“The official told me that ’40 swung at somebody,’” Johnson said, referring to Davis’ jersey number. “That’s what he told me.”
On the opening drive of the third quarter, Georgia Southern faced a third-and-8 from the Tech 33 when a shotgun snap got past quarterback Kevin Ellison, who recovered the ball at the Eagles’ 44-yard line for a 23-yard loss. The Eagles would have faced a fourth-and-31, but the penalty gave them a first-and-10 on the Tech 41. Georgia Southern was in the end zone four plays later on a 32-yard run by Ellison.