Recap: Ga Southern vs. Idaho
Statesboro, GA (SportsNetwork.com) - Kevin Ellison threw for 96 yards and a touchdown and ran for two more scores, as the Georgia Southern Eagles routed Sun Belt Conference opponent the Idaho Vandals, 47-24, at Paulson Stadium.
Ellison completed 7-of-11 pass attempts for the Eagles (5-2, 4-0 SBC). Favian Upshaw also saw time under center, throwing for 105 yards and a touchdown on a 4-of-4 passing performance. Matt Breida had 19 carries for 155 yards and added solid receiving numbers as well (two receptions, 36 yards, TD).
Matt Linehan completed 19-of-31 passes for 230 yards with an interception for the Vandals (0-6, 0-4). Elijhaa Penny had 21 carries for 75 yards and three touchdowns.
The Vandals got on the board first with Austin Rehkow converting a 35-yard field goal five minutes into the game.
Midway through the opening quarter, Ellison ran six yards for a touchdown to give the Eagles the lead, 7-3.
Ellison found BJ Johnson for a 22-yard touchdown pass later in the opening frame. After a missed extra point, it was 13-3.
In the first minute of the second half, Penny rushed 10 yards for an Idaho touchdown, making it 13-10.
A few minutes later, Upshaw connected with Breida for a 17-yard touchdown pass, extending the Eagles' lead to 20-10.
Ellison kept up his strong game early in the second half, running 14 yards for another touchdown. Several minutes later, Alfred Ramsby found the end zone on a 3-yard run, making it 33-10.
Idaho tried for a comeback bid starting late in the third. Penny ran four yards for a touchdown with three minutes left in the quarter. Then, as time expired in the frame, Penny ran for a 1-yard score, cutting the deficit to 33-24.
Early in the fourth quarter, however, the Eagles' Matt Dobson intercepted Linehan and returned it 26 yards for a touchdown, making it 40-24.
In the final minute, Ean Days ran four yards for another Eagles touchdown, capping off the victory.
The Eagles tallied 550 yards to their opponent's 365 in the dominant offensive display.Game Notes