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Eagles kick Paladins

November 8, 2003

 (Statesboro-AP) -- Sean Holland kicked five field goals to tie a school record and lead Georgia Southern to a 29-24 victory over Furman this afternoon.

Holland, who missed one field goal attempt, was successful on kicks of 37, 20, 38, 31 and 25 yards to equal Reed Haley's mark set against The Citadel in 1994.

The Southern Conference win assured Georgia Southern (6-4, 4-3) of a winning season and all but eliminated Furman (5-4, 3-3) from Division 1-AA playoff contention.

 The Paladins fumbled the ball twice inside the Georgia Southern 20 in the second half, and it proved to be too much to overcome against the Eagles who turned in one of their more solid efforts of the season.

 Jermaine Austin, the leading rusher in the Southern Conference, had 136 yards on 25 carries despite not starting due to a knee injury suffered last week.

Austin scored on a three-yard run in the second period as he pushed his league-leading total to 1,325 yards on the season.

 The Paladins got 127 yards from Hindley Brigham, 108 of them in the first quarter when he broke loose for an 80-yard scoring run.

posted at 10:00pm by roberth@walb.com