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Payton's 3 TD passes lead Mercer over Gardner-Webb 45-14

BOILING SPRINGS, N.C. (AP) Fred Payton threw three touchdown passes and Mercer rolled to a 45-14 victory over Gardner-Webb on Saturday night.

Payton was 15-of-23 passing for 187 yards. He threw a pair of touchdown passes to Devron Harper and one to Drake Starks. Harper made eight catches for 109 yards and added 64 yards on the ground.

Harper broke loose on a 66-yard touchdown run on the game's first play from scrimmage. Payton added a 27-yard TD pass to Harper and a 15-yarder to Starks as Mercer (3-1) built a 21-0 first-quarter lead. Cameron Sims' 67-yard pick-6 stretched the Bears' lead to 28-7 heading into halftime.

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Leaders
Passing Yards: B. Fisher832
Passing TDs: B. Fisher4
Rushing Yards: D. Jones150
Rushing TDs: B. Fisher4
Receiving Yards: T. Luther340
Receiving TDs: T. Luther2
Interceptions: None 
Schedule 2022
Date Opponent Result / Time
9/1 vs. Limestone College W 56 - 21
9/10 at Coastal Carolina L 27 - 31
9/17 at Elon L 24 - 30
9/24 vs. Mercer L 14 - 45
10/1 at Marshall 12:30 PT1:30 MT2:30 CT3:30 ET7:30 GMT3:30 北京时间12:30 MST1:30 CST2:30 EST
10/8 at Robert Morris 9:00 PT10:00 MT11:00 CT12:00 ET4:00 GMT12:00 北京时间9:00 MST10:00 CST11:00 EST
10/15 at Liberty TBA
10/22 at Charleston Southern 3:00 PT4:00 MT5:00 CT6:00 ET10:00 GMT6:00 北京时间3:00 MST4:00 CST5:00 EST
10/29 vs. Bryant 10:30 PT11:30 MT12:30 CT1:30 ET5:30 GMT1:30 北京时间10:30 MST11:30 CST12:30 EST
11/12 at Campbell 10:00 PT11:00 MT12:00 CT1:00 ET6:00 GMT2:00 北京时间11:00 MST12:00 CST1:00 EST
11/19 vs. North Carolina A&T 10:30 PT11:30 MT12:30 CT1:30 ET6:30 GMT2:30 北京时间11:30 MST12:30 CST1:30 EST
Big South
  Conference Overall
Campbell 0-0 1-2
Bryant 0-0 1-3
Gardner-Webb 0-0 1-3
North Carolina A&T 0-0 1-3
Robert Morris 0-0 0-3
Charleston Southern 0-0 0-4
Offense (FCS Rank)
Yards: 1743 (13)
Passing Yards: 1183 (6)
Rushing Yards: 560 (45)
Points per game: 30.3 (37)
Yards per game: 435.8 (20)
Touchdowns: 16 (19)
Field Goals: 3 (67)
Defense (FCS Rank)
Yards: 1532 (78)
Passing Yards: 1026 (97)
Rushing Yards: 506 (46)
Points per game: 31.8 (70)
Yards per game: 383.0 (63)
Touchdowns: 14 (74)
Field Goals: 5 (100)
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