GSU moves on to face Old Dominion next week

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  • By Lindsay HartmannJunior quarterback Jerick McKinnon carrying the ball during the 24-16 win over the University of Central Arkansas. He will be leading the team next week against Old Dominion University.

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Edit: Sunday, it was announced that the Georgia Southern University football team would faceoff against playoff foe Old Dominion University on ESPN.

Kickoff for the quarterfinal game is set for noon. The Eagles reached the quarterfinals after defeating the University of Central Arkansas Bears Saturday (24-16).

Bringing their playoff record to 33-3 at home, the Eagles beat the University of Central Arkansas Bears 24-16 and the question for many members of Eagle Nation is, what’s next?

The Eagles would have hosted another home playoff game if Coastal Carolina University was able to beat Old Dominion University. Unfortunately for Coastal Carolina, Old Dominion was playing at home.

Old Dominion put 63 points on the board against Coastal Carolina, who put responded with 35 points.

Since the Monarchs are seeded higher than GSU, the Eagles will head to Norfolk, Virginia to play the next round of the playoffs.

Last year, the Eagles defeated Old Dominion in Statesboro 55-48 in the playoffs, highlighted by a 256-yard rushing performance by sophomore b-back Dominique Swope.

Junior Quarterback Jerick McKinnon just ran for 316 yards against UCA and with he and Swope playing next week, a shootout is expected versus the Monarchs next week .

The game may take place on Saturday or Friday, it depends on when ESPN, who will cover the game, decides to cover the game. Eagle Nation will be able to expect to know exactly when these two teams are playing by Sunday night.

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