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No. 9 TERRIERS POUND PHOENIX PDF Print
Written by SoCon Sports Information   
Sunday, 30 October 2011 09:34

On Homecoming, the Wofford College football team defeated Elon 48-28 on Saturday afternoon at Gibbs Stadium. The Terriers ran for 465 yards and six touchdowns in the contest,

 

including 217 yards and four touchdowns by Eric Breitenstein. Wofford also took advantage of a blocked punt, muffed punt return and an interception, all of which resulted in touchdowns for the Terriers.
The Terriers are 6-2 on the season and 4-1 in the SoCon. Elon is 4-5 overall and 2-4 in conference play. In addition to Breitenstein, the Terriers were led by Mitch Allen with 100 yards and two touchdowns, while Brenton Bersin added 73 rushing yards and 13 receiving yards. Mike Niam led the team with eight tackles. The Phoenix were led by Thomas Wilson, who was 27-of-35 passing for 342 yards and three touchdowns. Aaron Melette had nine catches for 162 yards and two touchdowns.

 

Furman 14, Chattanooga 7

 

Jerodis Williams' 10-yard touchdown run with 2:06 remaining lifted Furman to a 14-7 Southern Conference victory over Chattanooga Saturday afternoon at Finley Stadium.
Keyed by junior bandit Mitch McGrath, who registered nine tackles, four sacks, an interception, a fumble recovery, and a forced fumble, Furman's defense limited Chattanooga to only 169 total yards, the fewest allowed to an opponent since 2006.  The Mocs passed for only three yards, the lowest tally by a Paladin foe since 1993, and managed only 2.6 yards per snap.

 

Samford 52, Western Carolina 24

 

Western Carolina's Rock Williams returned a second quarter interception to the goal line where Brandon Vaught cashed in on his fumble for a touchdown to pull the Catamounts back within four-points after trailing by two touchdowns early in the going on Saturday afternoon. However, starting with the ensuing kickoff return for a score, Samford recorded 24-consecutive points en route to knocking off WCU, 52-24, in Southern Conference action at Seibert Stadium.
Western Carolina rushed for 172 yards as a team - the second-most on the season and the most against a SoCon foe this year. Junior Michael Vaughn carried the ball 30 of WCU's season-high 57 times for 83 yards while Michael Johnson added 62 yards on 16 rushes in the loss.

 

The Citadel 41, VMI 14

 

Behind three blocked punts and 358 rushing yards on Saturday, The Citadel was able to retain the "Silver Shako" as they defeated VMI, 41-14, in front of 11,184 fans at Johnson Hagood Stadium.
It is the fifth consecutive win over Virginia Military Institute for The Citadel as they renew the "Military Classic of the South" in a six-part home-and-home series through 2017. The Bulldogs rushed for over 300 yards for the third time this season and the second consecutive game.

 

SOUTHERN CONFERENCE STANDINGS

 


Georgia Southern            5 - 1; 7 - 1
Appalachian State            4 - 1; 6 - 2
Wofford                              4 - 1; 6 - 2
Furman                              4 - 2; 5 - 3
Samford                             3 - 3; 5 - 3
Citadel                                 2 - 4; 4 - 4
Chattanooga                     2 - 4; 4 - 5
Elon                                     2 - 4; 4 - 5
Western Carolina             0 - 6; 1 - 7

 

SATURDAY'S GAMES

 

APPALACHIAN STATE 24, GEORGIA SOUTHERN 17
WOFFORD COLLEGE 48, ELON 28
SAMFORD 52, WESTERN CAROLINA 24
THE CITADEL 41, VMI 14
FURMAN 14, CHATTANOOGA 7

 

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 5

 

APPALACHIAN STATE @ FURMAN,  1:30 P.M.
THE CITADEL @ GEORIGA SOUTHERN, 2 P.M.
CHATTANOOGA @ SAMFORD, 12 NOON
WOFFORD CDLLEGE @ WESTERN CAROLINA, 3 P.M.
ELON -BYE

 

 

 

Photo Courtesy: Eric Breitenstein, Southern Conference Athletics

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  
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