Port Richey, Fla./River Ridge) rushed 48 yards to the end zone for his fifth rushing TD of the year.
  • Trevor Seewald (Coleman, Wis./Coleman) blocked a Hornets' punt early in the quarter, and Sasha Bornschegl (Rochester, Minn./St. Croix Lutheran) drilled an 18-yard field to give the Warriors a 15-0 lead.
  • Kalamazoo got on the board on its next drive when Clay Wilkey ran it in from one-yard out after a 35-yard pass set up the Hornets in the red zone. The drive lasted six plays and went for 65 yards to cut the WLC lead to 15-7.
  • Mathieson connected for his second touchdown of the game late in the second quarter when he found Alex Foster (Kenosha, Wis./St. Joseph) in the back of the end zone for a one-yard score to give the Warriors a 22-7 lead going into the locker room. The drive was set up in part due to a 21-yard completion to Matt Brannan (Huntley, Ill./Huntley) to get the ball deep inside Hornets' territory.
  • Midway through the third quarter, Mathieson found Foster for the second time for a 13-yard score for WLC's final scoring drive to extend their lead to 29-7.

INSIDE THE BOX SCORE

  • The Warriors racked up 443 yards of total offense, with 200 coming on the ground. Kalamazoo recorded 315 offensive yards in the game with 216 coming through the air. 
  • Mathieson was 16-for-31 for 234 yards with two touchdowns. The sophomore quarterback also racked up 102 yards on the ground with another touchdown.
  • Andy DeNoyer (Waukesha, Wis./Wisconsin Lutheran) caught four passes for 105 yards. Foster found the end zone twice for the Warriors for his team-leading fifth and sixth TD grabs of the season.
  • Offensively for Kalamazoo, Alex White finished 16-for-33 for 146 yards, Lorenzo Redmond gained 53 yards on the ground, and Collin Feilla made nine catches for 89 yards.
  • Bryce Leipzig (Racine, Wis./Case) paced the Warriors defense with nine tackles. Troutman had program-record four sacks to lead the defensive pressure, and JD Leisemann (Fall River, Wis./Fall River) and Cameron Wolf (Oconomowoc, Wis./Oconomowoc) each contributed two more sacks. Leisemann and Troutman are 1-2 in the NACC with 10 and nine sacks, respectively.
  • WLC held the ball for 33:02 and dominated time of possession for the fifth straight game.
  • Wisconsin Lutheran won its third straight over Kalamazoo and improved to 5-3 in the all-time series.

UP NEXT

  • The Warriors conclude their 2016 season next Saturday when they remain on the road to take on Concordia Chicago (4-5, 2-3 NACC) in a NACC matchup at Concordia Stadium in River Forest, Ill. Kickoff is scheduled for 12:00 p.m. The Cougars are coming off a 47-3 defeat on the road at Benedictine on Saturday. Links to live audio, stats, and video will be available at WLCsports.com.