Despite remaining in the Top 25 since opening week, things haven't gotten off to the start Elon was hoping for.
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.
After a disappointing loss on Friday night, Georgia Southern blew off some steam.
CHARLESTON, S.C. - Georgia Southern's run of 259 games in Southern Conference regular season play came to an end with an 80-63 loss to The Citadel on Saturday night.
Senior Georgia Southern pitcher Sarah Purvis dominated Troy in Saturday's first game, tossing her fourth career no-hitter in the Eagles' 2-0 win over the Trojans.
Georgia Southern's first Sun Belt Conference opponent at the expanded Paulson Stadium will be a familiar one as the Eagles play host to Appalachian State on Sept. 27, one of five home games for 2014.
The Georgia Southern Eagles had plenty of opportunities.
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Between women's indoor and outdoor track and field, the Southern Conference has played host to 53 championship meets since the sport came to the league in 1987.
Georgia Southern got an unexpected weekday off Wednesday when a game scheduled in Macon against Mercer was rained out, but with the week bookended by four-game sets, the Eagles will still get plenty of work.
GREENVILLE, S.C. - Jelani Hewitt scored 22 points, including the go-ahead layup in the second half, to lead Georgia Southern to an 82-73 win over Furman on Thursday night.
Former Georgia Southern fullback Dominique Swope was released Thursday from the Bulloch County Jail on a $25,000 bond.
MACON - Georgia Southern's baseball game at Mercer has been canceled after light to moderate rain swept through the Macon area overnight and persisted until mid-day.
You probably wouldn't have guessed it before the season started, but on paper, today's game between Georgia Southern and Mercer in Macon may be a matchup between the best teams in the state.
INDIANAPOLIS - On the final day of the 2014 NFL combine, the final 40-yard dash belonged to Georgia Southern cornerback Lavelle Westbrooks.
Former Georgia Southern Eagle Jerick McKinnon wasn't just the strongest running back at the NFL combine on Sunday. He was the strongest skill player, and it wasn't even close.
Alex Abraham picked the pocket of Georgia Southern senior MiMi DuBose after DuBose drove the length of the floor for a potential game-tying bucket, and the Western Carolina steal allowed the Catamounts to hold on for a 74-72 win on Monday at Hanner Fieldhouse.