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Valdosta State gets first win for new coach

The No. 1-ranked Valdosta State football team opened the 2019 season with a 38-3 victory at Albany State Saturday night, getting new head coach Gary Goff era off on the right foot. 
VSU had 426 yards of offense on 188 yards rushing and 238 yards passing. Quarterbacks Rogan Wells was 21 of 24 for 207 yards and two touchdowns and Ivory Durham was 3 for 3 for 31 yards. Brian Saunds had six catches for 73 yards to lead the team, while the running back accounted for three of the scores. Senior Quahlin Patters had a team-high 51 yards on the ground and the tandem of Seth McGill and Jamar Thompkins combined for 21 carries for 84 yards and two scores.

The Blazers’ home opener will be Saturday at 6 p.m. versus Ohio Dominican at Bazemore-Hyder Stadium.

Morehouse 26, Edward Waters 20 

Santo Dunn rushed carried 11 times for 91 yards, including an 11-yard touchdown run, as Morehouse College defeated Edward Waters 26-20 Saturday in Jacksonville, Fla. on Saturday.

Dunn also had six catches for 36 yards for Morehouse (1-1). Quarterback Michael Sims was 12 of 19 for 136 yards, including a 52-yard touchdown pass to Tremell Gordon. Fernando S Del added field goals of 30 and 32 yards for Morehouse. Johnathan Mathis added a 1-yard fumble recovery for a touchdown in the win.

Georgia Southern 26, Maine 18

Georgia Southern had three 100-yard rushers to record its first win of the season, a 26-18 home victory over Maine on Saturday.

Quarterback Justin Tomlin, starting for the injured Shai Werts, and running backs Matt LaRoche and Logan Wright combined for 395 rushing yards for Georgia Southern (1-1). LaRoche rushed for 154 yards on nine carries, Tomlin added 132 yards on 11 carries and Wright finished with 114 yards on 15 carries.

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