Scores

Final

W Carolina 28

(1-2, 1-1 away)

Gardner-Webb 14

(2-1, 1-1 home)

6:00 PM ET, September 18, 2010

Ernest W. Spangler Stadium, Boiling Springs, NC

1 2 3 4 T
WCU 7 7 0 1428
WEBB 0 0 0 1414

Top Performers

Passing: J. Rock (WEBB) - 249 YDS, 1 TD, 4 INT

Rushing: M. Johnson (WCU) - 12 CAR, 86 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: M. Pittman (WCU) - 7 REC, 114 YDS, 1 TD

W. Carolina 28, Gardner-Webb 14

Associated Press

BOILING SPRINGS, N.C. -- Torez Jones had four interceptions and Western Carolina scored touchdowns on two other Gardner-Webb turnovers Saturday night in a 28-14 win.

Mitchell Bell returned a fumble 45 yards for the Catamounts' first touchdown, and Adam Hearns' 22-yard interception return gave Western Carolina (1-2) a 21-7 lead with 12:36 to play.

Jones, who also had 12 tackles, intercepted a pass in the end zone with four seconds left in the first half, and another at the Western Carolina 12 with 4:32 to play. He also picked off second-quarter passes at the Gardner-Webb 47 with 13:34 left and at the Western Carolina 16 with 2:40 remaining.

Marquel Pittman caught seven passes for 114 yards and Michael Johnson rushed for 86 yards for the Catamounts.

John Rock completed 21 of 38 passes for 249 yards and a touchdown, and rushed for another score for Gardner-Webb (2-1).

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Team Stat Comparison

 
WCU
WEBB
1st Downs724
Total Yards245391
Passing141303
Rushing10488
Penalties8-718-70
3rd Down Conversions4-136-19
4th Down Conversions0-02-3
Turnovers26
Possession23:1236:48

Passing Leaders

Western CarolinaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Brindise12/221416.411
Gardner-WebbC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Rock21/382496.614

Rushing Leaders

Western CarolinaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Johnson12867.2160
Harris6233.8015
Gardner-WebbCARYDSAVGTDLG
Hall16694.3015
Blount6244.0011

Receiving Leaders

Western CarolinaRECYDSAVGTDLG
Pittman711416.3178
Mitchell2189.008
Gardner-WebbRECYDSAVGTDLG
Sanders89712.1121
Perry III6427.0014

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERWCUWEBB
TD03:14Mitchell Bell 45 Yd Fumble Return (Blake Bostic Kick) 70
SECOND QUARTERWCUWEBB
TD02:54Marquel Pittman 78 Yd Pass From Zac Brindise (Blake Bostic Kick) 140
FOURTH QUARTERWCUWEBB
TD14:42Marquis Sanders 21 Yd Pass From John Rock (Ryan Gates Kick) 147
TD12:36Adam Hearns 22 Yd Interception Return (Blake Bostic Kick) 217
TD09:00John Rock 1 Yd Run (Ryan Gates Kick) 2114
TD08:49Michael Johnson 60 Yd Run (Blake Bostic Kick) 2814