Western Carolina hangs on against Wofford, 24-17

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) Troy Mitchell completed 21 of his 27 passes for 203 yards and two touchdowns and added 42 more yards on the ground to help lead Western Carolina past Wofford 24-17 on Saturday.

Karnorris Benson finished with 53 yards receiving and a touchdown for Western Carolina (4-2, 2-1 Southern Conference).

Defensively the Catamounts forced five Wofford turnovers, with Keion Crossen and Jaleel Lorquet each grabbing interceptions.

After a scoreless first quarter, the Catamounts scored 17 unanswered in the second to take a 17-0 lead at halftime, a lead they extended to 24-3 after three quarters.

The Terriers (3-4, 1-2) fought back in the fourth, cutting the lead to seven after an Evan Jacks’ 20-yard strike to Hunter Windham and a Ray Smith 2-yard run.

Wofford had a final opportunity to tie it, but Windham fumbled for the fifth Terrier turnover.

Jacks had 74 yards passing and 66 yards rushing for Wofford.