Whitworth edges Willamette in 2OT
Bryan Peterson connected with Austin Ehlo for a 25-yard touchdown in the second overtime and then hooked up again on a 2-point conversion to lift the Whitworth Pirates (3-5, 2-2 Northwest Conference) to a 25-24 victory over the Willamette Bearcats (3-5, 2-2) on Saturday in Salem, Ore.
It was Whitworth’s first win over Willamette since 2007.
Peterson scored on a 15-yard run on fourth-and-3 on the Pirates’ first possession of the game.
Sean McNealley added a 25-yard field goal with 4:23 left in the fourth quarter to give the Pirates a 10-7 lead.
Kyle Derby’s 29-yard field goal as time expired pulled Willamette even.
Ryan Loutsis had a game-high 13 tackles for Whitworth, including two for a loss.
Ronnie Thomas put the Pirates on top 17-10 in the first overtime on a 1-yard run.
Brian Widing knotted the score at 17-all for the Bearcats when he hooked up with Jake Knecht from 3 yards out.
Willamette took a 24-17 lead on a 24-yard TD run by Jake Turner.
Lewis & Clark 34, Pacific Lutheran 32: The Pioneers (7-0, 4-0) kept pace with Linfield atop the Northwest Conference standings by holding off the Lutes (4-3, 2-2) in Tacoma.
It was Lewis & Clark’s first win over PLU since 1989.
Pacific 44, Puget Sound 25: T.C. Campbell passed for 387 yards and five TDs to carry the Boxers (1-7, 1-4) to a win over the Loggers (0-8, 0-5) in a battle of winless teams in Forest Grove, Ore.
Braden Foley threw for 332 yards and three TDs for the Loggers, who managed just 30 yards on the ground for the game.
Carroll 46, Western Montana 17: Chance Demarais, Dakota Stonehouse and Dustin Rinker all had TD runs and Lat Wipplinger caught a pair of TD passes as the visiting Fighting Saints (8-1, 7-1) breezed to a win over the Bulldogs (2-7, 2-6) in Frontier Conference play.
West Texas A&M 49, Central Washington 35: Dustin Vaughn passed for 430 yards and four TDs, three of them to Brittan Golden, as the Buffaloes (6-2) rolled over the Wildcats (3-5) in Canyon, Texas.