Scores

Final

W Carolina 23

(1-4, 0-2 Southern)

Samford 62

(3-2, 1-0 Southern)

3:00 PM ET, September 28, 2013

Seibert Stadium, Birmingham, AL

1 2 3 4 T
WCU 0 10 6 723
SAM 14 14 21 1362

Top Performers

Passing: A. Summerlin (SAM) - 327 YDS, 4 TD

Rushing: T. Mitchell (WCU) - 16 CAR, 77 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: C. Cephus (SAM) - 3 REC, 86 YDS, 1 TD

Summerlin, Samford thrash Western Carolina 62-23

Associated Press

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Andy Summerlin threw for 327 yards and four touchdowns as Samford coasted to a 62-23 win over Western Carolina in their Southern Conference opener Saturday.

The Catamounts overcame an early 14-0 deficit with 10 straight points, but the Bulldogs (3-2, 1-0 Southern) rolled from there as Fabian Truss returned a kickoff 100 yards for a touchdown and Summerlin completed a 52-yard touchdown pass to Chris Cephus late in the second quarter.

Samford pulled away in the second half as Summerlin threw two more touchdown passes, including a 68-yards strike to Gavin Sinclair.

Truss rushed for 60 yards and a score.

Cephus had three receptions for 86 yards and Sinclair added two catches for 74.

Karel Hamilton caught two scores for the Bulldogs, finishing with 42 yards.

Troy Mitchell went 15-of-33 for 202 yards. He also had 77 yards rushing and a touchdown for Western Carolina (1-4, 0-2 Southern).

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Team Stat Comparison

 
WCU
SAM
1st Downs2026
Total Yards443589
Passing282408
Rushing161181
Penalties4-335-45
3rd Down Conversions4-166-13
4th Down Conversions0-01-1
Turnovers10
Possession28:4531:15

Passing Leaders

Western CarolinaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Mitchell15/332026.100
SamfordC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Summerlin16/2232714.940

Rushing Leaders

Western CarolinaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Mitchell16774.8135
Ramsey14694.9127
SamfordCARYDSAVGTDLG
Bledsoe8688.5127
Truss11605.5116

Receiving Leaders

Western CarolinaRECYDSAVGTDLG
Helms Jr.27939.5065
Police45313.3028
SamfordRECYDSAVGTDLG
Cephus38628.7152
Sinclair27437.0168

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERWCUSAM
TD03:49Karel Hamilton 6 Yd Pass From Andy Summerlin (Warren Handrahan Kick) 07
TD00:31Michael Pierce Jr. 3 Yd Run (Warren Handrahan Kick) 014
SECOND QUARTERWCUSAM
TD13:42Troy Mitchell 29 Yd Run (Richard Sigmon Kick) 714
FG06:52Richard Sigmon 27 Yd 1014
TD06:35Fabian Truss 100 Yd Kickoff Return (Warren Handrahan Kick) 1021
TD03:33Chris Cephus 52 Yd Pass From Andy Summerlin (Warren Handrahan Kick) 1028
THIRD QUARTERWCUSAM
TD10:12Gavin Sinclair 68 Yd Pass From Andy Summerlin (Warren Handrahan Kick) 1035
TD06:44Fabian Truss 16 Yd Run (Warren Handrahan Kick) 1042
TD04:49Darius Ramsey 1 Yd Run (Pat Failed) 1642
TD03:27Karel Hamilton 25 Yd Pass From Andy Summerlin (Warren Handrahan Kick) 1649
FOURTH QUARTERWCUSAM
TD11:26Stanley Robinson 2 Yd Run (Warren Handrahan Kick) 1656
TD05:38D'Morrise Bledsoe 27 Yd Run (Pat Failed) 1662
TD03:44Shaun Warren 5 Yd Run (Richard Sigmon Kick) 2362