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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2012 VOLUME 2, ISSUE 2

ADVANTAGES BY THE NUMBERS PAGE 2

GSU & ELON

TEAM ROSTERS PAGES 4-5

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ELON UNIVERSITY

BREAKDOWN Head Coach

Strengths

Southern Conference (Division 1 FCS)

OFFENSE

Playstyles

advantage advantage advantage

Offense: Multiple Defense: 4-3

Weaknesses

Coming off 48-14 victory vs WVSU 7 defensive starters returning Starting QB ranked 13th nationally 2011 3 special teams starters returning

- Eagles are 9-3 vs Elon - Elon held to 40% on 3rd down conv. - Only 10 TDs through 3 games (Eagles have 10 through 2)

Key Players Elon University

Georgia Southern

Aaron MELLETTE

Dominique SWOPE

#3

Senior WR 9x 100 yd rec. games in 2011 2x 200 yd rec. games in 2011 16 rec. for 236 yds vs App St.

Thomas WILSON #12 Senior QB Ranked 13th nationally in 2011 3057 pass yds in 2011 Led the SoCon in pass yds

Kierre BROWN #31

Robert BROWN

Sophomore RB Three 100+ yd games in 2011 Average 6.9 yds per carry 5 touchdowns in 2011

Jeremy PETERSON #18

Deion STANLEY

#29

Tracy COPPEDGE #22

Darius EUBANKS

Freshman RB 4157 carrer rushing yds 5000 career all-purpose yds 3A Big East Conf. Player of the Yr

advantage advantage advantage advantage advantage advantage Tied advantage advantage

SCORING FIRST DOWNS RUSHING YARDAGE PASSING YARDAGE TOTAL OFFENSE TIME OF POSS. 3RD DOWN CONV. 4TH DOWN CONV. TOUCHDOWNS FIELD GOAL ATTEMPTS RED-ZONE SCORES RED-ZONE TOUCHDOWNS PAT-ATTEMPTS

advantage

Tied

DEFENSE advantage advantage advantage advantage advantage advantage

POINTS ALLOWED YARDS ALLOWED RUSHING ALLOWED PASSING ALLOWED TACKLES SACKS INTERCEPTIONS

advantage

Based on statistics from 2011 season. Statistics compiled by Kevin Gregan.

#5

#66

Senior WR Started in 6 games 2nd on team w/ 333 rec yds 2 TDs in 2011

#6

Sophomore FB 2011 SoCon Freshman of the Yr 3 consecutive 150+ yd games Average 6.1 yds per carry

Brent RUSSELL

Sophomore WR Red shirted in 2011 Returned 16 kicks for 308 yds Avg 19.2 yards per return

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the numbers

Conference

Jason Swepson 2nd Season Career record w/ EU Career vs GSU: 0-1 20th coach in Elon history

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Advantages by

ELONS TRIP

TO GSU

Senior DT 2011 SoCon Def. player of the Yr 6.5 sacks in 2011 67 tackles, 16.5 for loss

Sophomore S SoCon All Freshman selection 2x SoCon Fr. player of the week 86 tackles, 59 solo stops

334 miles 6.5 hours

#13

Senior OLB Started all 14 games 69 tackles 2 int, 1 forced fumble

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ELON UNIV. Q U I C K FA C T S

• Elon has scored 21 or more points in each of the last five meetings against the Eagles. • This year marks Elon’s 91st year as a football program. • Elon head coach Jason Swepson is the 20th head coach in program history. • Eagle Head Coach Jeff Monken is the reigning SoCon Coach of the Year. • In 2007, the Eagles held Elon to Lindsay Hartmann/The George-Anne

Senior offensive lineman Blake DeBartola (77) prepares to snap the ball back in his quarterbacks hands on command. Offensive lineman sophomores Logan Davis (74) and Garrett Frye (58) along with junior offensive tackle Doriah Byrd (71) and senior tight end Tyler Sumner (88) assemble along the line of scrimmage to protect the offense.

