GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) -- Jerome Felton's 8-yard touchdown run
with just over a minute left gave Furman a 29-22 win over Georgia
Southern on Saturday.
The Eagles (8-2, 6-1 Southern Conference) then drove the ball to
the Paladin 24, but Furman's Cam Newton batted down a pass in the
end zone as time expired.
The win means Furman (7-2, 4-1) can share the SoCon title with
Georgia Southern if the Paladins beat Wofford and Chattanooga to
end the season.
Furman trailed 22-18 early in the fourth quarter after Jonathan
Dudley 40-yard field goal for the Eagles. But it could have been
worse. The Paladins stopped Georgia Southern on fourth-and-goal
from the 2.
Scott Beckler's 30-yard field goal with 7:22 to go cut the
Georgia Southern lead to one. The Eagles managed to drive to
midfield on the next possession before punting.
Florida transfer Ingle Martin then led Furman on a seven-play,
80-yard scoring drive that began with a pass interference call and
ended with Felton's game-winning run.
Martin completed 13 of his 29 passes for 172 yards.
Georgia Southern was led by quarterback Chaz Williams, who threw
for 108 yards and ran for three touchdowns. Jermaine Austin led the
Eagles, running for 114 yards on 25 carries.
The Eagles came into Saturday averaging nearly 49 points and 487
yards a game, but lost to Furman for the first time in three