The Georgia Southern University Eagles opened their season on Sept. 3 with a thorough throttling of Morgan State, coming out on top at the end, 59-7. Crowds in the stand were ecstatic to be back at Paulson, as were those tailgating before the game.
The Eagles followed up that game with another win, this time on the road Sept. 10 in Nebraska.
With the Eagles trailing as the final moments of the game ticked down, QB Kyle Vantrease helped lead his team to a 75-yard scoring drive, allowing them to take the lead.
But the Cornhuskers answered back, driving the ball within field goal range. As the Eagles in the stands and on the sidelines held their collective breath, the kick from the Huskers went wide, and the Eagle fans went wild. The final score on the board was 45-42.
Eagle fans hit social media soon after the game ended, trolling the Huskers with "Awww, shucks."
The Eagles are in Birmingham, Alabama today taking on UAB. The game starts at 3:30.