2:00 PM ET, October 11, 2003
Seibert Stadium, BIRMINGHAM, AL
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) -- Cortland Finnegan had two interceptions, returning one 56 yards for a touchdown, as Samford pulled away late in a 35-6 win over Murray State on Saturday.
Murray State (2-5, 1-2) got off to a 3-0 lead on a 43-yard field goal by Jesse Ohliger, but two minutes later the Racers found themselves backed up inside their own 5-yard line. Ulysses Odoms bobbled a pitch, and Darold Williams led a host of Bulldogs in swarming Odoms in the end zone for a safety.
The teams traded field goals in the third quarter before Finnegan picked off a Stephen Hatchell pass and returned it 56 yards for a score.
Backup quarterback Kevin Tooker sneaked in from 1 yard out to make it 32-6, and Ty Neil added his second field goal for the final margin.
Nelson was 15-of-31 for 150 yards and no interceptions for Samford.
Hatchell led the Racers with 189 yards on 20-of-36 passing.
|3rd Down Conversions||3-15||4-15|
|4th Down Conversions||0-4||0-0|
|FG||10:20||JESSE OHLIGER 43 YD FG|
Drive info: 5 plays, 16 yards.
|S||8:03||DAROLD WILLIAMS SAFETY||3||2|
|TD||0:11||D.J. STANCIL 3 YD RUN (FAILED 2PT PASS)|
Drive info: 7 plays, 46 yards.
|TD||7:41||EFREM HILL 26 YD PASS FROM RAY NELSON (TY NEIL KICK)|
Drive info: 10 plays, 80 yards.
|FG||8:09||JESSE OHLIGER 28 YD FG|
Drive info: 6 plays, 17 yards.
|FG||2:07||TY NEIL 32 YD FG|
Drive info: 7 plays, 44 yards.
|TD||0:57||CORTLAND FINNEGAN 56 YD INTERCEPTION RETURN (TY NEIL KICK)||6||25|
|TD||5:01||KEVIN TOOKER 1 YD RUN (TY NEIL KICK)|
Drive info: 5 plays, 48 yards.
|FG||2:42||TY NEIL 31 YD FG|
Drive info: 4 plays, 1 yards.