South Alabama at Georgia State

South Alabama dominates Georgia State 38-17


ATLANTA (AP) Ross Metheny connected with Shavarez Smith ten times for 194 yards and one touchdown as South Alabama dominated Georgia State 38-17 Saturday.

Metheny threw for 280 yards. Jay Jones scored two touchdowns and had 102 yards rushing on 17 carries as South Alabama (5-6, 3-3 Sun Belt Conference) jumped out to an early 14-0 lead. Jones had both rushing touchdowns in the first quarter. The Jaguars led 24-3 at the half.

Metheny hit Smith with a 37-yard scoring strike early in the third quarter to stretch the lead to 31-3. Ronnie Bell scored from the 1 for Georgia State (0-12, 0-7) with 7:37 remaining in the third, making the score 31-10. The Jaguars closed out that period with a 65 yard drive, capped by a one-yard touchdown run by Kendall Houston.

South Alabama entered the game needing two victories to become bowl eligible. The Jaguars play Louisiana-Lafayette next week.

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Scoring Summary
SALAJay Jones 5 yd run (Aleem Sunanon kick)
SALAJay Jones 17 yd run (Aleem Sunanon kick)
GASTWil Lutz 33 yd FG
SALARoss Metheny 1 yd run (Aleem Sunanon kick)
SALAAleem Sunanon 42 yd FG
SALAShavarez Smith 37 yd pass from Ross Metheny (Aleem Sunanon kick)
GASTRonnie Bell 1 yd run (Wil Lutz kick)
SALAKendall Houston 1 yd run (Aleem Sunanon kick)
GASTSean Jeppesen 1 yd run (Wil Lutz kick)
Team Stats
First Downs2415
Third Down Efficiency10-190-10
Fourth Down Efficiency1-22-3
Plays-Net Yards84-52259-345
Passing Yds280321
Kick Return Yds35100
Punt Return Yds058
Time of Poss.38:5321:7
Individual Stats
SALA: Jay Jones 17-102, Ross Metheny 14-50, Terrance Timmons 7-36, Kendall Houston 8-26, Julien Valentin 4-19, Brandon Bridge 3-10, Team 1--1
GAST: Parris Lee 6-13, Travis Evans 2-11, Albert Wilson 6-9, Kyler Neal 2-5, Sean Jeppesen 2-1, Ronnie Bell 7--15
SALA: Ross Metheny 19-28-280-0, Brandon Bridge 0-2-0-0
GAST: Ronnie Bell 17-34-321-1
SALA: Shavarez Smith 10-194, Jereme Jones 3-44, Bryant Lavender 2-24, Jay Jones 2-9, Jake Howton 1-6, Kendall Houston 1-3
GAST: Albert Wilson 6-101, Robert Davis 4-110, Danny Williams 2-56, Kyler Neal 1-28, Keith Rucker 1-20, Ulrick John 1-5, Kelton Hill 1-1, Parris Lee 1-0
South Alabama8th Sun Belt 2-66-7
Georgia State8th Sun Belt 2-63-9

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