(3-4, 1-3 Southern)
(4-2, 3-1 Southern)
2:00 PM ET, October 17, 2009
Paladin Stadium, Greenville, SC
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
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.