BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Devlin Hodges threw three touchdown passes and ran for another score as Samford rolled to a 35-14 victory over The Citadel on Saturday.

Hodges connected with Kelvin McKnight on a 57-yard pass on his first throw of the game, and capped the opening drive with an 8-yard scoring throw to McKnight. Hodges threw a 70-yard touchdown strike to Yassar El-Amin and a 63-yarder to TaDarryl Marshall as the Bulldogs built a 35-0 lead early in the second quarter.

Hodges ran for a 1-yard touchdown and finished 21 of 26 for 323 yards passing. Moise Satine rushed for 73 yards on 12 carries including a 10-yard touchdown run.

Jordan Black and Brandon Rainey ran for second-half touchdowns for The Citadel (3-1, 1-1 Southern Conference).

Samford (3-2, 1-1) bounced back from a 38-34 loss to Western Carolina in last week’s conference opener. Hodges threw for a program-record 516 yards and four touchdowns in the loss.


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