Scores

Final

Samford 24

(3-4, 1-3 Southern)

Furman 26

(4-2, 3-1 Southern)

2:00 PM ET, October 17, 2009

Paladin Stadium, Greenville, SC

1 2 3 4 T
SAM 7 0 3 1424
FUR 13 7 6 026

Top Performers

Passing: J. Sorrells (FUR) - 205 YDS, 3 TD

Rushing: C. Evans (SAM) - 14 CAR, 47 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: J. Lowery (SAM) - 8 REC, 143 YDS

Furman 26, Samford 24

Associated Press

GREENVILLE, S.C. -- Jordan Sorrells threw for three touchdowns and 205 yards, and Furman held off a late Samford surge to seal a 26-24 win on Saturday.

Sorrells, who finished 21-for-28, threw a 16-yard touchdown pass to R.J. Webb to put the Paladins (4-2, 3-1 Southern Conference) ahead 20-7 at halftime.

After Cameron Yaw's 21-yard field goal pulled the Bulldogs (3-4, 1-3) within 10, Sorrells connected with Chris Truss on an 8-yard score to push the lead to 26-10.

Samford got 1-yard touchdowns runs from both Alex Barnett and Chris Evans in the fourth quarter but it wasn't enough. Evans also scored from 2 yards out in the first quarter.

Sorrells threw his first touchdown in the opening quarter -- an 8-yarder to Jerodis Williams -- and Tersoo Uhaa scored on a 2-yard run to open the scoring for Furman.

Dustin Taliafero was 29-for-46 passing with 306 yards and an interception for Samford.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
SAM
FUR
1st Downs2619
Total Yards423319
Passing306205
Rushing117114
Penalties4-435-45
3rd Down Conversions10-184-11
4th Down Conversions1-20-0
Turnovers10
Possession31:4028:20

Passing Leaders

SamfordC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Taliaferro29/463066.701
FurmanC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Sorrells21/282057.330

Rushing Leaders

SamfordCARYDSAVGTDLG
Taliaferro18472.6012
Evans14473.428
FurmanCARYDSAVGTDLG
Uhaa10393.9119
Brown10353.509

Receiving Leaders

SamfordRECYDSAVGTDLG
Lowery814317.9039
Hawkins57114.2023
FurmanRECYDSAVGTDLG
Cunningham47017.5037
Hendrix25929.5048

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERSAMFUR
TD12:49Tersoo Uhaa 2 Yd Run (Pat Failed) 06
TD10:28Chris Evans 2 Yd Run (Cameron Yaw Kick) 76
TD05:25Jerodis Williams 8 Yd Pass From Jordan Sorrells (Matthew Cesari Kick) 713
SECOND QUARTERSAMFUR
TD11:07R.J. Webb 16 Yd Pass From Jordan Sorrells (Matthew Cesari Kick) 720
THIRD QUARTERSAMFUR
FG04:36Cameron Yaw 21 Yd 1020
TD00:38Chris Truss 8 Yd Pass From Jordan Sorrells (Pat Failed) 1026
FOURTH QUARTERSAMFUR
TD11:53Alex Barnett 1 Yd Run (Dustin Taliaferro Pass To Jonathan Lowery For Two-Point Conversion) 1826
TD06:23Chris Evans 1 Yd Run (Two-Point Conversion Failed) 2426