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|October 14, 2017||1st||2nd||3rd||4th||Final|
|ETSU||FG||05:21||JJ Jerman 45 Yd|
|WCU||TD||09:45||D. Spencer 1 Yd Run (Will Horton kick)|
|WCU||TD||10:07||Owen Cosenke 3 Yd Pass From Tyrie Adams (Will Horton kick)|
|WCU||TD||05:21||D. Spencer 41 Yd Run (Will Horton kick)|
|WCU||TD||00:39||J. Brannon III (Joshua Gibson kick)|
|ETSU||TD||12:19||Haddon Hill 10 Yd Pass From Austin Herink (JJ Jerman kick)|
|WCU||TD||08:55||D. Spencer 6 Yd Run (Joshua Gibson kick)|
|WCU||TD||05:11||Tyran Reynolds (Joshua Gibson kick)|
|WCU||TD||03:32||D. Spencer 19 Yd Run (Joshua Gibson kick)|
|Stats at a Glance||ETSU||WCU|
|3rd Down Conversions||4-17||10-18|
|4th Down Conversions||1-2||0-0|
|Passing (Comp-Att)||137 (12-31)||83 (14-27)|
|Rushing (Att)||137 (42)||244 (44)|
CULLOWHEE, N.C. (Oct. 14, 2017) – Two halves of football could not have been any different for the ETSU football team.
Holding No. 21-ranked Western Carolina’s talented offense to only seven points and trailing just 7-3 at halftime, the Buccaneers suffered a collapse in multiple areas during the second half, as the Catamounts outscored ETSU 42-7 the rest of the way to take a 49-10 Southern Conference victory Saturday afternoon at E.J. Whitmire Stadium.
With the loss, ETSU falls to 3-4 overall on the season and 1-3 in SoCon play. Meanwhile, Western Carolina improved to 5-2, 3-1. Unfortunately for the Bucs, they remain winless on the road in SoCon play since rejoining the league in 2016.
Ironically, the Bucs – who have struggled to produce an effective rushing attack this season – did manage to rush for 137 yards against the Catamounts. It marked only the second time this year that the Bucs have eclipsed 100 yards rushing in a game.
However, while those rushing numbers were improved, junior quarterback Austin Herink (Cleveland) struggled through his toughest game of the year, going just 11-of-30 through the air and having two interceptions returned for touchdowns. In addition, the Bucs allowed a blocked punt to be returned for a score, and a fumbled kickoff also helped the Catamounts add a late touchdown.
For the Bucs, senior tailback Falon Lee (Macclenny, Fla.) was a bright spot with a career high 85 yards rushing. Defensively, Black Bockrath (Loveland, Ohio) and Dylan Weigel (Pickerington, Ohio) led the way with six tackles apiece, and Bockrath enjoyed his second straight game with a sack.
For the Catamounts, freshman running back Donnavan Spencer put on a show with 139 yards rushing and four touchdowns, while sophomore quarterback Tyrie Adams also rushed for 102 yards and accounted for a score as well.
HOW THEY SCORED:
INSIDE THE NUMBERS:
NEXT GAME UP:
The Bucs will head into its open week before returning home to host SoCon foe Wofford on Saturday, Oct. 28 inside William B. Greene, Jr. Stadium. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m.