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Payton, James lead Mercer over The Citadel 17-0

MACON, Ga. (AP) Fred Payton and Ty James connected for two touchdowns, and Mercer beat The Citadel 17-0 on Saturday night.

Payton threw a 9-yard touchdown pass to James early in the third quarter and a 63-yarder eight minutes later in the Southern Conference opener for Mercer (2-1, 1-0). Payton was 16-of-24 passing for 224 yards. James finished with seven catches for 138 yards receiving. Austin Douglas added 81 yards on the ground on 11 carries.

The Citadel (1-2, 1-1) was held to 151 yards of offense. Peyton Derrick had just 59 yards on 7-of-16 passing.

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Leaders
Passing Yards: P. Derrick176
Passing TDs: P. Derrick2
Rushing Yards: L. Billings166
Rushing TDs: N. Njoku1
Receiving Yards: T. Cherry91
Receiving TDs: T. Cherry2
Interceptions: None 
Schedule 2022
Date Opponent Result / Time
9/1 at Campbell L 10 - 29
9/10 vs. ETSU W 20 - 17
9/17 at Mercer L 0 - 17
10/1 at Appalachian State 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 vs. Furman 11:00 PT12:00 MT1:00 CT2:00 ET6:00 GMT2:00 北京时间11:00 MST12:00 CST1:00 EST
10/15 at Wofford 10:30 PT11:30 MT12:30 CT1:30 ET5:30 GMT1:30 北京时间10:30 MST11:30 CST12:30 EST
10/22 at Western Carolina 11:00 PT12:00 MT1:00 CT2:00 ET6:00 GMT2:00 北京时间11:00 MST12:00 CST1:00 EST
10/29 vs. Samford 11:00 PT12:00 MT1:00 CT2:00 ET6:00 GMT2:00 北京时间11:00 MST12:00 CST1:00 EST
11/5 vs. Chattanooga 11:00 PT12:00 MT1:00 CT2:00 ET6:00 GMT2:00 北京时间11:00 MST12:00 CST1:00 EST
11/12 vs. Virginia-Lynchburg 11:00 PT12:00 MT1:00 CT2:00 ET7:00 GMT3:00 北京时间12:00 MST1:00 CST2:00 EST
11/19 at VMI TBA
Southern
  Conference Overall
12 Chattanooga 1-0 3-1
Furman 1-0 3-1
13 Mercer 1-0 3-1
16 Samford 1-0 3-1
Citadel 1-1 1-2
Virginia Military 0-0 1-2
Western Carolina 0-1 2-2
Wofford 0-1 0-4
ETSU 0-2 2-2
Offense (FCS Rank)
Yards: 693 (113)
Passing Yards: 176 (118)
Rushing Yards: 517 (54)
Points per game: 10.0 (112)
Yards per game: 231.0 (112)
Touchdowns: 3 (116)
Field Goals: 3 (57)
Defense (FCS Rank)
Yards: 1095 (26)
Passing Yards: 567 (19)
Rushing Yards: 528 (51)
Points per game: 21.0 (27)
Yards per game: 365.0 (52)
Touchdowns: 7 (15)
Field Goals: 5 (95)
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