Scores

Final/OT

Northeastern 27

(0-2, 0-2 away)

Ga. Southern 34

(2-1, 2-0 home)

6:00 PM ET, September 13, 2008

Allen E. Paulson Stadium, Statesboro, GA

1 2 3 4 OT T
NE 14 10 3 0 027
GASO 14 0 7 6 734

Top Performers

Passing: A. Henton (GASO) - 298 YDS, 2 TD

Rushing: A. Broomfield (NE) - 30 CAR, 126 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: R. Andrews (GASO) - 7 REC, 123 YDS

Georgia Southern 34, Northeastern 27, OT

Associated Press

STATESBORO, Ga. -- Antonio Henton scored five touchdowns, including the game-winner in overtime, to lead Georgia Southern in a 34-27 win against Northeastern on Saturday night.

Henton accounted for 341 total yards, including two touchdowns and 298 yards on 16 of 27 passing for the Eagles (2-1). The sophomore quarterback also rushed for 43 yards and three touchdowns on 16 attempts.

Anthony Orio threw for 287 yards and a score on 24 of 38 attempts, and Alex Broomfield rushed for 126 yards and two scores on 30 carries for the Huskies (0-2) in the loss.

The two teams combined for 875 yards total offense.

The schools swapped touchdowns in the first quarter as Broomfield rushed for scores of 6 and 2 yards, while Henton's 7-yard scoring pass to Tim Camp and 1-yard touchdown run tied the game at 14-14 in the opening quarter.

Orio's 3-yard touchdown pass to Conor Gilmartin-Donohue gave Northeastern a 24-14 lead at the half.

Henton scored on a 5-yard touchdown run, cutting the lead to 27-21 in the third. He found Tim Camp for a 65-yard touchdown pass that would have sealed the comeback victory if not for a blocked extra point that sent the game into overtime at 27-27.

Georgia Southern's quarterback would end the game on the second play in overtime with a 25-yard touchdown run.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
NE
GASO
1st Downs2419
Total Yards452423
Passing287308
Rushing165115
Penalties8-644-40
3rd Down Conversions5-172-10
4th Down Conversions2-33-4
Turnovers23
Possession38:0022:00

Passing Leaders

NortheasternC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Orio24/382877.610
Georgia SouthernC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Henton16/2729811.020

Rushing Leaders

NortheasternCARYDSAVGTDLG
Broomfield301264.2214
Orio9353.9012
Georgia SouthernCARYDSAVGTDLG
Henton16432.7325
Norman5224.407

Receiving Leaders

NortheasternRECYDSAVGTDLG
Mandeville68213.7018
Lott57615.2022
Georgia SouthernRECYDSAVGTDLG
Andrews712317.6043
Camp27738.5265

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERNEGASO
TD14:12Alex Broomfield 6 Yd Run (Mat Johnson Kick) 70
TD11:18Tim Camp 7 Yd Pass From Antonio Henton (Jesse Hartley Kick) 77
TD07:44Alex Broomfield 2 Yd Run (Mat Johnson Kick) 147
TD05:57Antonio Henton 1 Yd Run (Jesse Hartley Kick) 1414
SECOND QUARTERNEGASO
TD14:47Conor Gilmartin-Donohue 3 Yd Pass From Anthony Orio (Mat Johnson Kick) 2114
FG00:57Mat Johnson 19 Yd 2414
THIRD QUARTERNEGASO
TD09:36Antonio Henton 5 Yd Run (Jesse Hartley Kick) 2421
FG01:39Mat Johnson 39 Yd 2721
FOURTH QUARTERNEGASO
TD01:01Tim Camp 65 Yd Pass From Antonio Henton (Pat Blocked) 2727
OVERTIMENEGASO
TDAntonio Henton 25 Yd Run (Jesse Hartley Kick) 2734