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.
New Iowa State coach Matt Campbell will get a taste of the rivalry with Iowa early in the season.
Michigan State's Jalen Watts-Jackson scoops up a fumbled snap to score a touchdown and a victory against Michigan.
Brandon Bowen, a three-star defensive end, has become the 11th signee from the Bears' 2016 recruiting class to be granted his release.
Andy Staples of Sports Illustrated calls into The Paul Finebaum Show to break down what to expect from the 2016 UGA football team and new head coach Kirby Smart.
Sports Illustrated's Andy Staples joins Paul Finebaum and Marcus Spears to debate who would be included on the SEC Mount Rushmore.
Karl Ravech credits Gary Gilmore's coaching for the Chanticleers' championship win. Kyle Peterson acknowledges Andrew Beckwith's pitching and G.K. Young's swing that ultimately sealed the deal.
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