Wildcats win first-round NCAA playoff game

Though Linfield College struggled on offense, the Wildcats forced five Pacific Lutheran turnovers to win a wild 27-24 first-round NCAA playoff game.

With its offense flagging and its conference rival driving for the winning score, third-ranked Linfield College reached down deep to pull out a thrilling 27-24 victory over No. 20 Pacific Lutheran in a NCAA Division III first-round playoff game Saturday at rainy Maxwell Field.

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