Hodges, who had eight carries for 24 yards and a score, was 44 of 60 for 562 yards, setting Samford and Southern Conference records for passing yards and total offense (586). His touchdown passes went to six different players.
The senior had scoring passes of 26, 23, 16 and 32 yards in the first quarter plus a 19-yard run to give the Bulldogs (2-4, 1-2 Southern Conference), a 45-0 lead after one quarter. After 68- and 3-yard scoring passes in the third quarter, Hodges accounted for seven touchdowns, tying the school record.
DeMarcus Ware added a rushing touchdown in the fourth quarter that gave Sanford its most points in SoCon game. Roland Adams had rushing and receiving touchdowns, both covering 3 yards.
Western Carolina (3-2, 1-2) had 362 yards and four turnovers while allowing the Bulldogs' 736 yards. Will Jones threw two touchdown passes and ran for a third.
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