NCAA Football

Mercer Bears (3-1)


Payton's 3 TD passes lead Mercer over Gardner-Webb 45-14

BOILING SPRINGS, N.C. (AP) Fred Payton threw three touchdown passes and Mercer rolled to a 45-14 victory over Gardner-Webb on Saturday night.

Payton was 15-of-23 passing for 187 yards. He threw a pair of touchdown passes to Devron Harper and one to Drake Starks. Harper made eight catches for 109 yards and added 64 yards on the ground.

Harper broke loose on a 66-yard touchdown run on the game's first play from scrimmage. Payton added a 27-yard TD pass to Harper and a 15-yarder to Starks as Mercer (3-1) built a 21-0 first-quarter lead. Cameron Sims' 67-yard pick-6 stretched the Bears' lead to 28-7 heading into halftime.

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Leaders
Passing Yards: F. Payton847
Passing TDs: F. Payton11
Rushing Yards: A. Douglas295
Rushing TDs: A. Douglas3
Receiving Yards: T. James372
Receiving TDs: D. Harper5
Interceptions: None 
Schedule 2022
Date Opponent Result / Time
8/27 vs. Morehead State W 63 - 13
9/3 at Auburn L 16 - 42
9/17 vs. Citadel W 17 - 0
9/24 at Gardner-Webb W 45 - 14
10/1 at Wofford 10:30 PT11:30 MT12:30 CT1:30 ET5:30 GMT1:30 北京时间10:30 MST11:30 CST12:30 EST
10/8 vs. Western Carolina 1:00 PT2:00 MT3:00 CT4:00 ET8:00 GMT4:00 北京时间1:00 MST2:00 CST3:00 EST
10/15 vs. ETSU 1:00 PT2:00 MT3:00 CT4:00 ET8:00 GMT4:00 北京时间1:00 MST2:00 CST3:00 EST
10/22 at Chattanooga 10:30 PT11:30 MT12:30 CT1:30 ET5:30 GMT1:30 北京时间10:30 MST11:30 CST12:30 EST
10/29 at VMI 10:30 PT11:30 MT12:30 CT1:30 ET5:30 GMT1:30 北京时间10:30 MST11:30 CST12:30 EST
11/12 vs. Furman 12:00 PT1:00 MT2:00 CT3:00 ET8:00 GMT4:00 北京时间1:00 MST2:00 CST3:00 EST
11/19 at Samford 10:00 PT11:00 MT12:00 CT1:00 ET6:00 GMT2:00 北京时间11:00 MST12:00 CST1:00 EST
Southern
  Conference Overall
12 Chattanooga 1-0 3-1
Furman 1-0 3-1
13 Mercer 1-0 3-1
16 Samford 1-0 3-1
Citadel 1-1 1-2
Virginia Military 0-0 1-2
Western Carolina 0-1 2-2
Wofford 0-1 0-4
ETSU 0-2 2-2
Offense (FCS Rank)
Yards: 1624 (24)
Passing Yards: 874 (38)
Rushing Yards: 750 (16)
Points per game: 35.3 (19)
Yards per game: 406.0 (32)
Touchdowns: 17 (18)
Field Goals: 3 (72)
Defense (FCS Rank)
Yards: 1257 (43)
Passing Yards: 716 (43)
Rushing Yards: 541 (57)
Points per game: 17.3 (17)
Yards per game: 314.3 (22)
Touchdowns: 9 (33)
Field Goals: 2 (49)