Samford earned their first win of the season Saturday night by defeating Wofford 21-14.
Samford spoiled an 18-game Wofford home-opener win streak, relying on stout defense to grind out a win. The Bulldog defense held Wofford to 217 total yards on the night, good for their best performance of the season.
South Florida transfer Chris Oladokun led the Bulldogs to victory as he tossed for 224 yards on 17-25 passing, adding one touchdown along the way. Oladokun, however, did throw two interceptions, both of which came in first half play.
Oladokun added 73 yards on the ground, rushing for one touchdown while freshman Jay Stanton supplied the Bulldogs’ run game with 45 yards and a touchdown as well.
Wofford struck first in the opening quarter of the game after they gained possession on Oladokun’s first interception of the year. Nathan Walker capped off Wofford’s first drive with a rushing touchdown, allowing the Terriers to go up 7-0.
Samford responded near the end of the quarter on a Robert Adams touchdown reception, tying the game at seven.
After another Walker touchdown run for Wofford, Samford answered with a touchdown scamper from Stanton, his first of the season.
In the second quarter, Samford scored what would end up being the final points of the contest on a 30-yard touchdown dash from Oladokun.
Samford’s defense held their own for the remainder of the contest in a game that finished scoreless for both teams in the second half.
With the win, the Bulldogs move to 1-2 on the season and 1-0 in Southern Conference play.
Samford will return to action in a week for their first home contest of the year, facing off against the Alabama A&M Bulldogs. The game is set to start at 6 p.m. and can be streamed live on ESPN+.
Gunnar Sadowey is the sports editor for the Crimson. He is a junior journalism and mass communications major.