Gardner-Webb defeats Charleston Southern, 27-10

Lucas Beatty threw for a touchdown and Jordan Day nailed two
field goals as Gardner-Webb defeated Charleston Southern 27-10
Saturday.

Beatty was 20 of 33 for 134 yards. Day hit a field goal from 34
and 26 yards. Kenny Cook caught Beatty’s lone touchdown pass, a
4-yarder, to cap a 12-play, 86-yard drive in the second quarter.
The Runnin’ Bulldogs (6-5, 1-3 Big South) scored 20 unanswered
points in the first half.

Charleston Southern (10-2, 3-1) scored early in the third when
Elijah Lee intercepted a Beatty pass and returned it 17 yards for a
Buccaneers touchdown. But Gardner-Webb’s J.J. Hubbard answered with
a TD on the following possession on an 87-yard kickoff return. Mark
Deboy kicked a 22-yard field goal for the Buccaneers.

The game was only the second loss of the season for the
Buccaneers, who are in second place in the Big South.