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Georgia Southern bounces back with win

September 30, 2007

Statesboro -- The Georgia Southern football team bounced back from its first loss with a resounding 50-21 win over Western Carolina Saturday, and improve to 3-1.

The three wins already equal their season total from a disappointing 2006.

Senior quarterback Jayson Foster is known for using his legs, but used his arm to beat the Catamounts as well, going 10-for-10 for a career high 147 yards and a touchdown.

He also added 96-yards rushing, part of 248 for the team.

GSU dominated the time of possession, holding the ball for almost 40-minutes, and recovering four-fumbles.

The Eagles defense pitched a shutout in the first half, culminating with a goal line stop on the last play, a week after giving up 45 points to Chattanooga.

Sophomore linebacker David Lewis says, "Anytime we lose, we come back with a vengeance. We don't like losing. Losing isn't our thing. We come back with a chip on our shoulder."

Head coach Chris Hatcher adds, "We were excited to have the opportunity to get back out and play again, and we went out there and we did that. We played an excellent first half. Great goal line stand that gave us some momentum headed into the third quarter."

The Eagles will play their third straight game at home next week as they face South Dakota State at 2pm.


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