Scores

Final

Citadel 17

(5-3, 3-2 Southern)

Ga. Southern 21

(6-2, 3-2 Sun Belt)

12:00 PM ET, October 27, 2007

Allen E. Paulson Stadium, Statesboro, GA

1 2 3 4 T
CIT 7 7 3 017
GASO 3 0 3 1521

Top Performers

Passing: D. Lawson (CIT) - 153 YDS, 2 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: J. Foster (GASO) - 23 CAR, 157 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: T. Higgins (CIT) - 5 REC, 60 YDS

Georgia Southern 21, The Citadel 17

Associated Press

STATESBORO, Ga. (AP) -- Jayson Foster scored a pair touchdowns in the fourth quarter to help Georgia Southern rally late in a 21-17 win over The Citadel on Saturday.

The Citadel (5-3, 3-2 Southern Conference) took a 17-6 lead into the fourth. But the Eagles (6-2, 3-2) came back strong, scoring their first touchdown of the game on Foster's 15-yard run and then completed a two-point conversion on Raja Andrews' catch.

On the Bulldogs ensuing drive, they made it into the red zone but the drive stalled and Mike Adams then missed a 29-yard field goal attempt.

Georgia Southern took advantage of the misque. Foster, who finished with 157 yards rushing, scored on an 80-yard run with 7:28 left in the game. His run tied for the sixth-longest from scrimmage in Georgia Southern history, matching an 80-yard scamper he recorded against Johnson C. Smith in 2004.

Foster also completed 11-of-16 passes for 106 yards. Lamar Lewis chipped in on the running game, gaining 82 yards on 18 carries.

The Citadel took over on its own 33 yard line with 3:33 remaining, but couldn't make anything happen.

Duran Lawson led the Bulldogs, running for 109 yards and passing for 153.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
CIT
GASO
1st Downs2019
Total Yards358387
Passing167126
Rushing191261
Penalties3-224-40
3rd Down Conversions4-135-17
4th Down Conversions0-12-2
Turnovers10
Possession27:0132:59

Passing Leaders

CitadelC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Lawson14/261535.921
Georgia SouthernC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Foster11/161066.600

Rushing Leaders

CitadelCARYDSAVGTDLG
Lawson171096.4018
Cooper20783.9013
Georgia SouthernCARYDSAVGTDLG
Foster231576.8280
Lewis18824.6021

Receiving Leaders

CitadelRECYDSAVGTDLG
Higgins56012.0021
Haney45714.3026
Georgia SouthernRECYDSAVGTDLG
Andrews45313.3043
Campbell4266.5014

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERCITGASO
FG04:58Jesse Hartley 23 Yd
Drive: 9 plays, 46 yds, :00
03
TD01:04Andre Roberts 3 Yd Pass From Duran Lawson (Mike Adams Kick)
Drive: 9 plays, 73 yds, 3:54
73
SECOND QUARTERCITGASO
TD05:20Tory Cooper 4 Yd Pass From Duran Lawson (Mike Adams Kick)
Drive: 6 plays, 53 yds, 2:19
143
THIRD QUARTERCITGASO
FG08:13Jesse Hartley 20 Yd
Drive: 16 plays, 57 yds, 6:47
146
FG00:18Mike Adams 37 Yd
Drive: 9 plays, 32 yds, 3:54
176
FOURTH QUARTERCITGASO
TD12:36Jayson Foster 15 Yd Run (Jayson Foster Pass To Raja Andrews For Two-Point Conversion)
Drive: 9 plays, 52 yds, 2:42
1714
TD07:28Jayson Foster 80 Yd Run (Jesse Hartley Kick)
Drive: 2 plays, 80 yds, :00
1721