Scores

Final/3OT

Ga. Southern 39

(7-1, 6-1 Sun Belt)

Chattanooga 31

(4-4, 3-2 Southern)

6:00 PM ET, October 27, 2012

Finley Stadium, Chattanooga, TN

1 2 3 4 3OT T
GASO 14 7 0 3 1539
CHAT 7 3 14 0 731

Top Performers

Passing: J. Huesman (CHAT) - 102 YDS, 1 TD

Rushing: J. McKinnon (GASO) - 28 CAR, 141 YDS, 3 TD

Receiving: T. Robinson (CHAT) - 5 REC, 75 YDS

Georgia Southern 39, Chattanooga 31, OT

Associated Press

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. -- Quarterback Jerick McKinnon ran in three touchdowns, including the game-winner in triple overtime, as Georgia Southern held off Chattanooga 39-31 Saturday night to maintain sole possession of first place in the Southern Conference.

McKinnon ran for 141 yards, including a 1-yard touchdown in the third overtime. During Chattanooga's third-overtime turn, Mocs quarterback Jacob Huesman was stoned on fourth-and-2 from the 5 to end the game.

Each team scored touchdowns in the first overtime, including an 8-yard, fourth-down scoring completion from Huesman to Faysal Shafaat to keep Chattanooga (4-4, 3-2) alive.

In the second overtime, Nick Pollard missed a 41-yard field goal attempt for Chattanooga, but McKinnon lost a fumble on the first play of the ensuing drive.

Alex Hanks missed wide right on a 49-yard field goal try for Georgia Southern (7-1, 6-1) at the regulation buzzer.

Huesman finished with 170 yards rushing on 26 attempts.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
GASO
CHAT
1st Downs2114
Total Yards427316
Passing55118
Rushing372198
Penalties5-484-30
3rd Down Conversions7-163-12
4th Down Conversions2-31-2
Turnovers22
Possession38:5221:08

Passing Leaders

Georgia SouthernC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
McKinnon3/55511.000
ChattanoogaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Huesman11/201025.110

Rushing Leaders

Georgia SouthernCARYDSAVGTDLG
McKinnon281415.0325
Robinson11746.7229
ChattanoogaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Huesman261706.5244
Green3227.3111

Receiving Leaders

Georgia SouthernRECYDSAVGTDLG
Walker14040.0040
Showers11010.0010
ChattanoogaRECYDSAVGTDLG
Robinson57515.0043
Shafaat3227.319

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERGASOCHAT
TD09:52Darreion Robinson 29 Yd Run. (Alex Hanks Kick) 70
TD07:32Jerick McKinnon 10 Yd Run. (Alex Hanks Kick) 140
TD05:38Jacob Huesman 2 Yd Run. (Nick Pollard Kick) 147
SECOND QUARTERGASOCHAT
TD11:12Jerick McKinnon 18 Yd Run. (Alex Hanks Kick) 217
FG04:54Nick Pollard 39 Yd 2110
THIRD QUARTERGASOCHAT
TD11:03Marquis Green 6 Yd Run. (Nick Pollard Kick) 2117
TD00:07Jacob Huesman 10 Yd Run. (Nick Pollard Kick) 2124
FOURTH QUARTERGASOCHAT
FG08:06Alex Hanks 24 Yd 2424
OVERTIMEGASOCHAT
TDDarreion Robinson 20 Yd Run. (Alex Hanks Kick) 3124
TDFaysal Shafaat 8 Yd Pass From Jacob Huesman. (Nick Pollard Kick) 3131
3RD OVERTIMEGASOCHAT
TDJerick McKinnon 3 Yd Run. (Jerick Mckinnon Run For Two-Point Conversion) 3931