Scores

Final

Ga. Southern 41

(4-0, 2-0 away)

Elon 14

(3-2, 2-1 home)

1:30 PM ET, October 1, 2011

Rhodes Stadium, Elon, NC

1 2 3 4 T
GASO 10 14 7 1041
ELON 7 0 7 014

Top Performers

Passing: J. Shaw (GASO) - 110 YDS, 3 TD

Rushing: R. Brown (GASO) - 11 CAR, 116 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: A. Mellette (ELON) - 9 REC, 104 YDS, 1 TD

Georgia Southern 41, Elon 14

Associated Press

ELON, N.C. -- Georgia Southern outscored Elon by 24 points over the final three quarters and cruised to a 41-14 Southern Conference road win Saturday. The unbeaten Eagles (4-0, 3-0) dominated Elon (3-2, 1-1) in every way.

Georgia Southern, running its trademark option offense, rushed for 300 yards to just 54 for Elon. Robert Brown ran for 116 yards himself, more than doubling Elon's rushing total. Elon opened the scoring after quarterback Thomas Wilson had driven the Phoenix 66 yards on the game's opening possession. It culminated in a 10-yard scoring pass to Taylor Berry.

But in the second quarter, Georgia Southern's Jaybo Shaw thew two of his three touchdown passes to open up a 24-7 halftime lead.

When Wilson's second scoring pass pulled Elon within 24-14, Shaw hit Nico Hickey for a 25-yard score and a 17-point cushion.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
GASO
ELON
1st Downs2114
Total Yards410256
Passing110202
Rushing30054
Penalties5-405-75
3rd Down Conversions9-163-9
4th Down Conversions1-11-2
Turnovers14
Possession37:4822:12

Passing Leaders

Georgia SouthernC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Shaw6/1011011.030
ElonC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Wilson22/382025.323

Rushing Leaders

Georgia SouthernCARYDSAVGTDLG
Brown1111610.5123
Swope15744.918
ElonCARYDSAVGTDLG
Taylor7395.6024
Shuman4143.507

Receiving Leaders

Georgia SouthernRECYDSAVGTDLG
Bryant25025.0143
Hickey12525.0125
ElonRECYDSAVGTDLG
Mellette910411.6120
Dennis5408.0011

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERGASOELON
TD07:04Taylor Berry 10 Yd Pass From Thomas Wilson (Adam Shreiner Kick) 07
TD04:10Dominique Swope 5 Yd Run (Adrian Mora Kick) 77
FG02:07Adrian Mora 37 Yd 107
SECOND QUARTERGASOELON
TD11:09Dominique Swope 12 Yd Pass From Jaybo Shaw (Adrian Mora Kick) 177
TD00:09Johnathan Bryant 7 Yd Pass From Jaybo Shaw (Adrian Mora Kick) 247
THIRD QUARTERGASOELON
TD07:45Aaron Mellette 20 Yd Pass From Thomas Wilson (Adam Shreiner Kick) 2414
TD03:55Nico Hickey 25 Yd Pass From Jaybo Shaw (Adrian Mora Kick) 3114
FOURTH QUARTERGASOELON
TD14:26Robert Brown 23 Yd Run (Adrian Mora Kick) 3814
FG01:16Adrian Mora 27 Yd 4114