Scores

Final

West Alabama 6

Samford 34

(2-0, 1-0 Southern)

7:00 PM ET, September 8, 2012

Seibert Stadium, BIRMINGHAM, AL

1 2 3 4 T
WES 3 0 3 06
SAM 14 14 6 034

Top Performers

Passing: A. Summerlin (SAM) - 190 YDS, 1 INT

Rushing: F. Truss (SAM) - 16 CAR, 82 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: C. Cephus (SAM) - 6 REC, 65 YDS

Samford 34, West Alabama 6

Associated Press

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Samford rolled to a 25 point halftime lead and cruised to a 34-6 victory against West Alabama on Saturday night.

The Bulldogs (2-0) amassed 227 yards rushing and rolled up 452 yards of total offense to control the game.

West Alabama's Kyle Caldwell and Gary Johnston combined for more yards passing than Samford, 227-225, but they also combined for three interceptions, and Caldwell was sacked five times. Samford's defense held West Alabama (1-1) to 21 yards rushing for a .7-yard average.

The Bulldogs, members of the Southern Conference, are 10-6-1 all-time against West Alabama (Gulf South Conference).

Fabian Truss rushed for 82 yards and two touchdowns for the Bulldogs, and Cameron Yaw kicked two third-quarter field goals. Jeremiah Gates and Stanley Robinson rushed for touchdowns of 2 and 8 yards respectively for the Bulldogs.

West Alabama's Ryne Smith kicked field goals of 22 and 29 yards.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
WES
SAM
1st Downs1731
Total Yards248452
Passing227225
Rushing21227
Penalties6-706-129
3rd Down Conversions6-159-16
4th Down Conversions0-00-0
Turnovers41
Possession28:3731:23

Passing Leaders

West AlabamaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Caldwell16/292077.102
SamfordC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Summerlin21/271907.001

Rushing Leaders

West AlabamaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Willis12242.0011
Hobbs5224.407
SamfordCARYDSAVGTDLG
Truss16825.1224
Gates14503.6119

Receiving Leaders

West AlabamaRECYDSAVGTDLG
Brown56112.2020
O'Neal14242.0042
SamfordRECYDSAVGTDLG
Cephus66510.8015
Pope6549.0018

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERWESSAM
TD10:30Fabian Truss 2 Yd Run (Cameron Yaw Kick) 07
WESFG04:04Ryne Smith 22 Yd 37
TD02:44Fabian Truss 2 Yd Run (Cameron Yaw Kick) 314
SECOND QUARTERWESSAM
TD06:57Jeremiaha Gates 2 Yd Run (Cameron Yaw Kick) 321
TD04:18Stanley Robinson 8 Yd Run (Cameron Yaw Kick) 328
THIRD QUARTERWESSAM
WESFG08:54Ryne Smith 25 Yd 628
FG06:05Cameron Yaw 19 Yd 631
FG01:32Cameron Yaw 20 Yd 634