Western Carolina leaves The Citadel in its wake 21-14

CULLOWHEE, N.C. (AP) — Donnavan Spencer rushed for a career-high 220 yards and two touchdowns, and Western Carolina beat The Citadel 21-14 on Saturday.

Spencer entered Saturday’s contest with 380 rushing yards on the season, which included the three games the Catamounts played in November and December of the fall season.

The win snapped an eight-game losing streak for Western Carolina (1-6, 1-3 Southern Conference), which last win was on November 9, 2019 in a 23-20 overtime contest against East Tennessee State.

On the Catamounts’ opening drive, Spencer accounted for all offensive yardage, running for 36, 10, 10 and a 1-yard touchdown run for a 7-0 lead. The Citadel replied with a nine-play, 65-yard drive that resulted in Nathan Storch’s 2-yard touchdown run. The failed extra-point attempt made it 7-6.

Mikai Stanley added to Western Carolina’s lead with an 18-yard touchdown run and Spencer added a 67-yard TD jaunt with 45 seconds before halftime for a 21-6 advantage.

Quarterback Jaylan Adams ran for 131 yards on 25 carries and scored a touchdown and Storch ran 33 times for 125 times for The Citadel (0-7, 0-3).

The Bulldog’s losing streak is now nine games with their last win coming on the road in a 31-27 contest, also against East Tennessee State in 2019.

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