BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) Quincy Crittendon raced untouched into the end zone from 10-yards out for the game-winning touchdown in overtime to give Samford a 48-42 win over Southeast Louisiana in a second-round FCS playoff game Saturday.
It was the second straight walk-off, overtime touchdown for Samford's back-up, walk-on quarterback. Crittendon, a redshirt freshman, raced 25 yards for a touchdown in the second overtime period to beat Mercer, 50-44.
Michael Hiers, the SoCon Player of the Month in November, was injured in the first overtime period against Mercer and saw limited practice time over the past week. He started against Southeast Louisiana, but came out after attempting three passes. Crittendon completed 26 of 40 pass attempts for 314 yards and four touchdowns without throwing an interception and ran for 94 yards and a touchdown on 20 carries.