TACOMA, Washington – Jewell Day added to his league-leading total for receiving touchdowns, but the Puget Sound football team lost to No. 18 Whitworth, 47-13, in Baker Stadium Saturday afternoon.
Late in the third quarter, Day hauled in his 10th receiving touchdown of the season. Senior quarterback Nik Bernhardt connected with the junior wide receiver for the 14-yard touchdown, but Whitworth (6-0, 4-0 NWC) held a comfortable 40-13 lead.
Day had a big 43-yard reception midway through the first quarter, and the drive was capped off by a Silas Washington rushing touchdown that cut Whitworth's lead to 14-6. However, Puget Sound (4-3, 2-2 NWC) didn't score again until Day's touchdown.
Puget Sound opened the game in promising fashion. Whitworth's opening drive stalled and the Pirates were forced to punt. The punt was subsequently blocked, and the Loggers's first possession of the game started on Whitworth's 29-yard line. Despite the favorable field position, Puget Sound turned the ball over with a fumble.
Duncan Varela ran the ball well and totaled 44 yards on eight carries, good for 5.5 yards per carry.
The Puget Sound defense notched six tackles for a loss, and Brody Pearman led the team with eight tackles.
The Loggers look to bounce back at Willamette Saturday, Oct. 27. Kickoff is scheduled for 1:30 p.m.