Eagles Travel to Wofford for Key SoCon Football Game
Every Eagle Football game can also be heard on the Georgia Southern Radio Network (flagship station 102.9 FM in Statesboro). Chris Blair, Terry Harvin and Ryan Chambers will call the action as the pregame broadcast begins at 11:30 a.m. Fans in attendance at Gibbs Stadium can tune into 91.9 FM and listen to the Georgia Southern Radio Network broadcast.
For the third straight week
The 17th-ranked Eagles (6-2 overall, 3-2 SoCon) stand one game back of the league lead, and Saturday will face one of the co-leaders, the 10th-ranked Terriers.
Walter Payton Award candidate Jayson Foster (Canton/Cherokee County) continues to rank among the nation’s best in several offensive categories. The senior quarterback enters the game: third in rushing (161 ypg), 16th in total offense (267.1 ypg), third in scoring (13.8 ppg), 12th in all-purpose yards (178.6) and 65th in punt returns (6.6 yards). His two fourth-quarter touchdown runs (15 and 80 yards) keyed the Eagles’ 21-17 come-from-behind win last week against The Citadel.
Senior running back Lamar Lewis (
Junior Jesse Hartley (
Junior defensive end Larry Beard (Fairburn/Sandy Creek) leads the SoCon with three fumble recoveries and is tied for sixth registering 3.5 sacks. Chris Covington (Lawrenceville/Brookwood) is tied for second in the league and 38th nationally recording three interceptions. The junior safety also leads the team averaging six tackles per game. Fellow junior defensive back Brandon Jackson (
The Terriers (7-2, 4-1) enter the game second in the nation averaging 312 rushing yards per game. Wofford also holds a Top 20’ national ranking in: total offense (12th, 435.8 ypg), scoring offense (11th, 37.1 ppg) and rushing defense (17th, 117.3). Kevious Johnson leads the option rushing attack with 92 yards per game. Chris Tommie ranks 47th nationally averaging just under 40 yards per punt. Kicker Patrick Mugan is 62nd in the nation accounting for 7.1 points per game and Johnson is tied for 83rd at 6.7 ppg. Seth Goldwire leads the defense averaging nearly eight tackles per game.
- Category: Football
- Published on Wednesday, 31 October 2007 00:14