Georgia Southern at Western Carolina

Georgia Southern 45, W. Carolina 13

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CULLOWHEE, N.C. (AP) - Georgia Southern totaled 614 yards on the ground as they beat Western Carolina in a Southern Conference showdown 45-13 Saturday.

The Eagles (4-1, 3-1) scored on their first two possessions. Darreion Robinson broke free for a 48-yard touchdown run and Dominique Swope ran it in from 5 yards to give Georgia Southern an early 14-0 lead. Robinson finished with 124 yards on 11 carries, and Swope rushed 20 times for 117 yards.

Western Carolina (1-5, 0-4) scored its first points of the game on Troy Mitchell's 11-yard run, cutting the lead to 14-6 at the end of the first.

Georgia Southern's defense dominated, and its running game continued to impress as the Eagles outscored Western Carolina 31-7 the rest of the way. William Banks and James Dean added 101 and 95 yards rushing, respectively, and two scores.

Georgia Southern has won 18 straight games against Western Carolina.

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Scoring Summary
GASDarreion Robinson 48 yd run (Alex Hanks kick)
GASDominique Swope 5 yd run (Alex Hanks kick)
WCARTroy Mitchell 11 yd run (failed 2pt pass)
GASKentrellis Showers 20 yd pass from Jerick McKinnon (Alex Hanks kick)
GASAlex Hanks 25 yd FG
GASTray Butler 30 yd pass from Jerick McKinnon (Alex Hanks kick)
WCARShaun Warren 9 yd run (Richard Sigmon kick)
GASWilliam Banks 13 yd run (Alex Hanks kick)
GASJames Dean 43 yd run (Alex Hanks kick)
 
Team Stats
 GASWCAR
First Downs3311
Third Down Efficiency11-152-10
Fourth Down Efficiency0-10-1
Plays-Net Yards83-66449-207
Rushes-Yds79-61432-112
Passing Yds5095
Kick Return Yds877
Punt Return Yds462
Passes2-4-08-17-0
Punts1-427-309
Fumbles-Lost0-00-0
Penalties-Yds6-603-33
Time of Poss.40:2819:32
 
Individual Stats
RUSHING
GAS: Darreion Robinson 11-124, Dominique Swope 20-117, William Banks 15-101, James Dean 5-95, Jerick McKinnon 14-89, Devin Scott 3-34, Johnathan Bryant 6-21, Ezayi Youyoute 2-14, Matt Dobson 2-12, Brian Wilcher 1-7
WCAR: Troy Mitchell 13-41, Michael Vaughn 11-35, Shaun Warren 6-34, Eddie Sullivan 2-2
PASSING
GAS: Jerick McKinnon 2-4-50-0
WCAR: Eddie Sullivan 4-10-30-0, Troy Mitchell 4-7-65-0
RECEIVING
GAS: Tray Butler 1-30, Kentrellis Showers 1-20
WCAR: Karnorris Benson 3-66, Spearman Robinson 2-17, Jeff Moore 1-12, Michael Vaughn 1-6, Troy Mitchell 1--6
 
Standings
TeamStandingsConferenceOverall
Georgia Southern1st Sun Belt 0-00-0

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