Evans leads Samford in 27-24 win over Wofford

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SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP)—Chris Evans ran for 257 yards on 37 carries to set the Samford career rushing record in a 27-24 win over Wofford on Saturday.

Evans has 3,379 career yards, surpassing Jerome Russell’s 3,122 yards set from 1996-1999. With 1,053 yards this season, Evans also became the first player in Samford history to rush for more than 1,000 yards in three straight seasons.

The Bulldogs (5-5, 3-4 Southern Conference) finished with 347 yards on the ground in their first road win of the season.

Dustin Taliaferro was 19 of 26 with 174 yards and two touchdowns and Riley Hawkins caught five passes for 103 yards for Samford.

Cameron Yaw connected on a 25-yard field goal with 46 seconds left in the third quarter to put the Bulldogs ahead for good, 20-17.

Wofford (3-7, 2-5) was led by Michael Scott with 165 yards and a touchdown on 12 carries.

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