Tiebreaker to be determined BY JANNAH BOLDS The George-Anne staff

Both the Eagles of Georgia Southern University and the Phoenix of Elon University will fight claw-to-claw for a five-year-series tie-breaker this weekend with both teams winning three of six games. The Eagles cinched the last two meetings between the teams, winning 41-14 in 2011 and 38-21 in 2010. The biggest advantage that Elon has going into this game is that they will have a senior quarterback, Thomas Wilson. Last year, Wilson led the Southern Conference in passing yards and was ranked 13th in the nation after putting up 3,057 passing yards. He threw 23 passing touchdowns, which tied for the most in the Southern Conference for Page designed by Kelsey Paone

2011. Today, Wilson will have a receiver who burned the Eagle defense last year. Senior Aaron Mallette had nine catches for 104 yards and a touchdown. Although the Eagles outrushed their opponent last season, Elon’s passing numbers have been superior in the last two games. In 2010, the Phoenix covered 193 more yards than the Eagles with 322 total passing yards. So far this year, the Eagle defense has held opponents to an average of 215 yards of total offense per game. Elon’s defense has been giving up an average 295 total yards. Also in last season’s game, the Eagles managed to rush significantly more than the Phoenix. GSU rushed a total of 60 times for 300 yards while the Elon offense rushed only 19 times for 54 total

yards. In 2011, Elon got picked off three times, but they still gained 92 more passing yards than the Eagles and threw the ball a staggering 38 times, showing the phoenix prefer to fly. Last year, junior halfback Robert Brown was effective against Elon, rushing for 116 yards on 11 carries and scoring a touchdown. Sophomore running back Dominique Swope ran for 74 yards for a touchdown, and he also caught a 12-yard pass for his first multi-touchdown game of his career. The Eagles are averaging 432 rushing yards per game and the triple-option is not something that Elon has faced this year. The Phoenix are 1-5 at Allen E. Paulson stadium, and the Eagles are sure to rely on their rushing game once again.

19 rushing yards. • The Eagles set an NCAA record in 2008 for the largest 4th quarter comeback, they were down 31-3 with 11 minutes left against Western Carolina. • The 1989 National Championship team is one of only two teams in NCAA history to have a 15-0 perfect season.

Gameday Mayday Staff Editor-in-Chief Arielle Coambes

Sales Manager Phillip Scroggin

Football Editor Jannah Bolds

Production Manager Kelsey Paone

Football Reporter Kevin Gregan

Photo Editor Lindsay Hartmann

Marketing Manager TJ Jackson

News Design Chief Tyler Fleider

Marketing Associate Amber Gordon Ad Design Chief Jose Gil Business Manager Chloe Douglas

Designer Matt Veal

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No. Name

Pos

Yr. Hometown

No. Name

Pos

Yr. Hometown

1

QB

Jr.

Marietta, Ga

S

Sr.

St. Marys, Ga.

34

Tevin Thomas

LB

Jr.

Meadville, Miss.

Michael Spaulding

LB

RSo.

Fayetteville, Ga.

Connell Reddick

DB

Jr.

Hephzibah, Ga.

Antwione Williams

LB

So.

Lovejoy, Ga.

Kyle Oehlbeck

LB

Jr.

Gainsville, Fla.

DeVonte Lewis

SLOT

RFr.

Dacula, Ga.

Edwin Jackson

LB

So.

Atlanta, Ga.

Jahvon Hardrick

FB

Fr.

Evans, Ga.

John Stevenson

OLB

Sr.

Stone Mountain, Ga.

Boyd Sasser

LB

Sr.

Millen, Ga.

2 2 4 4 5 6 6 7 9 9 10 10 11 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 33

Jerick McKinnon A.J. McCray

Vegas Harley

QB QB

Fr.

Monticello, Fla.

Tre Griffin

DE

Fr.

Powder Springs, Ga.

