Georgia Southern vs Texas State: MVPs
Georgia Southern hung on for a huge conference win, Thursday night, over Texas State. The 15-13 win was hard fought and came down to a few huge plays.
Texas State was a team on the ropes, who were playing for their coach, and they played like it. Their defense played outstanding, and were just a couple of plays away from pulling the upset over the Eagles.
Georgia Southern, on the other hand, came in riding a hot streak. Now 5-1 on the season, the Eagles have a few players to thank for putting them one win away from bowl eligibility.
On a night their option game was mostly shut down, Georgia Southern’s lone bright spot on offense was Wesley Fields between the tackles. The senior running back picked up 93 yards on 26 carries, and scored the Eagles’ only touchdown. He also lead the team down the field for one of their two field goals.
Wanna thank all of the eagle fans who came to the game tonight! We are a long way from statesboro but y’all were the difference makers. Much love 💙🦅— Tyler Bass (@tbass_xvi) October 12, 2018
Speaking of field goals, Tyler Bass was perfect on the night. The first, from 24 yards out, put the Eagles up 10-0 as time expired in the first half. The second, this time from 43, was Georgia Southern’s final score of the night, putting them up 15-0 with 1:59 left in the 3rd quarter. So many teams struggle with the kicking game, Bass’ consistency paid off for Georgia Southern in this one.
Chris Harris Jr
The biggest play of the game was made by Harris on the first drive of the game. Texas State came out firing, and had moved the ball to Georgia Southern’s goal line. After already converting one 4th down on the drive, Texas State decided to go for it again from the 1. Harris jumped the snap and split the gap between the gaurd and tackle, meeting Texas State quarterback, Tyler Vitt, at the mesh point and stuffing the Bobcat’s short of the goal line. A huge play in a game that ultimately came down to two points.
It was a gutsy win for the Eagle’s on the road. They now sit at 5-1 on the year. A little bit different than the 0-6 start last season.
photo credit: Georgia Southern