Georgia Southern 52, W. Carolina 20
Georgia Southern used its triple-option offense to dominate
Western Carolina, rushing for 634 yards in a 52-20 win on Saturday
The Eagles (3-0, 2-0 Southern Conference) had three players that
each gained more than 100 yards rushing. J.J. Wilcox led the
rushing attack with 155 yards, Jerick McKinnon had 114 yards and
freshman quarterback Ezayi Youyoute added 119 yards on four carries
in the fourth quarter, one of which was an 83-yard touchdown
The 634 yards rushing is the most the Catamounts (1-2, 0-1) have
ever allowed. The previous record was 591 by Georgia Southern in
It’s the second time Western Carolina has been unsuccessful
against the triple option this season. In their season-opening loss
to Georgia Tech, the Catamounts allowed 662 total yards – 297 yards
on the ground.
Brandon Pechloff threw for 233 yards for Western Carolina but
was intercepted twice.