Scores

Final

Furman 21

(0-1, 0-1 Southern)

Samford 24

(1-0, 1-0 Southern)

4:30 PM ET, September 1, 2012

Seibert Stadium, Birmingham, AL

1 2 3 4 T
FUR 0 14 7 021
SAM 7 7 7 324

Top Performers

Passing: A. Summerlin (SAM) - 216 YDS, 2 TD

Rushing: J. Williams (FUR) - 20 CAR, 98 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: W. King (FUR) - 4 REC, 89 YDS, 1 TD

Samford 24, Furman 21

Associated Press

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Cameron Yaw's 27-yard field goal with 37 seconds left helped lead Samford past Furman 24-21 Saturday in the season opener for both teams.

Andy Sumerlin was 23 of 37 for 216 passing yards with three scores to lead the Bulldogs. Sumerlin connected on first half touchdown passes of 5 yards and 38 yards to Kelsey Hope and Riley Hawkins, respectively, to help Samford go into halftime tied at 14.

Fabian Truss, named 2011 All-SoCon as both a running back and kick returner, led the Bulldogs in rushing with 102 yards on 19 carries.

Furman running back Jerodis Williams rushed for 102 yards, making him the 11th player in Paladins history to rush for 2,000 career yards.

Williams' 17-yard touchdown run tied the game with 44 seconds left in the third quarter.

Both teams remained scoreless for much of the fourth quarter before Yaw's late field goal sealed it for Samford.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
FUR
SAM
1st Downs1916
Total Yards359366
Passing201216
Rushing158150
Penalties6-255-44
3rd Down Conversions3-134-15
4th Down Conversions0-10-1
Turnovers40
Possession33:5126:09

Passing Leaders

FurmanC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Derrick11/252018.013
SamfordC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Summerlin23/372165.820

Rushing Leaders

FurmanCARYDSAVGTDLG
Williams20984.9127
McCloud7284.007
SamfordCARYDSAVGTDLG
Truss191025.4021
Summerlin3289.3123

Receiving Leaders

FurmanRECYDSAVGTDLG
King48922.3136
Anderson25628.0041
SamfordRECYDSAVGTDLG
Hawkins57915.8138
Cephus35919.7051

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERFURSAM
TD00:33Kelsey Pope 5 Yd Pass From Andy Summerlin (Cameron Yaw Kick) 07
SECOND QUARTERFURSAM
TD07:28Will King 36 Yd Pass From Dakota Derrick (Ray Early Kick) 77
TD06:39Riley Hawkins 38 Yd Pass From Andy Summerlin (Cameron Yaw Kick) 714
TD04:12Ernie Cain 1 Yd Run (Ray Early Kick) 1414
THIRD QUARTERFURSAM
TD11:43Andy Summerlin 1 Yd Run (Cameron Yaw Kick) 1421
TD00:44Jerodis Williams 17 Yd Run (Ray Early Kick) 2121
FOURTH QUARTERFURSAM
FG00:37Cameron Yaw 27 Yd 2124