ORANGE, Calif. – Luis Salgado and Austin Ewing scored rushing touchdowns in the fourth quarter, as Whitworth scored 14 unanswered points to beat Chapman in a nonconference game on Saturday.
The Pirates (2-0) trailed 14-10 at halftime and went down 17-10 on a field goal by Panthers (0-1) kicker Ken Baierl with 4 minutes, 17 seconds left in the third quarter.
Whitworth scored on its next two possession on a 1-yard rush by quarterback Ewing and 8-yard rush by Salgado, respectively. Salgado gained 95 yards on 18 attempts. Ewing completed 21 of 34 attempts for 283 yards and a touchdown.
Whitworth opens Northwest Conference play at home Saturday against Pacific Lutheran. Kickoff is 1 p.m.