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VMI Keydets (6-5)


Wells 4 TDs spark Western Carolina's 52-24 rout of VMI

LEXINGTON, Va. (AP) Rogan Wells threw for 408 yards and four touchdowns to lead Western Carolina to a 52-24 walloping of VMI on Saturday, the Keydets' third straight loss after breaking into the FCS rankings.

The victory gave the Catamounts three straight Southern Conference road victories in a season for the first time since 1984. Their four conference wins is the most since 2017.

Western Carolina (4-7, 4-4) took a 21-0 lead in the first quarter that included Wells' short touchdown pass to Owen Cosenke and a 71-yard punt return for a touchdown by Daquan Patton.

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Leaders
Passing Yards: S. Morgan2138
Passing TDs: S. Morgan14
Rushing Yards: K. Bridy649
Rushing TDs: K. Bridy8
Receiving Yards: M. Jackson695
Receiving TDs: M. Jackson6
Interceptions: None 
Schedule 2021
Date Opponent Result / Time
9/4 vs. Davidson W 45 - 24
9/11 at Kent State L 10 - 60
9/18 at Cornell W 31 - 21
9/25 vs. Wofford W 31 - 23
10/2 at Citadel L 24 - 35
10/9 vs. Chattanooga W 37 - 34
10/16 at Mercer W 45 - 7
10/30 vs. Samford W 46 - 45
11/6 at ETSU L 20 - 27
11/13 at Furman L 31 - 37
11/20 vs. Western Carolina L 24 - 52
Southern
  Conference Overall
9 ETSU 7-1 11-1
25 Mercer 6-2 7-3
Chattanooga 5-3 6-5
Western Carolina 4-4 4-7
Furman 4-4 6-5
Virginia Military 4-4 6-5
Samford 3-5 4-7
Citadel 3-5 4-7
Wofford 0-8 1-10
Offense (FCS Rank)
Yards: 4554 (30)
Passing Yards: 2794 (24)
Rushing Yards: 1760 (41)
Points per game: 31.3 (28)
Yards per game: 414.0 (23)
Touchdowns: 41 (30)
Field Goals: 17 (13)
Defense (FCS Rank)
Yards: 4882 (103)
Passing Yards: 2320 (50)
Rushing Yards: 2562 (116)
Points per game: 33.2 (95)
Yards per game: 443.8 (104)
Touchdowns: 47 (100)
Field Goals: 10 (59)
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