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Rain doesn't dampen the spirits of Eagles fans in season opener
Paul Hamer
Paul Hamer of Nashville, Tennessee, front, and Cassandra Bride of Atlanta show off their dance moves during a timeout at Georgia Southern's season opener against Morgan State at Paulson Stadium on Sept. 3. Bride is the mother of defensive back Tyler Bride, who had an interception in the 59-7 Eagles victory. Hamer is Tyler's godfather.

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.

Crystal Hood
Crystal Hood of Atlanta shares a poncho with daughter Claire, 3, as a short rain shower falls over Paulson Stadium. They were there to cheer on Claire’s big brother, wide receiver Khaleb Hood, who scored on 46-yard reception during the game.
young footballers
Young Georgia Southern fans create their own game on the southwest grass hill at Paulson Stadium.
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