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UW-Whitewater drops Wabash in Div. III football playoffs

Saturday, December 1, 2007

WHITEWATER, Wis. -- Brady Pittz and Justin Beaver ran for a combined 301 yards and two touchdowns to lead Wisconsin-Whitewater to an icy 47-7 victory over Wabash College on Saturday in the Division III playoffs.

"If you're going to have a chance to play this time of year you have to take on all comers, whether it's the weather or the opponent," Whitewater coach Lance Leipold said.

Whitewater (12-1) will host Mary-Hardin Baylor (12-1) in the semifinals next week.

Neither team lost a fumble despite the miserable conditions during a Midwestern snowstorm, but Wasbash's quarterbacks were picked off five times.

Whitewater's Gabe Schultz intercepted a pass by Dustin Huff on the second play of the game to give the Warhawks a short field and three plays later, Beaver scored on a 3-yard run.

Whitewater capitalized on two more first-quarter interceptions for touchdowns to take a 28-0 lead that the Warhawks stretched to 35-0 at halftime.

In the first half, Wabash's seven possessions ended in four interceptions and three punts.

Pittz and Beaver each had 21 carries, while Pittz finished with 156 yards and Beaver had 145 yards.

Wabash (11-2) scored on its first possession of the second half with a 12-play drive that covered 84 yards and was capped by Matt Hudson's 6-yard pass to Mike Russell.

Matt Blaziewske picked off two passes for Whitewater, giving him six interceptions in the last six games.

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