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Wednesday, Nov 30, 2022

Bears bounce back this week with a 55-14 win over VMI

<p>CJ Miller (#37) breaks through a tackle in the game against VMI on Saturday, Oct. 29. Miller had a touchdown in the third quarter and gained 105 rushing yards in the game. The Bears won 55-14, bouncing back from last week&#x27;s loss against Chattanooga.  Photo provided by Mercer Athletics.</p>

CJ Miller (#37) breaks through a tackle in the game against VMI on Saturday, Oct. 29. Miller had a touchdown in the third quarter and gained 105 rushing yards in the game. The Bears won 55-14, bouncing back from last week's loss against Chattanooga. Photo provided by Mercer Athletics.

Mercer’s football team traveled to Lexington, Virginia on Saturday to take on Virginia Military College and defeated the Keydets 55-14. 

Devron Harper set a new school record with 293 all-purpose yards in the game. His first 87-yards and the first touchdown of the game came from a punt return that he ran in for a touchdown with five minutes left in the first quarter. 

Another 24 points came in the second quarter starting with Brandon Marshall’s 2-yard run into the endzone. Tayshaun Smith scored off a 22-yard pass from Payton who hit Ty James with a 7-yard touchdown pass with 20 seconds to go in the second quarter. Devin Folser nailed a 42-yard field goal through the uprights at the end of the half. 

In the third quarter, CJ Miller went on a 4-yard run into the endzone and James scored again on a 3-yard pass from Payton. Smith caught an 11-yard touchdown pass in the fourth quarter, and Folser ended the game with another spot-on field goal from the 19-yard line. 

The Bears now stand at a 7-2 overall record and 5-1 conference record. Mercer will return to Five Star Stadium next Saturday, Nov. 13 for their homecoming game against Furman at 3 p.m.


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