Wofford survives against W. Carolina 21-17.

Michael Weimer rushed for 132 yards and Wofford got a late

goal-line stand to hold off Western Carolina for a 21-17 win

Saturday.

Tony Mitchell ran for one score and passed for another to give

Western Carolina (1-7, 0-4 Southern) the 17-7 halftime lead.

Wofford (5-2, 4-0) responded when Weimer ripped off an 83-yard

run to open the second half. Octavius Harden ran for a 16 yard

score to give the Terriers the 21-17 lead.

Mitchell drove Western Carolina 86 yards late in the fourth, but

Wofford stopped the Mitchell’s fourth-and-2 run, injuring him in

the process.

After a three-and-out, Western Carolina got the ball back on its

own 38 with 33.2 seconds. Backup quarterback Eddie Sullivan

completed two passes to get down to the Wofford 5. Wofford’s

defense once again rose to the occasion, forcing two

incompletions.

The loss extended Western Carolina’s conference losing streak to

26 games.