Scores

Final

Maine 23

(9-4, 6-2 CAA)

Ga. Southern 35

(11-2, 7-1 Sun Belt)

Coverage: GamePlan

2:00 PM ET, December 10, 2011

1 2 3 4 T
MAIN 7 3 13 023
GASO 14 7 14 035

Top Performers

Passing: W. Smith (MAIN) - 229 YDS, 2 TD, 3 INT

Rushing: J. Wilcox (GASO) - 8 CAR, 99 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: D. Aultman (MAIN) - 6 REC, 108 YDS

Georgia Southern 35, Maine 23

Associated Press

STATESBORO, Ga. -- Quarterback Jaybo Shaw ran for two touchdowns and threw for another Saturday to lead Georgia Southern to a 35-23 win over Maine in the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs.

The Eagles (11-2), who are seeking their seventh national championship, will play in the semifinals for the second straight year next Saturday when they travel to North Dakota State, a 24-0 winner over Lehigh.

The Eagles had 476 yards total offense, 360 rushing, in dispatching the Bears (9-4). It was the third time Georgia Southern and Maine had met in the playoffs. The Eagles have won all three meetings.

J.J. Wilcox led Georgia Southern with 99 yards rushing on touchdown runs of 2 and 7 yards. Shaw scored on runs of 2 and 1 yards, and completed 7-of-8 passes for 116 yards.

Maine's Warren Smith threw for 229 yards and two touchdowns, but was intercepted three times.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
MAIN
GASO
1st Downs1523
Total Yards295476
Passing229116
Rushing66360
Penalties1-512-93
3rd Down Conversions2-68-13
4th Down Conversions0-22-3
Turnovers31
Possession17:3642:24

Passing Leaders

MaineC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Smith15/292297.923
Georgia SouthernC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Shaw7/811614.510

Rushing Leaders

MaineCARYDSAVGTDLG
Brown9384.209
Smith6355.8013
Georgia SouthernCARYDSAVGTDLG
Wilcox89912.4236
Swope23813.5010

Receiving Leaders

MaineRECYDSAVGTDLG
Aultman610818.0047
Williams48922.3048
Georgia SouthernRECYDSAVGTDLG
Showers23417.0125
Wilcox13232.0032

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERMAINGASO
TD11:40Jaybo Shaw 2 Yd Run (Adrian Mora Kick) 07
TD02:47JJ Wilcox 2 Yd Run (Adrian Mora Kick) 014
TD02:34Roosevelt Boone 91 Yd Kickoff Return (Brian Harvey Kick) 714
SECOND QUARTERMAINGASO
FG06:10Brian Harvey 21 Yd 1014
TD00:35JJ Wilcox 7 Yd Run (Adrian Mora Kick) 1021
THIRD QUARTERMAINGASO
TD11:59Justin Perillo 12 Yd Pass From Warren Smith (Brian Harvey Kick) 1721
TD08:42Jaybo Shaw 1 Yd Run (Adrian Mora Kick) 1728
TD07:32Kentrellis Showers 25 Yd Pass From Jaybo Shaw (Adrian Mora Kick) 1735
TD05:17John Ebeling 3 Yd Pass From Warren Smith (Two-Point Conversion Failed) 2335