Scores

Final

Furman 47

(3-1, 2-0 Southern)

W Carolina 21

(1-3, 0-2 Southern)

6:00 PM ET, October 1, 2011

E.J. Whitmire Stadium, Cullowhee, NC

1 2 3 4 T
FUR 7 13 13 1447
WCU 0 0 14 721

Top Performers

Passing: C. Forcier (FUR) - 269 YDS, 4 TD

Rushing: J. Williams (FUR) - 28 CAR, 175 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: J. Cockrell (WCU) - 8 REC, 118 YDS, 2 TD

Furman 47, W. Carolina 21

Associated Press

CULLOWHEE, N.C. -- Furman quarterback Chris Forcier completed 14 of 17 passes for four touchdowns, one in each quarter, as the Paladins walloped Western Carolina 47-21 Saturday night in Southern Conference play.

Forcier's pinpoint passing was good for 269 yards for Furman (3-1, 2-0), which had 569 yards total offense.

Jerodis Williams rushed for 175 yards and a 1-yard touchdown for Furman, but the evening belonged to Forcier. At halftime, Furman led 20-0. George Richardson took the second-half kickoff and returned it 99 yards to get Western Carolina (1-3, 0-2) on the scoreboard.

But Forcier picked up where he'd left off in the first half. He tossed a scoring pass in the third quarter and another in the fourth. That one, a 66-yarder to Colin Anderson, was Anderson's second touchdown catch of the night. The Catamounts' Josh Cockrell also had two TD catches, from Brandon Bechloff, but that wasn't nearly enough.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
FUR
WCU
1st Downs2420
Total Yards569341
Passing301239
Rushing268102
Penalties3-353-20
3rd Down Conversions9-174-13
4th Down Conversions4-42-3
Turnovers03
Possession39:4420:16

Passing Leaders

FurmanC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Forcier14/1726915.840
Western CarolinaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Pechloff17/312377.622

Rushing Leaders

FurmanCARYDSAVGTDLG
Williams281756.3143
McCloud11373.4015
Western CarolinaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Harris24321.5031
Johnson10404.0011

Receiving Leaders

FurmanRECYDSAVGTDLG
Anderson511923.8266
Maples410526.3142
Western CarolinaRECYDSAVGTDLG
Cockrell811814.8227
Alexander57114.2036

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERFURWCU
TD06:52Colin Anderson 29 Yd Pass From Chris Forcier (Chas Short Kick) 70
SECOND QUARTERFURWCU
TD09:58Tyler Maples 42 Yd Pass From Chris Forcier (Pat Blocked) 130
TD01:40Jerodis Williams 9 Yd Run (Chas Short Kick) 200
THIRD QUARTERFURWCU
TD14:46George Richardson 99 Yd Kickoff Return (Clark Sechrest Kick) 207
TD08:41Tony Caldwell 1 Yd Pass From Chris Forcier (Pat Failed) 267
TD02:40Tersoo Uhaa 4 Yd Run (Chas Short Kick) 337
TD00:03Josh Cockrell 16 Yd Pass From Brandon Pechloff (Clark Sechrest Kick) 3314
FOURTH QUARTERFURWCU
TD11:23Colin Anderson 66 Yd Pass From Chris Forcier (Chas Short Kick) 4014
TD01:36Dakota Derrick 1 Yd Run (Chas Short Kick) 4714
TD00:10Josh Cockrell 14 Yd Pass From Brandon Pechloff (Clark Sechrest Kick) 4721