Georgia Southern is coming off its worst defensive performance in the Jeff Monken era in terms of yards allowed, and points given up to a Southern Conference opponent following last Saturday's 44-34 loss at Samford.
When it comes to Georgia Southern and Appalachian State, the story is similar. Neither team is having the season they were hoping for during their respective farewell tours in the Southern Conference. Both teams are near the bottom of the SoCon standings, and for the Mountaineers (1-4, 1-1 SoCon), whose losses to North Carolina A&T, Charleston Southern and in overtime at The Citadel all came by a three-point margin, it's been frustrating ...
In Samford's 44-34 win on Saturday over Georgia Southern, five of its 71 plays - passes of 74, 83, 69 and 58 yards, and a 50-yard run - accounted for 334 yards.
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -Samford quarterback Andy Summerlin had the game of his life. Unfortunately for Georgia Southern, it was at the expense of the Eagles. Summerlin passed for 495 yards and three touchdowns on 23 completions and the Bulldogs beat visiting GSU 44-34 Saturday at Seibert Stadium. Georgia Southern (3-2, 1-2 Southern Conference) led 21-10 at halftime, but turnovers on the first two drives of the third quarter led to nine Samford (4-2, ...
On the surface, it looks like Samford had its way against Western Carolina last Saturday when it rolled to a 62-22 win. And the Bulldogs did, especially in the second half.
Georgia Southern has one defensive philosophy no matter who it's playing - stop the run and make them one-dimensional.
Alex Hanks struggled mightily last year as Georgia Southern's kicker, but his coach never lost faith in him.
MACON - Chester Webb, a basketball player for Georgia Teachers College (now Georgia Southern University) from 1952-56, has been named to the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame's Class of 2014.
Random observations compiled after watching the Georgia Southern Eagles edge Chattanooga 23-21 on Saturday.
With running back Dominique Swope out for the season with a shoulder injury and likely taking a red shirt, the Georgia Southern Eagles needed somebody to fill his shoes. They got an old school answer in William Banks, a senior who seems to come up big every time he's thrust into the starting role. Banks rushed for 86 yards on 18 carries on Saturday as GSU (3-1, 1-1 Southern Conference) held off Chattanooga ...
It's nice to be able to line up and simply run roughshod over opponents. It's even better to be able to walk onto the field and instill fear into other teams.
On a fourth quarter drive, Jerick McKinnon passed Georgia Southern legend Tracy Ham for the seventh-most career rushing yards in program history. The drive belonged completely to McKinnon, as he carried the ball on 10 of the drive's 14 plays for 69 yards to set up a game-winning 26-yard field goal by Younghoe Koo as the Eagles held off Chattanooga 23-21 Saturday at Paulson Stadium. "Everybody knows what Tracy Ham is ...
When it was announced last spring Georgia Southern would be joining the ranks of the FBS there was much joy and excitement in the Eagle Nation.
The one word that could describe the Chattanooga Mocs since 2010 has been "almost."
Georgia Southern Men's Basketball rolled to a 104-50 win over Toccoa Falls on Saturday night in the final game before opening domestic play in the 2013 Cancun Challenge on Thursday night at West Virginia. Tre Bussey led the way for the Eagles with a career-high 29 points. "We did a great job of sharing the ball again tonight," said Head Coach Mark Byington. "Defensively we did a great ...
ELON, N.C. - For the last time in program history, the Georgia Southern Eagles played a game on grass painted with a Southern Conference logo. They left with their highest-scoring SoCon affair of the season. The Eagles knocked off the Elon Phoenix, 38-20, on Saturday in Rhodes Stadium, in the program's last game in the league. "It's been a great run for Georgia Southern in this league," GSU coach Jeff Monken ...
The scenario facing Georgia Southern as it takes on Elon in its final Southern Conference game ever would have been hard to imagine in August.
The Georgia Southern Eagles have won 115 games in the Southern Conference since joining the league in 1993, and lost 49.
Georgia Southern men's soccer will face Elon for the second-consecutive year in the SoCon Tournament Semifinals today. The Eagles took a 1-0 win over UNCG in the opening round last weekend behind a 65th minute penalty kick goal from Witt Carlisle.
Coming out of high school, Kyle Oehlbeck knew what he wanted in a college football program.
LEXINGTON, Ky. - Seventh-ranked Kentucky put six players in double figures in the scoring column, led by Bernisha Pinkett's 19 points, and used its full-court pressing defense to force 35 Georgia Southern turnovers as the Wildcats downed the Eagles 103-38 in their home opener Wednesday afternoon in Memorial Coliseum.
By MATT YOGUS
Alexis Sams was thrown to the wolves as a freshman during the 2012-13 season for the Georgia Southern women's basketball program. Though the Eagles lost their season opener on the road at Auburn on Saturday, 69-59, it was apparent how far the sophomore point guard has come. "She has been tremendous in the preseason for us and she was really, really solid against Auburn," second-year GSU coach Chris Vozab said. "She did ...