Wofford Keeps Playoff Hopes Alive With Win

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Associated Press

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) – Lorenzo Long rushed for 123 yards and a touchdown, Lennox McAfee returned a kickoff 100 yards and Wofford held off Chattanooga 36-28 on Saturday.

After a Terriers field goal with 2:02 left, the Mocs drove to the Wofford 29 before Tyler Vaughn had a game-ending sack.

McAfee’s return tied the game at 7 and the Terriers (7-3, 5-2 Southern) led 26-21 at the half.

Long’s 1-yard TD run in the third quarter made it 33-21 but the Mocs (8-2, 6-2) closed within five on Alejandro Bennifield’s fourth touchdown pass.

Bennifield’s 5-yarder to Richardre Bagley opened the scoring and the duo’s 8-yarder with 10 seconds left in the second made it 26-21. However, his second interception that Jireh Wilson returned 10 yards to the Chattanooga 5 led to Long’s touchdown.

Chattanooga had hoped to tie for the league title but The Citadel clinched the FCS playoff berth with a win over VMI earlier in the day.

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