This is the third in a series of reports on how Georgia State football’s 2010 opponents fared this weekend.
Shorter (1-2) had their option attack working as they blew out fellow-NAIA Mid-South Conference member Pikeville College (0-3) yesterday on the road 49-14. The Hawks next play and host fellow conference member Georgetown College this Saturday at 1:30 p.m.
Lambuth (2-1) played at West Alabama (2-1) last night, a No. 8 team in the AFCA Division II Top 25 College Poll. Guess what? Lambuth pulled off another upset, 14-13. Eagle Marquis Williams ran for 77 yards and a touchdown in the game’s closing moments. Look for the Eagles to strengthen their No. 11 NAIA national ranking this week. Lambuth plays at home this Saturday vs. Terry Bowden’s Division II North Alabama at 2 p.m. (ET).
Jacksonville State (3-0) had to go to overtime to stop a Georgia State upset bid yesterday, 34-27. The Gamecocks’ next game is their Ohio Valley Conference opener at Eastern Illinois this Saturday at 2:30 p.m. (ET).
Campbell (1-2) lost a heartbreaker at home in their Pioneer Football Conference opener vs. Davidson (2-1) yesterday. The Fighting Camels were up 27-14 after missing an extra point, but Davidson rallied and scored the winning touchdown and point after with 13 seconds to go. Campbell next plays and hosts Georgia State on Family Weekend this Saturday at 1 p.m.
Morehead State (1-2) was down 24-0 at Dayton (2-1) yesterday, but a furious fourth quarter rally fell just short, 34-28, in both teams’ Pioneer Football Conference opener. The Eagles next play at Marist of the FCS Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference this Saturday at noon.
Savannah State (0-3) lost at Bethune-Cookman (2-0) yesterday 42-7. The hosts have now beaten the Tigers 11 consecutive times. Savannah State next plays Division II Albany State in The Rumble in the Swamp in Waycross, Ga. this Saturday at 2 p.m.
North Carolina Central (1-2) fell behind 24-0 yesterday at FCS power Appalachian State (3-0) and lost 44-16. The Eagles next play at home this Saturday vs. North Carolina A&T of the FCS Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) at 6 p.m. (ET).
Old Dominion (1-2) lost at home last night vs. No. 13 FCS Colonial Athletic Association power William & Mary (2-1) 21-17. The visiting Tribe scored the winning touchdown with 4:45 to play. The Monarchs next play at Monmouth of the FCS Northeast Conference this Saturday at 1 p.m.
South Alabama (2-0) defeated Nicholls State of the FCS Southland Conference yesterday 39-21. The Jaguars next play in Dothan, Ala. this Saturday at 4 p.m. (ET) vs. Edward Waters of the NAIA.
Lamar (2-1) was down 28-8 at Southeastern Louisiana (1-2) of the FCS Southland Conference early in the third quarter yesterday. But the Cowboys scored the final three touchdowns to win 29-28. Lamar’s next game is at Stephen F. Austin of the Southland Conference this Saturday at 7 p.m.
Alabama (3-0) destroyed Duke on the road yesterday 62-13. The No. 1 Tide’s Mark Ingram rushed for over 100 yards in the first quarter alone. Alabama’s next game is at Arkansas this Saturday at 3:30 p.m. (ET).