Samford Beats Southeast 33-17
Sept. 30, 2005
Birmingham, Ala. - Samford outscored Southeast Missouri 27-5 in the second half to claim a 33-17 Ohio Valley Conference win in a game nationally televised by ESPN U. The Buldogs are now 2-3 overall and 1-1 in the OVC while Southeast is 0-5 and 0-2.
The Southeast defense held Samford to just 87 yards in the first half while limiting Jefferson Adcock, the OVC passing leader, to just 74 passing yards.
Adcock warmed to the task in the second half with scoring passes of 18 and 13 yards and finished the night 19-38 for 239 yards and three touchdowns. He drove the Bulldogs to a 67-yard scoring drive on their first possession of the second half. The drive ended on a 33-yard scoring run by Justin Ray that gave the Bulldogs a 13-12 lead.
Southeast regained the lead on a 20-yard field goal by Schermann who connected on his sixth straight field goal of the season.
Samford went ahead for good on the final play of third quarter. The final Southeast score came after a Samford touchdown when Romae Rucker intercepted an Adcock pass in an attempted two-point conversion and returned it 100 yards for a two-point defensive extra point.
True freshman quarterback Markus Mosley played most of the fourth quarter for the Redhawks. He completed 6-12 passes for 94 yards but was intercepted twice.
All-American punter David Simonhoff had seven punts for an average of 52 yards per punt. He had one punt of 80 yards which is the third time in his Southeast career that he has had a punt of 80 or more yards.
Southeast will host Eastern Illinois on Oct. 8, 6 p.m., at Houck Stadium. Missouri is 0-5 and 0-2