NCAAF Game Recap - Campbell at Georgia Southern
Sat Sep 12, 2020 3:30 PM EDT

Clem
37
Wake
13
F
MoStU
0
Okla
48
F
Duke
13
ND
27
F
UTEP
3
Tex
59
F
Syr
6
UNC
31
F
ULLaf
31
IASt
14
F
UAB
14
MiaFL
31
F
Char
20
App
35
F
ArkSt
35
K St
31
F
E Ky
10
WVU
56
F
ULMon
7
Army
37
F
GATec
16
FlaSt
13
F
UTSA
51
TxSt
48
F(1OT)
Camp
26
GaSo
27
F
APSU
0
Pitt
55
F
Cit
6
SoFL
27
F
Tul
27
SoAl
24
F
HBU
33
TxTch
35
F
W Ky
21
Lou
35
F
CoCar
38
Kans
23
F

Georgia Southern 27, Campbell 26

Sep 12, 2020, 3:30 PM EDT

Final

1

2

3

4

T

Campbell (0-1)

13

0

7

6

26

Georgia Southern (1-0)

3

3

7

14

27

Werts' long TD run gets Georgia Southern past Campbell 27-26
Sat Sep 12, 2020 11:16 PM

STATESBORO, Ga. (AP) Shai Werts threw a touchdown pass, and added a 41-yard TD run midway through the fourth quarter as Georgia Southern scored 21 straight points to beat Campbell 27-26 on Saturday in the season opener for both teams.

The game was delayed 40 minutes because of lightning. Campbell listed 17 players and Georgia Southern had 16 players inactive for the game due to various reasons.

Hajj-Malik Williams threw a 20-yard touchdown pass to Jalen Kelsey to pull Campbell to within 27-26 with 15 seconds left, but Williams' threw an incomplete pass over Julian Hill's head on the ensuing two-point conversion attempt.

Werts finished with 155 yards rushing and was 7-of-13 passing for 53 yards that included a 1-yard TD pass to D.J. Butler.

Williams was 17-of-27 passing 237 yards and had a threw a 40-yard touchdown pass Jai Williams. Hajj-Malik Williams also had an 8-yard scoring run in the third quarter.

Attendance was 5,789 at 25,000-seat Allen E. Paulson Stadium. Masks and six feet of social distancing were required. Students were also allowed on the grass hills on both sides of Bishop Field House.

Passing

Camp Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
H. Williams 27 17 63.0 2 237 40 0 115.8
GaSo Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
A. Beck II 1 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 39.6
S. Werts 14 7 50.0 1 53 14 0 83.3

Rushing

Camp Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
H. Williams 11 73 6.6 18 1
C. Freeman 6 39 6.5 11 0
GaSo Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
S. Werts 14 155 11.1 41 1
J. King 18 74 4.1 9 1

Receiving

Camp Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
J. Kelsey 6 66 11.0 20 1
J. Hill 3 65 21.7 30 0
GaSo Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
D. Butler 3 22 7.3 14 1
M. Murray 2 18 9.0 11 0

Fumbles

Returning

Camp KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
M. Grate 3 14.0 0 19 0 - 0 0
GaSo KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
K. Hood 1 19.0 0 19 1 0.0 0 0
N. Thompson 1 24.0 0 22 0 - 0 0

Punting

Camp Punt Yds Avg LgPu
M. Taylor 5 225 45.0 56
GaSo Punt Yds Avg LgPu
A. Beck II 3 129 43.0 55

Takeaways

Team Stats Comparison

Camp GaSo
Points For 26 27
Total Yards 369 346
Rushing Yards 132 284
Passing Yards 237 62
Passing Completions / Attempts 17/27 8/16
Turnovers 0 1
Interceptions Thrown 0 0
Fumbles - Lost 2/0 3/1
First Downs 17 20
Penalties - Yards 12/138 5/27
Time Of Possession 4:04 49:49
Third Down Conversions/Attempts 5/13 4/12
Fourth Down Conversions/Attempts 1/2 1/2
Punts - Average Yards 5/45 3/43

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter Camp GaSo
Camp 1:57 TD Bryant Barr 10 yd run (Robert Brown kick) 7 0
GaSo 6:23 FG Alex Raynor 41 yd FG 7 3
Camp 8:29 TD Jai Williams 40 yd pass from Hajj-Malik Williams (missed kick) 13 3
2nd Quarter Camp GaSo
GaSo 10:10 FG Alex Raynor 39 yd FG 13 6
3rd Quarter Camp GaSo
Camp 1:22 TD Hajj-Malik Williams 8 yd run (Robert Brown kick) 20 6
GaSo 7:28 TD D.J. Butler 1 yd pass from Shai Werts (Alex Raynor kick) 20 13
4th Quarter Camp GaSo
GaSo 1:10 TD J.D. King 4 yd run (Alex Raynor kick) 20 20
GaSo 8:18 TD Shai Werts 41 yd run (Alex Raynor kick) 20 27
Camp 14:45 TD Jalen Kelsey 20 yd pass from Hajj-Malik Williams (failed 2pt pass) 26 27

Game Information

Stadium: Allen E. Paulson Stadium, Statesboro, Georgia
Attendance: 5,789
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