SPARTANBURG — Eric Breitenstein ran for 132 yards and scored the game-winning touchdown in overtime to propel Wofford past Chattanooga 16-13 Saturday in a Southern Conference battle.
Wofford (8-2, 6-2) took a 10-0 lead after Donovan Johnson’s 9-yard touchdown run, but Chattanooga answered with a field goal to make it 10-3 at halftime.
After both teams failed to score in the third quarter, Chattanooga (5-5, 4-3) tied the game with 2:18 to play behind Kendrix Huitt’s 1-yard run, forcing overtime.
On its overtime possession, Nick Pollard put Chattanooga ahead with a 27-yard field goal.
The lead was short-lived as Breitenstein capped off the 25-yard drive with the game-winning, 2-yard touchdown run.
THE CITADEL 27, VMI 24
At Lexington, Va., Derek Douglas returned a fumble 21 yards for a touchdown to give The Citadel a 21-point lead in the third quarter, and the Bulldogs held on to beat Virginia Military Institute.
The Citadel (6-4, 5-3 Southern Conference), which outgained the Keydets 248-86 in rushing yardage, needed Douglas’ fumble return midway through the third quarter and Thomas Warren’s two field goals to edge VMI (2-8, 1-5 Big South).
Ben Dupree’s 10-yard touchdown run opened the scoring. VMI’s Jeff Sexton kicked a field goal, but the Bulldogs scored 17 unanswered points and seemed comfortably ahead after Douglas’ TD return.
But short scoring runs by Deon Watts and Cody Shirley trimmed The Citadel’s lead to 24-17. Warren’s second field goal, a 35-yarder, made it 27-17 with 4:56 left.
N.C. A&T 17, S.C. STATE 7
At Greensboro, N.C., Ricky Lewis ran in a go-ahead touchdown with 7:54 to play, and North Carolina A&T came back to beat South Carolina State in Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference action.
Lewis’ 34-yard score came amid 17 unanswered, second-half points for the Aggies (6-4, 4-3), who overcame a 7-0 halftime deficit. Lewis finished with 82 yards on 15 carries; teammate Mike Mayhew ran 22 times 141 yards.
The Bulldogs (4-6, 3-4) jumped to the early advantage when Jakar Hamilton returned the opening kickoff 96 yards for a touchdown. The points were the last for South Carolina State, which managed eight first downs and 166 yards of offense. Richard Cue struggled, going 8-of-25 passing for 79 yards.
CHARLESTON SOUTHERN 28, GARDNER-WEBB 10
At Charleston, Malcolm Dixon scored two of Charleston Southern’s three fourth-quarter touchdowns as the Buccaneer’s topped Gardner-Webb for their fourth consecutive home win.
Charleston Southern (5-5, 3-2 Big South Conference) entered halftime tied 7-all and fell behind 10-7 after Gardner-Webb converted a field goal.
After forcing a punt at the end of the third quarter, Charleston Southern opened the fourth quarter with a three-play, 85-yard drive to take a 14-10 lead.
Dixon capped the drive with a 69-yard touchdown run.
Gardner-Webb (2-8, 1-4) attempted to rally but Lucas Beatty turned the ball over on back-to-back Bulldog possessions.
Charleston Southern took advantage of those turnovers, as Dixon scored on a 15-yard run following Beatty’s first interception and Teddy Allen ran one in from 31 yards after Beatty’s second.
APPALACHIAN STATE 33, FURMAN 28
At Boone, N.C., Steven Miller ran for 170 yards and a touchdown as Appalachian State topped Furman to clinch a share of its seventh Southern Conference championship in the past eight years.
The conference title is the Mountaineers’ 12th, tying Furman’s mark for the most in league history.
Furman (3-7, 2-5) took a 28-27 lead in the third quarter when Carl Rider returned an Appalachian State fumble 27 yards for a touchdown.
Sam Martin put the Mountaineers back on top and clinched the win with consecutive field goals of 19 and 32 yards.
Andrew Peacock set career highs with 11 catches and 130 yards for Appalachian State (8-3, 6-2), and also threw a 7-yard touchdown to Drew Bailey on his first career pass attempt.
NORTH GREENVILLE 10, VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY LYNCHBURG 3
At Tigerville, North Greenville concluded its season with a fourth consecutive victory.
The Crusaders (5-6) scored the game’s lone touchdown in the second quarter on a 1-yard run by Taylor Malphrus. The score was set up when Troy Jones recovered a fumbled punt at the VUL 5-yard line.
BREVARD 27, NEWBERRY 13
At Brevard, N.C., Dureal Elmore gained 112 yards on 10 carries with a 72-yard touchdown run, but the Newberry offense finished with 10 first downs and 265 yards of offense.
The Wolves end the season with a record of 5-6 and a South Atlantic Conference record of 3-4, while Brevard finishes at 2-9 and 1-6 in the league.