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Eagles streak comes to an end

November 6, 2004

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) _ Jerome Felton's eight-yard touchdown run with just over a minute left gave Furman a 29-to-22 win over Georgia Southern today.

The Eagles (8-2, 6-1 Southern Conference) then drove the ball to the Paladin 24, but Furman's Cam Newton batted down a pass in the end zone as time expired. The win means Furman (7-2, 4-1) can share the Southern Conference title with Georgia Southern if the Paladins beat Wofford and Chattanooga to end the season.

Furman trailed 22-to-18 early in the fourth quarter after Jonathan Dudley's 40-yard field goal for the Eagles. Scott Beckler's 30-yard field goal with 7:22 to go cut the Georgia Southern lead to one. The Eagles managed to drive to midfield on the next possession before punting.

Florida transfer Ingle Martin then led Furman on a seven-play, 80-yard scoring drive that began with a pass interference call and ended with Felton's game-winning run. Martin completed 13 of his 29 passes for 172 yards.

Georgia Southern was led by quarterback Chaz Williams, who threw for 108 yards and ran for three touchdowns. Jermaine Austin led the Eagles, running for 114 yards on 25 carries. The Eagles came into Saturday averaging nearly 49 points and 487 yards a game, but lost to Furman for the first time in three seasons.

Posted at 9:00 p.m by kevin.mcdermond@walb.com

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