With fans filling the stands at Paulson Stadium, Georgia Southern University's Eagles hit the gridiron against Gardner-Webb last Saturday night, putting a winning tally on the scoreboard in the season opener.
The Eagles took a 30-25 win over Gardner-Webb after leading 20-6 at the half. GW answered back and cut the lead to 23-18, but the Eagles held on for the win.
The Eagles have won 28 straight home games against nonconference opponents dating back to a Nov. 18, 2006 overtime loss to Central Arkansas that ended the season. Georgia Southern boasts a 125-16 all-time record at Paulson Stadium in non-conference contests.
GSU is next at home against Louisiana on Sept. 25.