Scores

Final

Savannah State 3

(0-1, 0-1 away)

Ga. Southern 48

(1-0, 1-0 home)

6:00 PM ET, September 4, 2010

Allen E. Paulson Stadium, Statesboro, GA

1 2 3 4 T
SAV 0 0 3 03
GASO 10 17 7 1448

Top Performers

Passing: J. Shaw (GASO) - 109 YDS

Rushing: R. Brown (GASO) - 20 CAR, 122 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: B. Lackey (SAV) - 3 REC, 37 YDS

Georgia Southern 48, Savannah St. 3

Associated Press

STATESBORO, Ga. -- Georgia Southern had 540 yards total offense behind the play of quarterback Jaybo Shaw and running back Robert Brown to coast to a season-opening 48-3 win over Savannah State on Saturday night.

A crowd of 20,430 saw former Georgia Tech assistant Jeff Monken win in his debut as coach of the Eagles, who were 5-6 last season under Chris Hatcher.

Brown, a freshman, rushed for 122 yards and one touchdown on 20 carries to become the first Georgia Southern freshman to gain 100 or more yards in his debut since Adrian Peterson had 135 yards against Elon in 1998.

Shaw, who transferred from Georgia Tech for an opportunity for more playing time, had 65 yards and one touchdown rushing and completed 7 of 10 passes for 109 yards in three quarters of action.

Georgia Southern had 431 yards on the ground, averaging 7.1 yards per rushing play.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
SAV
GASO
1st Downs1126
Total Yards172540
Passing80109
Rushing92431
Penalties3-127-50
3rd Down Conversions2-137-12
4th Down Conversions0-02-2
Turnovers01
Possession23:2836:32

Passing Leaders

Savannah StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Defilippis7/19713.700
Georgia SouthernC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Shaw7/1010910.900

Rushing Leaders

Savannah StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Babb11706.4030
Proctor3186.0014
Georgia SouthernCARYDSAVGTDLG
Brown201226.1027
Shaw16623.9112

Receiving Leaders

Savannah StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Lackey33712.3031
Babb33411.3028
Georgia SouthernRECYDSAVGTDLG
Robinson12424.0024
Wilcox12323.0023

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERSAVGASO
FG07:52Adrian Mora 39 Yd 03
TD03:11Lamar Brown 2 Yd Run (Adrian Mora Kick) 010
SECOND QUARTERSAVGASO
TD09:47Jaybo Shaw 1 Yd Run (Adrian Mora Kick) 017
TD05:37Lamar Brown 6 Yd Run (Adrian Mora Kick) 024
FG00:18Adrian Mora 34 Yd 027
THIRD QUARTERSAVGASO
FG12:25Derek Williams 31 Yd 327
TD10:03Jj Wilcox 26 Yd Run (Adrian Mora Kick) 334
FOURTH QUARTERSAVGASO
TD10:44Jerick McKinnon 20 Yd Run (Adrian Mora Kick) 341
TD06:34Tobi Akinniranye 2 Yd Run (Chris Rogers Kick) 348