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Western Carolina Catamounts (0-3)


Samford holds off Western Carolina in Southern opener, 42-37

CULLOWHEE, N.C. (AP) DeMarcus Ware ran for 118 yards and three touchdowns, including the deciding score with 6:28 left in the game as Samford held off a second-half comeback by Western Carolina to earn a 42-37 victory in the Southern Conference opener for both teams Saturday.

Ware ran 44 yards for the game's first score, then scored from the 4 on the final play of the first quarter to give the Bulldogs a 13-0 lead. Liam Welch threw 33 yards to Montrell Washington in the second quarter to push the Samford lead to 20-3.

The Catamounts (0-3) scored four straight touchdowns, two on touchdown passes from Rogan Wells and a third when Western Carolina sacked Welch in the end zone early in the third quarter. Wells found Calvin Jones with a 52-yard score with 4:23 left to get within a touchdown of the lead.

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Leaders
Passing Yards: R. Wells682
Passing TDs: R. Wells4
Rushing Yards: T. Jones180
Rushing TDs: T. Jones2
Receiving Yards: R. Williams259
Receiving TDs: R. Williams2
Interceptions: None 
Schedule 2021
Date Opponent Result / Time
9/4 vs. Eastern Kentucky L 28 - 31
9/11 at 4 Oklahoma L 0 - 76
9/18 vs. Samford L 37 - 42
9/25 at Gardner-Webb 3:00 PT4:00 MT5:00 CT6:00 ET10:00 GMT6:00 北京时间3:00 MST4:00 CST5:00 EST
10/2 at Chattanooga 10:30 PT11:30 MT12:30 CT1:30 ET5:30 GMT1:30 北京时间10:30 MST11:30 CST12:30 EST
10/9 vs. Mercer 12:30 PT1:30 MT2:30 CT3:30 ET7:30 GMT3:30 北京时间12:30 MST1:30 CST2:30 EST
10/23 at Citadel 11:00 PT12:00 MT1:00 CT2:00 ET6:00 GMT2:00 北京时间11:00 MST12:00 CST1:00 EST
10/30 at Wofford 10:30 PT11:30 MT12:30 CT1:30 ET5:30 GMT1:30 北京时间10:30 MST11:30 CST12:30 EST
11/6 vs. Furman 11:00 PT12:00 MT1:00 CT2:00 ET6:00 GMT2:00 北京时间11:00 MST12:00 CST1:00 EST
11/13 vs. ETSU 11:00 PT12:00 MT1:00 CT2:00 ET7:00 GMT3:00 北京时间12:00 MST1:00 CST2:00 EST
11/20 at VMI 10:30 PT11:30 MT12:30 CT1:30 ET6:30 GMT2:30 北京时间11:30 MST12:30 CST1:30 EST
Southern
  Conference Overall
Samford 1-0 2-1
15 ETSU 0-0 3-0
22 Virginia Military 0-0 2-1
Furman 0-0 2-1
Mercer 0-0 1-1
Wofford 0-0 1-1
Citadel 0-0 1-2
Chattanooga 0-0 1-2
Western Carolina 0-1 0-3
Offense (FCS Rank)
Yards: 1189 (27)
Passing Yards: 719 (26)
Rushing Yards: 470 (34)
Points per game: 21.7 (63)
Yards per game: 396.3 (38)
Touchdowns: 7 (56)
Field Goals: 3 (32)
Defense (FCS Rank)
Yards: 1512 (113)
Passing Yards: 937 (112)
Rushing Yards: 575 (95)
Points per game: 49.7 (116)
Yards per game: 504.0 (110)
Touchdowns: 20 (118)
Field Goals: 3 (75)
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