Scores

Final

Ga. Southern 45

(4-1, 1-1 away)

W Carolina 13

(1-5, 1-2 home)

3:30 PM ET, October 6, 2012

E.J. Whitmire Stadium, Cullowhee, NC

1 2 3 4 T
GASO 14 10 7 1445
WCU 6 0 0 713

Top Performers

Passing: J. McKinnon (SOU) - 50 YDS, 2 TD

Rushing: D. Robinson (GASO) - 11 CAR, 124 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: K. Benson (WCU) - 3 REC, 66 YDS

Georgia Southern 45, W. Carolina 13

Associated Press

CULLOWHEE, N.C. -- Georgia Southern totaled 614 yards on the ground as they beat Western Carolina in a Southern Conference showdown 45-13 Saturday.

The Eagles (4-1, 3-1) scored on their first two possessions. Darreion Robinson broke free for a 48-yard touchdown run and Dominique Swope ran it in from 5 yards to give Georgia Southern an early 14-0 lead. Robinson finished with 124 yards on 11 carries, and Swope rushed 20 times for 117 yards.

Western Carolina (1-5, 0-4) scored its first points of the game on Troy Mitchell's 11-yard run, cutting the lead to 14-6 at the end of the first.

Georgia Southern's defense dominated, and its running game continued to impress as the Eagles outscored Western Carolina 31-7 the rest of the way. William Banks and James Dean added 101 and 95 yards rushing, respectively, and two scores.

Georgia Southern has won 18 straight games against Western Carolina.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
GASO
WCU
1st Downs3311
Total Yards664207
Passing5095
Rushing614112
Penalties6-603-33
3rd Down Conversions11-152-10
4th Down Conversions0-10-1
Turnovers00
Possession40:2819:32

Passing Leaders

Georgia SouthernC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
McKinnon2/45012.520
Western CarolinaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Mitchell4/7659.300

Rushing Leaders

Georgia SouthernCARYDSAVGTDLG
Robinson1112411.3148
Swope201175.9114
Western CarolinaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Mitchell13413.2116
Vaughn11353.2010

Receiving Leaders

Georgia SouthernRECYDSAVGTDLG
Butler13030.0130
Showers12020.0120
Western CarolinaRECYDSAVGTDLG
Benson36622.0042
Robinson2178.5012

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERGASOWCU
TD12:51Darreion Robinson 48 Yd Run (Alex Hanks Kick) 70
TD04:16Dominique Swope 5 Yd Run (Alex Hanks Kick) 140
TD00:24Troy Mitchell 11 Yd Run (Two-Point Conversion Failed) 146
SECOND QUARTERGASOWCU
TD13:07Kentrellis Showers 20 Yd Pass From Jerick McKinnon (Alex Hanks Kick) 216
FG00:32Alex Hanks 25 Yd 246
THIRD QUARTERGASOWCU
TD02:16Tray Butler 30 Yd Pass From Jerick McKinnon (Alex Hanks Kick) 316
FOURTH QUARTERGASOWCU
TD08:59Shaun Warren 9 Yd Run (Richard Sigmon Kick) 3113
TD05:02William Banks 13 Yd Run (Alex Hanks Kick) 3813
TD01:31James Dean 43 Yd Run (Alex Hanks Kick) 4513