Matt Dobson

Fr.

Mount Dora, Fla.

35 36 37 38

Jr.

Macon, Ga.

39

CB

So.

Stockbridge, Ga.

40

Dominique Swope

FB

So.

Buford, Ga.

SLOT

Sr.

Bishop, Ga.

Zach Walker

WR

So.

Wrightsville, Ga.

Cole Allison

PK

Fr.

Cumming, Ga.

Josh Rowe

ILB

Sr.

Opelika, Ala.

43

Kevin Ellison

SLOT

Fr.

Cornelia, Ga.

43

Ezayi Youyoute

QB

So.

Wauchula, Fla.

44

Charlie Brower

WR

RFr.

Dacula, Ga.

Russell DeMasi

QB

Sr.

Savannah, Ga.

Darius Eubanks

OLB

Sr.

Thomson, Ga.

Tay Hicklin

DB

Fr.

Rock Hill, S.C.

46

Carlos Cave

OLB

Jr.

Macon, Ga.

46

Antonio Glover

S

RFr.

Atlanta, Ga.

47

Shun Tribble

SLOT

Fr.

Enoree, S.C.

48

Lavelle Westbrooks

CB

Jr.

Riverdale, Ga.

49

JJ Wilcox

S

Sr.

Cairo, Ga.

49

Javonte Martin

DB

Jr.

Tampa, Fla.

50

Nic Wright

CB

So.

Lithonia, Ga.

51

Michael Wallace, Jr.

DB

So.

Norfolk, Va.

Robert Brown Josh King

Darreion Robinson

SLOT

Seon Jones

FB

RFr.

Flowery Branch, Ga.

Johnathan Bryant

SLOT

Jr.

Cairo, Ga.

Brian Wilcher

SLOT

Sr.

Dublin, Ga.

Emmanuel Orange

S

RFr.

Naples, Fla.

41 41 42 42

45 46

52 53 53 55 56

Tray Butler

SLOT

So.

Stockbridge, Ga.

Deshawntee Gallon

DB

Fr.

Madison, Fla.

Devin Scott

SLOT

RSo.

Tucker, Ga.

Deion Stanley

S

So.

Dry Branch, Ga.

Valdon Cooper

CB

So.

Elberton, Ga.

61

Irving Huggins

FB

Fr.

St. Cloud, Fla.

62

William Banks

FB

Jr.

Augusta, Ga.

63

James Dean

FB

Fr.

Brunswick, Ga.

64

Dion DuBose

DE

Sr.

Norcross, Ga.

66

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No. Name

Pos

Yr. Hometown

67

Matt Mills

OL

RFr.

Johns Creek, Ga.

Dylan Turner

DT

So.

Portal,Ga.

Cole Peeples

OL

RFr.

Conyers, Ga.

Raymond Klugey

OT

So.

Norcross, Ga.

5

Dorian Byrd

OT

Jr.

Macon, Ga.

6

Zach Reckers

DT

Sr.

Atlanta, Ga.

7

Maurice Hunt

OL

RFr.

Lyons, Ga.

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68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76

Lanard Govan

FB

Fr.

Garden City, Ga.

Ean Days

FB

So.

Kingsland, Ga.

78

Michael Shealy

LB

Jr.

Batesburg,S.C.

79

Quaun Daniels

LB

So.

Moultrie, Ga.

80

P

Jr.

Jacksonville, Fla.

81

Ryan Nowicki

PK

RFr.

Peachtree City, Ga.

83

A.J. Wright

Luke Cherry

77

82

Cody Rediger

TE

RFr.

Hoschton, Ga.

LB

Jr.

Montrose, Ga.

Alex Hanks

PK

Fr.

Marietta, Ga.

Patrick Flowe

LB

Fr.

Lilburn, Ga.

Jake Abraham

LS

Fr.

Cumming, Ga.

Brandon Lane

CB

Sr.

Marietta. Ga.

