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Tigers Stumble At Huntingdon

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A long road trip was made that much longer by a disappointing 38-20 loss at the hands of Huntingdon College for the 11th-ranked Wittenberg Tigers.

The Hawks put together a thorough win, yielding a measly six net rushing yards to the Tigers while piling up a whopping 635 yards of total offense in improving to 5-1 overall on the 2011 season. The Tigers saw their 25-game regular season winning streak snapped as they dropped to 5-1 overall. Wittenberg's last regular season loss came in the 2008 finale at Wooster.

Huntingdon jumped on top with 14 unanswered points in the first quarter, but the Tigers rallied in the second quarter, first with a 27-yard touchdown pass from senior Ben Zoeller (Louisville, Ky./St. Xavier) to sophomore Brendon Cunningham (Kettering, Ohio/Fairmont) and then on an NCAA record-tying 100-yard interception return by senior safety Seth Parker (DeGraff, Ohio/Riverside).

Huntingdon responded to the second score, which drew the Tigers to within one point at 14-13, with the game's key play. On the next snap, tailback Trevor Manual took a short pass and ran 68 yards for a stunning answer. Manuel added the third of his four touchdowns with just 54 seconds left before the intermission to put the Hawks ahead 28-13.

Huntingdon put the game out of reach with a third quarter touchdown and a fourth quarter field goal before the Tigers finally responded with a 13-yard scoring strike from sophomore Reed Florence (South Charleston, Ohio/Southeastern) to senior Michael Cooper (Springfield, Ohio/South) with 2:21 left in the game.

Manuel gashed the Tigers for 152 yards rushing and 78 yards receiving, outgaining Wittenberg by himself in the game. Zoeller finished 15-of-33 for 186 yards, but he was intercepted once and sacked three times. Florence came on in relief to contribute 31 yards through the air and another 34 on the ground.

Defensively, the Tigers were led by a career-best 19 tackles from senior linebacker Zach Hurtt (Fort Thomas, Ky./Highlands), including a whopping 15 solo stops. Junior end Jon Daniels (Springfield, Ohio/South) added 13 tackles, also a career-best.

The Tigers return to North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) action at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, at winless Kenyon.

Nov. 18: All times Eastern
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Husson 23, at Springfield 21
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at Berry 34, Huntingdon 20
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at Delaware Valley 35, Western New England 0
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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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Nov. 25: All times Eastern
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Wesley at Brockport
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Case Western Reserve at Mount Union
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12:00 PM
Frostburg State at Washington and Jefferson
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12:00 PM
Husson at Delaware Valley
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1:00 PM
Berry at St. Thomas
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1:00 PM
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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Nov. 19: All times Eastern
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at Alfred 29, Stevenson 16
@ University of Delaware
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