CULLOWHEE, N.C. (AP) Detrez Newsome threw one touchdown pass and ran for another to lead Western Carolina to a 42-14 victory over Division II Mars Hill on Saturday night in the season opener for both teams.
Newsome threw a 75-yard touchdown pass to Spearman Robinson on the first play from scrimmage, and added an 11-yard touchdown run in the first quarter. Darius Ramsey ran for two touchdowns, and Corey Holloway ran for one for the Catamounts.
Matt Layman threw a 25-yard touchdown to Keshaun Taylor to pull Mars Hill to 20-7 at halftime. The Lions' Austin Brown threw a 46-yard pass to Gilbert Johnson that led to his 24-yard touchdown pass to Shaikel Davis in the fourth quarter.
The Catamounts have won 16-straight games against the Lions.