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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