- Associated Press - Saturday, October 14, 2017

CULLOWHEE, N.C. (AP) - Redshirt freshman Donnavan Spencer posted career highs with 21 carries for 139 yards and four rushing touchdowns to help lead Western Carolina past East Tennessee State 49-10 on Saturday.

Western Carolina (5-2, 3-1 Southern Conference) scored three touchdowns in the third quarter to put the game out of reach.

Tyrie Adams threw a 3-yard score to Owen Cosenke, Spencer ran 41 yards for a touchdown and John Brannon III intercepted Austin Herink and returned it for a 41-yard touchdown to make it 28-3.

Adams threw for 83 yards and added 90 yards rushing on 14 carries.

Herink threw for 134 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions. East Tennessee State (3-4, 1-3) managed the time of possession and held the ball for more than 35 minutes but committed three turnovers.

Falon Lee had 16 carries for 85 yards for the Buccaneers.

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