The Citadel clinches SoCon title with win over Samford
CHARLESTON, SC (AP) - - Tyler Renew had 45 carries for 285 yards and three touchdowns, Cody Clark made a 36-yard field goal in overtime and The Citadel beat Samford 37-34 on Saturday to set a program record with its ninth straight victory.
Renew was two carries and a yard away from tying two single-game school records.
The Citadel (9-0, 7-0 Southern Conference) trailed 34-24 with 6:17 remaining but Renew capped a five-play, 72-yard drive with a short TD and Clark tied it with 3 seconds left on a 34-yard field goal.
On the second possession of overtime, Reece Everett's 44-yard field-goal attempt hit the upright for Samford (6-3, 4-2).
Cam Jackson added 100 yards rushing and one touchdown for The Citadel, which has a share of the SoCon title for the second straight year. Renew's other two scores came from 55 and 58 yards out as The Citadel outgained Samford 463-93 on the ground.
Devlin Hodges threw for 280 yards and two touchdowns, and ran for 94 yards and two scores for Samford. Kelvin McKnight made nine catches for 118 yards.