Wittenberg finishes 5-5 with rout of Hilbert in season finale

Credit: David Jablonski

Credit: David Jablonski

Wittenberg ended a three-game losing streak with a 56-8 rout of winless Hilbert College in the season finale Saturday at Edwards-Maurer Field in Springfield.

The Tigers bounced back from a 14-7 loss at home to Ohio Wesleyan.

This was a rare non-conference game in Week 10 for Wittenberg, which played one non-conference game for years but needed a second one when Allegheny left the North Coast Athletic Conference.

Wittenberg (5-5, 4-4) finished the season with five losses for the first time since 2005 when it was 5-5. Wittenberg needed a victory against Hilbert (0-7) to avoid its first losing record since it was 4-5 in 1989 and its first six-loss season since 1953 (3-6).

Wittenberg quarterback Collin Brown threw two touchdown passes and ran for two scores.

Max Milton and Reed Hall ran for scores. Jake Saus and Troy Teepe had touchdown catches.

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