Scores

Final

W Carolina 20

(1-2, 0-2 away)

Ga. Southern 52

(3-0, 2-0 home)

6:00 PM ET, September 24, 2011

Allen E. Paulson Stadium, Statesboro, GA

1 2 3 4 T
WCU 7 0 7 620
GASO 17 7 14 1452

Top Performers

Passing: B. Pechloff (WCU) - 233 YDS, 2 INT

Rushing: J. Wilcox (SOU) - 6 CAR, 115 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: D. Alexander (WCU) - 8 REC, 143 YDS

Georgia Southern 52, W. Carolina 20

Associated Press

STATESBORO, Ga. -- Georgia Southern used its triple-option offense to dominate Western Carolina, rushing for 634 yards in a 52-20 win on Saturday night.

The Eagles (3-0, 2-0 Southern Conference) had three players that each gained more than 100 yards rushing. J.J. Wilcox led the rushing attack with 155 yards, Jerick McKinnon had 114 yards and freshman quarterback Ezayi Youyoute added 119 yards on four carries in the fourth quarter, one of which was an 83-yard touchdown run.

The 634 yards rushing is the most the Catamounts (1-2, 0-1) have ever allowed. The previous record was 591 by Georgia Southern in 1999.

It's the second time Western Carolina has been unsuccessful against the triple option this season. In their season-opening loss to Georgia Tech, the Catamounts allowed 662 total yards -- 297 yards on the ground.

Brandon Pechloff threw for 233 yards for Western Carolina but was intercepted twice.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
WCU
GASO
1st Downs2329
Total Yards380694
Passing28560
Rushing95634
Penalties10-8413-120
3rd Down Conversions3-127-13
4th Down Conversions0-10-3
Turnovers31
Possession22:4637:14

Passing Leaders

Western CarolinaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Pechloff16/322337.302
Georgia SouthernC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
McKinnon2/4399.810

Rushing Leaders

Western CarolinaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Johnson16533.328
Warren11433.9115
Georgia SouthernCARYDSAVGTDLG
Youyoute411929.8183
Wilcox611519.2236

Receiving Leaders

Western CarolinaRECYDSAVGTDLG
Alexander814317.9033
Cockrell33812.7019
Georgia SouthernRECYDSAVGTDLG
Showers22512.5120
Walker11919.0019

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERWCUGASO
TD13:29Jj Wilcox 36 Yd Run (Adrian Mora Kick) 07
TD10:51Michael Johnson 3 Yd Run (Clark Sechrest Kick) 77
FG06:42Adrian Mora 23 Yd 710
TD00:57Jaybo Shaw 1 Yd Run (Adrian Mora Kick) 717
SECOND QUARTERWCUGASO
TD13:56Jerick McKinnon 75 Yd Run (Adrian Mora Kick) 724
THIRD QUARTERWCUGASO
TD09:58Jerick McKinnon 14 Yd Run (Adrian Mora Kick) 731
TD08:55Michael Johnson 2 Yd Run (Clark Sechrest Kick) 1431
TD06:39Kentrellis Showers 20 Yd Pass From Jerick McKinnon (Adrian Mora Kick) 1438
FOURTH QUARTERWCUGASO
TD11:11Jj Wilcox 10 Yd Run (Adrian Mora Kick) 1445
TD07:16Ezayi Youyoute 83 Yd Run (Adrian Mora Kick) 1452
TD03:30Shaun Warren 15 Yd Run (Two-Point Run Conversion Failed) 2052