Samford 37

(1-0, 1-0 home)

8:00 PM ET, August 31, 2006

Seibert Stadium, Birmingham, AL

1 2 3 4 T
MIL 0 7 0 07
SAM 14 3 10 1037

Top Performers

Passing: D. Williams (SAM) - 135 YDS, 1 TD

Rushing: J. Ray (SAM) - 16 CAR, 75 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: J. Moore (SAM) - 3 REC, 105 YDS, 1 TD

Samford 37, Miles 7

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) -- Justin Ray rushed for 75 yards and scored a touchdown to help lead Samford to a 37-7 victory over Miles Thursday night.

The Bulldog's Dante Williams completed 9-of-15 passes for 135 yards and a touchdown. Jefferson Adcock completed 10-of-14 passes for 141 yards, a touchdown and two interceptions.

Miles' Terrance Standfield completed 4-of-12 passes for 25 yards, while Darrell Lebeaux completed 1-of-3 passes for 18 yards.

The Bulldogs got on the board early in the first quarter with a 38-yard touchdown by Joe Jones with 13:20 left in the quarter. Ray's five-yard touchdown run with 5:32 left helped Samford secure the lead. By the end of the first quarter, Samford led Miles 14-0.

Miles fought back with a 14-yard touchdown run by Joseph Moncur with 5:45 in the second quarter. But a 23-yard field goal by Samford's Shannon Fleming with 1:01 in the quarter helped Samford go into halftime ahead 17-7.

The Bulldogs, who would roll up 438 yards of offense, kept Miles at bay the second half while securing a 37-7 victory.