Scores

Final

W Carolina 24

(1-7, 0-6 Southern)

Samford 52

(5-3, 3-3 Southern)

3:00 PM ET, October 29, 2011

Seibert Stadium, Birmingham, AL

1 2 3 4 T
WCU 10 7 7 024
SAM 21 10 14 752

Top Performers

Passing: Z. Brindise (WCU) - 196 YDS, 2 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: S. Robinson (SAM) - 7 CAR, 68 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: G. Green (WCU) - 4 REC, 74 YDS, 1 TD

Samford 52, W. Carolina 24

Associated Press

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Fabian Truss and Stanley Robinson each scored two touchdowns as Samford beat Western Carolina for the eighth straight time Saturday 52-24.

It was the most points for Samford in four seasons as a member of the Southern Conference.

The Bulldogs (5-3, 3-3) had 303 yards rushing with Truss opening the scoring on a 61-yard run. He also scored on a 92-yard kickoff return. Robinson scored on runs of 20 and 21 yards.

Samford led 21-17 before scoring 24 unanswered points over the second and third quarters to put the game out of reach. A 6-yard touchdown pass from Dustin Taliaferro to Kevin Clay with 4:07 left in the third quarter extended the Bulldogs' lead to 45-17. Taliaferro, who passed for 124 yards, also caught a 17-yard touchdown pass from Kelsey Pope.

Zac Brindise passed for 196 yards and two touchdowns for the Catamounts (1-7, 0-6), who lost their sixth straight.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
WCU
SAM
1st Downs2023
Total Yards368463
Passing196160
Rushing172303
Penalties5-555-49
3rd Down Conversions7-238-17
4th Down Conversions1-30-0
Turnovers12
Possession34:2125:39

Passing Leaders

Western CarolinaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Brindise16/321966.121
SamfordC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Taliaferro14/251245.011

Rushing Leaders

Western CarolinaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Vaughn30832.808
Johnson16623.9014
SamfordCARYDSAVGTDLG
Truss12998.3161
Robinson7689.7221

Receiving Leaders

Western CarolinaRECYDSAVGTDLG
Green47418.5129
Mitchell5387.6019
SamfordRECYDSAVGTDLG
Clay5448.8113
Truss3299.7013

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERWCUSAM
TD13:38Fabian Truss 61 Yd Run (Cameron Yaw Kick) 07
TD12:20George Richardson 25 Yd Pass From Zac Brindise (Clark Sechrest Kick) 77
TD10:46Stanley Robinson 20 Yd Run (Cameron Yaw Kick) 714
TD09:36Alvin Hines 33 Yd Interception Return (Cameron Yaw Kick) 721
FG05:52Clark Sechrest 26 Yd 1021
SECOND QUARTERWCUSAM
TD14:03Brandon Vaught Recovered Fumble In End Zone (Clark Sechrest Kick) 1721
TD13:49Fabian Truss 82 Yd Kickoff Return (Cameron Yaw Kick) 1728
FG00:00Cameron Yaw 39 Yd 1731
THIRD QUARTERWCUSAM
TD08:40Stanley Robinson 21 Yd Run (Cameron Yaw Kick) 1738
TD04:07Kelvin Clay 6 Yd Pass From Dustin Taliaferro (Cameron Yaw Kick) 1745
TD01:43Gary Green 29 Yd Pass From Zac Brindise (Clark Sechrest Kick) 2445
FOURTH QUARTERWCUSAM
TD14:53Dustin Taliaferro 17 Yd Pass From Kelsey Pope (Cameron Yaw Kick) 2452