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ElonPhoenixELON
2-7, 1-4 Conf
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Western CarolinaCatamountsWCU
2-7, 1-4 Conf

W. Carolina outlasts Elon in 27-24 overtime win

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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2015 Colonial Athletic Association Standings

TEAMCONFOVR
Richmond6-210-4
James Madison6-29-3
William & Mary6-29-4
Towson5-37-4
New Hampshire5-37-5
Villanova5-36-5
Stony Brook3-55-5
Delaware3-54-7
Elon3-54-7
Maine3-53-8
Albany2-63-8
Rhode Island1-71-10

2015 Southern Conference Standings

TEAMCONFOVR
Chattanooga6-19-4
The Citadel6-19-4
Western Carolina5-27-4
Samford3-46-5
Wofford3-45-6
Mercer2-55-6
Furman2-54-7
VMI1-62-9