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Tigers Enjoy Happy Homecoming With 49-7 Win Over Hiram

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 The Wittenberg Tigers got their running game in gear, putting two tailbacks over 100 yards and cruising to a 49-7 Homecoming victory over Hiram.

The win moved the Tigers, ranked seventh by the American Football Coaches Association and eighth by d3football.com, to a perfect 6-0 on the season, while Hiram dropped to 1-5. While the two teams are both members of the North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC), this game was a non-conference affair after Earlham's departure to the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference this year altered the schedule unexpectedly.

After a slow start, Wittenberg scored 21 points over the final 17:35 of the first half. All three scores came on the ground as senior tailback Corey Weber (Pataskala, Ohio/Watkins Memorial) hit paydirt from two yards out late in the first quarter and junior tailback Conner Warye (Maineville, Ohio/Kings) tallied from 52 yards and two yards in the second quarter.

In the third quarter, junior wide receiver Michael Cooper (Springfield, Ohio/South) caught an 18-yard touchdown pass and senior tight end Mat Guida (LaGrange, Ky./Oldham County) laid out for an 11-yard scoring reception. Weber added a 21-yard touchdown reception from junior wide receiver Josh McKee (New Carlisle, Ohio/Tecumseh) to open the fourth quarter, and senior wide receiver Bill French (Lexington, Ky./Henry Clay) rounded things out with a 12-yard touchdown catch. In between, Hiram got on the board with an 11-yard scoring strike from Brendan Rehor to Glenn Campbell.

The biggest difference in the game were the two teams' rushing attacks, as Wittenberg piled up a season-high 277 yards on 38 carries. Warye had his best day as a Tiger, rushing for 119 yards and two scores on just nine carries, while Weber added 112 yards and a touchdown on 13 carries. On the flip side, Hiram managed just nine yards on 21 carries.

Through the air, Wittenberg was paced by Cooper with 70 yards and a touchdown on five receptions, while McKee added three catches for 48 yards. Junior quarterback Ben Zoeller (Louisville, Ky./St. Xavier) finished 14-of-28 for 212 yards and two touchdowns.

Defensively, junior linebacker Zach Hurtt (Fort Thomas, Ky./Highlands) led with seven tackles, a pass broken up and his team-best third interception of the season. Four other players accumulated six tackles each, while senior cornerback Keenan Freeman (Fairborn, Ohio/Greenon) contributed three tackles, three passes broken up and a fumble recovery.

The Tigers are back home again next week for an NCAC match-up with winless Kenyon.

Nov. 18: All times Eastern
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Husson 23, at Springfield 21
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at Berry 34, Huntingdon 20
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at Delaware Valley 35, Western New England 0
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at Brockport 66, Plymouth State 0
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Frostburg State 35, at Wittenberg 7
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at Mount Union 21, Washington and Lee 0
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at Wesley 45, RPI 27
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at Washington and Jefferson 31, Johns Hopkins 28
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at Trine 63, Monmouth 24
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at Mary Hardin-Baylor 50, Chapman 6
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Case Western Reserve 28, at Illinois Wesleyan 0
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at UW-Oshkosh 63, Lakeland 0
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at St. Thomas 47, Eureka 8
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at Wartburg 35, Franklin 34
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at North Central (Ill.) 17, St. John's 7
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at Linfield 27, Hardin-Simmons 13
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Nov. 25: All times Eastern
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Wesley at Brockport
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Case Western Reserve at Mount Union
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Frostburg State at Washington and Jefferson
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Husson at Delaware Valley
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Berry at St. Thomas
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North Central (Ill.) at UW-Oshkosh
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Linfield at Mary Hardin-Baylor
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Trine at Wartburg
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Nov. 18: All times Eastern
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Muhlenberg 32, at Carnegie Mellon 6
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at Franklin and Marshall 21, Widener 7
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Susquehanna 28, at Albright 9
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at Berry 34, Huntingdon 20
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at Brockport 66, Plymouth State 0
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at Mount Union 21, Washington and Lee 0
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at Trine 63, Monmouth 24
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at Wesley 45, RPI 27
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at Washington and Jefferson 31, Johns Hopkins 28
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Frostburg State 35, at Wittenberg 7
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at Delaware Valley 35, Western New England 0
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Husson 23, at Springfield 21
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at Framingham State 48, Curry 14
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Cortland 35, at Union 28
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Case Western Reserve 28, at Illinois Wesleyan 0
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at Wartburg 35, Franklin 34
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at Mary Hardin-Baylor 50, Chapman 6
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at UW-Oshkosh 63, Lakeland 0
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at North Central (Ill.) 17, St. John's 7
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at St. Thomas 47, Eureka 8
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at Linfield 27, Hardin-Simmons 13
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at Ithaca 27, Salisbury 17
@ Newark, Del.
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at WPI 17, SUNY-Maritime 3
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Nov. 19: All times Eastern
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at Alfred 29, Stevenson 16
@ University of Delaware
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