Citadel beats Furman 42-20
by Staff Reports
GREENVILLE, S.C. — The Citadel scored two touchdowns in the second half and beat The Citadel 42-20 in a key Southern Conference showdown.
The Citadel’s victory gives Georgia Southern the Southern Conference’s automatic berth into the Football Championship Subdivision. The Eagles won a tiebreaker with fellow tri-champions Appalachian State and Wofford because they allowed the fewest points in SoCon games.
The Citadel quarterback Ben Dupree completed a touchdown pass to Domonic Jones after faking a run. Dalton Trevino scored a 17-yard touchdown run with 2:14 left in the third quarter that put the Bulldogs in front 28-20. It was Trevino’s first touchdown of the season.
GEORGIA 45, GSU 14
ATHENS, Ga. — Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray threw for 331 yards and four touchdowns to lift the Bulldogs past Georgia Southern Saturday.
Georgia Southern trailed 17-7 at halftime, but Georgia pulled away in the third quarter by scoring 21 points. Georgia Southern quarterback Jerick McKinnon rained 104 yards and scored two touchdowns on 19 carries.
The Eagles (8-3) finished with 297 yards rushing, but completed one pass for 16 yards.
SOUTH CAROLINA 24, WOFFORD 7
COLUMBIA, S.C. — South Carolina scored 17 points in the fourth quarter to beat Wofford Saturday.
Wofford’s Eric Breitenstein gained 125 yards and scored a touchdown on 28 carries. The Terriers rushed for 259 yards on 60 carries. Quarterback James Lawson completed his lone pass for 71 yards, but not for a touchdown.
South Carolina struggled offensively. Connor Shaw completed 16-of-20 passes for just 122 yards. The Gamecocks rushed for 171 yards on 41 carries.
ALABAMA 49, WESTERN CAROLINA 0
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Alabama took a 42-0 halftime lead and never looked back in its first game since a loss to Texas A&M a week earlier.
Western Carolina (1-10) was held to 70 yards rushing and 93 passing. Alabama rolled up 300 yards rushing and 160 passing.