STATESBORO, Ga. (AP) — Georgia Southern blocked two extra points, which proved to be the difference as the Eagles beat The Citadel 14-12 Saturday in a Southern Conference game.
The Bulldogs’ Ryan Sellers missed a 37-yard field goal wide right with 13 seconds left.
The victory, coupled with Furman’s 20-10 win over Appalachian State, means the Eagles (8-1, 6-1) and Wofford will play for the conference championship next Saturday at Wofford.
Georgia Southern last won a SoCon title outright in 2002 and shared it with Furman in 2004.
The teams combined for two touchdowns on the first three plays of the game, but spent the rest of the day battling inopportune penalties and turnovers.
After the Bulldogs (4-5, 2-5) scored on a 26-yard touchdown by Darien Robinson, the Eagles blocked the extra point.
Jaybo Shaw found Darrieon Robinson wide open for a 63-yard Georgia Southern TD. The Eagles again blocked the extra point attempt after Aaron Miller’s 2-yard touchdown for The Citadel.