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  Kyle Vantrease threw two fourth-quarter touchdown passes and ran for a score to rally Georgia Southern to a 34-23 victory over Ball State on Saturday night. Georgia Southern (3-1) trailed 23-20 after Ball State's Ben VonGunten kicked a 25-yard field goal with 12:39 remaining in the game. Georgia Southern was forced to punt on its next possession, but Anthony Beck II's punt pinned the Cardinals at their own 8-yard line. The Eagles' defense forced a three-and-out and they got the ball back on the Ball State 43-yard line. Six plays later Vantrease hit JJay Mcafee for a 7-yard touchdown and a 27-23 lead with 7:04 left. Ball State (1-3) was forced to punt and Vantrease threw a 47-yard scoring strike to Amare Jones to finish off a 10-play 86-yard drive and close out the win.

Vantrease completed 26 of 39 passes for 310 yards for the Eagles. He had a 4-yard touchdown run midway through the third quarter to break a 13-all tie. Derwin Burgess Jr. had five catches for 133 yards. John Paddock totaled 338 yards on 33-of-47 passing for the Cardinals with two touchdowns and an interception. Jayshon Jackson hauled in 10 passes for 122 yards and a touchdown. Freshman Tanner Koziol had the other TD catch. Carson Steele rushed for 119 yards on 23 carries. - Georgia Southern/AP College Football


rSr/2023 QB Kyle VantreaseGeorgia Southern
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  Georgia Southern coach Clay Helton said after Saturday's loss to UAB that inside linebacker and team captain Todd Bradley-Glenn suffered a dislocated elbow that caused him to leave the game near the close of the third quarter. "We'll see how significant it is," Helton said. "They did get it back in place and they've got it slinged up. Depending on what the MRI says later on, we'll see how it goes." Bradley-Glenn, in three quarters of play, made four solo tackles and assisted on three others and also had a quarterback hurry. He is in his seventh year after a series of season-ending football injuries and overcoming cancer in high school. He voted one of the team captains before the 2022 opener. - Savannah Morning News

rSr/2023 ILB Todd Bradley-GlennGeorgia Southern
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  Georgia Southern wide receiver Sam Kenerson is out for the season with a knee injury suffered on Sept. 10 in the win at Nebraska. Kenerson's jersey No. 14 is hanging in the visitor's locker room, symbolic of the family culture developed with the football program. - Savannah Morning News

rSo/2025 WR Samuel KenersonGeorgia Southern
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  SEPT 12 SUN BELT OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Kyle Vantrease, Georgia Southern (6th Yr., QB - Stow, Ohio),...Eagles sixth-year quarterback Kyle Vantrease had a game for the record books as Georgia Southern went into Lincoln and took down Nebraska, 45-42, behind 642 yards of total offense. The Stow, Ohio, product completed 37-of-56 passes for 409 yards and a touchdown, before diving into the end zone for the game-winner with 36 seconds to play. Vantrease's 56 attempts tied the program record, while his 37 completions and 409 passing yards were the second-most in program history. With the performance, Vantrease became the first Georgia Southern quarterback to post back-to-back 300-yard passing games. - Sun Belt Football

rSr/2023 QB Kyle VantreaseGeorgia Southern
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  SEPT 11 WALTER CAMP NATIONAL OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: KYLE VANTREASE, GEORGIA SOUTHERN, 6th Year, Quarterback, Stow, OH/Stow-Munroe HS,...Kyle Vantrease passed for 409 yards (37-of-56) and one touchdown and had a game-winning eight-yard touchdown run with 36 seconds left to lift Georgia Southern to a 45-42 road victory at Nebraska. Vantrease completed passes to eight different Eagle receivers as the team - which totaled 642 yards of total offense - improved to 2-0. Notes: Kyle Vantrease is the first Georgia Southern player to earn Walter Camp National Player of Week honors. - The Walter Camp Football Foundation

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  Kyle Vantrease scored on an 8-yard run with 36 seconds left after Nebraska had taken its first lead, and Georgia Southern beat the three-touchdown-favorite Cornhuskers 45-42 on Saturday night. The Huskers' Timmy Bleekrode was wide left with a 52-yard field goal attempt as time ran out, and Georgia Southern players ran onto the field to celebrate the program's first win in 13 games against Power Five opponents. The loss again turns up the pressure on embattled Nebraska coach Scott Frost, who now faces a home game next week against No. 7 Oklahoma. The Huskers (1-2) had come into the Georgia Southern game 214-0 when scoring at least 35 points at Memorial Stadium.

