BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - The Samford football team picked up a key Southern Conference victory by earning a 37-31 win over the 20th-ranked Wofford Terriers Saturday afternoon at Seibert Stadium.
With the win, Samford improves to 2-2, all in SoCon play. Wofford falls to 1-2, also all in league action. The win was Samford’s sixth straight over Wofford.
“Winning ballgames is tough, especially against a top-ranked opponent in back-to-back weeks,” Samford head coach Chris Hatcher said. “I felt like we’ve been really close. I told the team Monday after the Furman game, just stay the course. We’ve got a great team, we just have to fix some little things here and there. I don’t know if we played as good of football as we can play, but we played well enough to win. We found a way in the end, and I’m really proud of our guys.”
Wofford was driving late in the game with a chance to win, but Samford freshman safety Wade White picked off a Wofford pass to seal the victory for the Bulldogs. Sophomore safety Chris Edmonds also had a big day for the Samford defense, recording his SoCon-leading fourth interception of the season, and he forced a fumble that ended another Wofford drive. Edmonds ended the game with eight total tackles. Thomas Neville and Nathan East led Samford with 10 tackles each.
“Chris (Edmonds) is a tremendous player and he’s just going to get better each and every week,” Hatcher said. “This is the first time he’s seen significant action. He’s just a great young man and very deserving of any accolades he gets.”
Offensively for Samford, Liam Welch completed 24-of-36 passes for a career-high 359 yards and one touchdown. Ty King also had a career day with seven catches for a career-high 178 yards and a touchdown.
(Samford University Athletics)