Courtesy of Georgia Southern Athletics
- Freshman Robert Brown (Macon, Ga.) ran for a four-yard touchdown in overtime and then junior linebacker Darius Eubanks (Harlem, Ga.) forced an Appalachian State fumble on the Mountaineers fourth play in their OT series to capture a 21-14 win over the top-ranked team in the Football Championship Subdivision. The Eagle win snapped Appalachian State's 26-game conference win streak, fittingly as Georgia Southern was the last Southern Conference team to defeat the Mountaineers in a 38-35win at Kidd Brewer Stadium in 2007.
Georgia Southern held Appalachian State, which came into Saturday's game with a 39.1 points per game average, scoreless for three quarters, the only team to manage that feat so far this season. The Eagles allowed the only two Mountaineer touchdowns in the first quarter and limited Appalachian State to 114 yards on the ground, a season low, as well as a season-low 325 yards of total offense.
Appalachian State got on the board early with a pair of touchdowns in the opening quarter for a quick 14-0 lead. With five seconds left before halftime, Georgia Southern junior quarterback Jaybo Shaw (Flowery Branch, Ga.) ran one in from one yard out to cut the Mountaineer lead in half. The Eagles knotted the game at 14-all on the opening possession of the second half, a 16-play, 76-yard drive that ate up 9:27, capped off by a two-yard run by sophomore slotback Darreion Robinson (Bishop, Ga.).
In the overtime period, Brown's game-winning touchdown was set up by back-to-back rushes from Shaw that gave the Eagles a first and goal from the ASU four-yard line.
The Eagle defense held, forcing a third-and-10 situation for the Mountaineers on the play preceding the fumble.