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Eagles bounce back

September 27, 2003

(Statesboro-AP) -- It was Military Appreciation Day at Georgia Southern University tonight and the Eagles called up the reserves to snap a two-game losing streak with a 34-to-3 Southern Conference victory over Tennessee-Chattanooga.

 With more than 1,000 soldiers from nearby Fort Stewart as guests, Eagle reserve quarterback Trey Hunter replaced an injured Chaz Williams in the second quarter to spark 16th-ranked Georgia Southern (2-and-2, 1-and-1 Southern Conference) past the struggling Mocassins (0-and-5, 0-and-1), who have now lost six straight games dating back to last season.

Williams' injury was diagnosed as a sprained right knee. The junior quarterback, last year's conference Offensive Player of the Year, left the game in the second quarter.

Sewak said he anticipated Williams being available for next week's home game with Florida International. Hunter completed four of seven passes for 147 yards and two touchdowns and ran for a touchdown.

 Jermaine Austin gained 158 yards on 15 carries to help the Eagles snap their first two-game losing streak since 1996.

 Chattanooga's Vinnie Miroth completed 22 of 40 passes for 284 yards.

Posted at 11:38 pm by kevin.mcdermond@walb.com

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