Savannah State at Georgia Southern

Georgia Southern over Savannah State 77-9 in rout


STATESBORO, Ga. (AP) 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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Scoring Summary
GASJerick McKinnon 66 yd run (Connor Tierney kick)
GASDevin Scott 8 yd pass from Jerick McKinnon (Connor Tierney kick)
GASDominique Swope 1 yd run (Connor Tierney kick)
GASDominique Swope 5 yd run (Connor Tierney kick)
GASWilliam Banks 20 yd run (Connor Tierney kick)
GASWilliam Banks 2 yd run (Alex Hanks kick)
GASKevin Ellison 12 yd run (Alex Hanks kick)
SAVKris Drummond 5 yd pass from Zach Hutchenson (John Barron kick)
SAV Team safety
GASTorrance Hunt 34 yd run (Alex Hanks kick)
GASVegas Harley 30 yd run (Connor Tierney kick)
GASJames Dean 18 yd run (Connor Tierney kick)
GASChris Jordan 2 yd run (Alex Hanks kick)
Team Stats
First Downs935
Third Down Efficiency2-175-11
Fourth Down Efficiency1-22-2
Plays-Net Yards63-18379-651
Passing Yds16275
Kick Return Yds15846
Punt Return Yds01
Time of Poss.27:432:56
Individual Stats
SAV: Sheldon Barnes 3-13, Leon Prunty 4-8, Anthony Criswell 1-4, Cantrell Frazier 1-3, Rashaud Ferrell 1-1, Zach Hutchenson 4--1, Lereginald Veals 5--7
GAS: Jerick McKinnon 12-107, Dominique Swope 17-100, Kevin Ellison 8-78, Torrance Hunt 7-73, Vegas Harley 4-71, William Banks 7-44, Carlos Cave 1-37, James Dean 3-33, Johnathan Bryant 3-26, Tray Butler 1-17, Chris Jordan 3-2, Devin Scott 1--3, Team 1--9
SAV: Zach Hutchenson 11-26-128-2, Leon Prunty 5-18-34-1
GAS: Kevin Ellison 4-7-65-0, Jerick McKinnon 2-3-10-0, Vegas Harley 0-1-0-0
SAV: Cantrell Frazier 3-39, Simon Heyward 2-54, Kris Drummond 2-18, Lereginald Veals 2-11, DeQuan Daniels 2-6, Isaiah Roosevelt 1-17, Jake Durham 1-5, Alex Simmons 1-5, Detorrius McDonald 1-4, Sheldon Barnes 1-3
GAS: Montay Crockett 2-30, Kentrellis Showers 1-14, BJ Johnson 1-12, Zach Walker 1-11, Devin Scott 1-8

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