Scores

Final

Samford 19

(1-1, 1-1 away)

Northwestern St 7

(0-2, 0-1 home)

6:00 PM ET, September 11, 2010

Turpin Stadium, Natchitoches, LA

1 2 3 4 T
SAM 0 9 10 019
NWST 0 0 0 77

Top Performers

Passing: D. Taliaferro (SAM) - 180 YDS, 1 INT

Rushing: C. Evans (SAM) - 25 CAR, 109 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: Q. Roberson (SAM) - 6 REC, 124 YDS

Samford 19, Northwestern St. 7

Associated Press

NATCHITOCHES, La. -- Chris Evans rushed for 109 yards and one touchdown as Samford used a balanced attack to defeat Northwestern State 19-7 Saturday night.

The Bulldogs (1-1), coming off a season-opening 59-6 loss to Florida State, jumped out to a 19-0 lead in the first-ever meeting between the two schools.

Samford outgained the Demons 459 yards to 215, with 239 yards rushing and 220 passing. Northwestern State had only 47 yards rushing on 22 carries.

Evans, the first Bulldogs running back to rush for at least 1,000 yards in three straight seasons, scored on a 5-yard touchdown run with 7:01 left in the first half.

Cameron Yaw kicked a 44-yard field goal as time expired for a 9-0 halftime lead, and added a 43-yarder in the third quarter.

Quarterback Paul Harris put the Demons (0-2) on the scoreboard with a 1-yard run with 7:32 left, capping an eight-play, 59-yard drive.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
SAM
NWST
1st Downs2110
Total Yards459215
Passing220168
Rushing23947
Penalties11-958-73
3rd Down Conversions8-223-15
4th Down Conversions1-31-1
Turnovers13
Possession38:2121:39

Passing Leaders

SamfordC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Taliaferro14/221808.201
Northwestern StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Harris16/351624.603

Rushing Leaders

SamfordCARYDSAVGTDLG
Evans251094.4127
Taliaferro10545.4015
Northwestern StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Harris12242.0113
Endsley6122.0010

Receiving Leaders

SamfordRECYDSAVGTDLG
Roberson612420.7035
Pope45112.8024
Northwestern StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Brown77711.0020
Aldredge34414.7035

Scoring Summary

SECOND QUARTERSAMNWST
TD07:01Chris Evans 5 Yd Run (Pat Failed) 60
FG00:00Cameron Yaw 44 Yd 90
THIRD QUARTERSAMNWST
FG12:09Cameron Yaw 43 Yd 120
TD07:52Jonathan Sillers 1 Yd Run (Cameron Yaw Kick) 190
FOURTH QUARTERSAMNWST
TD07:32Paul Harris 1 Yd Run (John Shaughnessy Kick) 197