Scores

Final

Citadel 37

(5-2, 3-1 Southern)

W Carolina 31

(1-7, 0-4 Southern)

1:00 PM ET, October 20, 2007

E.J. Whitmire Stadium, Cullowhee, NC

1 2 3 4 T
CIT 7 14 10 637
WCU 3 7 0 2131

Top Performers

Passing: T. Spitzer (WCU) - 195 YDS, 2 TD

Rushing: T. Cooper (CIT) - 25 CAR, 90 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: A. Roberts (CIT) - 9 REC, 114 YDS, 1 TD

The Citadel 37, W. Carolina 31

Associated Press

CULLOWHEE, N.C. (AP) -- Tory Cooper ran for two touchdowns and Mike Adams kicked three field goals as The Citadel held off Western Carolina for a 37-31 Southern Conference victory Saturday.

The Catamounts, who lost their fourth straight game, cut an early 14-3 deficit down to 14-10 on Adam Hearns 6-yard touchdown pass to Andrew Rogers with 2:54 left before the half. But the Bulldogs (5-2, 3-1 Southern Conference) went on a 17-point run that led to a 31-10 lead late in the third quarter.

Cooper, whose 1-yard touchdown run created the 11-point lead with 6:26 left in the second quarter, added a 16-yard scoring with 37 seconds left before halftime.

The Bulldogs converted a Hearns interception into Duran Lawson's 27-yard touchdown pass to Andre Roberts with 12:04 left in the third quarter to boost the lead to 28-10. Adams added a 49-yard field goal with 2:23 left in the period.

Western Carolina (1-7, 0-4 SoCon) began its rally with Todd Spitzer hitting Marquel Pittman for an 18-yard touchdown with 13:46 left. Adams kicked a 29-yarder with 11:28 to go for The Citadel, but the Catamounts took the ensuing kickoff and got Hearns' 3-yard TD run with 8:09 left.

Adams kicked his last field goal from 32 yards out with 3:16 left. Spitzer hit Pittman for a 5-yard score with 1:56 left, but the Catamounts couldn't recover the onside kick.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
CIT
WCU
1st Downs2222
Total Yards356348
Passing199248
Rushing157100
Penalties3-246-46
3rd Down Conversions0-00-0
4th Down Conversions0-00-0
Turnovers02
Possession29:0930:51

Passing Leaders

CitadelC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Lawson14/2019910.010
Western CarolinaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Spitzer15/211959.320

Rushing Leaders

CitadelCARYDSAVGTDLG
Cooper25903.620
Lawson7344.900
Western CarolinaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Malone14604.300
Harper17523.100

Receiving Leaders

CitadelRECYDSAVGTDLG
Roberts911412.710
Haney13131.000
Western CarolinaRECYDSAVGTDLG
Cohen710414.900
Pittman46817.020

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERCITWCU
TD08:28Tillman Millhouse 21 Yd Fumble Return (Mike Adams Kick) 70
FG02:32Jonathan Parsons 36 Yd 73
SECOND QUARTERCITWCU
TD06:26Tory Cooper 1 Yd Run (Mike Adams Kick) 143
TD02:54Andrew Rogers 6 Yd Pass From Adam Hearns (Jonathan Parsons Kick) 1410
TD00:37Tory Cooper 16 Yd Run (Mike Adams Kick) 2110
THIRD QUARTERCITWCU
TD12:04Andre Roberts 27 Yd Pass From Duran Lawson (Mike Adams Kick) 2810
FG02:23Mike Adams 49 Yd 3110
FOURTH QUARTERCITWCU
TD13:46Marquel Pittman 18 Yd Pass From Todd Spitzer (Jonathan Parsons Kick) 3117
FG11:28Mike Adams 29 Yd 3417
TD08:09Adam Hearns 3 Yd Run (Jonathan Parsons Kick) 3424
FG03:12Mike Adams 32 Yd 3724
TD01:56Marquel Pittman 5 Yd Pass From Todd Spitzer (Jonathan Parsons Kick) 3731