Samford football takes down #20 Wofford 37-31

Samford football takes down #20 Wofford 37-31
The Samford football team dropped a 58-14 decision to 14th-ranked Furman Saturday afternoon at Seibert Stadium. (Source: WBRC)

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)

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