Sunday, September 4, 2016

Savannah State Tigers’ new coach sees lessons in loss

STATESBORO, Georgia -- — Savannah State’s side of the scoreboard showed nothing Saturday night. But Tigers first-year coach Erik Raeburn hopes his team got something out of a 54-0 loss to Georgia Southern at Paulson Stadium.

SSU managed just 114 yards and eight first downs against a stingy Eagles defense.

The Tigers deepest penetration was GSU’s 33.

“Obviously, this was a tough game,” Raeburn said. “Hopefully for our guys, playing against (Georgia Southern), they’ll learn from this.”

Raeburn used three quarterbacks in the first half and each struggled against Georgia Southern’s underrated defense.

Senior Leon Prunty started but was sacked and fumbled during his two first-half possessions.

Blake Dever entered and immediately had some success thanks to a leaping catch over the middle by Cantrell Frazier for a 14-yard gain. Dever had a 15-yard completion to former Calvary star Derek Kirkland on the next possession.


Attendance: 21,250


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