Freshman Danny Robinson (Labelle, Fla.) rushed for 139 yards, but the Hiram College football team dropped a 39-24 contest at Wooster on Saturday evening.
The Terriers drop to 2-2 on the season and 1-2 in NCAC play, while the Fighting Scots improve to 2-1, 2-0.
Robinson carried the ball 13 times in the game and registered a long of 61 yards. He also had 19 yards receiving.
Senior quarterback Robert Partridge (Massillon/Washington) was 20-for-47 for 247 yards and a touchdown.
Sean Hackel led the Fighting Scots with 27 carries for 205 yards and a touchdown.
Wooster would score the first 23 points of the game and jump out to a 23-0 lead with 4:50 left in the first half.
Sophomore David Perkins (Santa Ana, Calif./Segerstrom) would cap off a four play, 73-yard drive with a 29-yard touchdown run with just under three minutes left in the half, cutting the Fighting Scots lead to 23-7. Perkins would finish the game with 65 yards on the ground.
Hiram would cut Wooster’s lead to 23-14 at the break, when Partridge scored from a yard out with six seconds left in the half.
The Terriers would continue to cut into the Fighting Scots lead in the second half.
Senior Greg Klisuric (Mentor) converted a 39-yard field goal with 10:39 left in the third quarter, making the score 23-17 in favor of Wooster.
The Fighting Scots would respond with a field goal of their own, pushing the lead back to 26-17.
But Hiram came right back and Partridge hooked up with sophomore Akili Tate (Los Angeles, Calif./Juniperro Sierra) for a 29-yard touchdown strike to cap off a seven-play, 65-yard drive and make the score 26-24 in favor of the Fighting Scots.
Wooster would respond and score 13 unanswered points in the fourth quarter to put the game away.
Junior Tevin Weaver (Garfield Heights) finished with eight tackles, two of which were for a loss. He also had a pass breakup and recorded his team leading third interception of the season.
Hiram will play next on October 4, when it travels to take on No. 18 Wittenberg. Kick off is scheduled for 2:00 p.m.