On Saturday, Nov. 11, Western Carolina University’s football team lost to Mercer University, 33-35. This gave Western Carolina a record of 7-4 (5-3 in conference play) and upped Mercer to a 5-5 record (4-4 in conference play).
Redshirt Sophomore Quarterback Tyrie Adams was named Southern Conference (SoCon) Offensive Player of the Week despite the loss. Adams completed 35 of 47 passes for 378 yards, a season high. Adams also led the team in rushing yards, gaining 75 yards on 15 attempts.