The Wittenberg Tigers rebounded from their first back-to-back regular-season losses in 11 years with a 35-21 victory against Oberlin on Saturday night at Edwards-Maurer Field.
Bobby Froehlich completed 19 of 26 passes for 249 yards with three touchdowns and also scored on a 1-yard run.
The Tigers led 35-7 late in the fourth quarter. Oberlin scored twice in the final three minutes.
Tavian Crowe led the Wittenberg defense with 10 tackles. Micah Vann had two sacks. DeShawn Sarley caught a 56-yard touchdown pass from Froehlich and finished with 93 receiving yards on four catches.
In its previous games, Wittenberg lost 31-13 at Wabash and then 24-14 at home to Denison. It was the first time since 2008 when it lost its final two games of the season at Allegheny and at Wooster that it suffered consecutive losses in the regular season.
With two games to play, Wabash and Denison are tied for first at 6-1. Wittenberg (5-3, 5-2) is tied for third with Ohio Wesleyan. Wittenberg plays at Kenyon on Saturday and then hosts Ohio Wesleyan in the final game of the regular season.
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