Georgia Southern knocks off Chattanooga 52-28
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP)—Georgia Southern scored on touchdowns with its offense, defense and special teams in a 52-28 victory over Chattanooga on Saturday night.
Antonio Henton was 17-for-24 for 177 yards and two touchdowns to Michael McIntosh. Henton also led Georgia Southern (3-3, 1-2 Southern Conference) with 88 yards rushing.
Adam Urbano scored two rushing touchdowns for the Eagles.
Chattanooga’s Jare Gault was 17-for-32 for 205 yards, including a 76-yard touchdown pass to Jordan Hazard, who bobbled the ball before corralling it with his left hand.
Gault also scored on a 5-yard run in the second quarter to pull Chattanooga (1-5, 0-2) within 17-14.
Both of McIntosh’s touchdowns came from 6 yards out. The first gave Georgia Southern a 7-0 lead and the second pushed the lead to 38-14 early in the third quarter.
The Eagles scored in the first quarter when Roderick Tinsley blocked a punt that David Arnold returned 26 yards for a touchdown.
In the second quarter, Larry Bear hit Gault’s arm as he attempted to pass out of the end zone, popping the ball in the air. Damon Suggs came down with the interception for a touchdown and a 31-14 halftime lead.