College Football

Western Carolina Catamounts (4-7)


Wells 4 TDs spark Western Carolina's 52-24 rout of VMI

LEXINGTON, Va. (AP) Rogan Wells threw for 408 yards and four touchdowns to lead Western Carolina to a 52-24 walloping of VMI on Saturday, the Keydets' third straight loss after breaking into the FCS rankings.

The victory gave the Catamounts three straight Southern Conference road victories in a season for the first time since 1984. Their four conference wins is the most since 2017.

Western Carolina (4-7, 4-4) took a 21-0 lead in the first quarter that included Wells' short touchdown pass to Owen Cosenke and a 71-yard punt return for a touchdown by Daquan Patton.

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Leaders
Passing Yards: R. Wells2596
Passing TDs: R. Wells20
Rushing Yards: T. Jones589
Rushing TDs: T. Jones9
Receiving Yards: R. Williams959
Receiving TDs: R. Williams9
Interceptions: None 
Schedule 2021
Date Opponent Result / Time
9/4 vs. Eastern Kentucky L 28 - 31
9/11 at 4 Oklahoma L 0 - 76
9/18 vs. Samford L 37 - 42
9/25 at Gardner-Webb L 34 - 52
10/2 at Chattanooga L 17 - 45
10/9 vs. Mercer L 24 - 34
10/23 at Citadel W 45 - 31
10/30 at Wofford W 41 - 21
11/6 vs. Furman W 43 - 42
11/13 vs. ETSU L 35 - 56
11/20 at VMI W 52 - 24
Southern
  Conference Overall
9 ETSU 7-1 10-1
25 Mercer 6-2 7-3
Chattanooga 5-3 6-5
Western Carolina 4-4 4-7
Furman 4-4 6-5
Virginia Military 4-4 6-5
Samford 3-5 4-7
Citadel 3-5 4-7
Wofford 0-8 1-10
Offense (FCS Rank)
Yards: 5189 (8)
Passing Yards: 3523 (7)
Rushing Yards: 1666 (50)
Points per game: 32.4 (24)
Yards per game: 471.7 (7)
Touchdowns: 42 (25)
Field Goals: 12 (35)
Defense (FCS Rank)
Yards: 5011 (110)
Passing Yards: 2173 (32)
Rushing Yards: 2838 (119)
Points per game: 41.3 (116)
Yards per game: 455.5 (111)
Touchdowns: 60 (118)
Field Goals: 9 (50)
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