Predicted victory for GSU

Kevin Gregan

The Eagles have had two weeks to think over the Citadel game, where two fumble-rooski’s gave the Bulldogs a two-touchdown lead that proved the Bulldog bite was worse than their bark by the end of the game.

This week against the Elon University Phoenix, the Eagles will have the memory of their last-second loss two weeks ago, and a boost of energy given by a bye week, to come out ready to dominate.

The Phoenix has made quite a name for its passing attack. However, any student of football would say that the best strategy to combat a pass-heavy offense is to keep it off the field.

The Eagles could win if they run the ball effectively and dominate time of possession. Something quite possible considering that so far this season Elon has been held to a 40 percent 3rd down conversion percentage.

For the superstitious Eagle fan that likes stats that ultimately can’t guarantee anything, it’d be encouraging to know that Jeff Monken is 7-1 coming off a loss. Additionally, the Eagles are 5-1 against Elon in Statesboro and are on an 11-game winning streak at Allen E. Paulson Stadium.

Assuming the Eagles hold onto the ball and the superstitious voodoo odds are forever in GSU’s favor, the Eagles are expected to beat the team of mythical birds by a score of 33-21.