Blue Devils come back to beat Pioneers

Posted November 6, 2010

Carlos Concepcion capped a 99-yard drive with a three-yard touchdown run, helping visiting UW-Stout top UW-Platteville 28-23 Saturday.

Concepcion's go-ahead score came with 6:33 to play. Zak Brinkman pinned the Blue Devils inside the one with a punt, but Stout used 7:34 and 14 plays for the game-winning drive. The TD made the score 26-21, and Ross Carey passed to Luke Rieger for the two-point conversion.

The Pioneers answered with a 14-play drive of their own that got as far as the Stout 9, but Adam Churchill ended the threat with an interception in the left-corner of the end zone with 58 seconds left. The Blue Devils took a safety on the game's final play for the 28-23 score.

Both teams are now 5-4 overall and 3-3 in the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.

Darin Blaser caught a 7-yard scoring pass from Nick Anderson in the first quarter, tying the game at 7-7, and Anderson hit a leaping Sean Martinez with a 12-yard score 36 seconds before halftime, making the score 17-14 Blue Devils.

UW-Platteville took a 21-17 lead in the third quarter when Eric Leander intercepted a tipped Stout pass and ran 37 yards for a touchdown. Stout's Richard Marteney kicked a 27-yard field goal on the next possession, making the score 21-20.

Craig Warminski ran for 158 yards and a first-half score for Stout, while Lee Vlasak ran for 58 in a role limited by a nagging injury. Stout out-gained the Pioneers 342-293.

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