By Robert Husseman • Sports Editor • 

Late effort falls short for Linfield

With his team clinging to a six-point lead and the Linfield offense driving down the field, Wisconsin-Whitewater defensive lineman John Flood sent his team to Salem, Virginia, in one fell swoop.

The Wildcats faced a fourth-and-3 on the UWW 20-yard line when Flood strip-sacked quarterback Sam Riddle to put a 20-14 victory for the Warhawks on ice Saturday evening at Perkins Stadium in Whitewater, Wisconsin.

Linfield (12-1) trailed 14-0 at the half before tying the game in the third quarter. Riddle hustled 17 yards on a third-and-16 situation for the first touchdown, leaping with his right arm outstretched, the ball passing over the goal line. Later, Riddle found tight end Levi Altringer to tie the game.

Whitewater (13-0) took the lead back on Dennis Moore's 33-yard touchdown run, but Wildcats defensive end Curtis Terry blocked the ensuing extra point attempt to give Linfield a chance at taking the lead for the first time in the game.

Wisconsin-Whitewater will take on Mount Union (Ohio) in the Amos Alonzo Stagg Bowl on Dec. 19.



GREAT season WILDCATS!!!! We are all so proud of you. You have no reason to hang your heads. You did an excellent job all the way around!!!!!!!!

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