SPARTANBURG, S.C. — Jayson Foster strolled off the field, thrilled his team was able to pull out its third straight win, a key road victory against the 10th-best team in the nation.
From all directions people were congratulating the Georgia Southern quarterback for another dazzling performance, one that helped the Eagles down Wofford 38-35 Saturday. Making his way to the locker room, Foster took a cell phone from the outstretched hand of former Eagle Tim Durden, and the senior was surprised to hear the voice on the other end.
It was legendary GSU quarterback Tracy Ham, who led the program to its first two national titles in 1985 and ‘86.
“It’s a great honor for someone of that caliber to speak to you after a game,” Foster said. “You’ve just got to take it to heart.”
What did Ham have to say?
“Great win, you set the stage up for next week and this is what you play college football for,” said Foster, whose 279 rushing yards marked a new career high. He also rushed for three touchdowns.
SEB’s Flott gets in the game
Former Southeast Bulloch High standout Ron Flott punted twice for 85 yards for the Terriers Saturday after starter Chris Tommie was injured in the first half. Flott, a reserve sophomore defensive back, has six tackles (three solo) and one fumble recovery in seven games this year.
This and that
Foster has now surpassed his rushing total from 2005 when he ran for 1,481 yards. He has 1,567 this season, which is second most in NCAA history by a quarterback. He is 35 yards away Matt Cannon, who set the single-season record in 2000 at Southern Utah…Eagle safety Chris Rogers recorded his second career fumble recovery when he scooped up a lose ball at the Wofford 20 in the second quarter…Junior Patrick Bolen kicked off for the first time this season to start the second half. He finished with four kickoffs for an average of 66 yards a kick…Wofford halted the Eagles on fourth-and-2 in the third quarter when Foster’s jump pass fell incomplete, snapping a streak of eight straight fourth-down conversions by the Eagles.