Turnovers costly as Andrew’s winning streak ends
By Logan Malloy For Sun-Times Media October 5, 2012 11:58PM
Updated: November 8, 2012 11:49AM
Andrew hadn’t tasted the bitterness of defeat in over five weeks, but all it took was 15 tumultuous minutes spanning the second and third quarters for host Bradley to reacquaint Andrew’s palette.
Bradley scored 31 unanswered points over that span en route to a 31-21 victory Friday.
Andrew struck first on a Jacob Platt 25-yard touchdown pass to Daniel Ball (6 catches, 84 yards), but lost all momentum with a pair of turnovers inside the final three minutes of the half. The turnovers led to 10 Bradley points and a 17-7 deficit.
“We always talk about the game-changers and big swings of momentum and obviously it didn’t go our way,” Andrew coach Jim Malec said.
Bradley (5-2, 3-2) received the ball after the half and returned the kickoff 69 yards to set up a Seth Pallissard 1-yard touchdown plunge.
Pallissard was a thorn in Andrew’s side all night with three scores and a rush for a first down on a fake punt.
Andrew (5-2, 4-1) rallied with two scores, but it was too little, too late.
Dennis Vilimek scored on a 53-yard pass from Platt and Jarvion Franklin had a 5-yard touchdown run.