December 7, 2002
(Statesboro-AP) -- Chaz Williams had his tenth straight 100-yard rushing game and two touchdowns as Georgia Southern advanced to the semifinals of the Division I-Double-A playoffs with a 31-to-7 win over Maine today.
Jermaine Austin rushed for 143 yards for the Eagles. Georgia Southern will meet the winner of the Western Kentucky-Western Illinois game next week. Maine averaged 280 pounds across its offensive line. But the Black Bears were no match for the speed of Georgia Southern's option attack.
Maine backup quarterback Jon Meczywor was held to 8-of-22 passing for 99 yards with one interception. One of his completions went to Kevin McMahan. He pulled the ball down in a crowd at the goal line and tumbled across for Maine's only score.
Williams had 106 yards on 27 carries, including T-D runs of 2 and 5 yards in the fourth quarter when the Eagles broke it open. They rolled to their tenth straight home win and 46th in their last 47 games at Paulson Stadium.