Western Carolina at Georgia Southern

Georgia Southern runs over Western Carolina 35-19


STATESBORO, Ga. (AP) Jerick McKinnon accounted for three touchdowns to lead Georgia Southern to a 35-19 victory over Western Carolina Saturday.

McKinnon, the Eagles' quarterback, had touchdowns runs of 23 and 36 yards, and his 19-yard TD pass to Da'Quan Heard was his only throw. McKinnon had 68 yards rushing on 14 carries, and now has 925 yards rushing for the season.

Kevin Ellison and Nardo Govan had rushing TDs for Georgian Southern (5-4, 3-4 Southern Conference). Govan scored from 2-yards out. During the next series on offense, Ellison had a 40-yard run that set up his 1-yard touchdown run to give the Eagles a 35-13 fourth-quarter lead.

Despite losing four fumbles, four Eagles had runs of more than 33 yards.

Western Carolina (2-8, 1-5) quarterbacks Troy Mitchell and Eddie Sullivan each had touchdown passes. But Mitchell, the starting quarterback, had three interceptions. Sullivan threw one.

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Scoring Summary
GASJerick McKinnon 23 yd run (Younghoe Koo kick)
WCARGarry Lewis 1 yd run (blocked XP)
GASDa'Quan Heard 19 yd pass from Jerick McKinnon (Younghoe Koo kick)
GASJerick McKinnon 36 yd run (Younghoe Koo kick)
WCARKarnorris Benson 2 yd pass from Troy Mitchell (Richard Sigmon kick)
GASNardo Govan 2 yd run (Younghoe Koo kick)
GASKevin Ellison 1 yd run (Younghoe Koo kick)
WCARJohn Sullivan 11 yd pass from Eddie Sullivan (failed 2pt rush)
Team Stats
First Downs2119
Third Down Efficiency5-158-13
Fourth Down Efficiency1-31-1
Plays-Net Yards74-27157-371
Passing Yds15826
Kick Return Yds4261
Punt Return Yds011
Time of Poss.30:1529:45
Individual Stats
WCAR: Troy Mitchell 13-68, Darius Ramsey 13-38, Garry Lewis 5-9, Eddie Sullivan 1-8, Shaun Warren 1-2, Karnorris Benson 1--12
GAS: William Banks 13-86, Kevin Ellison 9-83, Jerick McKinnon 14-68, Nardo Govan 9-42, Montay Crockett 1-34, Tray Butler 3-17, Johnathan Bryant 3-8, Devin Scott 1-7
WCAR: Troy Mitchell 12-23-94-3, Eddie Sullivan 6-17-64-1
GAS: Kevin Ellison 1-3-7-0, Jerick McKinnon 1-1-19-0
WCAR: Terryon Robinson 4-45, Karnorris Benson 4-26, C.J. Goodman 3-30, Willie Police 2-22, Michael Helms 2-18, John Sullivan 1-11, Garry Lewis 1-6, Darius Ramsey 1-0
GAS: Da'Quan Heard 1-19, Zach Walker 1-7

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