Rawlings leads Yale to 35-28 win over Mercer
The Bulldogs scored 21 unanswered points and led 28-14 at the half. Rawlings hit Shohfi on a 57-yard scoring strike for the first touchdown. The defense garnered the next score when Noah Pope sacked Kaelan Riley causing a fumble which Rodney Thomas II scooped up and returned 41 yards for a touchdown. Rawlings passed to Shohfi from the 2 for a score early in the second quarter for a 21-0 lead.
Riley threw touchdown tosses of 12 and 35 yards in the second half as Mercer (3-3) closed the gap in the final quarter. Riley finished with 333 yards passing and three TDs. David Durden hauled in three of those for 122 yards and two scores.