Samford rallies to 47-21 win over Mercer

MACON, Ga. (AP) Denzel Williams ran for two touchdowns, Kelvin McKnight returned a punt 77 yards for a score, and Samford rallied to beat Mercer 47-21 in Saturday's season finale for both teams.

Trailing 14-9 at halftime, Anthony Pistelli kicked his fourth field goal and Williams scored on a 1-yard run for a 19-14 lead.

Devlin Hodges-who was 30 of 44 for 392 yards-hit Emmanuel Obajimi on a 94-yard scoring pass and McKnight scored on the punt return. Obajimi had seven receptions for 144 yards and Krael Hamilton caught eight for 101.

Williams scored again on a 3-yard run that was set up by James Bradberry's interception. K'rondis Larry then romped 94-yards for a touchdown on the next possession. Larry had four carries for 102 yards.

John Russ ran 7 yards for a score for Mercer (5-6, 2-5), and threw two TD passes of 15 and 29 yards to Sam Walker, who had eight catches for 100 yards.

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