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Mercer Bears (2-1)


Payton, James lead Mercer over The Citadel 17-0

MACON, Ga. (AP) Fred Payton and Ty James connected for two touchdowns, and Mercer beat The Citadel 17-0 on Saturday night.

Payton threw a 9-yard touchdown pass to James early in the third quarter and a 63-yarder eight minutes later in the Southern Conference opener for Mercer (2-1, 1-0). Payton was 16-of-24 passing for 224 yards. James finished with seven catches for 138 yards receiving. Austin Douglas added 81 yards on the ground on 11 carries.

The Citadel (1-2, 1-1) was held to 151 yards of offense. Peyton Derrick had just 59 yards on 7-of-16 passing.

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Leaders
Passing Yards: F. Payton660
Passing TDs: F. Payton8
Rushing Yards: A. Douglas261
Rushing TDs: A. Douglas2
Receiving Yards: T. James372
Receiving TDs: T. James5
Interceptions: None 
Schedule 2022
Date Opponent Result / Time
8/27 vs. Morehead State W 63 - 13
9/3 at Auburn L 16 - 42
9/17 vs. Citadel W 17 - 0
9/24 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
10/1 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
10/8 vs. Western Carolina 1:00 PT2:00 MT3:00 CT4:00 ET8:00 GMT4:00 北京时间1:00 MST2:00 CST3:00 EST
10/15 vs. ETSU 1:00 PT2:00 MT3:00 CT4:00 ET8:00 GMT4:00 北京时间1:00 MST2:00 CST3:00 EST
10/22 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
10/29 at VMI 10:30 PT11:30 MT12:30 CT1:30 ET5:30 GMT1:30 北京时间10:30 MST11:30 CST12:30 EST
11/12 vs. Furman 12:00 PT1:00 MT2:00 CT3:00 ET8:00 GMT4:00 北京时间1:00 MST2:00 CST3:00 EST
11/19 at Samford 10:00 PT11:00 MT12:00 CT1:00 ET6:00 GMT2:00 北京时间11:00 MST12:00 CST1:00 EST
Southern
  Conference Overall
10 Chattanooga 1-0 3-1
Furman 1-0 3-1
17 Mercer 1-0 2-1
Citadel 1-1 1-2
Western Carolina 0-0 2-1
21 Samford 0-0 2-1
Virginia Military 0-0 1-2
Wofford 0-1 0-3
ETSU 0-2 2-2
Offense (FCS Rank)
Yards: 1267 (19)
Passing Yards: 687 (35)
Rushing Yards: 580 (14)
Points per game: 32.0 (26)
Yards per game: 422.3 (21)
Touchdowns: 12 (25)
Field Goals: 2 (76)
Defense (FCS Rank)
Yards: 926 (29)
Passing Yards: 432 (21)
Rushing Yards: 494 (76)
Points per game: 18.3 (21)
Yards per game: 308.7 (19)
Touchdowns: 7 (33)
Field Goals: 2 (69)
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