#8 Georgia SouthernGeorgia Southern
Eagles
(9-2, 7-1)
24
23
7:00 PM, November 15, 1997
Tampa Stadium - Tampa, FL
Attendance: 30,470
 1234T
GS737724
USF3601423


 GSUSF
1st Downs1719
3rd Down Efficiency3rd Down Eff.7-11 (64%)4-12 (33%)
4th Down Efficiency4th Down Eff.1-2 (50%)1-1 (100%)
Total Yards381311
Total Plays6165
Yards per play6.24.8
Passing41177
Comp-Att4-9 (44%)14-28 (50%)
Yards per pass4.66.3
Rushing340134
Rush Attempts5237
Yards per rush6.53.6
Penalties6-557-45
Turnovers20
Fumbles lost10
Interceptions thrownINT10
Possession27:4132:19
Time Between Plays0:270:30


First QuarterGSUSF
TD13:35Greg Hill 77 yard run (Eric Meng Kick)
3 plays 75 yards, 1:25 (25.0 yards per play)
70
FG6:37Steve Riggs 24 yard field goal
13 plays 65 yards, 6:58 (5.0 yards per play)
73
Second QuarterGSUSF
FG12:52Eric Meng 24 yard field goal
19 plays 73 yards, 8:45 (3.8 yards per play)
103
FG6:13Steve Riggs 27 yard field goal
7 plays 36 yards, 2:27 (5.1 yards per play)
106
FG1:01Steve Riggs 41 yard field goal
8 plays 31 yards, 4:02 (3.9 yards per play)
109
Third QuarterGSUSF
TD4:37Corey Joyner 6 yard pass from Greg Hill (Eric Meng Kick)
6 plays 64 yards, 2:36 (10.7 yards per play)
179
Fourth QuarterGSUSF
TD11:23Trevor Hypolite 9 yard pass from Chad Barnhardt (Chad Barnhardt pass from Jermaine Clemons)
12 plays 73 yards, 5:12 (6.1 yards per play)
1717
TD7:32Roderick Russell 1 yard run (Eric Meng Kick)
8 plays 70 yards, 3:51 (8.8 yards per play)
2417
TD1:45Chad Barnhardt 1 yard run (Pass Conversion Failed)
12 plays 63 yards, 5:47 (5.3 yards per play)
2423
Final Score2423
Lead Changes0
Ties1
Largest Lead8
Largest Deficit-
Time Leading54:44
Time Trailing-