Samford Spoils Western’s Homecoming Game

Samford running back Chris Evans rushed for 166 yards on 34 carries and a touchdown and quarterback Dustin Taliaferro threw for two scores within a minute and 51 second span in the third quarter as the Bulldogs spoiled Western Carolina’s Homecoming on Saturday, Oct. 4 with a 21-6 win in front of 9,174 fans at E. J. Whitmire Stadium/Bob Waters Field.

The loss – Western’s fifth-straight to Samford since 1969 – extended WCU’s Southern Conference losing skid to 17-straight games, one shy of tying for the second-longest such streak in conference history. It was also Samford’s first conference triumph since joining the SoCon this season and the Catamount’s first loss on their new turf to move WCU to 2-4 on the season, 0-2 in the Southern Conference.