BOILING SPRINGS, N.C. (AP) — Jaylen King threw for two touchdowns and ran for another to help Gardner-Webb beat UT Martin 38-34 on Saturday.
King connected with Jamari Brown for a 71-yard touchdown to give Gardner-Webb a 14-6 lead with five seconds left in the first quarter. The Runnin’ Bulldogs held the lead until UT Martin scored a touchdown with 13:15 remaining in the game.
UT Martin had a chance to go ahead 37-31 but Aidan Laros missed a 40-yard field goal with 8:38 remaining. Both team punted on their next possession. Gardner-Webb's game winning drive started with 5:41 left and ended sixteen plays later when King capped a 90-yard drive with a 10-yard run in the closing seconds.
King was 16 of 33 for 216 yards and he carried it 17 times for 38 yards for Gardner-Webb (4-4, 2-1 Big South-OVC).
Kinkead Dent was 20 of 37 for 226 yards and three touchdowns for UT Martin (6-2, 3-1), which was ranked No. 13 in the FCS coaches’ poll.
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