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FCS Playoffs Scores: Georgia Southern Converts Wofford Turnovers Into 14-0 Early Lead

The typically steady Wofford Terriers fumbled the ball twice in the first quarter against the Georgia Southern Eagles, with the most recent drop being returned for GSU’s second touchdown. An Eagles safety blitz blew up a Wofford option, with Auburn transfer DE John Douglas running the ball in from 20 yards out.

WR Tray Butler provided today’s other score on a pass from QB Jaybo Shaw.

Wofford’s shotgun wishbone (wishgun?) option attack moved the ball reasonably well on its first drive, but penalties and those turnovers have given the home team an edge that’ll be a challenge for a running team to overcome.

Both teams entered this game ranked in the top three in rushing offense and top ten in total defense, but so far it’s GSU’s defense that’s winning the day. The Eagles offense isn’t looking bad either, converting three-for-three on third downs.

GSU is driving near the red zone after forcing a three-and-out as we enter the second quarter.

Elsewhere, Delaware beat New Hampshire 16-3 last night, and Villanova is surprising top-ranked Appalachian State 28-17 in Boone.

Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.