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FCS Playoffs Score: Georgia Southern Tramples William & Mary 31-15

The Georgia Southern Eagles’ flexbone option offense piled 423 rushing yards on the No. 2 William & Mary Tribe to walk away with a huge Football Championship Subdivision playoffs second-round upset. GSU will travel to face the Wofford Terriers, who beat the Jacksonville St. Gamecocks 17-14 today, next Saturday in the quarterfinals. GSU hasn’t won a FCS Championship game since 2000.

Robert Brown led the way with 178 yards and a touchdown, and Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets transfer Jaybo Shaw added 87 and three of his own, plus 31 yards passing. Shaw did throw a pick six, which was about all the scoring the Eagles gave up on the night.

The Eagles defense dominated the Tribe’s offense, allowing only three field goals and 214 total yards. William & Mary’s strength this season has been its ground game, but an early hole forced them to throw more than they typically prefer.

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