Jerodis Williams rushed for 155 yards and two touchdowns to power Furman to a 26-21 Southern Conference victory over Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) fourth-ranked Wofford in Paladin Stadium Saturday afternoon in the 85th clash between the state's oldest football rivals. The win marked the second straight triumph for Furman
(4-3, 3-2) over Wofford (5-2, 3-1 SoCon) in Greenville and ninth victory in the last 11 clashes with the Terriers in Paladin Stadium. Wofford was led by James Zotto and Mike Niam with 12 tackles apiece. Breitenstein topped the Terriers offensively with 24 rushes for 129 yards and two scores.
The Citadel 35, Western Carolina 7
Five different Bulldogs rushed for a touchdown on Saturday as The Citadel racked up 435 rushing yards in a 35-7 romp over Western Carolina in front of 7,277 fans on Homecoming at E.J Whitmire Stadium.
The Citadel scored on its first two possessions of the game and took a commanding 21-0 lead into halftime. The 28-point margin of victory is the biggest for the Bulldogs in the all-time series with the Catamounts, surpassing the 25-point victory in 1991. It is also the third victory for the Bulldogs in their last four road contests, dating back to the 2010 season. Western Carolina was limited to just 236 total yards, 175 of which were through the air. Zac Brindise was 9-for-21 for 175 yards and a touchdown, but was sacked four times. Garrett Brown caught three passes for 94 yards and a score. Ace Clark led the Catamount defense with 11 total tackles.
Chattanooga 42, Elon 18
The Elon Phoenix football team suffered a 42-18 loss to the visiting Chattanooga Mocs on Homecoming at Rhodes Stadium on Saturday afternoon. Elon held the Mocs to only four yards of offense in the third quarter and managed to claw within 10 points, but a first-half deficit of 28 was too large to overcome. Elon fell to 4-4 overall and 2-3 in the Southern Conference, while Chattanooga improved to 4-4, 2-3.
Aaron Mellette registered his sixth 100-yard receiving game of the season in the setback, going for 107 yards on eight catches. Today's game marked the first time this season the opposition held Mellette without a touchdown, as his streak of eight consecutive games with a TD grab came to an end.
Thomas Wilson finished the game with 241 passing yards and one touchdown after completing 22-of-35 passes. Wilson's lone touchdown pass came in the third quarter on an 11-yard pass in the back of the end zone to Jeremy Peterson. Peterson finished the contest with a career-high nine grabs for 82 yards.
Chattanooga's Wes Dothard led all players with 15 tackles, while Ryan Consiglio finished the game with 11 tackles and a sack. Terrell Robinson led the Mocs' rushing attack with a game-high 115 yards on 14 carries. Robinson had a 41-yard scamper for Chattanooga in the win as well.
#1 Georgia Southern 48, Presbyterian 14
A 31-point second quarter propelled the #1 ranked Georgia Southern Football team (7-0, 5-0) past Presbyterian College, 48-14, Saturday afternoon at Paulson Stadium. The Eagles led 38-0 at halftime and amassed over 500 yards of total offense for the fourth time this season. GSU's second quarter scoring output was the most points in a quarter since a 2004 win over Johnson C. Smith.
GSU ran for 353 yards on the ground and completed seven passes for 151 yards. Jerick McKinnon ran for 98 yards on nine carries all of which came in the first half. Robert Brown rushed a team-high 11 times and averaged 6.1 yards per carry. The Eagles travel to Boone to play ASU next Saturday.
Georgia Souther 5 - 0; 7 - 0
Appalachian State 3 - 1; 5 - 2
Wofford 3 - 1; 5 - 2
Furman 3 - 2; 4 - 3
Samford 2 - 3; 4 - 3
Chattanooga 2 - 3; 4 - 4
Elon 2 - 3; 4 - 4
Citadel 2 - 4; 3 - 4
Western Carolina 0 - 5; 1 - 6
APPALACHIAN STATE 35, SAMFORD 17
FURMAN 26, WOFFORD 21
GEORGIA SOUTHERN 48, PRESBYTERIAN 14
THE CITADEL 35, WESTERN CAROLINA 7
CHATTANOOGA 42, ELON 18
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29
GEORGIA SOUTHERN @ APPALACHIAN STATE, 3 P.M.
ELON @ WOFFORD, 1:30 P.M.
FURMAN @ CHATTANOOGA, 2 P.M.
WESTERN CAROLINA @ SAMFORD, 3 P.M.
VMI @ THE CITADEL, 1 P.M.