Hiram College

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The Hiram College football team dropped a NCAC contest to No. 16 Wittenberg by a 48-0 score on Saturday afternoon.

With the loss, the Terriers drop to 2-3 overall and 1-3 in NCAC action. The Tigers improve to 3-1 on the season and remain perfect in NCAC play at 3-0.

Hiram was led by sophomore linebacker Kyle Burchett (Fairport Harbor/Harding), who had 3.5 tackles for loss and 12 total tackles in the game.

Junior Nate Eaton (South Euclid/Walnut Ridge) had five receptions for 45 yards and freshmanBrendon Carr (Wellsville/Wellsville Local) rushed for a career-high 41 yards.

Wittenberg was led by quarterback Zack Jenkins, who threw for 151 yards and two touchdowns. Ryan Jordan added 77 yards rushing and a touchdown.

The Terriers came out on their opening drive and were able to get a first down. But a fumble by Hiram was scooped up and ran in for a touchdown by the Tigers, giving them a early 7-0 edge.

Hiram punted on its next possession but forced a Wittenberg three and out. But a fumble on the punt return was recovered by Wittenberg.

The Tigers would capitalize and punch it in for another touchdown, expanding their lead to 14-0 just under seven minutes left in the first quarter.

Wittenberg would convert two more field goals in the first quarter and also would add two touchdowns the second quarter to take a 34-0 lead into the break.

The Tigers added touchdowns in the third and fourth quarter.

Wittenberg outgained Hiram 320-192.

Hiram will return to action on Saturday, when it hosts Kenyon at Henry Field at 1:00 p.m.