SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) – Luke Carter booted a 34-yard field goal in the second overtime and Wofford escaped with a 24-21 victory over upset-minded Chattanooga on Saturday.
Carter’s game-winning kick was set up when Devin Watson picked off Cole Copeland on Chattanooga’s first play of the second OT.
Copeland, a true freshman who was making his fifth career start, forced overtime when he connected with Derek Mahaffey for a 6-yard score with 16 seconds left in the fourth quarter. Mahaffey hit Copeland for the two-point conversion to make it 14-14.
Andre Stoddard rushed for 85 yards and two scores on 24 carries for the Terriers (8-1, 6-1 Southern Conference). Stoddard has scored 12 of Wofford’s 27 rushing TDs this season.
The Mocs (2-8, 2-5) held Wofford to 194 yards on the ground, 88 yards below its season average.
Chattanooga was trying to beat a top-ten opponent on the road for the second straight week. The Mocs beat Samson last week for its first road win over a top-ten team since 1983.
Copeland finished with 201 yards and two scores on 27-of-39 passing.
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