Thomas and Days combine for 229 yards to lead Georgia Southern to 83-9 win over Savannah State


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STATESBORO, Georgia — Brandan Thomas and Ean Days combined for 229 rushing yards and three touchdowns as Georgia Southern overwhelmed Savannah State 83-9 on Saturday night.

Twelve different Eagle players scored, tying a school record, as Georgia Southern (1-1) amassed 695 total yards, rushing for 599. Thomas had a career-best 117 yards.

The Eagles only threw five passes. Kentrellis Showers pulled in three for 91 yards and two touchdowns. Savannah State (0-2) was limited to 295 total yards.

The Tigers were trailing 55-0 in the third quarter before they crossed midfield. GSU led 69-0 at the end of the third quarter.

Tino Smith threw for 110 yards and one touchdown for the Tigers.

GSU, competing in the FBS and Sun Belt Conference for the first time, opened the season with a narrow 24-23 loss to North Carolina State last Saturday.

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