Scores

Final

Samford 27

(2-1, 2-1 away)

Florida A&M 20

(1-2, 1-2 home)

2:00 PM ET, September 14, 2013

Bragg Memorial Stadium, Tallahassee, FL

1 2 3 4 T
SAM 17 7 0 327
FAMU 0 13 7 020

Top Performers

Passing: A. Summerlin (SAM) - 142 YDS, 1 TD, 2 INT

Rushing: F. Truss (SAM) - 26 CAR, 115 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: L. Lennon (FAMU) - 5 REC, 78 YDS

Summerlin leads Samford past Florida A&M 27-20

Associated Press

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Andy Summerlin threw a touchdown pass and ran for another score as Samford used a big first quarter to beat Florida A&M 27-20.

Samford (2-1) jumped to an early 17-0 first quarter lead behind touchdown runs by Fabian Truss and Summerlin. A blocked punt by Cody Brooks set up the latter score.

Florida A&M (1-2) managed just 219 yards of total offense but two interception returns for touchdowns kept the Rattlers in the game. Patrick Aiken had a 93-yard return for a score in the second quarter for Florida A&M's first points. Devonte Johnson then scored on a 28-yard interception return in the third to cut Samford's lead to 24-20.

But the Bulldogs tacked on a field goal and held on for the win, bouncing back from last week's 31-21 loss to Arkansas in which Samford lost a fourth-quarter lead.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
SAM
FAMU
1st Downs219
Total Yards341219
Passing142139
Rushing19980
Penalties4-3510-51
3rd Down Conversions8-153-12
4th Down Conversions0-00-0
Turnovers33
Possession31:0928:51

Passing Leaders

SamfordC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Summerlin19/291424.912
Florida A&MC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Fleming11/191397.313

Rushing Leaders

SamfordCARYDSAVGTDLG
Truss261154.4113
Bledsoe9748.2042
Florida A&MCARYDSAVGTDLG
Albert8334.1015
Buice9293.207

Receiving Leaders

SamfordRECYDSAVGTDLG
Hamilton23015.0121
Pope5285.6011
Florida A&MRECYDSAVGTDLG
Lennon57815.6050
Harvey33913.0018

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERSAMFAMU
FG11:30Warren Handrahan 47 Yd 30
TD07:53Fabian Truss 8 Yd Run (Warren Handrahan Kick) 100
TD02:30Andy Summerlin 1 Yd Run (Warren Handrahan Kick) 170
SECOND QUARTERSAMFAMU
TD12:08Patrick Aiken 93 Yd Interception Return (Chase Varnadore Kick) 177
TD05:15Casey Glines 5 Yd Pass From Damien Fleming (Pat Blocked) 1713
TD00:56Karel Hamilton 9 Yd Pass From Andy Summerlin (Warren Handrahan Kick) 2413
THIRD QUARTERSAMFAMU
TD07:11Devonate Terry Johnson 28 Yd Interception Return (Chase Varnadore Kick) 2420
FOURTH QUARTERSAMFAMU
FG13:23Warren Handrahan 19 Yd 2720