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Samford 17, Eastern Illinois 14

11/22/2003

CHARLESTON, Ill. (AP) -- Ray Nelson's 35-yard touchdown pass to
Efrem Hill at the end of the third quarter gave Samford a 17-14 win
over Eastern Illinois on Saturday.

Samford (7-4, 5-3 Ohio Valley Conference) took a 10-0 lead at
the half on a 13-yard TD run by D.J. Stancil midway through the
second quarter and a 45-yard field goal from Ty Neil with 54
seconds left.

Eastern Illinois (4-8, 3-5) got on the board with 5:17 left in
the third quarter when quarterback Andrew Harris scored on a 7-yard
run.

But Nelson's TD toss to Hill with 2:56 remaining was enough to
secure the lead for Samford. Hill's catch set a conference record
for most pass receptions in a season with 92.

Harris, who was 19-of-32 for 180 yards, hooked up with Jermaine
Mobley on a 31-yard pass at the beginning of the fourth quarter for
the game's final score.