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Pirates break through at UPS

Whitworth University (Whitworth University)
Whitworth University (Whitworth University)

The Whitworth football team used one streak to end another Saturday afternoon.

Bryan Peterson threw for 284 yards and a score and the Pirates (3-5, 1-3) snapped a five-game losing skid with a 33-14 Northwest Conference victory over Puget Sound at Peyton Field in Tacoma.

It was Whitworth’s 18th consecutive win over the Loggers (1-5, 0-3).

Peterson also scored a rushing touchdown for the Pirates – an 18-yard scamper to open the scoring in the first quarter.

Griffin Hare also scored on the ground as Whitworth built a quick 14-0 lead.

Puget Sound closed the gap to 17-7 heading into the fourth, but Peterson’s 29-yard touchdown pass to Dustin Martin and D.J. Tripoli’s 23-yard run for a score ended the Pirates’ longest losing streak since 1997.

Whitworth has a bye next week and will play its final home game of the season Nov. 9 against Pacific Lutheran.



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