The Eagles (2-0) piled up 642 yards, none bigger than the 75 they moved in 11 plays for the winning touchdown. Kyle Vantrease converted a fourth-and-2 pass and threw 27 yards to Khaleb Hood before he took off up the middle on a designed quarterback run for the go-ahead score. Casey Thompson moved the Huskers from their 23 to the Eagles' 34 before Bleekrode pulled his field-goal try to the left. Nebraska had taken the lead on Thompson's 1-yard run with 3:05 left after Marques Buford's second interception of the game turned back the Eagles as they tried to build on a three-point lead. Thompson led the Huskers 98 yards in 15 plays. Thompson and Anthony Grant churned out yards on the ground and Marcus Washington made a catch at the 1 that was upheld on video review before Thompson went over the pile at the goal line. The victory comes in only the second game for Georgia Southern coach Clay Helton, and it came almost a year to the day that Southern California fired him two games into his seventh season. - Georgia Southern/AP College Football


rSr/2023 QB Kyle VantreaseGeorgia Southern
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  Kyle Vantrease threw four touchdowns passes and Georgia Southern gave new coach Clay Helton a 59-7 victory over Morgan State on Saturday night. Helton was Southern California's head coach from 2015-2021 before being fired last September after a 1-1 start. Seven weeks later, Georgia State hired Helton for the 2022 season. Vantrease put the ball up 46 times, completing 29 for 367 yards for a Georgia Southern program that has traditionally emphasized the run. He was intercepted once. Ten receivers made catches with Sam Kennerson grabbing seven passes for 99 yards and Khaleb Hood nabbing six for 88 and a touchdown. OJ Arnold and Jalen White had two scores each. It was 17-7 at halftime and 31-7 after three quarters before the Eagles added 28 points in the fourth. Alfonzo Graham rushed for 106 yards on 14 carries and Jordan Toles had a 50-yard pick-6 for the Bears, who have a new head coach in Damon Wilson. The Bears had four turnovers. Georgia Southern has won all 11 of its matchups against Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference teams. - Georgia Southern/AP College Football

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  Wylan Free takes longer than most people to list siblings. He's got a long roll call with four brothers and five sisters. "I'm right in the middle," said Free, who has a twin sister, Kyja. Free also has been right in the middle of the action this fall practice at defensive back for Georgia Southern, where he transferred this summer after five years at Fresno State. The graduate transfer has one season of eligibility remaining, and the early returns are impressive. Here, Free is very quick when handling a task. "He's had two picks in two days," new head coach Clay Helton said Thursday after the second team practice.

Free intercepted a pass on Saturday as well. "He's somebody when we signed him, we actually said this kid can probably play all five positions in a nickel package," Helton said of the three cornerback and two safety roles. "He's very versatile. We started out over the summer looking at him at corner, got some work there. "Now we're looking at him at safety and he really has gone out there and made some plays on the back end. He's very rangy. He's got great length, great speed and great ball skills. Has a knack for coming down with the ball." Free, at 6-2 1/2 and 180 pounds, is taller than most of the defensive backs and gives the Eagles someone to match up with big receivers on the opposite side. It's a role he handled with Fresno State, where he started 22 of 43 games played from 2018-21 after redshirting in 2017. - Savannah Morning News


rSr/2023 CB Wylan FreeGeorgia Southern
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  Derrick Canteen can remember the last time he felt this healthy - which is a good thing in this context, but it came after a bad thing. "I'm 100% healthy," the redshirt junior cornerback said Wednesday on the first day of fall practice for the Georgia Southern football team. "The last practice was 2021, early in the season going into FAU - that was the last time I could say that." Canteen had trained hard to follow his breakout season of 2020, when he was a Freshman All-American and All-Sun Belt Conference first team after tying for the FBS lead and tying a program record with six interceptions. He had practiced and prepared for the second game of the 2021 season on Sept. 11 at Florida Atlantic, where he recorded one tackle before tearing his pectoral muscle and missing the rest of the season.

Though he was around the team on the sidelines, Canteen was missed greatly on the field as the Eagles' defensive secondary suffered though numerous injuries, inconsistent lineups and inexperienced players pressed into service. The team's overall struggles in a 3-9 campaign were reflected in the defense. Georgia Southern ranked 126th of 130 FBS teams, having yielded 3,474 yards, 289.5 per game, and 28 passing TDs. "It was all a learning experience," said Canteen, an Evans High School graduate. "We had young guys. We had different people at different places, but it was a learning experience. I think what we learned from last year, we'll carry to this year." - Savannah Morning News


