CULLOWHEE, N.C. (AP) Detrez Newsome returned the opening kickoff 100 yards for a touchdown, and later put the game away with a 24-yard rushing score, helping Western Carolina snap an eight-game skid against Wofford with a 26-14 win on Saturday.
The Catamounts (4-2, 2-0 Southern) countered with a 12-play 71-yard drive capped by Newsome's touchdown with 4:44 remaining.
Mitchell was 10 of 15 for 101 yards and Garrett Brown ran for 67 yards.
Evan Jacks led the Terriers (3-3, 1-1) with 59 yards rushing and a touchdown that tied it a 7 in the first quarter.
Richard Sigmon kicked a 33-yard field goal, and the West Carolina defense forced a safety following a failed fourth-down conversion at the 1, making it 12-7 in the third quarter.