CULLOWHEE, N.C. -- Kurt Everett kicked a field goal with no time remaining to lift Gardner-Webb to a 24-21 win over Western Carolina on Saturday.
The score was tied 21-21 when Everett capped a grinding 16-play, 54-yard drive with a 33-yard field goal as time expired to give the Runnin' Bulldogs (2-3) the win.
The teams traded touchdowns early and were tied 14-all at halftime.
Whitlow threw a 52-yard score to Chuma Awanna in the third quarter to put the Runnin' Bulldogs on top 21-14 but WCU answered with Tyrie Adams' touchdown run early in the fourth to make it 21-all. Gardner-Webb struggled after that until the final push, which ate up the final 4:24.
Adams had 138 yards and a score passing for the Catamounts (1-4) who are winless against Division I opponents.
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