Adams with 2 TDs leads Western Carolina past Samford 38-34 - WBRC FOX6 News - Birmingham, AL

Sports

Adams with 2 TDs leads Western Carolina past Samford 38-34

Senior DE Ezavian Dunn (97) tries to haul down Samford QB Devlin Hodges (8) during Saturday's action in Cullowhee. (Photo by Mark Haskett, WCU Public Relations) Senior DE Ezavian Dunn (97) tries to haul down Samford QB Devlin Hodges (8) during Saturday's action in Cullowhee. (Photo by Mark Haskett, WCU Public Relations)

CULLOWHEE, N.C. (AP) - Tyrie Adams threw a touchdown pass and ran for another score and Western Carolina held on in the final seconds to beat Samford 38-34 in a Southern Conference opener on Saturday.

Adams had 312 yards passing and 152 yards rushing for the Catamounts (3-1, 1-0). Detrez Newsome ran for 96 yards and two touchdowns.

Western Carolina trailed 27-24 in the fourth quarter when Newsome punched it in, putting the Catamounts on top 31-27 with 7:23 left to play.

Following a 30-minute weather delay, Samford's Kelvin McKnight pulled down a high Devlin Hodges pass for a touchdown and the Bulldogs (2-2, 0-1) took a 34-31 lead with 3:22 remaining.

The Catamounts answered with a 75-yard drive capped by a Newsome touchdown run to put them back up 38-34 with 1:33 left and then thwarted a final Samford push at the goal line in the final seconds, preserving the win.

Hodges threw for 516 yards and four touchdowns for the Bulldogs.

More AP college football: http://www.collegefootball.ap.org and http://www.twitter.com/AP_Top25

Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Powered by Frankly