Michael Lahey threw for three scores and ran for another as Chapman pulled away in the fourth quarter and beat Whitworth 38-17 in a nonconference game Saturday night in Orange, Calif.
Lahey’s efficient stat line tells the story. He completed 15 of 18 passes for 170 yards with three TDs and no interceptions.
He connected with Kyle White and Anthony Ezeakunne in the fourth to pad the lead for Chapman (2-0).
Bryan Peterson threw for 198 yards and a touchdown to lead Whitworth (2-2), which lost its second straight.
The Pirates open Northwest Conference play Saturday at home against Pacific.
Pacific Lutheran 21, Wisconsin-Eau Claire 19: The 10th-ranked Lutes (3-0) held on late to preserve their unblemished record in a nonconference win over the Blugolds (0-3) in Eau Claire, Wis. The Blugolds’ Joel Sweeney ran for two scores in the second half to narrow the gap, but couldn’t score on a 2-point conversion attempt in the final minute that would have tied the game.
Central Washington 7, Azusa Pacific 3: Jake Nelson’s 4-yard pass to Adam Schechter in the first quarter was all the Wildcats (2-2, 2-2) needed in a Great Northwest Athletic Conference win over the Cougars (2-2, 2-1) in Azusa, Calif.
Eastern Oregon 35, Carroll 31: The Mountaineers (1-4) stormed back in the fourth quarter to upset the third-ranked Fighting Saints (4-1) in a Frontier Conference game in La Grande, Ore. Mountaineers quarterback Dominique Blackman threw a 19-yard touchdown pass to Chris McGinnis-Park with 12 seconds to play to complete the comeback.