Scores

Final

Samford 23

(1-2, 0-2 Southern)

Wofford 38

(2-1, 1-0 Southern)

7:00 PM ET, September 24, 2011

Gibbs Stadium, Spartanburg, SC

1 2 3 4 T
SAM 6 10 0 723
WOF 7 10 7 1438

Top Performers

Passing: D. Taliaferro (SAM) - 231 YDS, 1 TD

Rushing: E. Breitenstein (WOF) - 29 CAR, 126 YDS, 3 TD

Receiving: K. Pope (SAM) - 8 REC, 96 YDS, 1 TD

Wofford 38, Samford 23

Associated Press

SPARTANBURG, S.C. -- Three players rushed for more than 100 yards as Wofford pulled away from Samford in the second half to win 38-23 on Saturday night.

The Terriers (2-1, 1-0 Southern Conference) rolled up 443 yards rushing for the game and outscored the Bulldogs 21-7 in the second half. Eric Breitenstein ran for 126 yards and three touchdowns while Donovan Johnson (173 yards) and Mitch Allen (120 yards) each scored one touchdown. Two of Breitenstein's scores came in the second half as the Terriers built a 31-16 lead with 8:42 remaining in the game.

Wofford has won 11 home openers in a row.

Samford (1-2, 0-2) led 13-7 after a 3-yard touchdown run by Kelsey Pope with 9:51 to play in the second quarter. Mitch Allen's 21-yard touchdown with 51 seconds left in the half gave Wofford the lead for good 17-13.

Samford's Dustin Taliaferro had 231 yards passing and a TD.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
SAM
WOF
1st Downs1927
Total Yards275512
Passing24169
Rushing34443
Penalties2-159-104
3rd Down Conversions4-147-13
4th Down Conversions2-42-2
Turnovers12
Possession22:1737:43

Passing Leaders

SamfordC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Taliaferro25/412315.610
WoffordC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Allen5/10696.901

Rushing Leaders

SamfordCARYDSAVGTDLG
Truss8263.306
Sillers22110.5016
WoffordCARYDSAVGTDLG
Johnson1017317.3140
Breitenstein291264.3313

Receiving Leaders

SamfordRECYDSAVGTDLG
Pope89612.0161
Hawkins5489.6018
WoffordRECYDSAVGTDLG
Ashley23115.5021
Nocek12525.0025

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERSAMWOF
FG10:32Cameron Yaw 29 Yd 30
TD04:27Eric Breitenstein 2 Yd Run (Christian Reed Kick) 37
FG00:56Cameron Yaw 30 Yd 67
SECOND QUARTERSAMWOF
TD09:51Kelsey Pope 3 Yd Run (Cameron Yaw Kick) 137
FG07:32Christian Reed 26 Yd 1310
TD00:51Mitch Allen 21 Yd Run (Christian Reed Kick) 1317
FG00:00Cameron Yaw 46 Yd 1617
THIRD QUARTERSAMWOF
TD09:12Eric Breitenstein 8 Yd Run (Christian Reed Kick) 1624
FOURTH QUARTERSAMWOF
TD08:42Eric Breitenstein 1 Yd Run (Christian Reed Kick) 1631
TD07:31Kelsey Pope 61 Yd Pass From Dustin Taliaferro (Cameron Yaw Kick) 2331
TD04:32Donovan Johnson 18 Yd Run (Christian Reed Kick) 2338