SPARTANBURG | Mitch Allen ran for two touchdowns to lead Wofford to a runaway 41-23 victory over Charleston Southern on Saturday night in a game that was moved from neighboring Charleston because of Tropical Storm Hanna.
Allen rushed for 135 yards on eight carries, and led a Terriers (2-0) rushing attack that totaled 434 rushing yards. The Buccaneers (0-2) totaled 60 yards on the ground.
Tribble Reese was 30-of-46 for 250 yards through the air with one touchdown and one interception for Charleston Southern in a losing effort.
Reese kicked off the scoring for the Buccaneers with a six-yard passing score, and a field goal put his squad on top 10-0. But quarterback Ben Widmyer, who was 3-for-3 passing with 48 yards total, put the Terriers on the board for the first time with a 38-yard pass to Andy Strickland at the close of the first period.
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The teams continued trading scores until Strickland, who accounted for 109 yards total on his only two touches in the game, put the Terriers ahead for good with a 71-yard rushing touchdown that made it 27-20 at the end of the third quarter. Wofford's rushing game took over from there, and Allen's rushing scores of 42 and 29 yards put the game away.