Walter Jackson

LB

RFr.

Columbus, Ga.

Jamal Johnson

DL

Fr.

Statesboro, Ga.

Javon Mention

DE

Carlos Powell

DL

Jr.

Atlanta, Ga.

Jeff Ward

OL

RFr.

Suwanee, Ga.

Austin Hagan

OL

RFr.

Dacula, Ga.

91

Fr.

Stone Mountain, Ga.

92

Michael Young

OL

Jr.

Tampa, Fla.

84 85 85 86 87 88 89 90 91

93

Trevor Shaw

DT

Sr.

Alpharetta, Ga.

Garrett Frye

OL

So.

Cumming, Ga.

Blake Rouse

LB

Fr.

Newborn, Ga.

Zach York

LB

Sr.

Hartwell, Ga.

Chris Gray

OT

Sr.

Landrum, S.C.

Wintz Terrell

OL

Fr.

Hardee, Fla.

Zach Lonas

OG

Jr.

Acworth, Ga.

Darien Foreman

OL

Fr.

Ellenwood, Ga.

Hunter Lamar

LS

RFr.

Statesboro, Ga.

99

Brent Russell

DT

Sr.

Comer, Ga.

99

94 95 96 97 97 98

Logan Daves

Manrey SaintAmour

Trevor McBurnett

Pos

Yr.

Hometown

2

Miles Williams

DB

So.

Roebuck, S.C.

37

WR

Sr.

Sanford, N.C.

37

Andre Davis

WR

R-Fr.

Bunn, N.C.

3 4

So.

Blue Ridge, Ga.

9

OL

So.

Suwanee, Ga.

10

So.

Lawrenceville, Ga.

11 12 13

Blake DeBartola

OL

Sr.

Fayetteville, Ga.

Diego Rodriguez

OL

Fr.

Dacula, Ga.

14

Oliver Kraemer

OT

So.

Marietta, Ga.

15

Kentrellis Showers

WR

So.

Dublin, Ga.

17

Mitchell Williford

WR

Sr.

Duluth, Ga.

Wilson Hudgins

TE

RFr.

Loganville, Ga.

BJ Johnson

WR

Fr.

Woodruff, S.C.

20 21

Patrick Barker

WR

Sr.

Ponte Vedra, Fla.

Montay Crockett

WR

Fr.

Rock Hill, S.C.

Allen Lee

WR

Jr.

Savannah, Ga.

Markus Farmer

WR

Sr.

Savannah, Ga.

Willie Burden

TE

Sr.

Statesboro, Ga.

Tyler Sumner

TE

Da’Quan Heard

TE

13

18

22 23 24 26

Sr.

Pooler, Ga.

Fr.

Washington, Ga.

27 29

DE

Jr.

Douglasville, Ga.

Justice Ejike

DT

So.

Covington, Ga.

Josh Gebhardt

30 31

Jacob Bagley

TE

RSo.

McDonough, Ga.

Jonathan Battle

DT

RFr.

Americus, Ga.

Rashad Williams

DE

So.

Roswell, Ga.

Dequan Clark

DL

Fr.

Buford,Ga.

34

Deonte Dempsey

DL

Fr.

Lakeland, Fla.

35

Blake Riley

DT

Jr.

Crescent, Ga.

RFr.

Lawrenceville, Ga.

Jake Banta

LS

George Osunde

DE

Jr.

Alpharetta, Ga.

Forrest Kelleher

DE

So.

Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.

Javaris Jackson

S

Sr.

Doerun, Ga.

Terico Agnew

DE

RJr.

Stockbridge, Ga.

No. Name

No. Name

OL

OL

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32 33

36 36

Aaron Mellette

38

Ricky Brown

WR

R-Fr.

Winston-Salem, N.C.

Blake Thompson

LB

Sr.

Elkridge, Md.

Mike Quinn

QB

So.

Wayne, N.J.

39

Rasaun Rorie

WR

Jr.

