Wittenberg pulls away in second half to win at Hiram

Wittenberg players run to a huddle during practice on Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019, in Springfield. David Jablonski/Staff

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Bobby Froehlich passed for 218 yards and a touchdown and ran for two scores in his first career start as the Wittenberg Tigers won 36-12 at Hiram College on Saturday to even their record at 1-1.

Froehlich, a junior who backed up Jake Kennedy last season, battled a nagging knee injury in the final weeks of the preseason and played only the final two series of the 16-8 loss at Washington & Jefferson in Week 1 as sophomore Blake King got the start.

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Froehlich started this game and completed 24 of 43 passes with one touchdown and two interceptions. He scored on a 1-yard run to give Wittenberg a 7-0 lead with 2:36 left in the first quarter. The score remained 7-0 at halftime.

Wittenberg broke open the game with two touchdowns in the third quarter. Froehlich scored on a 2-yard run and threw a 3-yard touchdown pass to Tim Woodrum.

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Hiram answered with two touchdowns but missed the extra point after both and trailed 23-12 early in the fourth.

Wittenberg’s Jaheem Washington scored on runs of 30 and 37 yards in the fourth quarter. He gained 99 yards on 15 carries.

Defensive lineman Jonathan Seay led the Wittenberg defense with 11 tackles and had an interception. Defensive lineman Tavian Crowe and linebacker Ben Roshon recovered fumbles. Linebacker Logan Jewsikow had two sacks.

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