CHARLESTON, S.C. -- Detrez Newsome raced 81 yards for a tie-breaking touchdown and Western Carolina survived three blocked punts to defeat The Citadel 31-19 on Saturday.
Tyrie Adams passed for 133 yards and three touchdowns for the Catamounts (7-3, 5-2 Southern Conference), two to Terryon Robinson. Newsome gained 197 yards on 24 carries. It's his second straight 100-yard game since returning from injury.
The Citadel (5-4, 3-4) opened the second half with a Dominique Allen 26-yard touchdown run to pull the Bulldogs into a 17-17 tie after just three plays. It was the third time The Citadel had fought into a tie, but managed only a safety thereafter. The Bulldogs turned the ball over five times, twice losing fumbles. Allen was intercepted three times. Western Carolina's Tra Hardy punched the ball out of Cam Jackson's arms at the 1, and Daniel Riddle intercepted Allen in the end zone to thwart near touchdowns.
Despite the turnovers The Citadel outgained Western Carolina 420-386 in total yards.
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