Georgia Southern stands alone

Bethany-Grace Bowers

With the College Football season coming to an end that means bowl game scores are final and college football has come to a close.

There has been a tweet seen all over social media posting the scores from bowl games involving Division One teams in the state of Georgia. The stats concluded that every D1 team in the state that played in a bowl game was defeated except for the Georgia Southern Eagles.

{{tncms-inline account=”GATA One More Time” html=”<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Congratulations to Georgia Southern Football on being the only team from the state of Georgia to win a bowl game this season. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/HailSouthern?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#HailSouthern</a> <a href="https://t.co/RAB8kw4pAb">pic.twitter.com/RAB8kw4pAb</a></p>— GATA One More Time (@GATAOneMoreTime) <a href="https://twitter.com/GATAOneMoreTime/status/1080328843343351808?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">January 2, 2019</a></blockquote>” id=”https://twitter.com/GATAOneMoreTime/status/1080328843343351808″ type=”twitter”}}

Even the biggest school in the state, that was a contender for the College Football Playoffs, could not secure the win like they were expected to. The Georgia Bulldogs fell short in their defensive game against the strong Texas offense and quarterback, Sam Ehlinger.

Many die-hard Georgia fans expected to come out victorious but that was not the case at all when another strong defense was after Jake Fromm and got him down multiple times without gaining any yardage.

At the close of the game, Ehlinger was awarded the MVP trophy for the 2019 All-State Sugar Bowl and was asked to say a few words about the win. Without hesitation he exclaimed, “Longhorn Nation! We’re back!”

The same could be said for GS Football. Eagle Nation and Longhorn Nation related so well in that specific moment. After many losses and long practices, the work paid off. Of course, no program is ever where it hopes to be, there is always room to grow, but that feeling could never be taken from any fan base or program.

GS is now able to say that they are the only D1 school in the state to bring home a bowl win in 2018 and that speaks for the immense talent and passion that is executed every time the team meets the gridiron.

Not many people get to see what goes on in the locker room and the hours of preparation behind it all, but when a goal is achieved, pride for the state you call home is an amazing feeling.

Bethany-Grace Bowers, The George-Anne Assistant Sports Editor, [email protected]