Eagles Find a Way to Win!

The Eagle!
The Eagle!
Hatcher on the sideline before kickoff
Hatcher on the sideline before kickoff
Foster's 80 yard game winning TD run
Foster's 80 yard game winning TD run
Foster's teammates celebrate touchdown
Foster's teammates celebrate touchdown

For 3 and a half quarters, the Georgia Southern football team was down and out. But per their team motto, they found a way to win.

21-17 Eagles prevail over the Citadel, Saturday afternoon for homecoming.

GSU got the scoring started in the first quarter with a Jesse Hartley 23 yard field goal but the Bulldogs were unleashed scoring 14 unanswered points. The 'Dogs went into the locker room up 14-3 at the break.

In the second half, the Eagles came out fired up. They added a field goal to cut the lead to 14-6. After a Citadel field goal put the Bulldogs up 17-6, the Eagle offense woke up. Jayson Foster opened up the 4th quarter with a 15 yard touchdown run and Coach Hatcher dug into the bag of tricks to compete a two point conversion cutting the lead to 3.

With 7:28 to play in the ball game, Jayson Foster busted loose, 80 yards to the house, sealing the deal for Georgia Southern and completing the comeback.

GSU wins 21-17. They move to 3-2 in conference play, 6-2 overall. Next week they travel to SOCON leader Wofford.

Reported by: Melissa Maikos, mmaikos@wtoc.com