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Foster steals the show one last time
    FORT COLLINS, Colo. — If there was any lingering doubt as to whether or not Jayson Foster was worthy of the Walter Payton Award, Georgia Southern’s quarterback cleared it up Saturday at Colorado State.
    Against the FBS Rams, the speedy senior continued his outstanding season, finishing with a game-high 195 rushing yards and three touchdowns in the 42-34 GSU loss. He set single-season school records for total offense (3,047) and plays (431), and his 1,844 rushing yards this fall is second-most in school history and third-best in Southern Conference history. Only the legendary running back Adrian Peterson has rushed for more yards in a season (1,932, 1998) for GSU.
    “He’s a great player, one of the best I’ve ever coached,” GSU coach Chris Hatcher said. “With the ball in his hands, anything can happen. Today he showed why I think he should win the Walter Payton Award. He’s the best at our level, and today he showed he can play at any level. He’s the guy that made us go all season.”
    Foster joined Tracy Ham and Greg Hill as the only GSU quarterbacks to finish their careers with 3,200 rushing yards and 2,000 passing yards. He’s had 18 100-yard rushing games and 22nd multiple-touchdown games in his remarkable career.
    “(GSU) was the best place I could have chosen,” Foster said. “You never want to go out with a loss, but we did. Everyone played their hardest. The seniors did a great job out there.”
    This fall, Foster’s accounted for 30 touchdowns, 24 rushing and six passing. He’s passed for 1,203 yards and scored 144 points.
    “He’s definitely a good athlete,” CSU defensive end Jesse Nading said. “He presents a threat for any defense, and we were definitely happy to get out with a win.”

Thanks seniors
    Georgia Southern’s seniors likely played their final game of the year Saturday at Colorado State, and the Eagles said the group will be sorely missed next fall.
    “You could really call so many names who have contributed to the success of this team,” junior receiver Raja Andrews said. “Russell Orr anchoring the o-line and Jayson anchoring the team as a whole, Dusty Reddick — there are so many guys that have done so many things and come out here each and every day. They work hard in the offseason, in the classroom and set standards for the team, for Georgia Southern — not just the football team but athletics as a whole.”

This and That
    CSU’s 28 first-half points were the most GSU has allowed in a half since Texas State scored 40 in the final two quarters of the 2005 playoffs…Lamar Lewis finished with 115 yards and one touchdown on 24 carriers, his fifth-career 100-yard rushing game...Safety Chris Rogers led the defense with eight tackles, one shy of his career best…Senior defensive end Joey Tuttle made his first career start…The Eagles are still looking for their first win over a full-fledged FBS team.