STATESBORO, Ga. -- Matt Breida and Kevin Ellison spearheaded a 507-yard rushing attack and Georgia Southern beat New Mexico State 56-26 on Saturday night.
Breida ran for 137 yards and Ellison 104, including a career-long 67-yard touchdown run.
Georgia Southern (5-1, 3-0 Sun Belt) rolled to a 35-7 halftime lead with Wesley Fields bookending the first-half scoring with a 19-yard run and a 60-yard pass from Ellison, the first Eagles touchdown pass in more than a year. Ellison is the sixth Eagle to reach 2,000 career yards both rushing and passing. L.A. Ramsby and Favian Upshaw each ran for two scores.
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