The transition from the spread passing offense to the triple-option attack has been harder on some positions than it has on others, and that was especially evident in Georgia Southern's 33-31 loss Saturday at home against Wofford, as the offensive line appeared to take a step back after the 38-21 win over Elon on September 25.
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.
This time last season, Georgia Southern men's soccer coach Kevin Kennedy didn't know if the Eagles will have a conference to call home.
The last time Kevin Ellison lined up at quarterback for Georgia Southern he had a day to produce a lifetime of memories.
Now that Georgia Southern has released its starting two-deep for the season opener against N.C. State on Saturday, what questions are left that need to be answered?
NEW ORLEANS - Georgia Southern goalkeeper Katie Merson has earned the Eagles' first Sun Belt Conference award when she was named the league's defensive player of the week on Tuesday afternoon.
Georgia Southern volleyball coach Dustin Wood likes the opportunity in front of the Eagles, and it's not because they're in the Sun Belt.
Note: "Jerick's journey into the NFL" will run each Sunday during the preseason in the Statesboro Herald.
FLORENCE, S.C. – An 88th minute goal from junior transfer Jessica Scales pushed Georgia Southern (1-0-0) past Francis Marion (0-1-0) in the 2014 women's soccer season opener for both schools. Next up for the Eagles is a Sunday matinee at UNC Wilmington.
On November 23 when Georgia Southern beat Florida, people weren't just talking about the fact that the Gators lost. The story was about how they lost -the Eagles didn't complete a pass.
As Brian VanGorder learned in 2006 during his year as Georgia Southern's head coach - Eagle Nation doesn't like its traditions messed with.
With 10 days remaining until Georgia Southern kicks off its first season in the Football Bowl Subdivision, the team feels ready - as ready as it can be.
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