Scores

Final

Ga. Southern 34

(3-2, 1-2 Sun Belt)

Samford 44

(4-2, 2-0 Southern)

3:00 PM ET, October 5, 2013

Seibert Stadium, Birmingham, AL

1 2 3 4 T
GASO 0 21 0 1334
SAM 10 0 15 1944

Top Performers

Passing: A. Summerlin (SAM) - 495 YDS, 3 TD

Rushing: J. McKinnon (GASO) - 33 CAR, 181 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: K. Pope (SAM) - 7 REC, 201 YDS, 1 TD

Samford outlasts Georgia Southern for a 44-34 win

Associated Press

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Andy Summerlin threw for a school record 495 yards to go along with three touchdowns as Samford beats Georgia Southern in a 44-34 shootout.

Samford overcame a 21-10 halftime deficit with a furious second half. Fabian Truss ran for two third quarter touchdowns to give the Bulldogs (4-2, 2-0 Southern) a 25-21 lead near the end of the third quarter.

Georgia Southern (3-2, 1-2) responded with a 27-yard rushing score by Jerick McKinnon, giving the Eagles a 27-25 lead. The Bulldogs weren't down for long as Summerlin found Karel Hamilton for a 69-yard touchdown. Summerlin then hit Kelsey Pope for a 58-yard score after a Georgia Southern punt.

The Eagles came back with a 75-yard drive, capped by another McKinnon score. He finished with 181 yards.

The comeback fell short as Samford was able to kill the clock, kicking a field goal with 12 seconds left to finish the scoring.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
GASO
SAM
1st Downs2020
Total Yards448651
Passing189495
Rushing259156
Penalties6-377-100
3rd Down Conversions8-157-15
4th Down Conversions0-00-0
Turnovers21
Possession34:1625:44

Passing Leaders

Georgia SouthernC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Ellison7/714020.020
SamfordC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Summerlin23/4249511.830

Rushing Leaders

Georgia SouthernCARYDSAVGTDLG
McKinnon331815.5244
Banks10515.1115
SamfordCARYDSAVGTDLG
Truss141258.9250
Bledsoe8263.309

Receiving Leaders

Georgia SouthernRECYDSAVGTDLG
Butler310535.0258
Scott14949.0049
SamfordRECYDSAVGTDLG
Pope720128.7183
Hamilton28643.0169

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERGASOSAM
FG02:59Warren Handrahan 19 Yd 03
TD00:27Gavin Sinclair 74 Yd Pass From Andy Summerlin (Warren Handrahan Kick) 010
SECOND QUARTERGASOSAM
TD10:25Tray Butler 24 Yd Pass From Kevin Ellison (Younghoe Koo Kick) 710
TD05:06Tray Butler 58 Yd Pass From Kevin Ellison (Younghoe Koo Kick) 1410
TD03:18William Banks 15 Yd Run (Younghoe Koo Kick) 2110
THIRD QUARTERGASOSAM
FG06:59Warren Handrahan 21 Yd 2113
TD05:58Fabian Truss 9 Yd Run (Two-Point Conversion Failed) 2119
TD01:46Fabian Truss 19 Yd Run (Two-Point Conversion Failed) 2125
FOURTH QUARTERGASOSAM
TD11:35Jerick McKinnon 27 Yd Run (Two-Point Conversion Failed) 2725
TD10:33Karel Hamilton 69 Yd Pass From Andy Summerlin (Andy Summerlin Pass To D'Morrise Bledsoe For Two-Point Conversion) 2733
TD07:17Kelsey Pope 58 Yd Pass From Andy Summerlin (Andy Summerlin Pass To Kelvin Clay For Two-Point Conversion) 2741
TD04:00Jerick McKinnon 3 Yd Run (Younghoe Koo Kick) 3441
FG00:12Warren Handrahan 30 Yd 3444