Oberlin, Ohio – The #14 Wittenberg football team took their first road trip of the 2018 season, opening up NCAC action as they battled the Yeomen of Oberlin College. The Tigers took down the Yeomen 45-14 on Saturday afternoon, moving to 2-0 on the 2018 season.
HOW IT HAPPENED
After a low scoring first quarter, which saw just 10 points between the two sides and a Wittenberg field goal. The Tigers unleashed the offense scoring 28 points before the break to take a 31-7 lead into the intermission. Thad Snodgrass was on the receiving end of the first touchdown for the Tigers again this week, hauling in a 35-yard pass from quarterback Jake Kennedy. Wittenberg kept it going through the air with three more touchdowns before the end of the second quarter. Tristan Davis would reel in an eight-yard reception, while Nick Kendall would wheel out for a 12-yard TD catch. With seconds remaining in the first half, Liam Duncan would put the cap on the Tigers 28-0 run with a 39-yard touchdown reception. Wittenberg would hold the Yeomen scoreless in the third quarter of action, as the Tigers would go on to add 14 points to their lead in the second half.
WHO STOOD OUT
The Tigers would rack up 400-plus yards of offense, gaining 5.9 yards per play. Wittenberg continues to spread the wealth, as three different backs received over five carries on the afternoon. Troy Clay would rush for 49 yards on eight attempts for an average of 6.1 yards per attempt and a long of 13-yards. Jaheem Washington and Sam Kayser would split 15 carries between the two for 33-yards. Wittenberg would launch their offensive attack through the air getting nine different receivers involved in the action. Bryce Bailey would lead the receiving core with 65-yards on six receptions, hauling in a long of 18-yards. Jeff Tiffner and Liam Duncan combined to reel in over 100-yards through the air, adding a touchdown apiece. Brandon Daniels would lead the Wittenberg defense with six tackles, including a sack. Artemus Watts and Terrance Crowe would each come up with an interception. Coming up with his second pick in two games for the Tigers, Crowe added five solo tackles on the day.
Wittenberg will return to Edwards-Maurer Field on Saturday, Sept. 22 to host the Lords of Kenyon College at 7:00 PM for their annual Champions Night. This year the Tigers will be honoring seven championship teams, spanning from 1958, '63, '73, '78, '88, '98 and '13. These teams claimed five of the 17 Wittenberg OAC titles, along with two of the 15 NCAC crowns.