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.
It may have been senior night, but true freshman Angel McGowan stole the show.
Georgia Southern played its last game in Hanner Fieldhouse as a member of the Southern Conference, and it wasn't a pleasant farewell.
MACON - Chester Webb, one of the greatest basketball players to play in Statesboro, was inducted into the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame in a ceremony on Saturday at the Macon City Auditorium.
The Georgia Southern baseball team swept a doubleheader over Maryland Eastern Shore on Saturday. The Eagles outscored the Hawks 19-4 on the day and won game one 9-3 and game two 10-1.
After a hard-nosed 4-3 win over Georgia Tech on Wednesday, Georgia Southern opened the floodgates.
As the regular season winds down and the Southern Conference tournament approaches, Georgia Southern is set for the annual Pack the House in Pink doubleheader.
CHATTANOOGA - Georgia Southern Men's Basketball broke a three-game schnide with a 77-61 win over Chattanooga in the Eagles final trip to the Lookout City in SoCon play. The Eagles trailed early, but closed the opening period with a 13-2 run. Jelani Hewitt's three-pointer at the buzzer in the first half gave the Eagles a lead that would not be relinquished.
Georgia Southern pitching held Georgia Tech to only five hits and struck out seven as the Eagles held on for a 4-3 win over the visiting Yellow Jackets on Wednesday in the 2014 home opener at J.I. Clements Stadium.
MONTREAL – Georgia Southern cornerback Laron Scott signed a three-year deal to play for the Montreal Alouettes. Scott, who was with the New York Giants organization for the majority of the 2013 season, signed on Tuesday with the Canadian Football League team. He becomes the fourth Eagle to play in the CFL.
Georgia Southern usually has a good turnout on opening weekend.
It's hard not to have high hopes for Georgia Southern's 2014 baseball team, especially after its 18-4 demolishing of Georgia in Athens on Sunday to take two of three from the Bulldogs in the season-opening series.
ATHENS - Aaron Mizell homered twice and drove in four runs as the Georgia Southern Eagles took the deciding Game Three 18-4 over the Georgia Bulldogs at Foley Field Sunday.
ATHENS - Sam Howard tossed five scoreless innings as the Georgia Southern Eagles rolled to a 9-3 win over the Georgia Bulldogs in game one of a doubleheader at Foley Field.
Jelani Hewitt was the best player on the court.
DAVIDSON, N.C. - Anna Claire Knight scored a career-high 31 points, and Angel McGowan added a career-high 26 to lead Georgia Southern to a 90-82 Southern Conference women's basketball victory over Davidson Saturday afternoon in Belk Arena.