Peterson, Pirates defeat Loggers
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.
Pacific Lutheran 35, Willamette 24: Dalton Ritchey ran for 158 yards and three touchdowns and also threw for a score and the Lutes (6-1, 3-1) topped the Bearcats (5-1, 2-1) in a Northwest Conference game in Salem Ore.
Linfield 84, Lewis & Clark 7: The Wildcats (6-0, 3-0) set team records for points in a single game, points in a half (56) and points in a quarter (42) and overwhelmed the Pioneers (1-6, 1-3) in a Northwest Conference game in McMinnville, Ore.
Azusa Pacific 24, Central Washington 17: The Wildcats (5-3, 5-2) lost three fumbles in the second half and fell to the Cougars (6-2, 6-1) in a Great Northwest Athletic Conference game in Ellensburg.
Carroll 42, Montana State-Northern 14: Dakota Stonehouse threw four touchdown passes to guide the Fighting Saints (7-1, 6-1) past the Lights (4-4, 4-4) in a Frontier Conference game in Havre, Mont.