Michael Hiers throws four touchdown passes and the Samford defense is outstanding in win over Western Carolina.
Samford's Chandler Smith, who came to the program as a walk-on, has developed into one of the team's most dependable receivers.
South Alabama, Jacksonville State and West Alabama get big road wins. Jon Sumrall gets his first win as a college head coach and UNA running back ShunDerrick Powell has a big night.
Stetson Bennett is a Georgia Bulldog. Samford head coach Chris Hatcher thought at one point that Bennett just might be a different shade of Bulldog.
Samford coach Chris Hatcher called the season opening win over No. 8 ranked Kennesaw State a team win. It certainly was that, but one of the most pleasant things about the win was the play of a revamped defense.
A quick start in either half wasn’t part of Samford’s opening football game of the season. Handling that situation like a veteran team was part of the Bulldogs’ 27-17 victory over nationally ranked No. 8 ranked Kennesaw State on Thursday night at Seibert Stadium.
The quarterback tussle between Michael Hiers and Nik Scalzo did not end the way that Samford head coach Chris Hatcher hoped it would.
Three college football games on Thursday, including UAB playing host to Alabama A&M, begin a busy slate.
The point is, with Chris Hatcher running the show, chances are pretty good that Samford is going to be good at quarterback.
Samford linebacker Nathan East is taking it to another level. East, the Bulldogs' lone preseason All-Southern Conference first team selection, is back for his sixth season with the program. He’s also in his second year in the stringent Physical Therapy Program at Samford and is a newlywed.
Samford began fall camp on Monday with the tussle for the starting quarterback position between junior college transfer Michael Hiers and University of Kentucky transfer Nick Scalzo one of the bigger storylines.
In a way, Bradley Porcellato’s journey from Melbourne, Australia to Birmingham, Alabama traveled through Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Charlottesville, Virginia. We’ll let Porcellato, a senior All-Southern Conference punter at Samford University, connect those dots.