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Payton throws for 3 TDs in Mercer's 45-14 rout of Wofford

MACON, Ga. (AP) Fred Payton passed for 357 yards, Mercer added another 210 yards on the ground, and the Bears defeated Wofford 45-14 on Saturday night.

Payton completed 19 of 27 passes with two of his three TDs going to Ty James, who had 153 yards on five receptions. Fred Davis led on the ground with 91 yards and Al Wooten II added 79 yards for the Bears (5-2, 3-1 Southern Conference), who totaled 567 yards.

Wofford (1-6, 0-4) managed just 176 yards of total offense, with Bryce Corriston completing 8 of 17 passes for 58 yards. Still, the score was tied at 14 in the second quarter after the Terriers' Joe Beckett returned a fumble 55 yards for a touchdown.

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Leaders
Passing Yards: F. Payton1097
Passing TDs: F. Payton9
Rushing Yards: F. Davis666
Rushing TDs: F. Davis10
Receiving Yards: T. James368
Receiving TDs: T. James6
Interceptions: None 
Schedule 2021
Date Opponent Result / Time
9/2 vs. Point University W 69 - 0
9/11 at 1 Alabama L 14 - 48
9/25 at Furman W 24 - 3
10/2 vs. Samford W 45 - 42
10/9 at Western Carolina W 34 - 24
10/16 vs. VMI L 7 - 45
10/23 vs. Wofford W 45 - 14
10/30 at Citadel 11:00 PT12:00 MT1:00 CT2:00 ET6:00 GMT2:00 北京时间11:00 MST12:00 CST1:00 EST
11/13 vs. Chattanooga 12:00 PT1:00 MT2:00 CT3:00 ET8:00 GMT4:00 北京时间1:00 MST2:00 CST3:00 EST
11/20 at ETSU 10:00 PT11:00 MT12:00 CT1:00 ET6:00 GMT2:00 北京时间11:00 MST12:00 CST1:00 EST
Southern
  Conference Overall
14 ETSU 4-1 7-1
Mercer 4-1 5-2
21 Virginia Military 3-1 5-2
Chattanooga 3-1 4-3
Furman 2-2 4-3
Samford 2-3 3-4
Western Carolina 1-3 1-6
Citadel 1-3 2-5
Wofford 0-5 1-6
Offense (FCS Rank)
Yards: 2487 (34)
Passing Yards: 1079 (89)
Rushing Yards: 1408 (8)
Points per game: 32.2 (24)
Yards per game: 414.5 (27)
Touchdowns: 26 (19)
Field Goals: 4 (84)
Defense (FCS Rank)
Yards: 2106 (42)
Passing Yards: 1188 (37)
Rushing Yards: 918 (53)
Points per game: 27.0 (57)
Yards per game: 351.0 (44)
Touchdowns: 19 (54)
Field Goals: 5 (53)
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