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

two interceptions.