In the first quarter of action between North Dakota State and Georgia Southern, the Eagles vaunted triple option rushing attack offense was halted to just 11 yards on 8 carries. However, in the second quarter where the Bison were stout in their defense of the run in the previous quarter, things have now begun to open up.
True freshman Dominique Swope scored from 23 yards out to tie the game at 7-7 for Georgia Southern. The touchdown run capped off a 13 play, 83 yard drive that lasted 6:50 in the second quarter. Swope now has 60 yards rushing on 12 carries, and the Eagles offense now has 106 yards on the ground as halftime approaches.
Georgia Southern's offense was initially bogged down and forced to punt, but on the 4th-down play the Eagles ran a fake punt and brought one of the gunners across the field and ran around the right side to keep the drive alive against the Bison defense.
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