FURMAN 45, WESTERN CAROLINA 24
GREENVILLE - Jerodis Williams and Hank McCloud combined for 362 yards rushing and three touchdowns as Furman defeated Western Carolina on Saturday in Southern Conference action.
Furman (2-3, 1-1) has won two-straight after starting the season 0-3.
Williams, a preseason 1st-team All-Southern Conference selection, returned a kickoff 100 yards on Furman's first possession, and then added touchdown runs of 89 and 2 yards to give the Paladins a 21-3 lead.
McCloud's 20-yard touchdown extended Furman's lead to 28-3 with 3:28 left in the first half. McCloud finished 123 yards while Williams, who racked up 239 on the ground, became the first Paladin since 2000 to rush for over 200 yards in a game.
It was also the first time since 2005 that Furman has had two players rush for over 100 yards in the same game.
S.C. STATE 14, NORFOLK STATE 0
ORANGEBURG - Kimari McFadden picked off a pair of passes - returning one 34 yards for a touchdown - as South Carolina State topped Norfolk State 14-0 in Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference action Saturday.
McFadden's score was the Bulldogs' second touchdown of the first quarter, and proved all the scoring the team needed. Julius Pendergrass supplied the other touchdown, punching in from 3 yards out just over a minute into the game.
South Carolina State (2-3, 1-1 MEAC) held the Spartans (2-3, 0-2) to 92 yards through the air, as quarterbacks Nico Flores and Jake Basmagian combined to go 11-of-23 passing with three interceptions and two sacks.
WOFFORD 49, ELON 24
ELON, N.C. - Eric Breitenstein ran for Southern Conference single-game record of 321 yards and scored two touchdowns, and Brian Kass scored three touchdowns rushing and threw for one to propel Wofford to a 49-24 victory against Elon on Saturday.
It was the first 300-yard rushing game in conference history.
Wofford (4-0, 2-0) piled up 516 yards of offense to Elon's 410.
APP STATE 55, COASTAL CAROLINA 14
BOONE, N.C. - Jamal Jackson threw for three touchdowns and ran for another, and Steven Miller rushed for a career-high 202 yards and two scores as Appalachian State routed Coastal Carolina 55-14 Saturday.
The Mountaineers (3-2) amassed 286 yards in the first quarter en route to a 21-0 lead and had 405 by halftime. They finished with 684 yards total offense, their highest total since gaining 712 in a 52-16 win over Georgia Southern on Oct. 24, 2009, while the Chanticleers (2-3) had 304.
Appalachian State had 399 yards rushing, with Miller scoring on runs of 3 and 75 yards among his 17 carries.
Jackson completed 19 of 27 passes for 285 yards. with Sean Price catching eight for 128 yards, including touchdown receptions of 69 and 9 yards. The freshman tied a school record with his third straight 100-yard receiving game.
Coastal Carolina's Aramis Hillary, a Strom Thurmond grad, passed for 145 yards and two TDs.