#1 MarshallMarshall
Thundering Herd
(3-0, 1-0)
29
#13 Georgia SouthernGeorgia Southern
Eagles
(1-2, 0-1)
13
3:30 PM, September 21, 1996
Paulson Stadium - Statesboro, GA
Attendance: 13,977
 1234T
MU1076629
GS076013


 MUGS
1st Downs2320
3rd Down Efficiency3rd Down Eff.6-11 (55%)5-14 (36%)
4th Down Efficiency4th Down Eff.1-1 (100%)1-4 (25%)
Total Yards378351
Total Plays6572
Yards per play5.84.9
Passing221177
Comp-Att23-36 (64%)17-26 (65%)
Yards per pass6.16.8
Rushing157174
Rush Attempts2946
Yards per rush5.43.8
Penalties8-657-45
Turnovers30
Fumbles lost10
Interceptions thrownINT20
Possession27:5432:06
Time Between Plays0:260:27


First QuarterMUGS
FG10:04Tim Openlander 26 yard field goal
11 plays 43 yards, 4:56 (3.9 yards per play)
30
TD4:08Randy Moss 42 yard pass from Eric Kresser (Tim Openlander Kick)
5 plays 65 yards, 1:37 (13.0 yards per play)
100
Second QuarterMUGS
TD12:20Corey Joyner 1 yard run (Ronnie Stalnaker Kick)
16 plays 80 yards, 6:48 (5.0 yards per play)
107
TD4:52Randy Moss 4 yard pass from Eric Kresser (Tim Openlander Kick)
11 plays 68 yards, 5:59 (6.2 yards per play)
177
Third QuarterMUGS
TD11:24Grant Chesnut 0 yard fumble recovery (Pass Conversion Failed)
9 plays 76 yards, 3:36 (8.4 yards per play)
1713
TD7:49Doug Chapman 3 yard run (Tim Openlander Kick Blocked)
9 plays 50 yards, 3:35 (5.6 yards per play)
2313
Fourth QuarterMUGS
TD12:16Jason Wellman 6 yard pass from Eric Kresser (Tim Openlander Kick Blocked)
9 plays 60 yards, 3:17 (6.7 yards per play)
2913
Final Score2913
Lead Changes0
Ties0
Largest Lead-
Largest Deficit16
Time Leading-
Time Trailing55:04