Hiram College

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Senior Mario Lemuel (Suwanee, Ga./Peachtree Ridge) forced a fumble and returned it 68-yards for a touchdown, but the Hiram College football team fell 41-10 to No. 10 Wabash (Ind.) on Saturday afternoon.

The Terriers fall to 4-4 on the season and 3-4 in the NCAC, while the Little Giants stay perfect at 8-0 and are 7-0 in NCAC play.

Lemuel finished the game with seven tackles, with 3.5 of them being for a loss.

Sophomore Eric Ramey (Bristol, Va.) had 11 carries for 44 yards, both of which are season bests. Sophomore Jaylen Dinard (Tampa, Fla./Paul R. Wharton) had two catches for 53 yards.

Senior James Romanowski (Chagrin Falls/Kenston) led Hiram on defense, with 12 tackles and a forced fumble.

Wabash drove the length of the field on its opening drive of the game, but the Terriers forced a fumble inside the five yard line to stop the drive.

The Little Giants would force a Hiram three-and-out and score touchdowns on their next two possessions to jump out to a 14-0 lead after one quarter.

Hiram would get on the board on a 18-yard field goal by senior Greg Klisuric (Mentor), early in the second.

But Wabash would respond with 20 unanswered points to take a 34-3 advantage into the half.

The Little Giants got another touchdown midway through the third quarter. Lemuel would then force his fumble and return it for a touchdown for Hiram.

Wabash was led by Tyler Holmes, who had 19 carries for 122 yards and two touchdowns.

Hiram will return to action on November 8, when it travels to take on DePauw (Ind.) at 1 p.m.