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Whittier back on track with 20-point win over Sagehens

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CLAREMONT, Calif. – Whittier scored on all but one of its second half possession as it erased a four-point halftime deficit to down Pomona-Pitzer Colleges, 37-17, on Saturday night at Merritt Field.

The Poets (2-5, 1-3 SCIAC) are getting closer to a full bill of health and it showed with its five touchdowns coming from four separate players.

Kimble Tillman scored on a 34-yard run and a 60-yard pass, Rodrigo Muratalla hammered a touchdown in from five yards out, Alesana Sausau found the endzone from 15 yards out and Cardell Turner hauled in a 16-yard scoring toss for the purple and gold.

As an offense the Poets ran for 228 yards led by Tillman who finished with 98 yards on 18 carries. Muratalla ran for 66 yards on nine carries and Sausau chipped in with 41 yards to pace the ground attack.

Through the air, Sausau was 14-of-23 for 259 yards, a pair of scores and one interception.

Tillman scored first on the Poets' opening possession as he capped a 4-play, 70-yard, drive that used just 2:04 of the clock. Eric Cejudo added to the Whittier lead with a 47-yard field goal on their next possession but the Sagehens scored the final 14 points of the half to take a 14-10 lead into the break.

Pomona-Pitzer got a 40-yard and 4-yard scoring run from Luke Sweeney.

The Poets wasted little time regaining control. Muratalla ended a 9-play, 50 yard, drive with the go-ahead Whittier score. The purple and gold would never trail again.

Sausau scampered in on Whittier's next possession and after the Poets were forced to punt, Tillman and Turner found pay dirt through the air.

Tillman had a team-high six receptions for 101 yards.

The defense was led by John O'Malley who had 11 tackles (10 solo). Travis Driskell had eight stops while Jared Cato finished with four tackles and an interception.

As a team, the defense collected three tackles for loss with Richard Hopkins and Ryan Kirkpatrick getting credit for solo TFLs.

The win by the Poets snaps their four-game skid and is the first conference win of the season.

Whittier will look to keep momentum going next week as it hosts Redlands at 7 pm.

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at Berry 34, Huntingdon 20
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at Brockport 66, Plymouth State 0
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Frostburg State 35, at Wittenberg 7
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at Mount Union 21, Washington and Lee 0
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at Wesley 45, RPI 27
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at Washington and Jefferson 31, Johns Hopkins 28
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at Trine 63, Monmouth 24
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at Mary Hardin-Baylor 50, Chapman 6
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Case Western Reserve 28, at Illinois Wesleyan 0
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at UW-Oshkosh 63, Lakeland 0
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at St. Thomas 47, Eureka 8
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at Wartburg 35, Franklin 34
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at North Central (Ill.) 17, St. John's 7
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at Linfield 27, Hardin-Simmons 13
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Wesley at Brockport
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Case Western Reserve at Mount Union
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Frostburg State at Washington and Jefferson
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Husson at Delaware Valley
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Berry at St. Thomas
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North Central (Ill.) at UW-Oshkosh
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Linfield at Mary Hardin-Baylor
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Trine at Wartburg
Nov. 17: All times Eastern
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Merchant Marine 35, at Buffalo State 20
@ Newark, Del.
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Nov. 18: All times Eastern
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Muhlenberg 32, at Carnegie Mellon 6
@ Newark, Del.
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at Franklin and Marshall 21, Widener 7
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Susquehanna 28, at Albright 9
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at Berry 34, Huntingdon 20
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at Brockport 66, Plymouth State 0
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at Mount Union 21, Washington and Lee 0
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at Trine 63, Monmouth 24
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at Wesley 45, RPI 27
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at Washington and Jefferson 31, Johns Hopkins 28
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Frostburg State 35, at Wittenberg 7
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at Delaware Valley 35, Western New England 0
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Husson 23, at Springfield 21
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at Framingham State 48, Curry 14
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Cortland 35, at Union 28
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Case Western Reserve 28, at Illinois Wesleyan 0
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at Wartburg 35, Franklin 34
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at Mary Hardin-Baylor 50, Chapman 6
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at UW-Oshkosh 63, Lakeland 0
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at North Central (Ill.) 17, St. John's 7
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at St. Thomas 47, Eureka 8
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at Linfield 27, Hardin-Simmons 13
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at Ithaca 27, Salisbury 17
@ Newark, Del.
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at WPI 17, SUNY-Maritime 3
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at Alfred 29, Stevenson 16
@ University of Delaware
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