CHARLESTON, S.C. – Brandon Pechloff threw two touchdowns and Western Carolina capitalized on miscues by The Citadel in a 24-13 win on Saturday.
The Catamounts (2-3, 1-1 Southern Conference) led 10-0 in the first quarter after a 40-yard field goal by Blake Bostic and an 8-yard touchdown pass from Pechloff to Marquel Pittman. The score capped a 3-play, 44-yard drive following a turnover on downs by the Bulldogs as Terrell Dallas was stopped for a 1-yard loss on fourth-and-1 from The Citadel's 45.
Pechloff's second score was 15 yards to Jacoby Mitchell following Josh Crockwell's fumble recovery on the Catamounts' 28 on a punt return by The Citadel's Greg Adams.
Western Carolina capped the scoring on Adam Hearns 5-yard run with 12:19 remaining, following a Bulldogs' missed field goal.
Ryan Sellers had field goals of 37 and 36 yards for The Citadel (2-3, 0-2).