Back in the day when this thing was rolling, it usually appeared that the only team that could beat Georgia Southern was Georgia Southern.
Well. That was a tough one.
Whatever could happen, did happen.
Since their first win in Paulson Stadium in 2002, the Wofford Terriers have won three out of four on the road against GSU.
Near the end of the first half of Georgia Southern's 38-21 win over Elon quarterback Jaybo Shaw took a hard hit that knocked the ball loose, and sent his helmet flying.
Appalachian State has won four-straight Southern Conference titles, is currently unbeaten and ranked No. 1 in the Sports Network Football Championship Subdivision poll and coaches poll, and ASU director of athletics Charlie Cobb announced last Thursday a feasibility study about the prospect of playing football at the highest level.
When the Wofford Terriers defeated No. 18 Furman Saturday, the Southern Conference was generally surprised.
Of Georgia Southern's 379 rushing yards in Saturday's 38-21 win over Elon, 218 of them came from three guys - Lee Banks, Tobi Akinniranye and Nico Hickey.
The Georgia Southern men's soccer team lost a heartbreaker at a rain-soaked Eagle Field on Wednesday, falling 2-1 in overtime to Furman in the Southern Conference opener for both teams.
Four games into the season, he's seventh on the team in rushing yardage.
As announced Wednesday by the league office, Moriah Bellissimo has been named the Southern Conference Student-Athlete of the Week for September 29.
The Elon Phoenix made the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs for the first time in 2009 and came into 2010 ranked seventh in the country.
Now we're on to something.
As Georgia Southern prepared to transition back to its triple-option roots, many questions were raised as to how players would adjust to new roles and positions. One of the main areas of concern was the B-back position, and while there may not have been a clear answer as to who could deliver just a few months ago, Saturday's performance begs the question of just which weapon the Eagles want to utilize.
The Georgia Southern Eagles showed against Coastal Carolina last week that when a team sells out to stop the triple-option running game, there's always the play-action pass.
The consensus seemed almost unanimous last month at the Sun Belt Football Media Day in New Orleans - whoever has a quarterback and plays defense will win the Sun Belt.
Georgia Southern men's soccer opened preseason training camp Monday with a pair of practices at the Fair Road Training Complex.
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It's fair to say that after Georgia Southern's first fall scrimmage, there's competition for the quarterback spot.
During Jeff Monken's four years as Georgia Southern's head coach, the Eagles didn't shy away from contact in practice.
Once toe meets leather and the Georgia Southern Eagles play N.C. State on Aug. 30, one of the more interesting storylines to follow will be who trots out there to play defensive line.
Any time a new coach inherits a wide receiver coming off a 1,000-yard season, it's a good reason to be excited. When the entire team barely cracked 1,000 receiving yards, one might think it would be a cause for concern.
Edwin Jackson, Georgia Southern's leading tackler in 2013, was named preseason second-team, All-Sun Belt and its a good thing, because he's really the only linebacker in the mix that played a lot of football last year.
If the Georgia Southern Eagles wanted to, they could start a senior at each position on the offensive line.