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.