Scores

Final

Samford 21

(1-5, 0-3 away)

Murray State 24

(3-3, 3-0 home)

4:00 PM ET, October 9, 2004

Roy Stewart Stadium, Murray, KY

1 2 3 4 T
SAM 0 0 14 721
MURR 7 10 7 024

Top Performers

Passing: J. Moore (SAM) - 14 YDS

Rushing: C. Cook (MURR) - 34 CAR, 187 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: D. Rumley (MURR) - 4 REC, 49 YDS, 1 TD

Murray State 24, Samford 21

MURRAY, Ky. (AP) -- Chad Cook rushed for 187 yards and two touchdowns and Onsha Whitaker intercepted a pass in the final minute to lead Murray State to a 24-21 win over Samford on Saturday.

Adam Fisher completed 14 of 22 passes with a TD pass for the Racers (3-3, 2-1 Ohio Valley Conference), who were outgained 373-328.

Ray Nelson completed 28 of 60 passes for 249 yards with two interceptions for Samford (1-5, 0-3).

The Racers built a 17-0 halftime lead, but Samford cut the deficit to 17-14 in the third quarter on two touchdown runs by Nelson.

Cook had a 32-yard touchdown run with 3:18 left in the quarter to push the lead back to 10.

Nelson threw a 34-yard TD pass to Efrem Hill with 6:42 left in the game.

Samford got the ball back with 4:02 left and drove to the Murray State 29. Whitaker intercepted a Nelson pass with 26 seconds left to preserve the win.

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