The Citadel at Georgia Southern

Georgia Southern rallies past The Citadel 28-21


STATESBORO, Ga. (AP) Kevin Ellison made up for an earlier fumble by punching in a touchdown from the four-yard line as Georgia Southern (3-3, 2-2 Southern Conference) rallied in the final minutes to defeat The Citadel 28-21 in the final Southern Conference game between the two schools on Saturday.

The teams combined for three touchdowns and traded the lead in the see-saw final quarter.

Ellison had lost the ball when he was sacked earlier in the period only to have The Citadel's Akeem Garnett return the fumble 36 yards as the Bulldogs (2-5, 2-3 Southern) surged ahead 21-20 on its second score in a two-minute span.

Ellison hit 7 of 10 passes for 138 yards and rushed for a career-high 135 yards, and Jerick McKinnon - already in Georgia Southern's career top 10 for total yards and touchdowns - rushed for a season-best 198 yards and two TDs on Military Appreciation Day.

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Scoring Summary
CITBen Dupree 73 yd run (Thomas Warren kick)
GASJerick McKinnon 1 yd run (Younghoe Koo kick)
GASJerick McKinnon 7 yd run (blocked XP)
GASJohnathan Bryant 3 yd run (Younghoe Koo kick)
CITTerrance Martin 13 yd run (Thomas Warren kick)
CITAkeem Garnett 36 yd fumble return (Thomas Warren kick)
GASKevin Ellison 4 yd run (Devin Scott 2pt pass from Jerick McKinnon)
Team Stats
First Downs1218
Third Down Efficiency1-107-14
Fourth Down Efficiency1-21-3
Plays-Net Yards47-27271-498
Passing Yds106138
Kick Return Yds2673
Punt Return Yds712
Time of Poss.20:2239:38
Individual Stats
CIT: Ben Dupree 9-99, Terrance Martin 3-25, Dalton Trevino 2-19, Darien Robinson 7-18, Aaron Miller 3-3, Vinny Miller 1-2
GAS: Jerick McKinnon 32-198, Kevin Ellison 23-135, Tray Butler 1-17, Johnathan Bryant 2-12, Team 2--2
CIT: Aaron Miller 7-15-85-0, Ben Dupree 2-7-21-0
GAS: Kevin Ellison 7-10-138-0, Matt Dobson 0-1-0-0
CIT: Brandon Eakins 3-43, Vinny Miller 2-8, Jorian Jordan 1-24, Jake Stenson 1-16, Matthew Thompson 1-11, Darien Robinson 1-4
GAS: BJ Johnson 3-73, Johnathan Bryant 2-55, Jerick McKinnon 2-10

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