#11 MassachusettsMassachusetts
Minutemen
(12-3, 6-2)
55
#1 Georgia SouthernGeorgia Southern
Eagles
(14-1, 8-0)
43
NCAA I-AA Championship
December 19, 1998
Finley Stadium - Chattanooga, TN
Attendance: 17,501
 1234T
UMASS211701755
GS714121043


 UMASSGS
1st Downs2326
3rd Down Efficiency3rd Down Eff.5-14 (36%)7-14 (50%)
4th Down Efficiency4th Down Eff.1-2 (50%)2-3 (67%)
Total Yards462595
Total Plays7786
Yards per play6.06.9
Passing159138
Comp-Att18-26 (69%)10-21 (48%)
Yards per pass6.16.6
Rushing303457
Rush Attempts5165
Yards per rush5.97.0
Penalties6-455-51
Turnovers27
Fumbles lost26
Interceptions thrownINT01
Possession29:1230:48
Time Between Plays0:230:21


First QuarterUMASSGS
TD12:56Marcel Shipp 25 yard run (Jason Cherry Kick)
7 plays 67 yards, 2:04 (9.6 yards per play)
70
TD8:29Kole Ayi 9 yard fumble return (Jason Cherry Kick) 140
TD7:25Greg Hill 40 yard run (Chris Chambers Kick)
2 plays 48 yards, 1:08 (24.0 yards per play)
147
TD5:04Adrian Zullo 7 yard pass from Jamie Holston (Jason Cherry Kick)
1 plays 7 yards, 0:07 (7.0 yards per play)
217
Second QuarterUMASSGS
FG14:56Jason Cherry 22 yard field goal
11 plays 63 yards, 3:34 (5.7 yards per play)
247
TD10:54Corey Joyner 6 yard pass from Greg Hill (Chris Chambers Kick)
6 plays 36 yards, 2:11 (6.0 yards per play)
2414
TD7:17Todd Bankhead 1 yard run (Jason Cherry Kick)
11 plays 64 yards, 3:37 (5.8 yards per play)
3114
TD4:09Marcel Shipp 4 yard run (Jason Cherry Kick)
5 plays 26 yards, 1:35 (5.2 yards per play)
3814
TD2:01Adrian Peterson 1 yard run (Chris Chambers Kick)
6 plays 55 yards, 2:08 (9.2 yards per play)
3821
Third QuarterUMASSGS
TD8:54Adrian Peterson 5 yard run (Chris Chambers Kick Failed)
13 plays 78 yards, 6:06 (6.0 yards per play)
3827
TD0:41Greg Hill 2 yard run (Run Conversion Failed)
14 plays 98 yards, 6:07 (7.0 yards per play)
3833
Fourth QuarterUMASSGS
TD13:42Kevin Quinlan 2 yard run (Jason Cherry Kick)
5 plays 72 yards, 1:59 (14.4 yards per play)
4533
TD11:51Marcel Shipp 2 yard run (Jason Cherry Kick)
5 plays 42 yards, 1:35 (8.4 yards per play)
5233
FG8:39Chris Chambers 38 yard field goal
12 plays 58 yards, 3:12 (4.8 yards per play)
5236
FG2:21Jason Cherry 25 yard field goal
7 plays 13 yards, 3:04 (1.9 yards per play)
5536
TD1:04J.R. Revere 29 yard run (Chris Chambers Kick)
8 plays 60 yards, 1:17 (7.5 yards per play)
5543
Final Score5543
Lead Changes0
Ties0
Largest Lead-
Largest Deficit24
Time Leading-
Time Trailing57:56