Cook helps Gardner-Webb to 28-21 win over Furman
Kenny Cook had two touchdowns and 113 yards receiving as
Gardner-Webb beat Furman 28-21 in the season opener for both
Cook’s diving 5-yard touchdown catch early in the fourth quarter
gave Gardner-Webb its only lead of the game and turned out to be
the winning score.
Gardner-Webb trailed by 14 in the third quarter but two short
touchdown runs by Juanne Blount cut Furman’s lead to 21-20.
Blount’s latter score was set up by an interception by Ivan Toomer.
Blount finished with 158 yards rushing.
Lucas Beatty also had a big day for Gardner-Webb with the two
touchdown passes and 276 yards. His 49-yard pass to Cook in the
third helped set up Blount’s first touchdown.
Dillon Woodruff became the first true freshman quarterback to
start an opener for Furman since 1956, but went just 7-for-16 with