Scores

Final/OT

Elon 24

(2-7, 1-4 CAA)

W Carolina 27

(2-7, 1-4 Southern)

3:30 PM ET, October 26, 2013

E.J. Whitmire Stadium, Cullowhee, NC

1 2 3 4 OT T
ELON 7 14 0 3 024
WCU 3 7 7 7 327

Top Performers

Passing: M. Quinn (ELON) - 326 YDS, 3 TD

Rushing: G. Lewis (WCU) - 16 CAR, 72 YDS

Receiving: K. Benson (WCU) - 6 REC, 129 YDS, 2 TD

W. Carolina outlasts Elon in 27-24 overtime win

Associated Press

CULLOWHEE, N.C. -- 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 scores.

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.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
ELON
WCU
1st Downs2024
Total Yards444522
Passing326349
Rushing118173
Penalties7-448-64
3rd Down Conversions4-159-20
4th Down Conversions0-00-1
Turnovers22
Possession28:1831:42

Passing Leaders

ElonC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Quinn20/363269.130
Western CarolinaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Mitchell18/311926.221

Rushing Leaders

ElonCARYDSAVGTDLG
Bennett16513.208
Bostick13302.306
Western CarolinaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Lewis16724.5013
Mitchell10616.1024

Receiving Leaders

ElonRECYDSAVGTDLG
Davis616227.0164
Rorie68714.5147
Western CarolinaRECYDSAVGTDLG
Benson612921.5280
Lewis55811.6022

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERELONWCU
FG04:54Richard Sigmon 41 Yd 03
TD02:45Andre Davis 64 Yd Pass From Mike Quinn. (John Gallagher Kick) 73
SECOND QUARTERELONWCU
TD14:50Karnorris Benson 80 Yd Pass From Eddie Sullivan. (Richard Sigmon Kick) 710
TD12:07Rasaun Rorie 47 Yd Pass From Mike Quinn. (John Gallagher Kick) 1410
TD04:46Doug Warrick 2 Yd Pass From Mike Quinn. (John Gallagher Kick) 2110
THIRD QUARTERELONWCU
TD04:49Michael Helms Jr. 8 Yd Pass From Troy Mitchell. (Richard Sigmon Kick) 2117
FOURTH QUARTERELONWCU
FG03:37John Gallagher 48 Yd 2417
TD00:09Karnorris Benson 6 Yd Pass From Troy Mitchell. (Richard Sigmon Kick) 2424
OVERTIMEELONWCU
FGRichard Sigmon 39 Yd 2427