GAMBIER, Ohio -- Freshman running back David Perkins rushed for a team-high 107 yards and a pair of touchdowns for Hiram, but the Terriers fell short 20-16 to Kenyon College on Saturday.
Following an early defensive interception by Hiram's Phil Arnold cut the score to 20-16 with 8:58 to play.
Hiram would have one more possession in the quarter and drove to the Kenyon 8-yard line, setting up a possible go-ahead scoring opportunity. The Terriers were forced to attempt a fourth-down play that ended in an incomplete pass, giving the ball back to Kenyon with just under two minutes to go.
Hiram had 267 yards of offense (104 rushing, 163 passing). Senior quarterback George Blake completed 10-of-29 passes for 163 yards, but had two interceptions. Senior wide receiver Richard Simpson caught five passes for a career- and game-high 136 yards. Defensively, three Hiram players recorded 10 or more tackles, led by All-NCAC senior Josh Peacock with a game-high 13 stops.
-- Staff report