NCAAF Game Recap - Georgia Southern at South Alabama
Thu Oct 3, 2019 7:30 PM EDT

UGA
43
Tenn
14
F
MSU
10
OHSt
34
F
UtSt
6
LSU
42
F
Okla
45
Kans
20
F
Aub
13
Fla
24
F
Kent
0
Wisc
48
F
BGSU
0
ND
52
F
Tex
42
WVU
31
F
Purd
7
PSU
35
F
Cal
7
Oreg
17
F
Iowa
3
Mich
10
F
Wash
13
Stan
23
F
Boise
38
UNLV
13
F
UCF
24
Cin
27
F
OkSt
35
TxTch
45
F
Tuls
37
SMU
43
F(2OT)
GaSo
20
SoAl
17
F(1OT)
Temp
27
ECU
17
F
NM
21
SJSU
32
F
SoFL
48
UConn
22
F
MD
48
Rut
7
F
Tul
42
Army
33
F
BC
39
Lou
41
F
TCU
24
IASt
49
F
E Mi
16
C Mi
42
F
Ball
27
NIU
20
F
WestMI
24
Toled
31
F
ArkSt
38
GASt
52
F
Ohio
21
Buff
20
F OT
Ill
17
Minn
40
F
Marsh
13
MidTN
24
F
Bayl
31
K St
12
F
AF
25
Navy
34
F
VaTec
42
MiaFL
35
F
Mem
52
ULMon
33
F
NW
10
Neb
13
F
Troy
10
Mizzu
42
F
UNC
38
GATec
22
F
Ariz
35
Colo
30
F
W Ky
20
OD
3
F
Rice
20
UAB
35
F
UMass
0
FLInt
44
F
Vand
6
Miss
31
F
UTSA
26
UTEP
16
F
Lib
20
NMSt
13
F
Pitt
33
Duke
30
F
OreSt
48
UCLA
31
F
SDSU
24
ColSt
10
F

Oct 3, 2019, 7:30 PM EDT

1Final (OT)

1

2

3

4

OT

2OT

T

Georgia Southern (2-3)

0

10

0

7

0

3

20

South Alabama (1-5)

0

7

7

3

0

0

17

Late TD, FG in OT lifts Georgia Southern past South Alabama
Thu Oct 3, 2019 11:12 PM

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) Tyler Bass kicked a 37-yard field goal in the second overtime after the Georgia Southern forced a turnover and the Eagles rallied to defeat South Alabama 20-17 on Thursday night.

Bass, who kicked a 46-yard field goal to put Georgia Southern up 10-7 at halftime, missed a 32-yarder on the first possession of overtime. However, Ty Phillips blocked a 45-yard attempt by South Alabama's Frankie Onate to force a second overtime.

On the Jaguars' first play, Ricky Wade Jr., strip-sacked Cephus Johnson, and Raymond Johnson III recovered. The Eagles gained six yards on three running plays before Bass' winner.

The Eagles forced overtime by going 65 yards on eight running plays, chewing up 4-minutes, 4-seconds before scoring on Wesley Kennedy III's 1-yard option pitch with 20 seconds to play.

Georgia Southern (2-3, 1-1 Sun Belt Conference) ran 83 plays and had 388 yards, 310 on the ground, keeping the ball for 40 1/2 minutes. Quarterback Shai Werts was just 9 of 17 for 78 yards but had 102 yards on 20 rushes.

South Alabama (1-5, 0-2) ran just 39 plays for 247 yards and held the ball for 19:22. Johnson was 8 of 15 for 194 yards and two TDs. He had a 75-yard touchdown pass to Kawaan Baker in the first half, and the Jags had just 17 yards of offense other than that. He hit Jalen Tolbert for a 60-yard score in the third quarter and Baker for 43 yards in the fourth to set up Onate's 45-yard field goal for a 17-10 lead. Take away the three big pass plays and South Alabama, which is 0-6 against the Eagles, had 69 yards on offense.

Passing

GaSo Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
S. Werts 17 9 52.9 0 78 24 0 65.3
SoAl Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
C. Johnson 15 8 53.3 2 194 75 0 138.2

Rushing

GaSo Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
S. Werts 20 102 5.1 23 0
J. King 22 72 3.3 9 1
SoAl Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
T. Minter 17 45 2.6 20 0
C. Johnson 2 7 3.5 2 0

Receiving

GaSo Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
M. Murray 4 27 6.8 14 0
W. Kennedy III 1 24 24.0 24 0
SoAl Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
K. Baker 4 126 31.5 75 1
J. Tolbert 1 60 60.0 60 1

Fumbles

GaSo F FL
S. Werts 1 0
SoAl F FL
C. Johnson 1 1

Returning

GaSo KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
W. Kennedy III 0 - 0 0 1 8.0 0 8
SoAl KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
T. Minter 2 16.0 0 20 2 3.5 0 5

Punting

GaSo Punt Yds Avg LgPu
A. Beck II 8 313 39.1 49
SoAl Punt Yds Avg LgPu
J. Brooks 8 357 44.6 64

Takeaways

Team Stats Comparison

GaSo SoAl
Points For 20 17
Total Yards 388 247
Rushing Yards 310 53
Passing Yards 78 194
Passing Completions / Attempts 9/17 8/15
Turnovers 0 1
Interceptions Thrown 0 0
Fumbles - Lost 2/0 1/1
First Downs 22 4
Penalties - Yards 5/35 4/25
Time Of Possession 38:38 22:22
Third Down Conversions/Attempts 5/18 0/10
Fourth Down Conversions/Attempts 1/1 0/0
Punts - Average Yards 8/39 8/45

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter GaSo SoAl
No scores this quarter
2nd Quarter GaSo SoAl
GaSo 3:57 FG Tyler Bass 46 yd FG 3 0
SoAl 4:08 TD Kawaan Baker 75 yd pass from Cephus Johnson (Frankie Onate kick) 3 7
GaSo 13:49 TD J.D. King 4 yd run (Tyler Bass kick) 10 7
3rd Quarter GaSo SoAl
SoAl 9:19 TD Jalen Tolbert 60 yd pass from Cephus Johnson (Frankie Onate kick) 10 14
4th Quarter GaSo SoAl
SoAl 10:36 FG Frankie Onate 45 yd FG 10 17
GaSo 14:40 TD Wesley Kennedy III 1 yd run (Tyler Bass kick) 17 17
Overtime GaSo SoAl
No scores this quarter
2nd Overtime GaSo SoAl
GaSo 15:00 FG Tyler Bass 37 yd FG 20 17

Game Information

Stadium: Ladd-Peebles Stadium, Mobile, Alabama
Attendance: 20,013
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