Morven, N.C.

40

Blake Rice

WR

R-Fr.

Tampa, Fla.

Karl Bostick

RB

So.

Englewood, N.J.

John Loughery

QB

Fr.

Wayne, Pa.

42

Thomas Wilson

QB

Sr.

Raleigh, N.C.

43

Bo Hartman

DB

Fr.

Centreville, Va.

Adam LaFleur

WR

So.

Bel Air, Md.

David Williams

DB

Jr.

Chester, Va.

Tyler Smith

QB

So.

Easton, Pa.

Jeremy Gloston

DB

Fr.

Orlando, Fla.

Jeremy Peterson

WR

Sr.

Winston-Salem, N.C.

David Wood

DB

Jr.

Park Ridge, N.J.

Jerrell Armstrong

DB

R-Fr.

New Bern, N.C.

Tracey Coppedge

RB

Fr.

Nashville, N.C.

DB

So.

High Point, N.C.

Quinton Lightfoot

LB

Jr.

Crawfordville, Fla.

LB

So.

Haw River, N.C.

Fr.

Jacksonville, Fla.

Akeem Langham

Alexander Dawson Adrian McClendon

DB

Edward Burns

DB

Kierre Brown

Jr.

Sylvania, Ga.

39

41

45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56

Julius Moore

DB

Fr.

Chesterfield, Va.

57

WR

So.

Charlotte, N.C

58

Adam Shreiner

K

Sr.

Marietta, Ga.

59

Fr.

West Columbia, S.C.

60

B.J. Bennett

RB

Jordan Thompson

John Lopez

LB

Fr.

Westchester, N.Y.

DB

So.

Hickory, N.C.

Hatchel Linens

DB

Fr.

Morganton, N.C.

RB

Fr.

Greensboro, N.C.

Thuc Phan

61 62 64 66 67

Pos

Yr.

Hometown

No. Name

Pos

Yr.

Hometown

68

Jack Williams

OL

Fr.

Avondale Estates, Ga.

Gordon Acha

OL

Fr.

Duxbury, Mass.

Clay Johnson

OL

Jr.

Hickory, N.C. /

Austin Sowell

OL

So.

Knoxville, Tenn.

Dennis Wagner

OL

Jr.

Fredericksburg, Va.

Tyler Drake

DL

Fr.

Annapolis, Md.

Sean McCoy

OL

Fr.

Leesburg, Va.

Thomas McGuire

OL

R-Fr.

Ames, Iowa

Jacob Ingle

OL

Fr.

Burlington, N.C.

Gavin Billings

OL

Jr.

Kannapolis, N.C.

Justin Ward

OL

Sr.

Summerfield, N.C.

Alex Moore

WR

Fr.

Chapel Hill, N.C.

Justin Osborne

WR

Fr.

Jacksonville, Fla.

Doug Warrick

TE

Fr.

Hamilton, N.J.

Chris Harris

TE

Sr.

Ocean View, N.J.

Kenton Beal

P/K

Jr.

Cape Coral, Fla.

David Lowrey

WR

Fr.

Maitland, Fla.

Brice Wordsworth

TE

So.

Rocky Mount, N.C.

Jesse Tate

TE

Fr.

Toms River, N.J.

Olufemi Lamikanra

DL

Sr.

Tallahassee, Fla.

Gary Coates

DL

So.

Irmo, S.C.

Chris Smith

K

Fr.

Darien, Conn.

Rob Sullivan

DL

R-Fr.

Scottsdale, Ariz.

Zach Duprey

TE

Fr.

Stanardsville, Va.

Spencer Linquist

K/P

So.

Newton, N.C.

Michael Pearson

DL

So.

Laurens, S.C.

Lawson Hodges

K

So.

Thomasville, N.C.

Brandon Brant

DL

Jr.

Stone Mountain, Ga.

Chris Jones

DL

Fr.

Fayetteville, N.C.

