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Journey begins with big win
Eagles run past Savannah State in opener
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Georgia Southern quarterback Jerick McKinnon breaks away from a Savannah State defender for a 66 yard touchdown run during the first quarter of Saturday's game at Paulson Stadium.
In a game where a lot of Georgia Southern Eagles were able to shine, perhaps the biggest surprise was the backup quarterback. Jerick McKinnon and Dominique Swope got their yards, but redshirt freshman Kevin Ellison led the offense for most of the second quarter and most of the second half, amassing 94 rushing yards on eight carries and another 65 yards through the air as the Eagles dominated visiting Savannah State 77-9 Saturday evening in the season opener at Paulson Stadium. Naturally, GSU head coach Jeff Monken wasn’t satisfied.