State roundup: Kennesaw State loses

Saturday’s games

Centre 30, Berry 23

Hampton 42, Savannah State 3

Mercer 27, Furman, 20

Methodist 47, LaGrange 12

Point 49, Concordia 7

Reinhardt 70, Bethel 36

Valdosta State 39, Florida Tech 21

West Georgia 35, Shorter 9

Albany State vs. Miles (SIAC Championship game), late

Kennesaw State recorded its first back-to-back losing weeks after a 45-13 loss to No. 4 Coastal Carolina on Saturday.

The Chanticleers (9-1) had an amazing offensive day led by quarterback Alex Ross, who completed 20 of 27 passes for 262 yards and five touchdowns. Receivers Chris Jones and Tyrell Blanks had two touchdown receptions each. Running back De’Angelo Henderson had 103 yards and a touchdown on 18 carries.

The scoring was spread throughout the game, as the Chanticleers scored at least once in each quarter.

The Owls (6-4) didn’t have a problem gaining yards against the Chanticleers, but struggled to score. The team rushed for 259 yards and passed for 174, but was crippled by 10 penalties that cost the team 98 yards.

Georgia Southern 45, Troy 10: The Eagles (7-2) played keep away from the Trojans (3-7) during their 45-10 victory.

The Eagles controlled the ball for 42:55 of the game, which limited what the Trojans could do on offense. In that time, the Eagles rushed for 325 yards and four touchdowns.

Troy opened the scoring with a field-goal attempt just under three minutes into the game. The team then recovered a fumble 22 seconds later and returned it for a touchdown, giving the Trojans an early 10-0 lead.

The Trojans offense was shut out for the remainder of the game. The Eagles answered with a Matt Breida rushing touchdown and field goal of their own to wrap up the first quarter.

Receiver Myles Campbell rushed for a 20-yard touchdown on his only carry of the game, and quarterback Kevin Ellison threw a 23-yard touchdown to tight end James Dean.

West Georgia clinches share of title: The Wolves defeated Shorter 35-9, and will be co-Gulf South Conference champions with North Alabama. The Lions also won Saturday, defeating West Alabama 52-14. Three teams were tied for first entering Saturday, but Florida Tech lost to Valdosta State.