Georgia Southern Shocks No. 1 Appalachian St. In OT
Nov. 6, 2010
STATESBORO, Ga. (AP) -Robert Brown scored on a 4-yard run to give Georgia Southern a 21-14 overtime win Saturday over Appalachian State, ranked No. 1 in the Football Championship Subdivision.
The Eagles (5-4, 3-3 Southern Conference) overcame an early 14-0 deficit with a dominant defense and the play of quarterback Jaybo Shaw.
Shaw, hobbled by a hip injury, was nearly flawless in running the triple option offense. The junior ran for 86 yards, including a crucial 16-yard run to convert a third down in the overtime. Brown scored on the next play to give Georgia Southern the advantage.
On the ensuing possession by the Mountaineers (8-1, 6-1), quarterback DeAndre Pressley fumbled and Josh Rowe recovered the loose ball to seal the win before 20,073, most of whom surged onto the field to celebrate the victory.
Georgia Southern ended a streak of 27 straight conference wins for the Mountaineers.