Smith, Allen help The Citadel run past Samford, 44-25

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) Isiaha Smith ran for 74 yards and three scores, and Dominique Allen added 166 yards rushing and a touchdown to lead The Citadel to a 44-25 win over Samford on Saturday.

Vinny Miller chipped in with 68 yards on nine carries and an 8-yard scoring run, which put The Citadel (4-2, 3-0 Southern Conference) in front, 14-7, for good.

The Citadel defense forced four three-and-outs and four turnovers.

Just 19 seconds after Smith’s second touchdown, Mark Thomas had a strip-sack of Michael Eubank, which DeVonta Delaney returned 25 yards to give The Citadel a 35-14 lead with 37 seconds left in the second quarter.

On the first drive of the second half, Delaney picked off a Eubanks pass and seven play later, Smith scored his third touchdown and Samford (3-3, 1-2) trailed by at least three scores the rest of the way.

Karel Hamilton had 15 receptions for 220 yards – both career highs – and a score for Samford.