Maine allowed only three total yards of rushing in their upset win over Appalachian State last week in Boone. Georgia Southern's triple option has rolled up over 76 times that amount in just two quarters (230 yards, trust us) and lead 21-10 after a half that saw Maine run only one offensive play in the entire first quarter.
The Eagles have dominated time of possession (24:45 to 5:15) and would be sitting on a potential rout if not for special teams play. maine's Roosevelt Boone took a GSU kickoff 91 yards for the Black Bears' only touchdown of the game. The score cut Georgia Southern's lead to 14-7 with under three minutes remaining in a first quarter owned by GSU. Maine quarterback Warren Smith was intercepted on the Black Bear's second play of their opening drive, allowing the Eagles to hold the ball on offense for almost the entire game until 9:47 in the second quarter.
Eagles quarterback Jaybo Shaw has run for one touchdown and is4 of 4 passing for 56 yards. Freshman Dominique Swope continues his breakout run, leading the Eagles in carries (13) and yardage (52). Junior running back J.J. Wilcox has two touchdowns on four carries.
GSU has 14 first downs to Maine's two, and is 5 of 7 on third down and 1 of 2 on fourth down conversion attempts. The Eagles (286 total yards) have almost five times the offense of Maine (61 total yards) through two quarters. Maine ran a total of nine offensive plays in the first half.
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