Breitenstein gains 247 yards in Wofford win
by Staff Reports
SPARTANBURG, S.C. — Earlier in the week, Wofford fullback Eric Breitenstein was named a finalist for the Walter Payton Award.
Breitenstein showed New Hampshire just why he’s worthy of such an honor. Breitenstein, the former Watauga standout, rushed for 247 yards and three touchdowns in a 23-7 victory over New Hampshire in the second round of the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs.
Breitenstein scored touchdown runs of 54, 6 and 26 yards. His 54-yard run gave the Terriers (9-3) a 7-0 lead, while his 26-yarder put the Terriers in front 20-7. That touchdown was set up by a 45-yard Breitenstein run.
Wofford finished with 479 total yards, 454 of them on the ground. Wofford’s defense held New Hampshire to 238 yards, 165 through the air.
The Terriers take on No. 1 ranked North Dakota State this weekend in Fargo, N.D. North Dakota State beat South Dakota State 28-3 in a second-round game.
GEORGIA SOUTHERN 24, CENTRAL ARKANSAS 16
STATESBORO, Ga. — Georgia Southern quarterback Jerick McKinnon ran for 316 yards on 34 carries in leading the Eagles to a 24-16 victory over Central Arkansas at Paulson Stadium Saturday.
McKinnon finished 17 yards short of the Georgia Southern single game rushing record of 333 set by Adrian Peterson against Massachusetts in the 1999 playoffs. McKinnon scored touchdown runs of 57 and 6 yards.
McKinnon also completed two passes for 79 yards and a 32-yard touchdown to Darreion Robinson..
Georgia Southern took a 24-9 halftime lead after scoring touchdowns on its first three possessions, and adding a field goal on its fourth. The Eagles are 33-3 in home playoff games.