Saturday, October 18, 2003
Samford 57, Tennessee-Martin 22
MARTIN, Tenn. -- Samford got 516 yards passing from Ray
Nelson and Kevin Tooker -- and scored on four plays of 79 yards or
more -- to beat Tennessee-Martin 57-22 on Saturday.
Efrem Hill caught 11 passes for 223 yards and two touchdowns for
the Bulldogs (5-2, 3-1 Ohio Valley Conference), and added a 79-yard
Martin (2-6, 1-3) also had two long scoring plays, including
Jason Coleman's 90-yard kickoff return.
Nelson threw touchdown passes of 84 yards to Ossi Buchannon and
81 yards to Hill. He finished with 303 yards passing before giving
way to Tooker in the second half. Tooker completed all 11 of his
throws for 134 yards and two touchdowns.
Hill got into the other end of the passing act, taking a lateral
from Tooker and tossing a 79-yard touchdown to a wide-open
Buchannon to spark the Bulldogs' 30-point fourth quarter.
Buchannon caught only three passes, but they were good for 164
yards and two TDS.
Samford also scored on a 100-yard return of an intercepted
2-point conversion attempt after Coleman's kickoff return.