Scores

Final

Tusculum 21

Ga. Southern 62

(2-0, 1-0 Sun Belt)

6:00 PM ET, September 10, 2011

Allen E. Paulson Stadium, Statesboro, GA

1 2 3 4 T
TUS 0 14 7 021
GASO 14 10 21 1762

Top Performers

Passing: J. Shaw (GASO) - 181 YDS, 1 TD

Rushing: J. Wilcox (GASO) - 8 CAR, 97 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: J. McKinnon (GASO) - 1 REC, 38 YDS, 1 TD

Georgia Southern 62, Tusculum 21

Associated Press

STATEBORO, Ga. -- Georgia Southern rolled to an easy 62-21 win in its home opener over Tusculum on Saturday.

The Eagles (2-0) led the Pioneers (1-1) 21-14 before getting a 38-yard field goal from Adrian Mora on the final play of the first half.

Georgia Southern then scored on its first two possessions of the second half to break the game wide open. Jonathan Bryant scored on an 11-yard run and Robert Brown followed with a 12-yard run to give the Eagles an insurmountable 38-14 lead.

The Eagles had 530 yards total offense, including 351 on the ground. J.J. Wilcox gained 97 on only eight carries, and Robert Brown added 70 on 12 attempts.

Laron Scott returned four kickoffs 161 yards for the Eagles and new school record for most kick return yards for a career with 1,439. Scott now has 1,439 yards. Karl Miller set the old record of 1,386 in 1987-90.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
TUS
GASO
1st Downs1927
Total Yards339530
Passing321179
Rushing18351
Penalties11-1156-61
3rd Down Conversions7-182-8
4th Down Conversions0-20-0
Turnovers11
Possession31:1028:50

Passing Leaders

TusculumC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Cordell35/523216.221
Georgia SouthernC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Shaw6/918120.110

Rushing Leaders

TusculumCARYDSAVGTDLG
Foster8273.408
Marshall471.808
Georgia SouthernCARYDSAVGTDLG
Wilcox89712.1119
Brown12705.8121

Receiving Leaders

TusculumRECYDSAVGTDLG
Carter911713.0151
Gist77510.7034
Georgia SouthernRECYDSAVGTDLG
Wilcox26331.5043
Showers14848.0048

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERTUSGASO
TD10:16Jaybo Shaw 25 Yd Run (Adrian Mora Kick) 07
TD05:26Jj Wilcox 13 Yd Run (Adrian Mora Kick) 014
SECOND QUARTERTUSGASO
TD09:58Jerick McKinnon 38 Yd Pass From Jaybo Shaw (Adrian Mora Kick) 021
TUSTD07:49Rashaad Carter 13 Yd Pass From Bo Cordell (Logan Cornelius Kick) 721
TUSTD00:26Marcus Foster 10 Yd Pass From Bo Cordell (Logan Cornelius Kick) 1421
FG00:00Adrian Mora 37 Yd 1424
THIRD QUARTERTUSGASO
TD13:12Johnathan Bryant 11 Yd Run (Adrian Mora Kick) 1431
TD08:08Robert Brown 12 Yd Run (Adrian Mora Kick) 1438
TUSTD08:04Matt Levine 38 Yd Kickoff Return (Logan Cornelius Kick) 2138
TD06:38Jerick McKinnon 2 Yd Run (Adrian Mora Kick) 2145
FOURTH QUARTERTUSGASO
TD14:00Dominique Swope 8 Yd Run (Adrian Mora Kick) 2152
TD10:00Ezayi Youyoute 15 Yd Run (Adrian Mora Kick) 2159
FG02:28Adrian Mora 26 Yd 2162