Scores

Final

Citadel 21

(2-5, 2-3 Southern)

Ga. Southern 28

(4-2, 2-2 Sun Belt)

1:00 PM ET, October 12, 2013

Allen E. Paulson Stadium, Statesboro, GA

1 2 3 4 T
CIT 7 0 0 1421
GASO 7 6 7 828

Top Performers

Passing: K. Ellison (GASO) - 138 YDS

Rushing: J. McKinnon (GASO) - 32 CAR, 198 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: B. Johnson (GASO) - 3 REC, 73 YDS

Georgia Southern rallies past The Citadel 28-21

Associated Press

STATESBORO, Ga. -- Kevin Ellison made up for an earlier fumble by punching in a touchdown from the four-yard line as Georgia Southern (3-3, 2-2 Southern Conference) rallied in the final minutes to defeat The Citadel 28-21 in the final Southern Conference game between the two schools on Saturday.

The teams combined for three touchdowns and traded the lead in the see-saw final quarter.

Ellison had lost the ball when he was sacked earlier in the period only to have The Citadel's Akeem Garnett return the fumble 36 yards as the Bulldogs (2-5, 2/3 Southern) surged ahead 21-20 on its second score in a two-minute span.

Ellison hit 7 of 10 passes for 138 yards and rushed for a career-high 135 yards, and Jerick McKinnon -- already in Georgia Southern's career top 10 for total yards and touchdowns -- rushed for a season-best 198 yards and two TDs on Military Appreciation Day.

SPONSORED HEADLINES

Team Stat Comparison

 
CIT
GASO
1st Downs1218
Total Yards272498
Passing106138
Rushing166360
Penalties2-159-75
3rd Down Conversions1-107-14
4th Down Conversions1-21-3
Turnovers01
Possession20:2239:38

Passing Leaders

CitadelC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Miller7/15855.700
Georgia SouthernC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Ellison7/1013813.800

Rushing Leaders

CitadelCARYDSAVGTDLG
Dupree99911.0173
Martin3258.3113
Georgia SouthernCARYDSAVGTDLG
McKinnon321986.2263
Ellison231355.9153

Receiving Leaders

CitadelRECYDSAVGTDLG
Eakins34314.3032
Jordan12424.0024
Georgia SouthernRECYDSAVGTDLG
Johnson37324.3045
Bryant25527.5037

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERCITGASO
TD09:33Ben Dupree 73 Yd Run (Thomas Warren Kick) 70
TD04:04Jerick McKinnon 1 Yd Run (Younghoe Koo Kick) 77
SECOND QUARTERCITGASO
TD09:20Jerick McKinnon 7 Yd Run (Pat Blocked) 713
THIRD QUARTERCITGASO
TD11:02Johnathan Bryant 3 Yd Run (Younghoe Koo Kick) 720
FOURTH QUARTERCITGASO
TD09:46Terrance Martin 13 Yd Run (Thomas Warren Kick) 1420
TD07:57Akeem Garnett 36 Yd Fumble Return (Thomas Warren Kick) 2120
TD01:59Kevin Ellison 4 Yd Run (Jerick Mckinnon Pass To Devin Scott For Two-Point Conversion) 2128