Valdosta State quarterback Rogan Wells (11) had six carries for 83 yards against Florida Tech.
Photo: Rose Baca/AP
Photo: Rose Baca/AP

Valdosta State wins 22nd straight behind record-setting performance

Valdosta State (7-0, 5-0 Gulf South Conference) netted a season-high 642 yards of total offense in a 55-28 victory over Florida Tech Saturday at Bazemore-Hyder Stadium.

The Blazers were led by a career-high and school-record 246 receiving yards from junior wide receiver Brian Saunds and three rushing touchdowns by sophomore running back Seth McGill.

Saunds broke the previous school-record of 232 set by Reggie Mosley on Nov. 11, 2000, versus West Georgia.

Blazers quarterback Rogan Wells completed 20 of 29 passes for 338 yards and threw three touchdowns. He had six carries for 83 yards and a 69-yard touchdown run in the 22nd-straight victory for the Blazers.

Florida Tech (3-4, 1-3 GSC) answered each Valdosta State score in the first quarter. With the score tied at 21 in the second quarter, the Blazers scored two touchdowns in five plays — a 62-yard touchdown catch from Saunds and then Wells with a 69-yard touchdown run — to establish some separation and take a 34-21 lead.

Valdosta State returns on the road to face North Greenville at 4 p.m. Saturday.

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