Wittenberg’s Joe Fincham coaches at practice on Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018, at Edwards-Maurer Field in Springfield. David Jablonski/Staff

Wittenberg routs Oberlin for 16th straight regular-season win

Kennedy throws four touchdown passes in second quarter

The No. 14 Wittenberg Tigers trailed Oberlin 7-3 after the first quarter Saturday but quickly squashed the Yeomen’s upset hopes with touchdowns on four straight possessions in the second quarter en route to a 45-14 victory at Knowlton Stadium.

The Tigers (2-0, 1-0) won their North Coast Athletic Conference opener and first road game of the season, stretching their regular-season winning streak to 16 games. It’s their longest streak since they won 25 straight games in the regular season from 2009-11.

Wittenberg also extended its winning streak against Oberlin (1-2, 1-1) to 20 games. The Yeomen last beat the Tigers in 1954.

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Jake Kennedy threw four touchdown passes in the second quarter to four different receivers: Thaddeus Snodgrass for 35 yards; Tristan Davis for eight yards; Nick Kendall for 11 yards; and Liam Duncan for 39 yards.

Kennedy completed 27 of 34 passes for 310 yards. He now has 5,662 career passing yards. He passed College Football Hall of Fame quarterback Charlie Green (5,575) to move into fifth place in school history.

Backup quarterback Bobby Froelich threw a 6-yard touchdown pass to Jeff Tiffner in the third quarter. Kennedy scored the final touchdown on a 3-yard run.

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Bryce Bailey led the receivers with 65 yards on six catches. Tiffner caught seven passes for 54 yards. Nine different players had receptions.

Troy Clay led the running game with 49 yards on eight carries. Jaheem Washington rushed nine times for 20 yards.

Brandon Daniels and Aaron House each had 10 tackles to lead the defense. Artemus Watts and Terrance Crowe intercepted passes.

Wittenberg returns to action at 7 p.m. Sept. 22 at home against Kenyon (0-3, 0-2), which lost 47-14 at home to Wabash on Saturday.

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