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Whitworth to face NWC’s top rushing offense when hosting Pacific Saturday

UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 4, 2021

Whitworth Athletics Whitworth quarterback Jaedyn Prewitt carries the ball against visiting Willamette on Saturday at the Pine Bowl. Prewitt threw three TD passes and ran for one in the Pirates' 66-7 victory.  (SSR)
Whitworth Athletics Whitworth quarterback Jaedyn Prewitt carries the ball against visiting Willamette on Saturday at the Pine Bowl. Prewitt threw three TD passes and ran for one in the Pirates' 66-7 victory. (SSR)
By Taylor Newquist The Spokesman-Review

Whitworth will take the field at the Pine Bowl for the last regular-season home game of the year against Pacific University on Saturday.

The Pirates (7-1, 4-1 Northwest Conference) have not lost to the Boxers (4-3, 3-2) since 2014 and enter Saturday’s game on a three-game win streak, after losing their only game of the season to Linfield on Oct. 9.

Whitworth is coming off a convincing win over Puget Sound in which quarterback Jaedyn Prewitt threw for 334 yards and three touchdowns. Pacific came away with a big win of its own, routing Lewis & Clark 42-19 behind running back Joshua Harris’ 133 yards and three scores.

Harris is the NWC’s second-leading rusher (825 yards) and is first in touchdowns (12).

While the Whitworth defense has allowed the second-fewest points in the conference, it is susceptible to the run, allowing 160.1 yards a game. It will face the NWC’s top rushing offense in Pacific.

The Boxers’ offense is second in NWC scoring with 36.9 points a game. Whitworth is close behind at 35.3.

Kickoff is set for noon and the game can be streamed at whitworthpirates.com

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