STATESBORO, Ga. — Dominique Swope rushed for two touchdowns and 137 yards to lead the throwback Georgia Southern offense, which netted all of its 265 yards on the ground and didn’t attempt a single pass, as the Eagles beat Wofford 17-9 Saturday night.
The Eagles (5-1, 4-1 Southern Conference) came in second nationally in rushing offense at 437 yards per game – they’ve thrown just 33 passes all season – but performed well under their average mark and still secured the win. Wofford totaled just 17 fewer yards than the Eagles, and also forced the game’s only turnover, but were just 4-for-15 on third down.
The Terriers (5-1, 3-1) were up 6-0 in the second quarter before Swope’s 4-yard TD rush gave Georgia Southern a 10-6 lead before halftime. The Eagles led the rest of the way, getting a 3-yard TD from Swope in the fourth to pad the advantage.
DELAWARE STATE 31, SOUTH CAROLINA STATE 17
In Dover, Del., Nick Elko threw a 42-yard scoring pass and Terrick Colston returned an interception 53 yards for a touchdown as Delaware State jumped on South Carolina State (2-5, 1-3) for a victory in Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference action.
The Hornets (3-3, 2-1) scored on the first of Elko’s two touchdown passes, that 42-yarder to Dae-Hon Cheung for a 7-0 first-quarter lead. Terrick Colston intercepted South Carolina State’s Derrick Wiley and returned it 53 yards for a touchdown and a 14-0 lead.
Elko was 23 of 33 for 293 yards for the Hornets.
GEORGIA STATE 41, RHODE ISLAND 7
In Kingston, R.I., Donald Russell ran for a school record 201 yards on 21 carries, including two touchdowns, while Ben McLane passed for two more scores as Georgia State rolled to a win over Rhode Island in Colonial Athletic Association action.
APPALACHIAN STATE 28, SAMFORD 25
In Birmingham, Ala., Jamal Jackson threw two touchdowns and running back Steven Miller racked up 186 all-purpose yards in Appalachian State’s win over Samford.
Miller finished with 88 yards rushing and set career highs for receptions (6) and receiving yards (98) for the second consecutive week.
CHATTANOOGA 31, FURMAN 10
In Greenville, S.C., Jacob Huesman tossed a pair of touchdowns to Terrell Robinson and Chattanooga pulled away late.
Huesman was 18 for 23 passing for 171 yards and also caught three passes for 32 yards, while Robinson caught eight balls for 81 yards and was 7 for 10 passing for 86 yards.
THE CITADEL 45, WESTERN CAROLINA 31
In Charleston, S.C., Rickey Anderson scored from 11 yards on the first play of the fourth quarter, and The Citadel pulled away to beat Western Carolina.
The Bulldogs (4-3, 3-2) had lost three consecutive games after opening the season 3-0.
STONY BROOK 27, COASTAL CAROLINA 21
In Conway, S.C., Miguel Maysonet ran for a career-high 233 yards and two touchdowns to propel Stony Brook past Coastal Carolina.