Scores

Final

W Carolina 19

(2-8, 1-5 Southern)

Ga. Southern 35

(5-4, 3-4 Sun Belt)

2:00 PM ET, November 9, 2013

Allen E. Paulson Stadium, Statesboro, GA

1 2 3 4 T
WCU 6 0 7 619
GASO 7 14 7 735

Top Performers

Passing: E. Sullivan (WCU) - 64 YDS, 1 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: J. McKinnon (GASO) - 14 CAR, 68 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: K. Benson (WCU) - 4 REC, 26 YDS, 1 TD

Georgia Southern runs over Western Carolina 35-19

Associated Press

STATESBORO, Ga. -- Jerick McKinnon accounted for three touchdowns to lead Georgia Southern to a 35-19 victory over Western Carolina Saturday.

McKinnon, the Eagles' quarterback, had touchdowns runs of 23 and 36 yards, and his 19-yard TD pass to Da'Quan Heard was his only throw. McKinnon had 68 yards rushing on 14 carries, and now has 925 yards rushing for the season.

Kevin Ellison and Nardo Govan had rushing TDs for Georgian Southern (5-4, 3-4 Southern Conference). Govan scored from 2-yards out. During the next series on offense, Ellison had a 40-yard run that set up his 1-yard touchdown run to give the Eagles a 35-13 fourth-quarter lead.

Despite losing four fumbles, four Eagles had runs of more than 33 yards.

Western Carolina (2-8, 1-5) quarterbacks Troy Mitchell and Eddie Sullivan each had touchdown passes. But Mitchell, the starting quarterback, had three interceptions. Sullivan threw one.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
WCU
GASO
1st Downs2119
Total Yards271371
Passing15826
Rushing113345
Penalties2-249-81
3rd Down Conversions5-158-13
4th Down Conversions1-31-1
Turnovers44
Possession30:1529:45

Passing Leaders

Western CarolinaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Mitchell12/23944.113
Georgia SouthernC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
McKinnon1/11919.010

Rushing Leaders

Western CarolinaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Mitchell13685.2014
Ramsey13382.906
Georgia SouthernCARYDSAVGTDLG
Banks13866.6036
Ellison9839.2140

Receiving Leaders

Western CarolinaRECYDSAVGTDLG
Robinson44511.3020
Goodman Jr.33010.0019
Georgia SouthernRECYDSAVGTDLG
Heard11919.0119
Walker177.007

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERWCUGASO
TD14:24Jerick McKinnon 23 Yd Run (Younghoe Koo Kick) 07
TD08:16Garry Lewis 1 Yd Run (Pat Blocked) 67
SECOND QUARTERWCUGASO
TD14:56Da'Quan Heard 19 Yd Pass From Jerick McKinnon (Younghoe Koo Kick) 614
TD05:33Jerick McKinnon 36 Yd Run (Younghoe Koo Kick) 621
THIRD QUARTERWCUGASO
TD09:17Karnorris Benson 2 Yd Pass From Troy Mitchell (Richard Sigmon Kick) 1321
TD02:39Nardo Govan 2 Yd Run (Younghoe Koo Kick) 1328
FOURTH QUARTERWCUGASO
TD06:23Kevin Ellison 1 Yd Run (Younghoe Koo Kick) 1335
TD03:13John Sullivan 11 Yd Pass From Eddie Sullivan (Two-Point Run Conversion Failed) 1935