GAMEDAY College Football

Florida Atlantic 38, Georgia Southern 6

Associated Press

BOCA RATON, Fla. - N'Kosi Perry threw four touchdown passes including three in the third quarter when Florida Atlantic broke the game open as the Owls defeated Georgia Southern 38-6.

Perry dropped a pass into a sprinting Je'Quan Burton's fingertips for a 50-yard touchdown and followed that with another third-quarter strike to John Mitchell for a 19-yard score on the left side of the end zone and a 24-6 lead. Perry added a final third-quarter TD pass of 31 yards to LaJohntay Wester, though replays appeared to show the receiver out of bounds when he made the catch. However, a review confirmed the call.

Georgia Southern (1-1) scored first with Logan Wright's 22-yard first-quarter run. But in the final two minutes of the half Perry threw a 19-yard touchdown to John Mitchell and Aaron Shahriari kicked a field goal for a 10-7 lead.

Nick Tronti added a 3-yard touchdown run late in the game for FAU (1-1).

FAU outgained the Eagles 528-254. Perry was 19-of-27 passing for 332 yards with Wester making seven catches for 124 yards.


Scoring Summary
First Quarter GaSoFlaAtl
GaSo TD 3:19 Logan Wright 22 yd run (missed kick) 6 0
Second Quarter GaSoFlaAtl
FlaAtl TD 1:45 John Mitchell 19 yd pass from N'Kosi Perry (Aaron Shahriari kick) 6 7
FlaAtl FG 0:00 Aaron Shahriari 27 yd FG 6 10
Third Quarter GaSoFlaAtl
FlaAtl TD 11:28 Je'Quan Burton 50 yd pass from N'Kosi Perry (Aaron Shahriari kick) 6 17
FlaAtl TD 4:34 John Mitchell 22 yd pass from N'Kosi Perry (Aaron Shahriari kick) 6 24
FlaAtl TD 1:50 LaJohntay Wester 31 yd pass from N'Kosi Perry (Aaron Shahriari kick) 6 31
Fourth Quarter GaSoFlaAtl
FlaAtl TD 1:17 Nick Tronti 3 yd run (Aaron Shahriari kick) 6 38
Team Stats
  Georgia Southern Florida Atlantic
First downs 17 27
  Rushing 8 12
  Passing 8 14
  Penalty 1 1
3rd Down Efficiency 5-12, 42% 10-15, 67%
4th down efficiency 1-3, 33% 1-2, 50%
Rushes-Yards 38-139 44-209
Passing Yards 118 332
Return Yards 21 52
Completions-Attempts-Int 14-24-1 19-29-0
Sacks-Yards Lost 1--10 5--24
Punts 4 3
Punts-Average 43.3 46.3
Fumbles Lost 2-1 3-0
Penalties - Yards 2-5 8-80
Time of Possession 26:10 33:50
Georgia Southern Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
C. Ransom 12 21 98 0 0
S. Kenerson 2 3 20 0 1
Florida Atlantic Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
N. Perry 19 27 332 4 0
N. Tronti 0 1 0 0 0
Georgia Southern Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
C. Ransom 9 41 4.6 0
S. Kenerson 9 35 3.9 0
L. Wright 4 29 7.3 1
A. Jones 9 21 2.3 0
J. White 6 12 2.0 0
G. Green 1 1 1.0 0
Florida Atlantic Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
J. Ford 15 71 4.7 0
M. Davidson 7 50 7.1 0
L. McCammon III 7 48 6.9 0
N. Tronti 3 23 7.7 1
J. Charles 3 13 4.3 0
J. Posey 1 3 3.0 0
N. Perry 8 1 0.1 0
Georgia Southern Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
G. Green 6 55 9.2 0
A. Jones 4 33 8.3 0
E. Smith 1 11 11.0 0
J. Mcafee 1 10 10.0 0
D. Burgess Jr. 1 7 7.0 0
B. Johnson 1 2 2.0 0
Florida Atlantic Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
L. Wester 7 124 17.7 1
J. Mitchell 4 60 15.0 2
J. Burton 1 50 50.0 1
L. McCammon III 2 38 19.0 0
B. Robinson 2 28 14.0 0
Z. Mitchell-Paden 1 20 20.0 0
D. Adams 1 9 9.0 0
J. Posey 1 3 3.0 0
Georgia Southern Interceptions
Player Int Yards
Florida Atlantic Interceptions
Player Int Yards
K. Smith 1 0
Georgia Southern Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
A. Beck II 4 173 43.3
Florida Atlantic Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
M. Hayball 3 139 46.3
Georgia Southern Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
Florida Atlantic Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
L. Wester 2 12 6.0
Georgia Southern Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
N. Thompson 1 21 21.0
Florida Atlantic Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
D. Adams 2 40 20.0
Georgia Southern Missed FG
Player Length
Florida Atlantic Missed FG
Player Length




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