Catamounts Take Down Chattanooga for 1st SoCon Win

Zack Jaynes threw three touchdown passes to lead Western Carolina to a 27-7 victory over Chattanooga on Saturday, Nov. 1.

Jaynes threw for only 146 yards but hit Andrerius Thomas on scoring passes of 21 and 17 yards and connected with Adam Hearns on a 4-yard score as the Catamounts (3-7, 1-5 Southern Conference) snapped a 20-game conference losing streak.

Erroll Wynn led Chattanooga (1-8, 0-5) with 95 yards rushing on 22 carries.

Jaynes’ scoring pass to Hearns gave Western Carolina a 7-0 with 6:47 remaining in the first quarter.

Blake Bostic hit second-quarter field goals of 20 and 26 yards to extend the lead to 13-0 at halftime before Chattanooga’s Raeshon Ball returned an interception 41 yards cut it to 13-7 with 3:51 left in the third quarter.

Jaynes hit Thomas on a 21-yard score with 14:13 remaining in the game, and four minutes later, the duo connected on a 17-yard touchdown pass for the final margin.

The Catamounts had four sacks and held the Moccasins to 178 yards of offense.