Furman (2-3, 1-1) has won two-straight after starting the season 0-3.
Williams, a preseason 1st-team All-Southern Conference selection, returned a kickoff 100 yards on Furman's first possession, and then added touchdown runs of 89 and 2 yards to give the Paladins a 21-3 lead.
McCloud's 20-yard touchdown extended Furman's lead to 28-3 with 3:28 left in the first half. McCloud finished 123 yards while Williams, who racked up 239 on the ground, became the first Paladin since 2000 to rush for over 200 yards in a game.
It was also the first time since 2005 that Furman has had two players rush for over 100 yards in the same game.
Eddie Sullivan led Western Carolina (1-4, 0-3) with 220 yards passing and 104 rushing.
Former Blinn College coach Brad Franchione describes Panthers star Cam Newton's transformation from playing at the junior college in 2009 to playing in Super Bowl 50.
North Carolina inked the No. 34-ranked recruiting class in the 2016 cycle with one ESPN 300 (Tomon Fox) and four more four-stars. The class of 2017 is well on the way to besting the 2016 class with four ESPN Jr300 verbals less than one week after signing day with the most recent being in state receiver Ryan Jones Friday.
Oregon running back Thomas Tyner has decided to take a medical retirement after sitting out all of last season because of a shoulder injury.
It hasn't been an easy road at USC for Pat Haden, the former Trojans quarterback turned athletic director, but at 63, he's earned the right to relax.
Readers want to know about all "downer" material, Iowa cutting ties with Stanford and an inherent southern bias in recruiting rankings.
What did we learn from the Big 12 conference sessions this week? Jake Trotter sorts it out in this edition of the mailbag.