S.C. small school roundup
WOFFORD 20, FURMAN 17
SPARTANBURG — A week after breaking a Southern Conference record with 321 rushing yards, Eric Breitenstein again paced Wofford on Saturday in a 20-17, come-from-behind victory against conference foe Furman.
Breitenstein ground out 158 yards on 21 carries and has 898 rushing yards on 93 carries through five games this season.
As a team, Wofford ran the ball 53 times for 303 yards, including touchdown runs by Cam Flowers and Brian Kass.
Kass was also 3-of-4 passing for 61 yards, including what proved a game-winning touchdown to Jeff Ashley with 6:49 left in the third quarter.
Kass’ late score gave the Terriers their first lead of the game, as Jerodis Williams twice scored tie-breaking touchdowns for Furman.
VMI 17, PRESBYTERIAN 7
LEXINGTON, Va. — Adam Morgan had two interceptions to lead a strong defensive effort as Virginia Military Institute held off Presbyterian 17-7 Saturday in their Big South Conference opener.
Morgan had interceptions on the last Presbyterian drive of the first half and the first of the second.
The Keydets forced four turnovers, two to snuff out the final Blue Hose drives.
After Presbyterian scored with 7:41 remaining, the Blue Hose had first down at the VMI 33. Shawn Chapman sacked backup quarterback Kaleb Griffin, who fumbled with 2:06 remaining.
SAMFORD 37, THE CITADEL 7
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Andy Summerlin was 23-for-32 passing for 320 yards, including an 82-yard touchdown throw to Riley Hawkins, to lead Samford to a 38-7 victory against The Citadel.
Samford opened the scoring on Jaquiski Tartt’s 65-yard interception return off Ben Dupree.
Fabian Truss rushed for 114 yards for Samford, which scored in every quarter and outgained The Citadel 569 yards to 304. Hawkins finished with 94 yards receiving, and 10 players caught passes.
N.C. CENTRAL 40, S.C. STATE 10
INDIANAPOLIS— Jordan Reid ran for one touchdown and threw for another during North Carolina Central’s 30-point second quarter and the Eagles went on to a 40-10 victory over South Carolina State.
The game was played in Indianapolis as the Circle City Classic.
Julius Pendergrass ran for a 29-yard touchdown for the Bulldogs.. He finished with a game-high 84 yards.