Scores

Final

W Carolina 21

(1-4, 0-4 away)

Ga. Southern 50

(3-1, 2-1 home)

3:30 PM ET, September 29, 2007

Allen E. Paulson Stadium, Statesboro, GA

1 2 3 4 T
WCU 0 0 7 1421
GASO 10 17 3 2050

Top Performers

Passing: A. Hearns (WCU) - 213 YDS, 3 TD

Rushing: J. Foster (GASO) - 17 CAR, 96 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: E. Cohen (WCU) - 8 REC, 212 YDS, 3 TD

Georgia Southern 50, W. Carolina 21

Associated Press

EDS: Georgia Southern 50, Western Carolina 21.

STATESBORO, Ga. (AP) -- Jayson Foster ran for one touchdown and threw for another while completing all 10 of his passes to lead Georgia Southern to a 50-21 Southern Conference victory over Western Carolina on Saturday.

Foster, who led Division I Football Championship Subdivision rushers with an average of 231.2 yards per game, had only 96 yards rushing, but he was effective throwing the football.

The 5-foot-9, 164-pound senior was 10-for-10 passing for 147 yards, including a 29-yard scoring pass to Michael McIntosh. Foster is now 27-for-30 in his last two games and his perfect performance against the Catamounts was a new school single game completion record.

Georgia Southern (3-1, 1-1 Southern Conference) led 27-0 at the half, and scored on its first six possessions as it easily defeated Western Carolina (1-4, 0-1).

Georgia Southern now leads the series 16-2, and the Catamounts have not beaten the Eagles since 1994.

Western Carolina turned the ball over four times on fumbles, and Georgia Southern capitalized by scoring 23 points on short drives. On three consecutive possessions in the second quarter the Catamounts fumbled the ball away leading to two touchdowns, a 2 yard run by Mike Hamilton and a 3 yard score by freshman Chris Teal.

Jesse Hartley added a 27-yard field goal, one of three on the day.

Western Carolina wide receiver Eddie Cohen caught eight passes for 212 yards and all three of his teams touchdowns covering 52, 48 and 13 yards, all from Adam Hearns, who completed 10 of 26 for 213 yards.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
WCU
GASO
1st Downs1919
Total Yards353397
Passing326149
Rushing27248
Penalties7-507-55
3rd Down Conversions4-146-16
4th Down Conversions2-24-4
Turnovers41
Possession21:0738:53

Passing Leaders

Western CarolinaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Hearns10/262138.230
Georgia SouthernC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Foster10/1014714.710

Rushing Leaders

Western CarolinaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Hearns10262.6023
Malone5234.609
Georgia SouthernCARYDSAVGTDLG
Foster17965.6134
Teal20643.2120

Receiving Leaders

Western CarolinaRECYDSAVGTDLG
Cohen821226.5352
Garland33612.0013
Georgia SouthernRECYDSAVGTDLG
Ashkouti33812.7021
Teal23819.0027

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERWCUGASO
FG06:43Jesse Hartley 20 Yd
Drive: 13 plays, 62 yds, 6:00
03
TD02:14Jayson Foster 34 Yd Run (Jesse Hartley Kick)
Drive: 4 plays, 69 yds, 1:34
010
SECOND QUARTERWCUGASO
FG09:44Jesse Hartley 27 Yd
Drive: 9 plays, 28 yds, 5:11
013
TD05:56Mike Hamilton 2 Yd Run (Jesse Hartley Kick)
Drive: 6 plays, 38 yds, 3:32
020
TD01:06Chris Teal 3 Yd Run (Jesse Hartley Kick)
Drive: 9 plays, 36 yds, 4:36
027
THIRD QUARTERWCUGASO
FG08:19Jesse Hartley 33 Yd
Drive: 14 plays, 59 yds, :00
030
TD00:59Eddie Cohen 52 Yd Pass From Adam Hearns (Jonathan Parsons Kick)
Drive: 6 plays, 80 yds, 1:30
730
FOURTH QUARTERWCUGASO
TD14:12Michael Mcintosh 29 Yd Pass From Jayson Foster (Jesse Hartley Kick)
Drive: 4 plays, 46 yds, 1:47
737
TD12:06Steve Cundari 2 Yd Pass From Billy Lowe (Jesse Hartley Kick)
Drive: 3 plays, 2 yds, 1:09
744
TD10:18Raja Andrews 49 Yd Punt Return (Two-Point Run Conversion Failed) 721
TD09:28Eddie Cohen 48 Yd Pass From Adam Hearns (Jonathan Parsons Kick)
Drive: 7 plays, 81 yds, :50
1421
TD00:57Eddie Cohen 13 Yd Pass From Adam Hearns (Jonathan Parsons Kick)
Drive: 9 plays, 52 yds, 1:57
4421