Mocs fall short at No. 1 Georgia Southern

Mocs fall short at No. 1 Georgia Southern

October 8th, 2011 by John Frierson in Local Regional News

STATESBORO, Ga. - Top-ranked Georgia Southern escaped with a 28-27 win over the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga on Saturday afternoon at Paulson Stadium.

The Eagles jumped out to a 14-0 lead with a couple of quick scores in the second quarter and then the 23rd-ranked Mocs' day got worse when quarterback B.J. Coleman left the game with a shoulder injury.

Redshirt freshman quarterback Terrell Robinson then led UTC on an 82-yard touchdown drive, capped by a 5-yard touchdown run by Robinson that made it 14-7 with 1:52 left in the half.

Georgia Southern quickly answered with a 67-yard drive that ended with a 1-yard Jaybo Shaw plunge into the end zone.

On its first drive of the third quarter, UTC got a 20-yard touchdown run from J.J. Jackson to make it 21-14.

In the final quarter and trailing 28-21, UTC drove down the field and Robinson scored with less than two minutes remaining. The Mocs went for a two-point conversion to take the lead, but the snap to Robinson was low and he was unable to get the pass away.

The Mocs were planning on using Robinson, a dual-threat quarterback, today as a change-of-pace offensive option.

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