GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) -- Jordan Sorrells threw for 335 yards and
two touchdowns, including the game-winning 23-yard strike to
Cedrick Gipson in overtime, to lead Furman to a 28-22 Southern
Conference win against Chattanooga on Saturday.
Sorrells' game winning pass came after Andrew Thacker
intercepted Chattanooga quarterback Matt Lopez's pass in the end
zone on the Mocs' first overtime possession.
Chattanooga (3-5, 2-3) looked to have the game sewed up in
regulation after Lopez connected with Michael Johnson on a 35-yard
touchdown strike with 1:35 to go. John Parkinson's two-point
conversion catch put the Mocs ahead 22-19.
But Furman (6-2, 4-0 SoCon) forced overtime on a 23-yard field
goal from Scott Beckler on the final play of regulation.
"That was a thriller, no doubt about it," said Furman head
coach Bobby Lamb. "We had our backs against the wall in the second
half with a backup quarterback in there, Jerome Felton on the bench
and Chattanooga getting after us, but I thought we handled the
pressure well and made the plays when we needed them."
Sorrells, a redshirt freshman making only his second career
start for an injured Renaldo Gray, completed 22 of 39 passes. His
335 yards tied the school single-game record for a freshman.