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Watch now: 2 touchdown receptions for Colton Lockwood powers Millikin football in its first win over Illinois Wesleyan in 11 years

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Millikin's Colton Lockwood (11) celebrates after scoring in the first quarter against Illinois Wesleyan University. More photos and video at. www.herald-review.com

DECATUR — Two touchdowns receptions from quarterback Cal Pohrte to Colton Lockwood powered Millikin football to a 38-28 victory against Illinois Wesleyan University on Saturday at Frank M. Lindsay Field in Decatur.

The win broke a 10-game losing streak against the Titans for the Big Blue. 

Millikin jumped out to a 20-0 lead in the first quarter and led 32-0 before the Titans got on the board.

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Millikin's Leigh Nutall (7) avoids Illinois Wesleyan University Arthur Chatt (49) after scoring in the first quarter. More photos and video at. www.herald-review.com

The Big Blue scored on their first possession on a six-play 75-yard scoring drive capped off by a one-yard touchdown pass from Pohrte to Leigh Nutall. The drive had two big passing plays from Pohrte to freshman Ladarian Carter covering 44 yards and 19 yards.

The Big Blue then took advantage of a Titan fumble on a punt return at the Millikin seven-yard line. Pohrte connected with Colton Lockwood for a one yard touchdown to make it 13-0 Millikin. Pohrte then hit Lockwood again late in the first quarter on a 20-yard touchdown pass.

The Big Blue special teams also scored two touchdowns early in the second quarter. Nathanial Moore scooped up a Titan punt blocked by David Jones for a 10-yard touchdown return. On the Titans next possession, Nutall had a 38 yard punt return for a touchdown to make it 32-0 Millikin.

Illinois Wesleyan quarterback Sage Shindler connected on two touchdown passes before halftime to make it 32-14 at intermission. The Titans scored twice in the third quarter and Marion McGhee had a one-yard touchdown run for Millikin.

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Millikin's quarterback Cal Pohrte (14) runs in the first quarter against Illinois Wesleyan University. More photos and video at. www.herald-review.com

Pohrte ended the day 21-for-36 for 316 yards and three touchdowns. Carter was Millikin's top receiver with four catches for 107 yards. Lockwood ended the day with 94 yards and two touchdowns.

Millikin had 425 yards in total offense, breaking down into 316 passing and 109 rushing. Illinois Wesleyan had 336 yards of offense (295 passing and 41 rushing).

Shindler ended the day 25-for-37 for 293 yards and three scores. Lucas Segobiano had seven catches for 104 yards and two touchdowns.

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Millikin's head coach Dan Gritti calls out a play against Illinois Wesleyan University in the first quarter. More photos and video at. www.herald-review.com

Jequan Harrell led Millikin with eight tackles followed by Moore and Jones with seven.


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