In this second installment, we're focusing on the most exciting upsets and near upsets of the year, from Georgia State's shocking win over Tennessee to Notre Dame's escape against Virginia Tech.
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Frankie Hickson picked up 120 yards rushing on 22 carries, Stephen Calvert went 16 of 35 passing for 270 yards and two touchdowns, and Liberty beat Georgia Southern 23-16 in the Cure Bowl on Saturday.
Georgia Southern lineman Drew Wilson, who regained his starting job after missing all last season recovering from a detached retina that left him legally blind, was among three honorees to win the Mayo Clinic Comeback Players of the Year.
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"Good people still do good things," Shawn Elliott said of the postgame gesture to assist his stranded parents.
J.D. King had 107 yards rushing and three touchdowns, Wesley Kennedy III and Shai Werts each ran for a score, and Georgia Southern beat Georgia State 38-10 on Saturday night.
Layne Hatcher threw for 354 yards and four touchdowns, Kirk Merritt returned a kickoff 94 yards for a score and Arkansas State used a big defensive stand to hold off Georgia Southern 38-33 on Saturday.
Shai Werts threw for one touchdown, ran for two and the defense came up with three turnovers as Georgia Southern rolled to a 51-29 win over Louisiana Monroe on Saturday.
Kaleb Barker threw for 330 yards and three touchdowns, DK Billingsley rushed for 163 yards and two more scores, and Troy defeated Georgia Southern 49-28 on Saturday.
Wesley Kennedy ran for 145 yards and two touchdowns and Georgia Southern upset No. 20 Appalachian State for the second straight season 24-21 on Thursday night.
Wesley Kennedy III and J.D. King ran for 143 yards apiece -- each with two touchdowns -- as Georgia Southern jumped out to an early lead and coasted to a 41-7 victory over New Mexico State on Saturday to keep the Aggies winless on the year.
Georgia Southern freshman offensive lineman Jordan Wiggins has died at age 18. The cause of death was not available, but foul play is not suspected at this time.
After players from Georgia Southern and Coastal Carolina started dancing to the song "Mo Bamba" in a show of intimidation before the fourth quarter of Saturday's game, referees issued unsportsmanlike conduct penalties to both benches.
Wesley Kennedy III ran 25 times for 129 yards and two touchdowns, including the game-winning TD in the third overtime, to help Georgia Southern beat Coastal Carolina 30-27 on Saturday.