Scores

Final/OT

Wofford 38

(3-1, 1-1 away)

Ga. Southern 37

(2-3, 2-2 home)

7:00 PM ET, September 27, 2008

Allen E. Paulson Stadium, Statesboro, GA

1 2 3 4 OT T
WOF 14 17 0 0 738
GASO 7 7 7 10 637

Top Performers

Passing: L. Chapple (GASO) - 202 YDS, 2 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: D. Romero (WOF) - 28 CAR, 118 YDS, 3 TD

Receiving: D. Watts (GASO) - 3 REC, 119 YDS, 1 TD

Wofford 38, Georgia Southern 37, OT

Associated Press

STATESBORO, Ga. -- Ben Widmyer scored on a 1-yard run in overtime to lift Wofford to a 38-37 win over Georgia Southern on Saturday night.

The Terriers (3-1, 1-0 Southern Conference), who never trailed, scored first in overtime and secured the victory after the Eagles (2-3, 0-2) failed on a two point conversion attempt.

Following Wofford's score, the Eagles countered with a 25-yard run by freshman Adam Urbano. Georgia Southern coach Chris Hatcher elected to go for the win, and came up short when quarterback Lee Chapple was sacked by Wofford free safety Jason Leventis.

Dane Romero ran for 118 yards on 28 carries and three touchdowns for Wofford. Fenn Allen caught five passes for 98 yards, while Andy Strickland had 89 yards receiving on five catches.

The Terriers took a 14-0 lead on Romero's 7-yard touchdown run and after linebacker Seth Goldwire returned an interception 35-yards for a score.

Chapple had touchdown passes of 35 yards to Tim Camp and 58 yards to Demarcus Watts in the first half, but the Terriers countered with a 39 yard field goal by Patrick Mugan and a pair of touchdown runs by Dane Romero for a 31-14 halftime lead.

Romero?s second touchdown was from 1-yard away with 31 seconds remaining in the second quarter.

Georgia Southern got back into the game when defensive end Dakota Walker returned a fumble 78 yards for a touchdown and Antonio Henton scored from the one.

Adrian Mora kicked a 25 yard field goal with 6 seconds to play to send the game into overtime. Georgia Southern drove 89 yards to set up Mora?s kick after stopping Wofford on downs at the one.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
WOF
GASO
1st Downs2923
Total Yards533444
Passing201303
Rushing332141
Penalties6-457-71
3rd Down Conversions4-136-12
4th Down Conversions2-52-2
Turnovers14
Possession39:0320:57

Passing Leaders

WoffordC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Allen8/1012712.700
Georgia SouthernC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Chapple15/222029.221

Rushing Leaders

WoffordCARYDSAVGTDLG
Romero281184.2315
Marshall11655.909
Georgia SouthernCARYDSAVGTDLG
Henton12615.1114
Urbano12525.0125

Receiving Leaders

WoffordRECYDSAVGTDLG
Allen59819.6036
Strickland58917.8039
Georgia SouthernRECYDSAVGTDLG
Watts311939.7158
Bass36521.7041

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERWOFGASO
TD12:11Dane Romero 7 Yd Run (Patrick Mugan Kick) 70
TD11:55Seth Goldwire 35 Yd Interception Return (Patrick Mugan Kick) 140
TD01:34Tim Camp 35 Yd Pass From Lee Chapple (Adrian Mora Kick) 147
SECOND QUARTERWOFGASO
FG08:33Patrick Mugan 39 Yd 177
TD08:09Demarcus Watts 58 Yd Pass From Lee Chapple (Adrian Mora Kick) 1714
TD06:27Dane Romero 2 Yd Run (Patrick Mugan Kick) 2414
TD00:31Dane Romero 1 Yd Run (Patrick Mugan Kick) 3114
THIRD QUARTERWOFGASO
TD04:42Dakota Walker 78 Yd Fumble Return (Adrian Mora Kick) 3121
FOURTH QUARTERWOFGASO
TD09:36Antonio Henton 1 Yd Run (Adrian Mora Kick) 3128
FG00:06Adrian Mora 25 Yd 3131
OVERTIMEWOFGASO
TDBen Widmyer 1 Yd Run (Patrick Mugan Kick) 3831
TDAdam Urbano 25 Yd Run (Two-Point Conversion Failed) 3837