Eagles fall to Mountaineers

Georgia Southern finishes their regular season with a loss

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Credit: Georgia Southern Athletics

DJ Cadden, Sports Correspondent

After an eventful season, the 2020 regular season has come to an end for Georgia Southern.

On a windy Saturday night, the Eagles fell to their bitter rival, Appalachian State, in brutal fashion. The Mountaineers won the game by a score of 34-26.

Despite being extremely shorthanded, the Eagles gave Appalachian State everything they could handle.

Already down to their backup quarterback, Georgia Southern could not afford anymore injuries on Saturday. However, Justin Tomlin suffered an injury midway through the second quarter.

Tomlin’s injury forced Miller Mosley, a transfer from Wofford, into action. Before Saturday, Mosley had attempted just one pass for the Eagles.

In a gutsy effort, Mosley threw for over 120 yards and a touchdown in addition to nearly 50 rushing yards. However, two crucial interceptions prove to be the differ for the Eagles.

Special teams was also a phase of the game that hurt the Eagles on Saturday. A Jalen Virgil 100-yard kickoff return and a punt fielded inside the three-yard line were the glaring mishaps on special teams.

Despite all the injuries and mistakes, the Eagles held the lead for the majority of the game. However, all the mistakes would haunt the Eagles as the Mountaineers outscored Georgia Southern by 18 points in the second half.

On the bright side, even after the loss, the Eagles are heading to the New Orleans Bowl slated for December 23.