SPARTANBURG, S.C. — Dominique Swope rushed for a career-high 165 yards to lead Georgia Southern to a 31-10 victory over Wofford on Saturday, giving the Eagles the Southern Conference championship.
Quarterback Jaybo Shaw rushed for three touchdowns for the Eagles (9-1, 7-1), who earned their ninth conference title and first since 2004.
Shaw also threw a 21-yard touchdown pass to Zach Walker that gave Georgia Southern a 10-7 halftime lead.
Swope, a freshman who came into the game with 273 yards, had a 29-yard run during a first-quarter drive that led to the game’s first score, a field goal.
He also had runs of 15 and 24 yards on the Eagles’ final touchdown drive in the fourth quarter.
SOUTH CAROLINA STATE 30, NORTH CAROLINA A&T 22
In Orangeburg, S.C., Richard Cue threw two touchdown passes en route to South Carolina State’s win over North Carolina A&T.
Cue finished with 161 yards on 13 of 27 passing but threw three interceptions.
Kindle Lewis led the way for North Carolina A&T, recording 215 yards and two touchdowns. But his two interceptions sparked the Bulldogs’ (6-4, 5-2) comeback.
The Aggies jumped out to a quick 14-3 lead when Lewis connected junior wide receiver Larry Raper on a
14-yard touchdown toss with 4:14 left in the first quarter.
Lewis then threw a 28-yard strike to Wallace Miles at the 13:30 mark in the second quarter to give the Aggies the lead.
South Carolina State, on pace to finish with its first winning record since 2003, has won two games in a row.
The Bulldogs will close out the season Saturday at Savannah State.
“We still got a chance to finish 7-4 and that’s not bad, but our players have played so hard,” South Carolina State coach Buddy Pough said.
ELON 41, FURMAN 34
In Greenville, S.C., Thomas Wilson threw a career-best four touchdown passes and Joshua Jones returned a fourth-quarter interception for the decisive touchdown in Elon’s upset of Furman in a Southern Conference game.
The victory, ending a three-game losing streak by Elon (5-5, 3-4), was its fourth in a row over Furman (6-4, 5-3). Elon had 442 yards total offense, 111 rushing by A.J. Harris.
APPALACHIAN STATE 46, WESTERN CAROLINA 14
In Boone, N.C., senior wideout Brian Quick caught seven pases for 111 yards and a touchdown to lead Appalachian State to the victory.
Quick set a school record with 3,227 career-receiving yards.
The Mountaineer offense racked up 553 yards of total offense.
Appalachian State place-kicker Drew Stewart set a single-game school record with six field goals.
PRESBYTERIAN 38, VIRGINIA MILITARY INSTITUTE 6
In Clinton, S.C., Ryan Singer threw two touchdown passes and ran for two scores as Presbyterian routed VMI.
Singer rushed for 106 yards and passed for 182 as the Blue Hose had a season-high 491 yards in total offense. Lance Byrd led the rushing attack for Presbyterian (3-7, 2-3 Big South Conference) with 117 yards and a touchdown.
COASTAL CAROLINA 45, CHARLESTON SOUTHERN 38
In Charleston, S.C., Philip George intercepted a pass at the 1-yard line in the final minute to preserve Coastal Carolina’s win over Charleston Southern.
The Bucs led 31-24 at the end of the third quarter.
SAMFORD 19, THE CITADEL 14
In Charleston, S.C., Samford scored 19 unanswered points behind Dustin Taliaferro and Cameron Yaw to rally past The Citadel.
Taliaferro completed 34 passes on 45 attempts for 240 yards and a touchdown.
Yaw kicked field goals from 22 and 44 yards.