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With the result …

- Western Carolina suffered its 11th-straight loss in Southern Conference play while also enduring a ninth-straight defeat away from Cullowhee;

- WCU is now 14-28 all-time against Wofford … the Catamounts are 4-16 in Spartanburg having lost their last two visits to the Hub City;

- Relegate WCU to a 1-6 start, the slowest opening to a season since 2016 when the Catamounts started 1-7 before finishing the year 2-9 overall;

Post-Game Notes:

- Wofford’s 59-point output is the most the Terriers have scored against WCU and tied for sixth-most allowed by the Catamounts against a SoCon opponent … the 52-point margin of victory is the largest by either team in the series;

- Redshirt senior QB Tyrie Adams moved into a tie for sixth-place in SoCon career touchdown passes with 59 to even him with Richie Williams of Appalachian State … Adams moved into sole possession of eighth place in the SoCon as he is now responsible for 76 touchdowns in his career … Adams now trails former Chattanooga QB Jacob Huesman (8,197 yards, 2012-15) by just 198 passing yards for fourth in conference history;

- WR Jaylin Young caught his second career touchdown pass on just his third career reception on the opening play of the game Saturday … This season, Young has the 69-yard touchdown reception and a 23-yard catch along with a three-yard TD catch, the first of his Catamount career;

- Adams’ career-long 69-yard touchdown pass on the game’s first play was WCU’s longest pass of the season and matched Caleb Ferguson’s 69-yard touchdown run on a fake punt at Chattanooga as the team’s longest play from scrimmage this season;

- WCU scored a touchdown on its opening drive for only the second time this season, the first coming against Gardner-Webb in the form of a Connell Young three-yard rush … Saturday marked the third straight week that WCU has scored on its first drive of the game as the Catamounts got on the scoreboard at The Citadel with a field goal;

- D’mauriae VanCleve’s 87-yard punt return in the second quarter is the longest play that WCU has allowed this season ... Additionally, it was the second punt return touchdown that an opponent has scored against WCU this year;

- Malik Richardson saw his first collegiate action, entering the game on WCU’s last drive in the third quarter … Richardson was 0-1 passing and had one rushing attempt for a loss of a yard;

- Caleb Ferguson recorded a season-high 158 all-purpose yards (128 return, 30 rushing) in addition to six punts for an average of 35.3 yards … Ferguson had his fourth punt of 50+ yards in the second quarter, booming a career-long 57-yard punt;

- Ty Harris led the Catamount defense with eight tackles … Harris, Spartanburg native Michael Murphy and John Brannon III each had five solo tackles … Jarquavius Wortham, K.J. Milner and Jayden Pauling each recorded a tackle for loss;

- Will Jones’ 12-yard quick slant pass to Kenny Benton – who was seeing his first action since the season-opener against Mercer – with just under three minutes to play in the fourth quarter snapped a streak of eight straight 3-and-outs by the Catamounts … WCU finished 0-for-12 on third-down conversions and was limited to just four total first downs in the loss;

- Western Carolina trailed at halftime for the sixth time in seven games.

 

Miscellaneous Notes:

- WCU’s team captains for Saturday’s afternoon’s game were: redshirt senior WR #2 Nate Mullen; redshirt sophomore QB #15 Will Jones; and redshirt senior DB #22 JerMichael White;

- Sophomore DB #4 AJ Rogers carried the United States flag and Spartanburg, S.C., native junior OL #52 Grady Thomas carried the “All You Got” flag when the team took the field on Saturday;

-  Wofford won the coin toss and deferred to the second half … WCU received the opening kickoff from Wofford to open the game ... WCU has won two coin tosses on the season.

 

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