Wittenberg’s Joe Fincham takes the field with the players before a game against Denison on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018, at Deeds Field in Granville. David Jablonski/Staff
Photo: Staff Writer
Photo: Staff Writer

Wittenberg wins 20th straight regular-season game

Kennedy throws five touchdown passes in win at Allegheny

The ninth-ranked Wittenberg Tigers routed Allegheny 41-14 on Saturday in Meadville, Pa., breaking open a close game with a 31-0 run in the second half and extending their regular-season winning streak to 20 games.

Jake Kennedy, who became Wittenberg’s all-time leader in passing yards in the previous game, completed 21 of 31 passes for 378 yards with five touchdowns.

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Jeff Tiffner led the receivers with nine catches for 104 yards with two touchdowns. Liam Duncan caught four passes for 89 yards and scored twice. Thaddeus Snodgrass caught an 80-yard touchdown.

The Tigers (6-0, 5-0) remain in first place in the North Coast Athletic Conference by themselves with four games to play. They beat Allegheny for the 10th straight time. Wabash and Denison, both 4-1 in the conference, are a game back. The Tigers host DePauw and Wabash in the next two weeks.

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Wittenberg led 10-7 at halftime. A 12-yard touchdown pass from Kennedy to Tiffner started the run. The Tigers scored 24 points in the third quarter and added a touchdown in the opening minutes of the fourth quarter.

Michael Ford led the defense with nine tackles. Brandon Daniels had 1½ sacks.

In other NCAC action, Wabash won 7-0 at Ohio Wesleyan. Denison rallied with 14 points in the fourth quarter to win 20-12 at DePauw. Wooster beat Oberlin 27-21. Hiram beat Kenyon 28-24.

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