Scores

Final

Georgia State 23

(2-8, 0-5 away)

7:00 PM ET, November 12, 2011

1 2 3 4 T
GAST 7 7 2 723
WES 10 10 0 1030

Top Performers

Passing: K. Hill (GAST) - 228 YDS, 1 TD, 2 INT

Rushing: K. Hill (GAST) - 19 CAR, 152 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: A. Wilson (NTL) - 8 REC, 120 YDS, 1 TD

West Alabama 30, Georgia State 23

Associated Press

LIVINGSTON, Ala. -- Matthew Willis rushed for 171 yards and the winning touchdown, a 4-yard run with 2:12 to play in West Alabama's 30-23 victory Saturday night over hard-luck Georgia State.

The Panthers (2-8) outgained Division II West Alabama (8-3) in total yardage 447-388, but they committed four costly turnovers. Kelton Hill, the Georgia State quarterback, rushed for 152 yards, a school single-game record. His 2-yard touchdown run with 9 minutes left tied it at 23-23.

Even after Willis regained the lead for the Tigers with his 72-yard jaunt, Hill moved Georgia State downfield and back into the red zone yet again.

He hit Nathaniel Minor on an 8-yard completion for what would have been a first down at the West Alabama 17-yard line with 48 seconds left on the clock. But Minor, after making a leaping reception, fumbled the ball away.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
GAST
WES
1st Downs2124
Total Yards447388
Passing228166
Rushing219222
Penalties4-455-16
3rd Down Conversions3-119-17
4th Down Conversions2-30-1
Turnovers53
Possession26:1433:46

Passing Leaders

Georgia StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Hill19/362286.312
West AlabamaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Caldwell15/201668.312

Rushing Leaders

Georgia StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Hill191528.0253
Smith8374.608
West AlabamaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Willis331715.2223
Smith5306.0015

Receiving Leaders

Georgia StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Wilson812015.0133
Giles23919.5025
West AlabamaRECYDSAVGTDLG
Worsham8678.4020
May4399.8023

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERGASTWES
WESFG10:20Ryne Smith 45 Yd 03
WESTD04:32Curt Amacker 22 Yd Pass From Kyle Caldwell (Ryne Smith Kick) 010
TD02:00Albert Wilson 33 Yd Pass From Kelton Hill (Matt Ehasz Kick) 710
SECOND QUARTERGASTWES
WESTD14:19Matthew Willis 11 Yd Run (Ryne Smith Kick) 717
TD12:11Kelton Hill 53 Yd Run (Matt Ehasz Kick) 1417
WESFG00:16Ryne Smith 40 Yd 1420
THIRD QUARTERGASTWES
SF06:18Team Safety 1620
FOURTH QUARTERGASTWES
WESFG13:10Ryne Smith 23 Yd 1623
TD09:02Kelton Hill 2 Yd Run (Matt Ehasz Kick) 2323
WESTD02:12Matthew Willis 4 Yd Run (Ryne Smith Kick) 2330