Hodges sets career mark in Samford’s 26-7 win over VMI


Devlin Hodges became Samford’s all-time leader in passing yards and out-dueled his younger brother Duncan as the Bulldogs defeated VMI 26-7 on Saturday.

Devlin Hodges, a junior, completed 26 of 38 passes for 262 yards and a touchdown, pushing his career total to 8,204 yards at Samford (4-2, 2-1 Southern Conference). He needed just nine yards to pass Ray Nelson, who played from 2001-04.

Duncan Hodges, a red-shirt freshman, guided the Keydets (0-6, 0-3) 77 yards in 10 plays and scored on a 3-yard run to open the game but finished 16 of 31 for 121 yards and was intercepted three times.

Samford came right back with a four-play, 63 yard drive, tying it on Moise Satine’s 33-yard run. Satine finished with 97 yards. Jordan Weaver followed with the first of his career-high four field goals. Devlin Hodges’ 23-yard pass to Andrew Harris in the second quarter helped Samford take a 20-7 lead at halftime.

Before the season, many would qualify their quarterback-centric Heisman predictions with, “But Saquon Barkley could be the nation’s best player.” Well, halfway through the season, Barkley is the nation’s best player, and he’s also getting the Heisman love he deserves. A national audience witnessed his 43-touch, 357-yard performance at Iowa, and he has done something to Cheap NFL Jerseys Paypal dazzle every time he steps on the field. From running to receiving to returning to pass Cheap Jerseys Wholesale blocking, Barkley does it all, as evidenced by his 1,318 all-purpose yards.

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