NCAA Football

Samford Bulldogs (10-1)


Samford beats Mercer 50-44 in 2OT to cap record season

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) Quincy Crittendon scored on a 25-yard run in the second overtime and Samford defeated Mercer 50-44 on Saturday for the Bulldogs' first outright conference title in 86 years.

No. 9 FCS Samford's 10-1 record matches the 1991 team for the best regular-season record in school history. The Bulldogs, who clinched at least a tie for the SoCon title last week, last won an outright conference championship in 1936 when then-Howard College won the Dixie Conference with a 5-3-1 record.

After Samford (8-0 Southern Conference) and Mercer (No. 16 FCS, 8-4, 5-3) scored touchdowns on their first overtime possessions, Mercer missed a field goal to open the second overtime. Crittendon ended it on the second play of Samford's possession.

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Leaders
Passing Yards: M. Hiers3280
Passing TDs: M. Hiers35
Rushing Yards: J. Stanton680
Rushing TDs: J. Thomas7
Receiving Yards: C. Smith892
Receiving TDs: C. Smith10
Interceptions: None 
Schedule 2022
Date Opponent Result / Time
9/1 vs. Kennesaw State W 27 - 17
9/10 at 2 Georgia L 0 - 33
9/17 at Tennessee Tech W 33 - 28
9/24 vs. Western Carolina W 35 - 12
10/1 at Furman W 34 - 27
10/8 vs. Wofford W 28 - 14
10/22 at ETSU W 55 - 45
10/29 at Citadel W 38 - 3
11/5 vs. VMI W 34 - 15
11/12 at Chattanooga W 35 - 24
11/19 vs. Mercer W 50 - 44
12/3 vs. Southeastern Louisiana 12:00 PT1:00 MT2:00 CT3:00 ET8:00 GMT4:00 北京时间1:00 MST2:00 CST3:00 EST
Southern
  Conference Overall
8 Samford 8-0 10-1
11 Furman 7-1 10-2
21 Chattanooga 5-3 7-4
22 Mercer 5-3 7-4
Western Carolina 4-4 6-5
Wofford 3-5 3-8
Citadel 3-5 4-7
ETSU 1-7 3-8
Virginia Military 0-8 1-10
Offense (FCS Rank)
Yards: 4763 (27)
Passing Yards: 3327 (7)
Rushing Yards: 1436 (79)
Points per game: 33.5 (22)
Yards per game: 433.0 (21)
Touchdowns: 49 (17)
Field Goals: 8 (84)
Defense (FCS Rank)
Yards: 4777 (98)
Passing Yards: 3033 (110)
Rushing Yards: 1744 (63)
Points per game: 23.8 (39)
Yards per game: 434.3 (97)
Touchdowns: 28 (25)
Field Goals: 22 (118)