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Kuzbari, Defense Clutch as Tigers Keep the "Drum"

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CLAREMONT — The sacred "Drum" Trophy will stay in Eagle Rock for a 10th consecutive year.

Marc Kuzbari hit field goals of 38 and 32 yards, the Oxy defense had its best game of the season and the Tigers used a smash-mouth approach to win the 115th meeting between Occidental and Pomona-Pitzer, 13-7 at Merritt Field on Saturday.

Occidental now leads the all-time series of Southern California's oldest college football rivalry 64-48-3.

SCIAC leading rusher and Male Student-Athlete of the Week Kwame Do pounded the Sagehens for 155 yards on 29 carries. He broke 1,000 yards on the season in the second half, making him the first Oxy running back to run for at least that many since single-season rushing champ Gene Moore did it in 1968. The sophomore running back, who has developed into one of the nation's elite runners, is now at 1,016 yards, with two games to catch Moore's single-season record of 1,084.

Samuel Crizer scored Oxy's only touchdown on a nine-yard quarterback keeper in the first half.

In the second half, Kuzbari drilled a pair of field goals, putting Oxy up 13-7 with 10:33 left in the game.

Then it was up to the Tigers defense.

Adam Goltche dealt the Sagehens offense its first a setback with a seven-yard sack on first down. Oxy then forced Alex Bressler into two incomplete passes and a punt.

Pomona-Pitzer got the ball back with 5:30 to play and had success moving the ball down the field. The Sagehens converted a 3rd and 12, a 3rd and 9 and even a 4th and 4.

But on their final fourth down play, with the ball on Oxy's 15-yard line, Bressler's pass was tipped byDevin Chapman and fell incomplete, giving Oxy the win.

Ross Fiegener made key plays for the Tigers on defense. The inside linebacker led Oxy with 10 tackles and also had a sack and fumble recovery in the first half.

The Tigers didn't have much success through the air, but when they did they went to Devin Bullock, who caught five passes for 83 yards.

The Tigers improve to 4-3 overall and sit alone in third in the SCIAC at 3-2 with Cal Lutheran (2-2) still to play Whittier on Saturday at 7 p.m.

Oxy plays at Whittier on Nov. 9 at 7 p.m. and then closes the season at home against La Verne on Nov. 16 at 1 p.m.

Nov. 18: All times Eastern
Final
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
12:00 PM
Wesley at Brockport
12:00 PM
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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1:00 PM
Linfield at Mary Hardin-Baylor
1:00 PM
Trine at Wartburg
Nov. 17: All times Eastern
Final
Merchant Marine 35, at Buffalo State 20
@ Newark, Del.
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Nov. 18: All times Eastern
Final
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
Video Video Box Score Recap Photos
Final
at Brockport 66, Plymouth State 0
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Final
at Mount Union 21, Washington and Lee 0
Video Box Score Photos
Final
at Trine 63, Monmouth 24
Video Box Score Photos
Final
at Wesley 45, RPI 27
Video Box Score Recap
Final
at Washington and Jefferson 31, Johns Hopkins 28
Video Box Score Recap
Final
Frostburg State 35, at Wittenberg 7
Video Box Score Recap
Final
at Delaware Valley 35, Western New England 0
Video Box Score Recap
Final
Husson 23, at Springfield 21
Video Video Box Score Recap Photos
Final
at Framingham State 48, Curry 14
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Cortland 35, at Union 28
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Final
Case Western Reserve 28, at Illinois Wesleyan 0
Video Box Score Recap
Final - OT
at Wartburg 35, Franklin 34
Video Preview Box Score Live stats Photos
Final
at Mary Hardin-Baylor 50, Chapman 6
Video Box Score Recap
Final
at UW-Oshkosh 63, Lakeland 0
Video Box Score Recap Photos
Final
at North Central (Ill.) 17, St. John's 7
Video Box Score Recap
Final
at St. Thomas 47, Eureka 8
Video Video Box Score Recap Photos Photos
Final
at Linfield 27, Hardin-Simmons 13
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Final
at Ithaca 27, Salisbury 17
@ Newark, Del.
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Final
at WPI 17, SUNY-Maritime 3
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Nov. 19: All times Eastern
Final
at Alfred 29, Stevenson 16
@ University of Delaware
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