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Eagles close with a win

November 15, 2003

 (Elon, North Carolina-AP) -- Chaz Williams rushed for three touchdowns and Tariq Muhammad returned an interception 36 yards for another score to lead Georgia Southern to a 37-13 victory over Elon today.

Jermaine Austin had 25 carries for 136 yards for the Eagles (7-4, 5-3 Southern Conference), who outgained the Phoenix 440-to-285.

Kevin Anderson backed Austin with 74 yards on the ground.

Rashaud Palmer had 140 rushing yards on 19 carries for Elon (2-10, 1-7).

His 55-yard touchdown run in the first quarter tied the game at 7-to-7.

Williams took over from there for Georgia Southern.

 He had one-yard touchdown runs in each of the final three quarters as the Eagles built a 37-7 lead.

Muhammad capped off the run by returning Anthony Crews' pass for a score.

Crews completed 10-22 passes for 137 yards. His 36-yard touchdown pass to Dan Brooks with 14 seconds remaining rounded out the scoring.

posted at 10:40pm by roberth@walb.com



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