Lorenzo Ward rushed for four touchdowns and Brandon Rainey ran for 206 yards and another score as The Citadel took control in the fourth quarter to run over Samford 42-27 on Saturday.
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Devlin Hodges threw for 438 yards and six touchdowns and added a seventh on the ground as Samford routed winless VMI 73-22 in a Southern Conference game Saturday afternoon.
Devlin Hodges set three school records, including six touchdown passes, leading Samford to a 66-28 win over Western Carolina on Saturday.
Chandler Burks threw a touchdown pass and ran for two scores to propel Kennesaw State to a 24-10 victory over Samford on Saturday.
Nick Tiano threw for 278 yards and a pair of touchdowns and ran for a third as Chattanooga held off preseason favorite Samford, 27-20 in the Southern Conference opener on Saturday night.
Freshman Robert Riddle threw for 316 yards and one score and ran for two more touchdowns as Mercer opened Southern Conference play by holding off Samford 30-24 on Saturday afternoon.
Deondre Francois threw for 320 yards and three touchdowns, including the go-ahead score to Tre' McKitty with 4:03 to go, as Florida State held off Samford 36-26 on Saturday.
Devlin Hodges threw for 330 yards and five touchdowns and ran for another score as Samford opened the season by destroying Division II Shorter 66-9 on Thursday night.