W. Carolina 42, Mars Hill 14
Darius Ramsey rushed for 120 yards and Michael Johnson and Troy
Mitchell ran for two scores each as Western Carolina topped Mars
Hill 42-14 on Thursday night.
The win was the first for new coach Mark Speir, the 13th coach
in program history. Speir ordered the Catamounts to pound the ball
on the ground, with the team totaling 344 yards on 63 carries. Four
different players tallied at least 12 rushes, led by Ramsey’s
The Catamounts went into the half up 17-0 on second-quarter
touchdowns by Mitchell and Johnson — the latter following a fumble
forced by linebacker Rock Williams. Western Carolina extended the
lead on the first play from scrimmage in the second half, when
sophomore Trevor Taylor returned a fumble 9 yards for a score.
For Mars Hill, Shaikel Davis ran the ball 18 times for 111