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Georgia Southern Vs. Furman Score: Furman defense stymying Eagles, lead 7-3 at half

With an upset brewing, the Georgia Southern Eagles are having trouble with the Furman Paladins, trailing 7-3 at halftime on the road.

Following a slow start, scoring picked up in the second quarter as No. 3 Georgia Southern got on the board first with a 32-yard field goal by Alex Hanks.

At the end of the half, Furman drove down the field in seven plays for 55 yards, capped off with a two-yard rushing touchdown by Ernie Cain to take a 7-3 lead with one minute, 50 seconds remaining. The Eagles nearly responded with a score, but quarterback Ezayi Youyoute lost a fumble inside the Furman 10-yard line to end the half.

Jerodis Williams is carrying the load for the Furman offense with 77 rushing yards on 11 carries. For the Eagles, a balanced attack on the ground has accounted for 23 rushes, with Youyoute leading the way with 26 yards.

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