rJr/2024 CB Derrick CanteenGeorgia Southern
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  2022 PRESEASON RAY GUY WATCHLIST: Anthony Beck II - Georgia Southern,...Beck is a big redshirt senior (6-4, 245) who has been a punter and holder since his record-setting prep career at South Effingham High in Georgia. He also played high school quarterback and linebacker. In five games at quarterback he threw for 643 yards and three touchdowns and ran for 233 yards and three more scores. In five games as a linebacker, he had 23 tackles, three sacks and a fumble recovery. Beck II also made three field goals. After redshirting in 2018, Beck II has been Georgia Southern’ s punter and holder, with a three-year total of 183 punts, an average of 4.32 yards, ten touchbacks, 61 inside the 20, 80 fair catches and 38 longer than 50 yards. Last season was by far his best when he set a school record with a 45.0-yard average … Also had a school-record 17 punts of 50 yards or longer … Had 23 punts downed inside the 20 as opposed to just two touchbacks … Also had 29 punts fair caught. - Georgia Southern Football

rSr/2023 P Anthony Beck IIGeorgia Southern
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  With the kickoff of the 2022 football season 40 days away, the Georgia Southern Athletics Department has announced its plans to celebrate 40 years of Eagle football in the modern era. Georgia Southern began playing football in 1924 as Georgia Normal School but suspended the sport after the 1941 season due to World War II. The Eagles resumed playing as an NAIA independent in 1982, and the first year of NCAA unclassified play was in 1983. In 1993, Georgia Southern joined the Southern Conference and began transitioning to the FBS in 2013 before beginning play in the Sun Belt Conference in 2014. The Eagles have won six NCAA Division I-AA national championships, 11 conference titles and three bowl games in their 40 years of uncompromised excellence. The Eagles will open the season on Saturday, Sept. 3 at home against Morgan State. - Georgia Southern Football

rSr/2023 QB Kyle VantreaseGeorgia Southern
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  2022 PRESEASON RAY GUY WATCHLIST: Anthony Beck II - Georgia Southern,...A second-team All-Sun Belt selection in 2021...Named to Phil Steele's and Pro Football Network's second-team All-Sun Belt squad...Started all 12 games as the punter and holder...Saw action on 114 special teams plays...Set a school record with a 45.0-yard average for the season...Also had a school-record 17 punts of 50 yards or longer...Had 23 punts downed inside the 20 as opposed to just two touchbacks. - Georgia Southern Football

rSr/2023 P Anthony Beck IIGeorgia Southern
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  2022 PRESEASON DOAK WALKER AWARD CANDIDATE: Jalen White (Jr.), Georgia Southern,...In 2021, running back Jalen White (6-0, 215) played in all 12 games … Played 201 total snaps (170 on offense, 31 on special teams) … Carried the ball 68 times for 383 yards and four touchdowns … Had a long run of 59 yards … Had four carries for 12 yards in the opener against Gardner-Webb … Carried the ball four times for 12 yards at Florida Atlantic …In 2020, White played in 12 games … Saw action on 114 total snaps (35 on offense, 79 on special teams) … Carried the ball 20 times for 86 yards … Had a tackle on special teams … Saw brief action on special teams against Campbell and Louisiana … Played five special teams plays at ULM - Georgia Southern Football

Jr/2024 RB Jalen WhiteGeorgia Southern
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  Sun Belt Football Media Day is only a few days away and the conference has announced that Georgia Southern football student-athletes sixth-year athletes Kyle Vantrease and Dillon Springer will accompany head coach Clay Helton to the 2022 Sun Belt Media Day. The event is now held over two days in New Orleans with the Sun Belt East Division going on Tuesday. The 2022 Sun Belt Football Media Day will be held in person on Tuesday, July 25 and Wednesday, July 25 at the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel. The event will be broadcast on ESPN+ with a morning session from 9 a.m. to noon CT and an afternoon session from 1:30 p.m. 4:30 p.m. CT. Two student-athletes from each of the 14 programs will join their head coach for an open media session. - Georgia Southern Football

rSr/2023 QB Kyle VantreaseGeorgia Southern
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  2022 PRESEASON DOAK WALKER AWARD CANDIDATE: Gerald Green (Jr.), Georgia Southern,... Last season running back Gerald Green (5-9, 195, full name Gerald De'quanjay Green) played in 10 games, starting two … Played 156 total snaps (151 on offense, five on special teams) … Had 75 rushes for 423 yards and five touchdowns on the season … Carried the ball 11 times for 72 in the opener against Gardner-Webb … Also had a 16-yard reception … Saw limited action at Florida Atlantic, carrying the ball just once … Had eight carries for 20 yards at Arkansas … Had a big game against Louisiana, rushing for 186 yards and three touchdowns on 18 carries … Had five rushes for 15 yards and a touchdown against Arkansas State … Had five carries for 33 yards and a 10-yard catch at Troy … Had five carries for 13 yards at South Alabama … Carried the ball 11 times for 54 yards against Georgia State … Had seven carries for 23 yards against Coastal Carolina … Carried the ball nine times for 9 yards in the win at Texas State and had a tackle on special teams before leaving with an injury … Missed the final two games. - Georgia Southern Football

rJr/2024 RB Gerald GreenGeorgia Southern
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