Georgia Southern at Wofford

Wofford takes down Georgia Southern 30-20


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SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) Donovan Johnson rushed for 141 yards on 36 attempts to lead a run-oriented Wofford offense that defeated Georgia Southern 30-20 on Saturday night.

Wofford (2-1, 2-0 Southern) won its home opener against Georgia Southern (2-1, 0-1), giving the Eagles a loss in the first game of their last season as a conference member.

A Torrance Hunt touchdown run in the second quarter gave Georgia Southern its only lead at 14-10. But Wofford responded with three unanswered scores to build a 30-14 lead and held on for the win.

Jonny Martin scored two rushing touchdowns for the Terriers to compliment Johnson's ground game as Wofford pulled away in the second half.

Wofford rushed 67 times compared with 9 passing attempts. Jeff Ashley caught a 40-yard touchdown pass from Michael Weimer to highlight the Terriers' limited passing game.

Jerick McKinnon had 114 yards rushing and two scores to lead the Eagles.

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Scoring Summary
WOFFJonny Martin 1 yd run (Kasey Redfern kick)
GASJerick McKinnon 1 yd run (Connor Tierney kick)
WOFFKasey Redfern 40 yd FG
GASTorrance Hunt 4 yd run (Connor Tierney kick)
WOFFJeff Ashley 40 yd pass from Michael Weimer (Kasey Redfern kick)
WOFFRay Smith 32 yd run (missed kick)
WOFFJonny Martin 23 yd run (Kasey Redfern kick)
GASJerick McKinnon 2 yd run (failed 2pt rush)
 
Team Stats
 GASWOFF
First Downs2525
Third Down Efficiency10-195-15
Fourth Down Efficiency1-44-6
Plays-Net Yards85-42676-391
Rushes-Yds67-34267-272
Passing Yds84119
Kick Return Yds3783
Punt Return Yds00
Passes8-18-15-9-1
Punts3-1043-130
Fumbles-Lost6-21-0
Penalties-Yds5-766-39
Time of Poss.30:2929:31
 
Individual Stats
RUSHING
GAS: Jerick McKinnon 19-114, Kevin Ellison 14-97, Dominique Swope 14-67, Vegas Harley 5-18, Torrance Hunt 4-12, Devin Scott 4-12, Tray Butler 2-10, Johnathan Bryant 2-8, Rafael Hardee 1-6, Darius Safford 0-1, Team 1--1, Chris Jordan 1--2
WOFF: Donovan Johnson 36-141, Ray Smith 4-41, Jonny Martin 5-34, Michael Weimer 9-24, James Lawson 3-13, Will Gay 4-11, Cam Flowers 3-11, Caleb Lucas 1-1, Lorenzo Long 2--4
PASSING
GAS: Kevin Ellison 6-14-68-1, Jerick McKinnon 1-3-16-0, Tay Hicklin 1-1-0-0
WOFF: Michael Weimer 4-6-111-1, James Lawson 1-3-8-0
RECEIVING
GAS: BJ Johnson 3-40, Johnathan Bryant 1-16, Zach Walker 1-15, Kentrellis Showers 1-7, Vegas Harley 1-6, Rafael Hardee 1-0
WOFF: Jeff Ashley 4-111, Will Gay 1-8
 
Standings
TeamStandingsConferenceOverall
Georgia Southern1st Sun Belt 0-00-0