Jay Brown

DL

Jr.

Sandy Springs, Ga.

Jackson Huggett

DB

Fr.

Coconut Grove, Fla.

WR

Fr.

Chatham, Mass.

69

Thonda Taylor

LB

Sr.

Millington, Tenn.

70

Joe Watkins

Lichota Seidewand Carson Simpson

WR

Fr.

Greenwood, S.C.

DB

So.

Hyattsville, Md.

Matt Eastman

RB

Jr.

Tampa, Fla.

DB

Jr.

Asheville, N.C.

Robert Davis

DL

R-Fr.

Thomasville, N.C.

LB

R-Fr.

Gahanna, Ohio

Jr.

Simpsonville, S.C.

Chandler Wrightenberry Evan Kendrick

Tony Thompson

DL

Danny Sellers

WR

So.

St. Augustine, Fla.

Michael Crispi

LS

So.

Dix Hills, N.Y.

Corey Mitchell

LB

Fr.

Jacksonville, N.C.

Ryan Seaberg

DL

Fr.

Chattanooga, Tenn.

John Silas

LB

Fr.

Powder Springs, Ga.

Derek Vereen

OL

R-Fr.

Durham, N.C.

Jonathan Spain

LB

So.

Greensboro, N.C.

Ty Alt

OL

Fr.

Sewickley, Pa.

Jared Lennon

LB

Fr.

Carrboro, N.C.

Odell Benton

LB

So.

Jacksonville, N.C.

Mike Warren

DL

Fr.

Jacksonville, N.C.

Haris Cesko

OL

Fr.

Grayson, Ga.

Will Nork

LB

Fr.

Charlotte, N.C.

Jordan Jones

DL

Jr.

Lakeland, Fla.

Dustin Ruff

DL

So.

Waxhaw, N.C.

Brian Gerwig

OL

So.

Winston-Salem, N.C.

Kyle Herbert

OL

Sr.

Hilslborough, N.C.

Kyle Einwaechter

DL

Fr.

Bethesda, Md.

OL

Fr.

Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y.

Matt Arnholt

LS

Fr.

Miami, Fla.

John Libretti

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SOUTHERN OFFENSE #5 Robert Brown RB Sophomore

#6 Dominique Swope

Posted three games of 100 yards or more and had a pair of 90 yard rushing performances

FB Sophomore

2011 SoCon Freshman of the Year 2011 Running Statistics

#13 Darius Eubanks OLB Senior

#6 Blake Thompson LB

50

Served as a team captain… Started all 10 games in which he appeared… Finished second on the team with 60 total tackles from his safety position… Had seven tackles for a loss, one sack, two interceptions and recovered one fumble… Notched a career-best 13 tackles in a win over The Citadel… Had 11 tackles and returned an interception 47 yards in a win at Western Carolina… Returned an interception 28 yards and recovered a fumble at Samford. 1 Interception for 28yds.

50

2011 SoCon Freshman of the Year 2011 Running Statistics

#91 Gary Coats DL

Last year Had 19 total tackles, 3.0 tackles for a loss and one sack… Forced one fumble… Made eight total stops in his collegiate debut against Concord… Blocked two punts in a league win at Western Carolina… Also blocked a punt at Samford. Leads the team with TFL (Tackles for losses) 4.5 this season.

#41 #23 Akeem Langham DB

Appeared in all 11 games last season. Had 29 total tackles, 21 of which were solo stops. Broke up three passes and recovered one fumble. Made a seasonbest five tackles against Georgia Southern last season. Had 1 interception last week for 13 yd return.

Chandler Wrightenberry

#52 Jonathan Spain

DB

LB

Stockpiled 37 total tackles, including 21 solo stops… Finished with 4.5 tackles for a loss and one sack… Broke up one pass, intercepted another and forced one fumble. Made a personal-best nine total tackles against both Samford and Chattanooga… In his first career start, tallied six tackles and intercepted the first pass of his career in a win over Western Carolina. Currently have 16 tackles this season.

