Early in today’s FCS Semifinals matchup the Georgia Southern Eagles option attack moved the ball with relative ease against the Delaware Blue Hens defense, driving to a third-and-goal on the one-yard line. Chewing up 71 yards via consistently effective pitch work by QB Jaybo Shaw, the Eagles offense came up short when an errant snap didn’t quite make it far enough. The ball skittered on the ground, coming up in Delaware DL Chris Morales’ hands.
Other than a bobbled pitch that J.J. Wilcox fell on in time, GSU’s offense looked sharp, with crisp blocks leading to a gain on every rush. RB Darrelon Robinson leads all Eagles rushers, with a pair of big runs giving him 41 so far.
More encouraging: two straight three-and-outs to open the game for Delaware’s offense. Blue Hens QB Pat Devlin runs a patient, efficient attack, so the Hens will have their chances soon, but so far both Eagles units have looked better than their counterparts.
Georgia Southern has the ball near midfield.