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Whitworth Falls Victim To Air Game

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Quarterback Drew Jordan threw for three second-quarter touchdowns Saturday in Portland, leading Lewis & Clark College to a 20-7 romp over Whitworth.

Jordan, who went 20 for 31 for 278 yards, began the scoring run with a 1-yard toss to Benjamin Reim at 7:36 in the second. He struck again less than a minute later with a 5-yard pass to Aaron Schmidt that made it 12-0 and, with 22 seconds left in the half he found Schmidt with a 14-yard touchdown pass to make it 20-0.

Lewis & Clark (3-5, 2-3) passed for 278 yards. The Pioneers gained another 100 on the ground.

Whitworth (2-6, 1-3) threw for 159 yards and rushed for 137.

Tim Mitrovich completed a 17-yard touchdown pass early in the fourth quarter to give Whitworth’s Pirates their only score.

Lewis & Clark 20, Whitworth 7

Whitworth 0 0 0 7 - 7

Lewis & Clark 0 20 0 0 - 20

L - Reim 1 pass from Jordan (Jeffries kick blocked) L - Schmidt 5 pass from Jordan (Ortiz pass failed) L - Schmidt 14 pass from Jordan (Jones pass) W - Glenn 17 pass from Mitrovich (Stueckle kick)

Linfield 28, Pacific Lutheran 12

At McMinnville, Ore., Brian Higgins passed for 195 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Wildcats over the third-ranked Lutes.

Linfield (4-3, 3-1) scored its first touchdown with Higgins tossing a 25-yard pass to Brad Linn early in the first quarter.

Pacific Lutheran (6-1, 2-1) came back late in the period with Brian Van Valey running in a 2-yard touchdown on 10-play 66-yard drive.

Linfield’s Carl Haberberger, who ran for 108 yards, answered with a 70-yard touchdown run to make it 14-6 at the end of the first.

Brandon Flood ran in 1-yard touchdown late in the second quarter to give the Wildcats a commanding 21-6 lead at the half.

Willamette 54, Puget Sound 0

At Tacoma, undefeated Willamette got a 60-yard touchdown run from Jerry Douglass and a 55-yard punt return from Kamell Eckroth-Bernard as the Bearcats (8-0) whipped the Loggers (2-5).

Eastern Oregon 31, WWU 28 (OT)

Chris Setser kicked a 20-yard field goal in overtime to lead the Mountaineers (3-5) to their upset over the Vikings (4-4) at Bellingham.

After the field goal, Western reached Eastern Oregon’s 5-yard line, but a holding penalty moved the ball back to the 18. Two plays later, EOC’s Tom Norton recovered a fumble by Western quarterback Darren Erath to end the game.

The teams combined for 936 yards of offense and nine turnovers.

Neither team led by more than a touchdown, and no lead lasted more than 10 minutes.

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