KFIZ Sports Scoreboard 9/4/21


Graham Mertz threw two interceptions late, the Badger offense never found their groove, and the #12 Wisconsin Badgers dropper their home opener 16-10 to conference foe #19 Penn State Nittany Lions. The game was the time in 651 days that fans were back at Camp Randall Stadium. Wisconsin got the ball back late in the game, marching down to the Penn State 25-yard line, but Graham was called for an intentional grounding penalty and then followed that up with another interception to seal the fate of the Badgers. Wisconsin (0-1) will look to even their record when they host Eastern Michigan Saturday night at Camp Randall.


Adrian Houser went the distance Saturday night for Milwaukee, going 9 innings, giving up only 3 hits while striking out 7, as the Brewers blanked St. Louis 4-0, one night after giving up 15 runs in a loss. Milwaukee continues to maintain a ten-game lead on the Cincinnati Reds. Milwaukee and St. Louis close out their series Sunday afternoon at American Family Field.


The Green Bay Packers have traded a 2023 sixth-round draft pickto the Los Angeles Rams for P Corey Bojorquez and a 2023 seventh-round draft pick. General Manager Brian Gutekunst announced the transaction Saturday.

Bojorquez (buh-HOR-kez) is a 6-foot, 217-pound, fourth-year player out of the University of New Mexico. He originally signed with the New England Patriots as an undrafted free agent in 2018. After being released following training camp, Bojorquez was claimed off waivers by the Buffalo Bills. Over three seasons (2018-20), he played in 40 regular-season games for the Bills and averaged 45.0 yards (39.7 net avg.) on 165 punts with a long of 72 yards and 74 punts landing inside the 20-yard line. In 2020, Bojorquez led the NFL with a gross punting average of 50.8 yards, which also set the Bills’ single-season franchise record. He set a team single-season mark for Buffalo in 2019 with 34 punts placed inside the 20-yard line (tied for No. 3 in the NFL). Bojorquez also appeared in four postseason contests, punting 15 times for an average of 44.1 yards (39.8 net avg.) with a long of 58 yards and six punts landing inside the 20-yard line. In 2021, he signed with the Rams and punted seven times in the preseason, averaging 51.9 yards (51.9 net avg.) with a long of 70 yards and four punts landing inside the 20-yard line.


Marian University men’s soccer (1-1-0, 0-0-0 NACC) suffered their first loss of the season falling to Wheaton 4-1 at home.

After a back-and-forth 10 minutes to open the game, Wheaton was able to score a pair of goals in a span of 6:22 to take a 2-0 lead.  After converting a penalty kick and scoring with just under five minutes left in the half, the Thunder were able to take a 4-0 edge into the half. 

Marian was able to find more of a rhythm in the second half scoring 11:41 into the stanza.  Freshman Drew Cowden was able to feed fellow freshman Fernando Gonzalez in the box and he was able to go far post from 10 yards out to put the Sabres on the board.  The assist was the fourth of the year for Cowden, while the goal for Gonzalez was the first of his career.

The Sabres had six shots in the defeat with freshman Giuliano Corazina recording half of those shots.  Senior Kevin Cervantes (1-1-0) faced 10 shots making six saves, while freshman Aden Jerome made one save in relief.

Marian closes out the weekend playing at North Central (Ill.) today, Sunday, Sept. 5, for a 5 p.m. kick-off. 


Marian University men’s golf shot a 324 followed by a 308 to finish in ninth place at the Edgewood Fall Classic.

Patrick Treichel led the way for the Sabres carding a 75 in round one followed by a 79 in round two to finish in 26th.  Just one stroke behind Treichel was Tyler DeMeuse who shot an 80 followed by a team-best 75 in round two.

Caleb Martin was next in for Marian with an 80 and 75, while Michael Cosenza saw a 10-stroke improvement between rounds with an 87 and 77.  Jake Bell rounded out the Marian lineup recording 87 in both rounds.

The host, Edgewood, won the team title by a stroke over Wisconsin Lutheran with Jordan Carlton of CUW earning the individual title for the event.

Marian travels to Eagle Ridge Resort for the Midwest Region Fall Classic Sept. 10-11. 


Marian University women’s volleyball (1-3, 0-0 NACC) defeated Mount Mary in four sets before falling to Loras in a five-set thriller to close out the Forester Invite.

After a slow start to their first match of the day, Marian was able to bounce back and take three straight sets to defeat Mount Mary 23-25, 25-20, 26-24, and 25-11.  Marian was able to record at least 12 kills in every set of the victory and hit .355 in the fourth set with 14 kills to just three errors.

Junior Caelan Tourdot posted a career-best 20 kills in the win with a .439 attack percentage, while senior Brooklyn Taylor and junior Andrea Miller each had 17 digs in the back row.  Sophomore Reagan Jasica had three total blocks to go with six kills and 11 digs.

Marian was able to use the momentum from their first win of the season in their second match of the day against Loras as the Sabres jumped out to a 16-4 lead in the first set.  This helped set the tone for a 25-21 victory in the opening set.  The second set was tight from start to finish with the Sabres taking the set in extras in 26-24.  Freshman Tehya Pyawasay closed out the win for the Sabres with a solo block.

Loras was able to bounce back, however, taking the next pair of sets at 25-17 and 25-20 to force five sets, the second such five-set match for Marian on the young season.  Loras was able to take the first slim lead of the decisive set and used a 4-1 run late in the set to take an 11-7 advantage and earn the comeback win.

Taylor posted a match-high 29 digs in the back row, while Miller paced the Marian offense with 16 kills.

Marian travels to the Pointer Invitational next weekend opening against Carleton at 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 10. 


Ripon College was the recipient of 226 yards and 6 Connor Ramage rushing TD’s as they defeated Augsburn 46-38. Ripon compiled nearly 600 yards of total offense in picking up the win at home.


The Titans traveled to Montgomery, Alabama, by bus, and their wheels kept rolling as Mitch Gerhartz rumbled in for a 2-yd. TD run late in the game as the Titans took down Huntingdon College 28-24 Saturday. UW-Oshkosh, ranked 9th in D3, played its first game since 2019. The Titans last played November 23, 2019.


The Wisconsin Timber Rattles got sick of playing from behind against the Beloit Snappers.  The Rattlers, who were down by three runs in each of the first four games of the series with their in-state rivals, took the lead in the first inning and never looked back on Saturday afternoon in a 4-1 win at Neuroscience Group Field at Fox Cities Stadium.  Nick Bennett pitched 5-2/3 scoreless innings, allowed three hits, and struck out six for the win.