Scores

Final

Elon 23

(2-2, 0-1 Southern)

Ga. Southern 26

(2-1, 1-1 Southern)

6:00 PM ET, September 22, 2012

Paulson Stadium, STATESBORO, GA

1 2 3 4 T
ELON 3 10 7 323
GASO 6 0 17 326

Top Performers

Passing: T. Wilson (ELON) - 302 YDS, 2 TD, 2 INT

Rushing: J. Bryant (GASO) - 2 CAR, 82 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: A. Mellette (ELON) - 9 REC, 68 YDS, 2 TD

Georgia Southern 26, Elon 23

Associated Press

STATESBORO, Ga. -- Ezayi Youyoute ran for 106 yards and added 66 through the air as Georgia Southern rallied to beat Elon 26-23 on Saturday night.

There were four lead changes before Elon (2-2, 0-1 Southern Conference) jumped ahead 20-16 late in the third quarter. Dominique Swope's 2-yard touchdown put Georgia Southern back on top but the Phoenix managed to tie the game 23-all behind a 33-yard field goal from Adam Shreiner.

Georgia Southern's defense stiffened, however, holding Elon to just one first down in the fourth quarter.

The Eagles (2-1, 1-1) took the lead for good on Alex Hanks' 32-yard field goal with 3 minutes, 40 seconds left to play.

Elon had the chance to rally, but Darius Eubanks intercepted Thomas Wilson's pass to put the game away.

The Eagles' option offense, which amassed 342 rushing yards, has rushed for 300 or more yards in six of its last seven games.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
ELON
GASO
1st Downs1415
Total Yards359408
Passing30266
Rushing57342
Penalties7-6010-85
3rd Down Conversions7-172-9
4th Down Conversions0-00-0
Turnovers33
Possession28:3031:30

Passing Leaders

ElonC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Wilson22/363028.422
Georgia SouthernC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Youyoute4/66611.010

Rushing Leaders

ElonCARYDSAVGTDLG
Bostick12292.408
Coppedge8212.6011
Georgia SouthernCARYDSAVGTDLG
Youyoute171066.2041
McKinnon16966.0037

Receiving Leaders

ElonRECYDSAVGTDLG
Brown511022.0038
Peterson27738.5045
Georgia SouthernRECYDSAVGTDLG
Showers36020.0138
Barker166.006

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERELONGASO
TD10:48Kentrellis Showers 38 Yd Pass From Ezayi Youyoute (Two-Point Run Conversion Failed) 06
FG04:30Adam Shreiner 22 Yd 36
SECOND QUARTERELONGASO
FG04:47Adam Shreiner 30 Yd 66
TD03:48Aaron Mellette 9 Yd Pass From Thomas Wilson (Adam Shreiner Kick) 136
THIRD QUARTERELONGASO
TD13:59Johnathan Bryant 78 Yd Run (Alex Hanks Kick) 1313
FG06:22Alex Hanks 27 Yd 1316
TD04:29Aaron Mellette 15 Yd Pass From Thomas Wilson (Adam Shreiner Kick) 2016
TD02:10Dominique Swope 2 Yd Run (Alex Hanks Kick) 2023
FOURTH QUARTERELONGASO
FG14:14Adam Shreiner 33 Yd 2323
FG03:40Alex Hanks 32 Yd 2326