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Tuesday, October 18, 2011 - 8:22pm

High-Scoring Games Highlight Week 7

Week 7 in the Southern Conference saw a slew of high-scoring contests including the top-ranked Georgia Southern Eagles crushing Furman 50-20 at Paulson Stadium. Five different players rushed for touchdowns to go along with 361 total rushing yards for the Eagles. Johnathan Bryant led the rushing attack, carrying the ball 10 times for a team-best 95 yards and one touchdown. Jaybo Shaw added two of the rushing touchdowns for the Eagles, while also throwing for 171 yards. Furman fell to 3-3 on the season, while Georgia Southern maintained its unbeaten record at 6-0. The Eagles will take on Presbyterian Saturday at home, while the Paladins will return home to take on the fourth-ranked Wofford Terriers. … Eric Breitenstein carried the ball 10 times for 107 yards as Wofford routed the University of Virginia’s College at Wise 47-14 from Gibbs Stadium. All 47 points were scored in the first half as the Terriers mounted 554 yards of total offense while only surrendering 108 yards to the Highland Cavaliers. … Seventh-ranked Appalachian State mounted a season-high 552 yards of total offense and survived a late rally to hold on and beat The Citadel 49-42. The Mountaineers raced out to a 49-14 lead but had to fight off the Bulldogs, who were able to score 28 unanswered points to cut the deficit to seven with just over six minutes to go. Jamal Jackson threw for 234 yards and three scores to lead the Mountaineers. … Other Southern Conference action saw Samford win its third straight, knocking off Elon 43-31. The Bulldogs will have a tough task in continuing that streak as they go on the road Saturday to take on Appalachian State. Also from this past weekend, Chattanooga ran all over Western Carolina 52-7, behind three scores from Terrell Robinson. … At the midway point in the season the Georgia Southern Eagles clearly have been the powerhouse of not only the conference, but also the national scene. However, several tough tasks remain for the Eagles, including two road showdowns against top-10 counterparts Wofford and Appalachian State and a non-conference trip to Tuscaloosa to take on the Crimson Tide. As the second half of the season begins, the fight for the conference title promises to be a tough and closely-contested one.

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