Shai Werts threw for a touchdown and rushed for two scores to lead Georgia Southern to a 48-13 Sun Belt Conference football win over South Alabama yesterday afternoon in Allen E. Paulson Stadium.
After leading 17-6 at halftime, the Eagles got the ball to start the second half and promptly went 75 yards in 4:29, all on the ground. Wesley Fields capped the eight-play drive with a 27-yard touchdown run down the left sideline. South Alabama drove to the Georgia Southern 39-yard line on its ensuing possession but turned it over on downs when Sean Freeman broke up a pass.
Werts found a wide-open Darion Anderson for a 58-yard touchdown pass with 11:21 left in the second quarter to give the Eagles a 14-0 cushion. It was Anderson’s first career touchdown reception.
Monteo Garrett had nine carries for a career high 91 yards, Fields rushed for 81 yards and two touchdowns, and Monquavion Brinson finished the game with seven tackles, an interception, and a pass breakup in the end zone.