STATESBORO, Ga. -- Chris Evans carried 34 times for 165 yards, his fourth straight game over 100 yards, to lead Samford to a 20-13 win over Georgia Southern on Saturday.
Evans' touchdown on a 5-yard run gave the Bulldogs (4-4, 2/3 Southern Conference) a 7-6 lead in the second quarter after the Eagles (4-4, 2-3) opened the scoring with a 1-yard first-quarter run by freshman quarterback Jerick McKinnon.
McKinnon started in place of Jaybo Shaw, who was injured last week, but Shaw returned with 5:03 left in the third quarter and Samford ahead 13-6.
Shaw was intercepted in the fourth quarter by Samford's Sean Thompson at the Eagles' 21, leading to a 5-yard touchdown run by Alex Barnett.
Laron Scott's 76-yard return of the ensuing kickoff gave Georgia Southern a short field, leading to an 11-yard run by Shaw that closed the scoring.
Taylor Bertolet 54 yd FG MISSED
J.W. Walsh pass complete to James Washington for 72 yds for a TD (Ben Grogan KICK)
Gary Wunderlich 48 yd FG GOOD
Dalvin Cook run for 3 yds to the FlaSt 28
Jahad Thomas gets the ball and run 60 yards for a TD to put Temple up over Connecticut 27-0.
After his team dismantled Penn State, coach Mark Dantonio was high on his Spartans' chances in next week's Big Ten championship game and beyond.