Georgia Southern 35, Maine 23
Quarterback Jaybo Shaw ran for two touchdowns and threw for
another Saturday to lead Georgia Southern to a 35-23 win over Maine
in the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs.
The Eagles (11-2), who are seeking their seventh national
championship, will play in the semifinals for the second straight
year next Saturday when they travel to North Dakota State, a 24-0
winner over Lehigh.
The Eagles had 476 yards total offense, 360 rushing, in
dispatching the Bears (9-4). It was the third time Georgia Southern
and Maine had met in the playoffs. The Eagles have won all three
J.J. Wilcox led Georgia Southern with 99 yards rushing on
touchdown runs of 2 and 7 yards. Shaw scored on runs of 2 and 1
yards, and completed 7-of-8 passes for 116 yards.
Maine’s Warren Smith threw for 229 yards and two touchdowns, but
was intercepted three times.