DAVIDSON, N.C. -- JeTarii Donald had 261 yards from scrimmage and three total touchdowns while Mercer rushed for 397 yards to beat Davidson 51-26 on Saturday.
Donald shined again in relief of Payton Usher, who is still recovering from a concussion suffered last week against Campbell. Donalds 4-yard touchdown run with 14:07 to go in the game broke the game open, giving Mercer a 37-20 lead. Donald finished with 202 yards and two touchdowns on 24 carries and three catches for 59 yards and another score.
The Bears (8-1, 4-1 Pioneer Football League) remain in the hunt for the regular-season championship in the conference.
Davidson (0-9, 0-6) managed 171 yards rushing -- 100 more than its season average -- against a Bears defense that entered the contest with second best run defense in the FCS.
Robert Klein had 110 yards on 14 carries and William Morris added seven catches for 141 yards for the Wildcats.
Mercer quarterback John Russ also ran for two touchdowns and 123 yards, while completing 11-of-22 passes for 136 yards and one touchdown. The Bears finished with 533 yards of total offense.
After a two-game road trip, both wins, Mercer returns home Saturday to host Jacksonville.