Scores

Final

Murray State 23

(1-5, 0-4 away)

Samford 27

(3-4, 3-0 home)

2:00 PM ET, October 15, 2005

Seibert Stadium, Birmingham, AL

1 2 3 4 T
MURR 7 10 6 023
SAM 10 7 10 027

Top Performers

Passing: K. Topps (MURR) - 180 YDS, 1 TD

Rushing: C. Cook (MURR) - 30 CAR, 145 YDS

Receiving: D. Rumley (MURR) - 4 REC, 63 YDS, 1 TD

Samford 27, Murray State 23

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) -- Cortland Finnegan returned a punt 75 yards for a touchdown late in the third quarter to lift Samford to a 27-23 victory over Murray State Saturday.

Neither team scored after Finnegan's return with 22 seconds left in the third for the Bulldogs (3-4, 2-2 Ohio Valley Conference).

Murray State (1-5, 0-3) outgained Samford 464-243 in total yards, but couldn't reach the end zone in the second half. The Bulldogs also scored on Quinton Smith's 44-yard fumble recovery in the first quarter.

Murray State had to settle for three field goals by Rod Crass in the second and third quarters, the longest 36 yards.

Shannon Fleming kicked a 44-yard field goal and a 32-yarder for Samford.

Jefferson Adcock passed for only 114 yards but had a 21-yard touchdown pass to Josh Brennard with 5:14 left in the first quarter as Samford built a 17-7 lead.

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