CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) Richard McCollum kicked a 32-yard field goal with four seconds remaining and Western Carolina rallied last in a 52-50 victory over Chattanooga on Saturday.

McCollum's kick for the Catamounts (5-1, 3-0 Southern Conference) after Chattanooga (4-2, 3-1) grabbed a 50-49 lead with 53 seconds left to play on Chase Artopoeus' 5-yard touchdown pass to Evan Brown and a two-point conversion pass from running back Ailym Ford to Camden Overton.

Cole Gonzalez needed just five plays to get McCollum in position for the winning kick. Gonzales completed three straight passes to AJ Columbo covering 11, 10 and 39 yards to get the Catamounts to the Mocs' 15-yard line.

Western Carolina led 7-3 after one quarter on Gonzales' 55-yard scoring strke to Censere Lee. Artopoeus hit Javin Whatley for touchdowns covering 31 and 8 yards in the second quarter and the Mocs' took a 27-21 lead into halftime.

Desmond Reid had a 58-yard touchdown run to give the Catamounts a 28-27 lead with nine minutes left in the third quarter. Artopoeus answered an 11-yard TD pass to Whatley, but Branson Adams raced 37 yards for a touchdown inside the final minute and Western Carolina took a one-point lead into the final quarter.

Gonzales hit David White Jr. for a 37-yard touchdown on the first play of the final period and Western Carolina led 42-34. Artopoeus and Whatley teamed up for a fourth time on a 32-yard score and the Mocs added the two-point conversion to even the score at 42-all.

Chattanooga got the ball back, but Ed Jones IV picked off Artopoeus and returned it 48 yards for a touchdown and a 49-42 lead for the Catamounts.

Gonzales finished with 276 yards on 13-of-25 passing with three touchdowns. Reid, a sophomore, carried 15 times for a career-high 211 yards and two touchdowns. Reid has rushed for 836 yards in his last five games.

Artopoeus completed 29 of 45 passes for 399 yards with five touchdowns and two interceptions. The completions, yardage and TD totals were career highs for the junior in his sixth career start. Whatley, a sophomore, finished with 11 catches for 231 yards and the four scores - all career highs.


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