The No. 12 ranked University of Wisconsin-Whitewater football team used an early surge Saturday afternoon to defeat Concordia Moorhead (Minn.) 24-6 in a non-conference affair in front of 8,168 fans at Perkins Stadium.
The Warhawks (2-0 overall) tallied 24 first-half points and didn’t look back. Defensively, the team held the Cobbers (1-1) to 173 total yards, including 96 on the ground, to help avenge a loss last season against Concordia in Moorhead.
Senior quarterback Cole Wilber finish 20-of-28 passing with 223 yards and two touchdowns. Senior wide receiver Mitchell Dess contributed five receptions for 77 yards and one score, and sophomore wide receiver JT Parish posted four catches for 65 yards and one touchdown.
Sophomore running back Alex Peete ran for a career-high 104 yards on 19 carries and opened scoring with a six-yard touchdown run midway through the first quarter.
Junior linebacker Jacob Erbs paced the defense with eight tackles, and senior linebacker Bryce Leszczynski collected seven tackles, including 1.5 for a loss, and one forced fumble. Senior defensive lineman Harry Henschler registered five tackles, including 2.5 for a loss, and one forced fumble.
The Warhawks conclude non-conference action next Saturday, Sept. 15, when they host Middle Georgia State at 2 p.m. A pregame concert featuring Kinfolk will begin at noon in the Perkins Stadium parking lot.