TUSCALOOSA, AL - NOVEMBER 19: Running back Eddie Lacy #42 of the Alabama Crimson Tide drags members of the Georgia Southern Eagles defense, including defensive tackle Brent Russell #66, during the game at Bryant-Denny Stadium on November 19, 2011 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Mike Zarrilli/Getty Images)

Georgia Southern Falls Nobly To Alabama, Georgia State Limps To Finish

Georgia Southern put up more points on Alabama than anybody else has all year, while Georgia State outscored Campbell, 42-35. The Panthers are done, while the Eagles wait for the FCS playoffs.

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Georgia State Vs. Campbell Final Score: Panthers Hold On 42-35 To Close Season

Georgia State dominated offensively through three first three quarters and recovered a total of three onside kicks in the fourth to seal a victory in their final game of 2011, finishing up 3-8.

Head coach Bill Curry summed up the win and giving insight on just how much this program has to grow:

"What we pushed with our team was, we've got one more chance to show what we're made of and in many ways we did that today.  We still have light years to go."

Led by QB Kelton Hill, the Panthers racked up 514 offensive yards. Hill threw for 213 yards and ran for another 141, accounting for 5 touchdowns on the day. The Panthers celebrated Senior Day with 20 Seniors taking to the Georgia Dome floor.

The Panthers finished the year with a disappointing mark, but will return 12 starters from this 2011 unit for spring practice beginning in March. Georgia State already has 16 verbal commitments for 2012 recruiting class and will begin hosting official visitors next week.


Georgia Southern Vs. Alabama Final Score: Crimson Tide Too Much, 45-21

The Georgia Southern Eagles had a good showing against the No. 3 ranked Alabama Crimson Tide as they gave Alabama a game for a half, only down 24-14. The second half was another story as Alabama outscored Georgia Southern 21-7 to pull away for the win. The only score for Georgia Southern came on a 95 yard kick off return by Laron Scott.

The Eagles were able to rush the ball extremely well against the Alabama defense that has been tops in the nation and only allowing 51 yards per game, but Dominique Swope was able to break free and ended up with 153 yards and a score with a touchdown run of 83 yards. On the day the Georgia Southern rushing offense came away with 302 yards.

On the Alabama side Heisman trophy candidate running back Trent Richardson rushed led Alabama by rushing for 175 yards and two scores. 

This game finishes the regular season for Georgia Southern and up next for them is the FCS playoffs.

For more on this game, visit Alabama blog Roll Bama Roll.


Georgia Southern Vs. Alabama Score: Crimson Tide Pulling Away After Early Scare, Lead 38-21

The Georgia Southern Eagles were giving the Alabama Crimson Tide a scare by trailing only 24-14 at the half, but Alabama had started to pull away by outscoring Georgia Southern 14-7 in the third quarter and currently lead 38-21 midway in the fourth quarter.

To star the third quarter the Alabama defense forced Georgia Southern to punt on a three-and-out. Then Alabama took their offense down the field on a lengthy 10-play, 85 yard drive which resulted in an A.J. McCarron pass complete to Brad Smelley for 34 yards to put Alabama up 31-14.

Georgia Southern's lone second half score came on a 95-yard kickoff return by Laron Scott to cut the lead back to 31-21, but Alabama then responded on a nine-play 74 yard drive that was all Trent Richardson who ran for 42 yards on the drive before capping it off on a 1-yard touchdown run to put Alabama up  38-21.

For more on this game, visit Alabama blog Roll Bama Roll.


Georgia Southern Vs. Alabama Halftime Score: Eagles Putting Up A Fight

The Southern Conference has done itself proud this Saturday, with conference members giving South Carolina, Auburn, and Florida hell at various points. The SoCon's jewel, Georgia Southern, is facing off with one of the SEC's elites, and looking just fine for itself in the process.

The Tide lead, 24-14, at the half, but have only outgained GSU by seven yards. The Eagles have 180 yards rushing to Bama's 143, and Dominique Swope has put up 37 more yards than has Heisman contender Trent Richardson. Most of those yards came on an 82-yard dash that was Bama's biggest scoring sacrifice of the year.

The Eagles have already matched the highest point total Alabama has given up all season. The Tide surrendered 14 to Arkansas back in September, and have given up double digit points only twice all year.

For more on this game, visit Alabama blog Roll Bama Roll. They're probably not all that happy with it right now.


Georgia Southern Vs. Alabama Update: Crimson Tide Rumbles To 17-7 Lead

The reward for Georgia Southern winning the Southern Conference title? Having the opportunity to face off against the No. 3 team in the nation, the Alabama Crimson Tide. After one quarter of action, the difference in talent and size is quite apparent, but the Eagles are hanging tough as Nick Saban's bunch has a 17-7 lead early in the second quarter.

Alabama scored put the first 17 on the board, as a blocked field goal kick by Dre Kirkpatrick and AJ McCarron's touchdown pass to Trent Richardson for 4 yards put the Crimson Tide comfortably ahead.

Then Dominique Swope happened.

Swope rushed the ball to the right side, made a man miss, and then was up the sidelines for an electrifying 82 yard touchdown run. The run is the longest given up by the Crimson Tide defense in their entire history, and Georgia Southern is bringing the fight to Alabama.

For more on Georgia Southern and the Crimson Tide, visit SB Nation's college football news hub.


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