Finished last year with 59 total tackles, including 40 solo stops… Accorded 4.5 tackles for a loss, forced three fumbles, intercepted two passes and had two quarterback hurries… Led the team with six passes broken up… Made a personal-best nine tackles against Georgia Southern and Western Carolina last season. Picked off passes against Citadel and Appalachian State during the 2011 season. Currently have 15 tackles this season.

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SOUTHERN DEFENSE #66 Brent Russell DT Senior

2011 SoCon Defensive Player of the Year 2011 1st team All-American (Associated Press) 2011 Defensive Stats

#29 Deion Stanley S Sophomore

50

#3 Aaron Mellette

#12 Thomas Wilson

WR

Has found the end zone 12 times last year. Had nine 100-yard receiving games and twice eclipsed the 200-yard mark… Began the year with 11 catches for 180 yards and a touchdown at Vanderbilt… Caught 16 balls for a career-high 237 yards and one score in a win at North Carolina Central… Had eight grabs for 144 yards and two TDs in a win over No. 17 Furman… Snared 14 passes for 236 yards and a touchdown against No. 8 Appalachian State. Last week caught 4 passes for 40 yds 1 TD and avg 10 yds per caught.

#18 Jeremy Peterson

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Started all 11 games last season, Led the SoCon, ranked 13th nationally with 3,057 passing yards. Is just the second quarterback ever at Elon to eclipse the 3,000-yard passing mark. Led the league and was 10th in the country with 277.9 passing yards per game… Completed 279 of his 411 passes (67.9 percent)… Tossed 23 touchdowns to tie for the most in the SoCon… Ran for 36 yards and one score… Threw for 300 or more yards in four games… Completed 34 of his 48 passes for a career-best 416 yards and three touchdowns in a win over North Carolina Central in 2011 season. Set an Elon record with 60 pass attempts against Samford. The last two games have had 72% passing rating. Last week threw to 6 different receivers for 178 yds and 2 TD.

#22 Tracy Coppedge

WR

Appeared in eight games, starting six times… Was tied for second on the team with 39 receptions and was second on the squad with 333 receiving yards… Caught two touchdown passes… Made a career-high nine catches for a personal-best 88 yards in a win over The Citadel… Also had nine catches for 79 yards and one touchdown against Chattanooga Punt Return 7/for 73yds avg 10.43 & 25 longest return.

QB

50

Led the Eagles in tackles last season

RB

#10 Karl Bostick RB

18 carries for 51 yds 1 TD avg 2.8 yds per carry.

11 carries for 26 yds 1 TD avg 2.4 yds per carry. Racked up 4,157 career rushing yards and amassed 5,000 career all-purpose yards… Named the 3A Big East Conference Offensive Player of the Year and was a first-team all-league pick… Helped guide Brian Foster’s Southern Nash program to a state semi-finals appearance in 2010 and a state playoff berth in 2011.

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Saturday, September 22, 2012

UPCOMING GSU SEASON 9/29 Samford 6:00 p.m. Paulson Stadium

WHAT’S GOING ON TODAY IN THE SOCON Furman at Presbyterian 12:00 p.m. (CSS)

10/6 Western Carolina 3:30 p.m. at Cullowhee, N.C. 10/13 Wofford 6:00 p.m. Paulson Stadium

Samford at Western Carolina 3:30 p.m.

10/20 Furman 1:30 p.m. at Greenville, S.C.

Appalachian State at Chattanooga 6:00 p.m.

10/27 Chattanooga 6:00 p.m. at Chattanooga, T.N. 11/03 Appalachian State 2:00 p.m. Paulson Stadium 11/10 Howard University 2:00 p.m. Paulson Stadium

The Citadel at North Carolina State 6:00 p.m.

Elon at Georgia Southern 6:00 p.m.

11/17 Georgia Time: TBA at Athens, G.A.

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