Six players to watch when the Eagles host the Trojans

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  • Freshman slotback Davarius Bargnare has been a great compliment in the GS spread option attack. 

Bethany-Grace Bowers

Coming off of a tough loss to University of Louisiana-Monroe, the Georgia Southern Eagles are on to the next work week. The team remains focused on taking things week by week and the game this week against the Troy Trojans will be no different.

Sitting at No. 2 in the Sun Belt, the Eagles still have goals that they plan on attaining and their momentum will not be stopped. The Eagles are insistent about their ability to get to the ball and grind out another win.

With that being said, there are a few players to watch in the upcoming week:


Kaleb Barker, #7, QB

With 2 interceptions on the season and 1013 passing yards Barker has made his statement and continues to do so. The junior from Decatur, Alabama has made ten touchdowns this season and only had 2 inceptions, making him a big part of the Trojans’ offense. There will be plenty to see from his when his arm is up against the GS defense.

B.J. Smith, #26, RB

The Troy running back has 138 carries on the season and is dynamite on the field. After his last game Saturday, he set a school record with his fifth straight game with over 100 rushing yards. His ability to run the ball is something to be watched.

His total yardage comes to a whopping 860 yards and the numbers keep being added to. One of the highlights of his season has been his long rush to make a 78-yard touchdown. He is planning on making more moves like this and this week is another opportunity to do so.

Damion Willis, #15, WR

In his last game, against Louisiana-Lafayette, Willis racked up 213 yards and was ready for the ball anytime the game-clock was running. In that game alone, he managed to have 10 complete catches and performed like his coaching staff expected.

Georgia Southern

Wesley Fields, #21, RB

The senior running back from Americus, Georgia has made continuous moves this season and he has racked up many yards. Putting him at the top of the charts, Fields has 131 carries and total yardage of 647. With another conference game around the corner, Fields looks to add to his conference yardage of 443 for the season. This Saturday is another opportunity for Fields to rack up yardage and maybe even make a rushing touchdown to top his previous one of 47 yards.

Chris Harris Jr., #32, LB

Harris, a sophomore from Savannah, Georgia, is ready to emerge this Saturday as a part of the strong Georgia Southern defense. His total tackles on the season come to 28 and he alone has soloed 14 of those. A strong asset to the defensive side of the ball, his ability to get there first and stop a strong offense is evident. The Trojans will have a hard time stopping the agility of Harris.

Davarius Bargnare, #10, SB

This slotback from Orlando, Florida got a slower start to the season, but Eagle Nation has seen him emerge in the passing weeks. In his game against ULM he had a total of 23 receiving yards. He is getting ready to take on the Trojans and as a freshman has much potential to shine. A leader since his playing time in high school, as he grows into his position as an Eagle, fans will start to hear his name more and more.

Bethany-Grace Bowers, The George-Anne Sports Candidate,