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Written by SoCon Sports Information   
Sunday, 06 November 2011 08:58

Two blocked extra points and a missed field goal in the final seconds proved the difference in Georgia Southern's (8-1, 6-1) 14-12 win over The Citadel (4-5, 2-5) on Saturday, November 5th, at Paulson Stadium. The Eagles made a halftime lead stand after holding the Bulldogs to 121 yards in the second half, forcing two punts and intercepting a pass.
The Eagles totaled 320 yards of total offense with a balanced attack of 191 yards rushing and 129 yards through the air. Robert Brown rushed for 90 yards on 17 carries, while Jerick McKinnon totaled 46 yards and Nico Hickey amassed 41 yards, including a 14-yard touchdown in the second quarter. Jaybo Shaw completed four passes including a 63-yarder to Darreion Robinson in the first quarter.

 

#9 Wofford 42, Western Carolina 24

 

The Wofford football team left the state of South Carolina for the first time this season and defeated Western Carolina 42-24 at Whitmire Stadium. The Terriers jumped out to a 21-0 lead and never looked back as Donovan Johnson and Eric Breitenstein each had 100+ rushing yards. Wofford had 500 rushing yards in the contest.
The Terriers are 7-2 on the season and 5-1 in the SoCon. Western Carolina is 1-8 overall and 0-7 in conference play. For Wofford, Donovan Johnson had 10 carries for 126 yards and two touchdowns, Eric Breitenstein had 16 carries for 112 yards and a touchdown. Mitch Allen added 90 yards and a touchdown, along with 4-of-6 passing. Bryan Youman also had two rushing touchdowns. The Catamounts were led by Jacoby Mitchell with seven catches for 144 yards and two touchdowns. Zac Brindise was 23-of-30 for 251 yards and three touchdowns.

 

Chattanooga 24, Samford 9

 

An inventive offensive game plan rode a stout defense as the Chattanooga Mocs won 24-9 at Samford on a beautiful Saturday afternoon at Seibert Stadium. Chattanooga (5-5/3-4 SoCon) played three quarterbacks while limiting the Bulldogs (5-4/3-4 SoCon) to 24 points below their scoring average.
The Mocs defense registered four sacks and scored a touchdown in the win. Wes Dothard had the score with a 43-yard fumble return to open the second half.
Ryan Consiglio had a game-high 14 tackles to lead Chattanooga. Joshua Williams added six stops including two of the Mocs' four sacks as Davis Tull and Josh Freeman collected the other. Chris Lewis-Harris had a season-high nine tackles for the stingy unit.
Fabian Truss entered the day as the third-leading rusher in the Southern Conference. He was held to just 46 yards on 10 carries as Chattanooga held the Bulldogs to half its rushing average with just 92 yards on 36 totes, an average of 2.6 yards per carry.

 

Southern Conference Standings

 

Georgia Southern 6 - 1; 8 - 1
Wofford 5 - 1; 7 - 2
Furman 5 - 2; 6 - 3
Appalachian State 4 - 2; 6 - 3
Samford 3 - 4; 5 - 4
Chattanooga 3 - 4; 5 - 5
Elon 2 - 4; 4 - 5
Citadel 2 - 5; 4 - 5
Western Carolina 0 - 7; 1 - 8

 

SATURDAY'S GAMES

 

FURMAN 20, APPALACHIAN STATE 10
GEORGIA SOUTHERN 14, WOFFORD 12
WOFFORD COLLEGE 42, WESTERN CAROLINA 24
CHATTANOOGA 24, SAMFORD 9
ELON - BYE

 

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 11

 

WESTERN CAROLINA @ APPALACHIAN STATE, 3:30 P.M.
GEORGIA SOUTHERN @ WOFFORD  COLLEGE, 1 P.M.
ELON @ FURMAN, 1 P.M.
SAMFORD @ THE CITADEL, 3 P.M.
CHATTANOOGA - BYE

 

 

 

 


 

 

  
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