Originally created 11/12/06

Furman knocks off Georgia Southern



GREENVILLE - Scott Beck-ler kicked a 37-yard field goal with 3:30 left in the third quarter to give Furman the lead for good as the Paladins defeated Georgia Southern 13-10 Saturday.

Furman (8-3, 6-1 Southern Conference) had tied the game at 10 on a 21-yard field goal by Beckler with just under 10 minutes left in the third quarter. Renaldo Gray went 10 of 20 for 125 yards and a touchdown.

The Eagles (3-7, 2-5) led 10-7 at halftime, but Georgia Southern was unable to score in the second half of the game. Jayson Foster led Georgia Southern in rushes with 157 yards on 21 carries and a touchdown.

WOFFORD 55, CHATTANOOGA 0

In Spartanburg, S.C., Josh Collier threw for a touchdown and rushed for two others as Wofford romped.

Dane Romero led the Terriers (6-4, 5-2 Southern Conference) with 69 yards on eight carries.

APPALACHIAN STATE 31, WESTERN CAROLINA 9

In Cullowhee, N.C., Armanti Edwards rushed for 119 yards and Kevin Richardson added 96 to eclipse the 1,000-yard barrier for the season, as Appalachian State defeated Western Carolina.

With the win, the Mountaineers sealed their second consecutive Southern Conference championship, going 10-1 overall and 7-0 in the league, which allowed them to retain the Old Mountain Jug.

THE CITADEL 48, VMI 21

In Charleston, S.C., Tory Cooper rushed for 150 yards and three touchdowns to lead The Citadel.

The Bulldogs (4-6) led 35-7 at halftime. Duran Lawson went 14 of 22 for 171 yards and two touchdowns for The Citadel, while Andre Roberts led the team with four catches for 32 yards.

The win means The Citadel will keep the Sliver Shako for the third-straight year. The trophy, shaped like the military hat worn by cadets at both schools, goes to the winner of "The Military Classic of the South."

ELON 45, NORTH CAROLINA A&T 0

In Greensboro, N.C., Wes Pope was 13-for-18 for 179 yards and two touchdowns to lead Elon past winless North Carolina A&T.