NCAAF Game Recap - Georgia Southern at Louisiana-Monroe
Sat Oct 3, 2020 7:00 PM EDT

UVA
23
Clem
41
F
TxAM
24
Ala
52
F
SCar
24
Fla
38
F
Aub
6
UGA
27
F
TCU
33
Tex
31
F
Tuls
34
UCF
26
F
UNC
26
BC
22
F
SoFL
7
Cin
28
F
Ark
21
MisSt
14
F
OkSt
47
Kans
7
F
Okla
30
IASt
37
F
LSU
41
Vand
7
F
Mizzu
12
Tenn
35
F
LaTec
14
BYU
45
F
NCSt
30
Pitt
29
F
Mem
27
SMU
30
F
Camp
14
Wake
66
F
ArkSt
23
CoCar
52
F
Bayl
21
WVU
27
F(1OT)
ECU
29
GASt
49
F
UTSA
13
UAB
21
F
N AL
7
Lib
28
F
Abil
23
Army
55
F
TxTch
21
K St
31
F
JacSt
24
FlaSt
41
F
Miss
42
KY
41
F OT
VaTec
38
Duke
31
F
Char
17
FlAtl
21
F
W Ky
20
MidTN
17
F
Navy
7
AF
40
F
GaSo
35
ULMon
30
F
SMiss
41
NorTx
31
F

Oct 3, 2020, 7:00 PM EDT

Final

1

2

3

4

T

Georgia Southern (2-1)

7

14

14

0

35

Louisiana-Monroe (0-4)

3

14

6

7

30

King, Byrd help Ga. Southern beat ULM 35-30
Sat Oct 3, 2020 11:05 PM

MONROE, La. (AP) J.D. King ran for a career-high 196 yards and a score, Rashad Byrd had a tackle at the 1-yard line in the closing seconds, and Georgia Southern held on for a 35-30 win over Louisiana-Monroe on Saturday night.

Wesley Kennedy III had 64 yards rushing and two touchdowns on 14 carries for Georgia Southern. NaJee Thompson blocked two punts, the second of which was covered in the end zone by Byrd to give the Eagles a 35-17 lead with 5:30 left in the third quarter. Thompson became just the second player (James Williams, 1993) in program history to block two punts in the same game.

Colby Suits completed 31 of his career-high 54 passes for 334 yards and two touchdowns for ULM (0-4, 0-2 Sun Belt), and added seven carries for 51 yards. Josh Johnson had two touchdowns rushing and another receiving.

Following Byrd's touchdown, Suits led a 13-play, 73-yard drive capped by Johnson's 2-yard scoring reception with 29 seconds left in the third quarter. After a punt by Georgia Southern (2-1, 1-1), the Warhawks drove 80 yards in eight plays to trim the deficit to 35-30 on Johnson's second 2-yard rushing TD with 4:59 to play.

The Eagles went three-and-out and ULM took over at its own 27 with 2:42 left. Suits converted a pair of third downs and ran for 7 yards on a fourth-and-6 to make it first-and-goal from the 9 and, two plays later, Byrd stopped a scrambling Suits at the 1 and time ran out.

Attendance at 30,427-seat Malone Stadium was limited to 25% capacity and there was no on-campus tailgating or RV parking due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Passing

GaSo Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
S. Werts 7 3 42.9 0 29 17 0 55.1
ULMon Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
C. Suits 54 31 57.4 2 334 28 0 88.0

Rushing

GaSo Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
J. King 21 196 9.3 62 1
W. Kennedy III 14 64 4.6 11 2
ULMon Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
C. Suits 7 51 7.3 17 0
J. Johnson 9 40 4.4 26 2

Receiving

GaSo Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
B. Johnson 1 17 17.0 17 0
D. Anderson 1 7 7.0 7 0
ULMon Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
T. Lamm 5 66 13.2 28 0
J. Frett 4 58 14.5 22 0

Fumbles

Returning

GaSo KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
W. Kennedy III 2 19.5 0 24 1 9.0 0 0
N. Thompson 0 - 0 0 1 11.0 0 0
ULMon KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
I. Phillips 2 19.5 0 21 0 - 0 0
P. Carter 2 15.5 0 17 0 - 0 0

Punting

GaSo Punt Yds Avg LgPu
A. Beck II 3 114 38.0 44
ULMon Punt Yds Avg LgPu
D. Sparks 2 81 40.5 46

Takeaways

Team Stats Comparison

GaSo ULMon
Points For 35 30
Total Yards 369 426
Rushing Yards 340 92
Passing Yards 29 334
Passing Completions / Attempts 3/7 31/55
Turnovers 0 0
Interceptions Thrown 0 0
Fumbles - Lost 0/0 0/0
First Downs 19 24
Penalties - Yards 7/57 5/45
Time Of Possession 53:53 7:07
Third Down Conversions/Attempts 9/13 5/15
Fourth Down Conversions/Attempts 0/1 5/5
Punts - Average Yards 0/0 0/0

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter GaSo ULMon
GaSo 3:35 TD J.D. King 3 yd run (Alex Raynor kick) 7 0
ULMon 11:39 FG Davis Hughes 34 yd FG 7 3
2nd Quarter GaSo ULMon
GaSo 2:13 TD Wesley Kennedy III 4 yd run (Alex Raynor kick) 14 3
ULMon 4:56 TD Josh Johnson 26 yd run (Davis Hughes kick) 14 10
GaSo 13:23 TD Wesley Kennedy III 5 yd run (Alex Raynor kick) 21 10
ULMon 15:00 TD Malik Jackson 2 yd pass from Colby Suits (Davis Hughes kick) 21 17
3rd Quarter GaSo ULMon
GaSo 4:41 TD Logan Wright 17 yd run (Alex Raynor kick) 28 17
GaSo 9:30 TD Rashad Byrd 7 yd blocked punt return (Alex Raynor kick) 35 17
ULMon 14:31 TD Josh Johnson 2 yd pass from Colby Suits (missed kick) 35 23
4th Quarter GaSo ULMon
ULMon 10:01 TD Josh Johnson 2 yd run (Davis Hughes kick) 35 30

Game Information

Stadium: JPS Field at James L. Malone Stadium, Monroe, Louisiana
Attendance: 6,338
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