- Associated Press - Saturday, October 29, 2016

CULLOWHEE, N.C. (AP) - Richardre Bagley ran for two touchdowns and caught a pass for another as Chattanooga led early and never trailed, beating Western Carolina 38-25 on Saturday night.

Bagley ran for 126 yards on 19 carries for the Mocs (8-1, 6-1, Southern Conference). Alejandro Bennifield threw for 192 yards and two touchdowns.

Bennifield connected with C.J. Board for a 60-yard score in the first quarter, Tyler Roberson ran 54 yards for another touchdown in the second, and Bagley ran for two first-half scores to help the Mocs to a 31-10 lead at the break.

Bagley caught an 8-yard touchdown pass from Bennifield early in the second half to make it 38-10 with 12:24 left in the third quarter and the Mocs cruised from there.

Detrez Newsome ran for a career-best 277 yards and touchdowns of 75 and 95 yards on 16 carries for the Catamounts (1-7, 0-6).

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