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Terrier Football Drops 47-28 Decision to #16 Wittenberg

Terrier Football Drops 47-28 Decision to #16 Wittenberg

Despite three rushing touchdowns by senior running back Isaiah Jones, the Hiram College football team dropped a 47-28 decision to Nationally ranked Wittenberg University on Saturday afternoon. 

The Tigers came into today's contest ranked #16 in the D3football.com coaches' poll.

Trailing 47-7, the Terriers scored 21 fourth-quarter points, led by a pair of touchdown runs by Jones.

Prior to the explosion by the senior running back, the Tigers put up 47 points, led by three touchdown passes from senior Jake Kennedy. 

Jones scored his first TD in the opening quarter, dashing for a season-high, 42-yard touchdown in the first. 

Jones added two more scores in the fourth quarter, while Randy Tucker posed the fourth Hiram touchdown on a six-yard scramble.

Offense controlled the night as the two teams combined for 914 yards of total offense. 

Jones posted 110 total yards on the ground while sophomore Tahj Lorthridge led the receiving corps with 80 yards on seven catches. Tucker finished with 173 yards on 15 completions. 

Defensively, Chris Biddy totaled 10 tackles while Jorge Valderrama added nine. Both Horace Johnson and Chris Chester recovered fumbles. 

Hiram will get back to the field on October 13 as they play host to Kenyon College. The matchup with the Lords is scheduled for 1 p.m.