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.
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.