Wittenberg’s Jaheem Washington runs against Wooster on Saturday, Sept. 20, 2019, at Edwards-Maurer Field in Springfield. Wittenberg photo by Trent Sprague

Wittenberg stops DePauw in final minute to win third straight

Froehlich throws two touchdown passes in road victory

Cornerback Troy Jones intercepted a pass in the final minute to stop DePauw’s last drive and preserve a 17-10 victory for the Wittenberg Tigers in Greencastle, Ind.

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Wittenberg (3-1) won its third straight game, improving to 3-0 in the North Coast Athletic Conference. Wittenberg has won four straight games against DePauw (1-2, 1-1) and seven of eight in the series since DePauw joined the NCAC in 2012.

Wittenberg took a 7-0 lead with a score on the opening drive of the game. Bobby Froehlich threw a 6-yard touchdown pass to DeShawn Sarley.

In the second quarter, Froehlich threw his second touchdown pass, 33 yards to Tristan Davis, giving the Tigers a 14-3 lead.

That remained the score until the fourth quarter when DePauw’s Connor Perkins intercepted Froehlich at the Wittenberg 38-yard line and DePauw took advantage of the the short field by scoring on a 5-yard touchdown pass from Chase Andries to Cam Haynes with 9:53 remaining.

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Wittenberg answered that score with a 16-play, 67-yard drive, running more than eight minutes off the clock before scoring with 1:40 to play on a 32-yard field-goal by Christian Seger, who had a 27-yard attempt blocked in the second quarter.

DePauw got the ball back with one more chance and drove to the Wittenberg 38, but the drive stalled there. Wittenberg’s Tony Mitchell and Micah Vann combined on a sack for a loss of seven yards. On the next play, Jones intercepted a pass at the 23 and returned the ball to the DePauw 46. Wittenberg then knelt on the ball to end the game.

Froehlich completed 20 of 28 passes for 240 yards. Jaheem Washingon led the rushing attack with 75 yards on 14 carries. Tristan Davis caught four passes for 78 yards. Jonathan Seay had nine tackles.

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