Scores

Final

Savannah State 9

(0-1, 0-1 away)

Ga. Southern 77

(1-0, 1-0 home)

6:00 PM ET, August 31, 2013

Allen E. Paulson Stadium, Statesboro, GA

1 2 3 4 T
SAV 0 0 9 09
GASO 7 21 21 2877

Top Performers

Passing: Z. Hutcheson (SAV) - 128 YDS, 1 TD, 2 INT

Rushing: D. Swope (GASO) - 17 CAR, 100 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: S. Heyward (SAV) - 2 REC, 54 YDS

Georgia Southern over Savannah State 77-9 in rout

Associated Press

STATESBORO, Ga. -- Jerick McKinnon ran for 109 yards and threw for a touchdown in Georgia Southern's 77-9 rout over Savannah State on Saturday night.

McKinnon had help. Georgia Southern finished the game with 576 rushing yards and 650 yards of total offense. Eight different Eagles rushed for at least a touchdown.

The 77 points was the second highest point total in Georgia Southern history and only the sixth time the Eagles scored 70-plus points since 2001.

The Eagles' also dominated Savannah State on defense.

Meanwhile, the Tigers couldn't keep their defense off the field, going three-and-out on their first five possessions and converting only seven first downs in the game.

Sophomore quarterback Zach Hutchenson was a bright spot for Savannah State. He came off the bench in the third quarter and led the Tigers to their only touchdown.

Georgia Southern averaged an NCAA-best 399 rushing yards per game last season.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
SAV
GASO
1st Downs935
Total Yards183651
Passing16275
Rushing21576
Penalties16-1257-63
3rd Down Conversions2-175-11
4th Down Conversions1-22-2
Turnovers50
Possession27:0432:56

Passing Leaders

Savannah StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Hutchenson11/261284.912
Georgia SouthernC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Ellison4/7659.300

Rushing Leaders

Savannah StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Barnes3134.307
Prunty482.0011
Georgia SouthernCARYDSAVGTDLG
McKinnon121078.9166
Swope171005.9215

Receiving Leaders

Savannah StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Heyward25427.0031
Frazier33913.0029
Georgia SouthernRECYDSAVGTDLG
Crockett23015.0028
Showers11414.0014

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERSAVGASO
TD03:58Jerick McKinnon 66 Yd Run (Connor Tierney Kick) 07
SECOND QUARTERSAVGASO
TD13:49Devin Scott 8 Yd Pass From Jerick McKinnon (Connor Tierney Kick) 014
TD09:52Dominique Swope 1 Yd Run (Connor Tierney Kick) 021
TD01:21Dominique Swope 5 Yd Run (Connor Tierney Kick) 028
THIRD QUARTERSAVGASO
TD11:30William Banks 20 Yd Run (Connor Tierney Kick) 035
TD08:13William Banks 2 Yd Run (Alex Hanks Kick) 042
TD03:48Kevin Ellison 12 Yd Run (Alex Hanks Kick) 049
TD00:19Kris Drummond 5 Yd Pass From Zach Hutchenson (John Barron Kick) 749
SF00:05- Team Tackled By Kris Drummond In End Zone 949
FOURTH QUARTERSAVGASO
TD14:01Torrance Hunt 34 Yd Run (Alex Hanks Kick) 956
TD09:27Vegas Harley 30 Yd Run (Connor Tierney Kick) 963
TD02:47James Dean 18 Yd Run (Connor Tierney Kick) 970
TD01:18Chris Jordan 2 Yd Run (Alex Hanks Kick) 977

Research Notes

Georgia Southern rushed for 576 yards and 10 touchdowns against Savannah State on Saturday. No FBS team rushed for 576 yards OR 10 touchdowns in a game last season.

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