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Davis runs for 276 yards, 5 TDs in Mercer’s win over Samford


MACON, Ga. (AP) — In a game that featured five lead changes and more than 1,000 yards of offense, Mercer’s Fred Davis stole the show with school records of 276 yards rushing and five touchdowns as the Bears defeated Samford 45-42 on Saturday night. Four of Davis’s touchdowns came in the second half, two in the third quarter and two in the fourth. The fourth-quarter scores proved pivotal, first giving Mercer a 38-35 lead, then later putting the Bears up 45-35. A two-yard touchdown run by Samford quarterback Liam Welch cut the Bulldogs’ deficit to 45-42 before Mercer’s Coby Neenan recovered the onside-kick and the Bears ran out the final 1:22. 

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