W. Carolina outlasts Elon in 27-24 overtime win
Troy Mitchell threw two touchdowns as Western Carolina snapped
its 26-game Southern Conference losing streak with a thrilling
27-24 overtime win Saturday night against Elon.
Western Carolina (2-7, 1-4) went into halftime trailing 21-10.
Mitchell found Michael Helms Jr. for a 6-yard score as the
Catamounts capped 12-play, 76-yard drive to cut the lead to 21-17
in the third quarter.
Elon’s John Gallagher hit a 48-yard field goal with 3:37 left to
play. Western Carolina drove 88 yards in 14 plays, and Mitchell hit
Karnorris Benson for a 6-yard score with 9 seconds left to tie it
at 24. Benson finished with six catches for 129 yards and two
Elon (2-7, 1-4) went 3-and-out in overtime, and Gallagher missed
his 44-yard attempt. Western Carolina also stalled on its
possession, but Richard Sigmon drilled his 39-yard field goal to
give Western Carolina the win.