Wofford rallies to win by 15
CULLOWHEE, N.C. — Joe Newman ran for touchdowns of 38 and 4 yards in the third quarter as Wofford rallied to win 38-23 at Western Carolina on Saturday.
Newman finished with 93 rushing yards on 12 carries, and the Terriers’ Andre Stoddard gained 82 on 14 and added an insurance score with 44 seconds left in the Southern Conference matchup.
Tyrie Adams completed 23 of 36 passes for 229 yards and led Western Carolina (3-7, 1-7) on four scoring drives — touchdown runs by Adams and Connell Young were sandwiched by Will Horton field goals — that took the Catamounts from trailing 7-0 to leading 20-7.
But Wofford (7-3, 6-2), which is ranked ninth in the STATS FCS poll and 14th by Football Championship Subdivision coaches, cut the gap to 20-14 by halftime and went up 31-23 in the fourth quarter. George Gbesee intercepted Adams with a minute remaining, and Stoddard iced the game with a 12-yard touchdown run three plays later.
› The Citadel 42, Samford 27
CHARLESTON, S.C. — Lorenzo Ward rushed for four touchdowns and Brandon Rainey ran for 206 yards and another score as The Citadel took control in the fourth quarter and pulled away late.
Rainey also threw for 88 yards and a touchdown, and Ward finished with 88 rushing yards on 18 carries.
The Citadel (4-5, 4-4) trailed 27-14 after Samford’s Mitchell Fineran hit a 20-yard field goal with 5:45 remaining in the third quarter. Ward ran it in from the 1 to close out the period and start a barrage of touchdowns for the hosts, who scored 28 unanswered points to finish the game.
The Citadel rushed for 344 yards while holding Samford (5-5, 4-3) to just 93 yards on the ground, though Samford passed for 404 yards.
All of Samford’s passing yards came from senior quarterback Devlin Hodges, who rushed for another 57 yards to give him 15,181 total yards in his collegiate career, a SoCon record. His 14,180 passing yards are 316 short of the FCS record set by Alcorn State’s Steve McNair (1991-94).
› Furman 49, VMI 13
LEXINGTON, Va. — Harris Roberts completed 13 of 17 passes for 261 yards and two touchdowns, and Devin Wynn pitched in with 112 yards and three touchdowns on 15 carries to help Furman keep Virginia Military Institute winless in conference play this season.
This one was over early as the Paladins (5-4, 5-2) jumped out to a 21-0 lead. Wynn opened the scoring with a 13-yard touchdown burst to cap a 10-play, 80-yard drive on Furman’s opening possession. Leading 14-0 after Wynn’s 1-yard touchdown run and Grayson Atkins’ extra-point kick with 2:47 left in the first quarter, the Paladins got the ball back seconds later when Jordan Willis forced a Quan Myers fumble that was recovered by Aaquil Annoor at the VMI 33-yard line.
One play later, Roberts hooked up with Jake Walker for a 33-yard touchdown strike.
The Keydets (1-9, 0-8) pulled within 21-7 on Reece Udinski’s 60-yard scoring strike to Javeon Lara and Reed King’s extrapoint kick with 1:08 left in the first quarter, but Watkins had a 5-yard touchdown run and Roberts and Walker hooked up for a 69-yard scoring strike in the second quarter, and it was 35-7 at halftime.
In the third quarter, Wynn had a 43-yard touchdown run and Watkins scored from 2 yards.