Scores

Final

Furman 24

(5-5, 2-3 away)

Ga. Southern 22

(7-3, 4-2 home)

3:30 PM ET, November 10, 2007

Allen E. Paulson Stadium, Statesboro, GA

1 2 3 4 T
FUR 3 7 14 024
GASO 0 15 0 722

Top Performers

Passing: J. Foster (GASO) - 190 YDS, 3 TD

Rushing: J. Felton (EAST) - 17 CAR, 52 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: R. Andrews (GASO) - 4 REC, 71 YDS, 2 TD

Furman 24, Georgia Southern 22

Associated Press

STATESBORO, Ga. (AP) -- Renaldo Gray threw for 232 yards and accounted for two touchdowns as Furman beat Georgia Southern 24-22 on Saturday when the Eagles missed a 33-yard field goal on the game's final play.

The Eagles (7-3, 4-3 Southern Conference) took a 14-3 lead with 14:08 left in the second quarter when Jayson Foster threw a 14-yard touchdown pass to Raja Andrews. The two connected again about five minutes later on a 48-yard TD.

But Georgia Southern struggled to get Foster going in the run game. The senior quarterback, who averaged 174.1 yards rushing coming into the game, was held to a season-low 82 yards on 26 carries.

While the Paladins (5-5, 3-3) defense played strong, they scored 21 unanswered points over two quarters. It started off when Brantley Kendall caught a 5-yard pass from Gray in the second quarter.

Jerome Felton, who finished with 52 yards rushing, scored on a 7-yard run in the third. Then Gray, who had 49 yards on 13 carries, scored on a 9-yard run to give Furman a 24-15 lead.

Georgia Southern scored with 5:22 remaining in the fourth when fullback Dusty Reddick caught a 20-yard touchdown pass from Foster, who also threw for 190 yards.

On their next possession, the Eagles were able to drive down to the Furman 16-yard line with four seconds left in the game to setup for a game-winning field goal. But Jesse Hartley missed the 33-yard attempt on the final play of the game.

Lamar Lewis ran for 86 yards on 17 carries, while Andrews had 71 yards recieving for Georgia Southern.

Larry Hedden had eight catches for 78 yards for the Paladins.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
FUR
GASO
1st Downs2520
Total Yards387360
Passing232190
Rushing155170
Penalties3-355-40
3rd Down Conversions7-157-15
4th Down Conversions3-42-2
Turnovers10
Possession34:4625:14

Passing Leaders

FurmanC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Gray22/342326.810
Georgia SouthernC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Foster10/221908.630

Rushing Leaders

FurmanCARYDSAVGTDLG
Felton17523.118
Gray13493.8120
Georgia SouthernCARYDSAVGTDLG
Lewis17865.1031
Foster26823.2012

Receiving Leaders

FurmanRECYDSAVGTDLG
Hedden8789.8019
Sprague45313.3032
Georgia SouthernRECYDSAVGTDLG
Andrews47117.8248
Campbell36020.0035

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERFURGASO
FG02:55Scott Beckler 22 Yd
Drive: 18 plays, 85 yds, 7:20
30
SECOND QUARTERFURGASO
TD14:08Raja Andrews 14 Yd Pass From Jayson Foster (Jayson Foster Pass To Austin Watts For Two-Point Conversion)
Drive: 4 plays, 44 yds, 1:25
38
TD08:43Raja Andrews 48 Yd Pass From Jayson Foster (Jesse Hartley Kick)
Drive: 6 plays, 81 yds, 3:03
315
TD03:26Brantley Kendall 5 Yd Pass From Renaldo Gray (Scott Beckler Kick)
Drive: 11 plays, 85 yds, 5:17
1015
THIRD QUARTERFURGASO
TD09:38Jerome Felton 7 Yd Run (Scott Beckler Kick)
Drive: 13 plays, 80 yds, 5:22
1715
TD01:32Renaldo Gray 9 Yd Run (Scott Beckler Kick)
Drive: 10 plays, 75 yds, :00
2415
FOURTH QUARTERFURGASO
TD05:22Dusty Reddick 20 Yd Pass From Jayson Foster (Jesse Hartley Kick)
Drive: 8 plays, 70 yds, 2:20
2422