Four things we know about upcoming game against Coastal Carolina

Kaitlin Sells

After a loss to Troy last Saturday, the Eagles look to bounce back in their eleventh game of the season as they take on Coastal Carolina. Here are four things we know about the upcoming match up against the Chanticleers:

CCU sits at 2-4 for the conference.

The Chanticleers hold an overall record of 5-5 but hold a losing record for the conference, sitting at 2-4. CCU has lost to Troy, ULM, Appalachian State, and Arkansas State and have only claimed conference wins over ULL and Georgia State. Since they’ve only got five wins, CCU will be looking for the win to become bowl eligible.

On the other hand, the Eagles hold a conference record of 4-2, only recording losses to ULM and Troy and sit overall at 7-3.

Both teams are looking to break a two-game losing streak.

The Eagles have had a rough past two games, coming off a 44-25 loss to ULM and a 35-21 loss to Troy where they gave up a combined 1,027 total offensive yards. These past two losses have come as a shock to most as the Eagles started the season so strong and managing to beat a nationally ranked team.

CCU is also coming off two losses, a 23-7 loss to Appalachian State and a 44-16 loss to Arkansas State- two teams that GS has beaten this season.

The Eagles are 3-1 against the Chanticleers

CCU and GS have only matched up four times since first playing in 2006 where the Eagles have taken wins in 2006, 2007, and 2010.

While the Eagles hold the lead and the bigger win streak, the Chanticleers won the last matchup 28-17 where they handed the Eagles their tenth loss of the 2017 season.

The Eagles are a 6.5 favorite.

Despite being on a two-loss streak, the Eagles remain in favor over the Chanticleers for their second-to-last regular season game of the year. The Eagles will hopefully be able to bounce back from those past two losses and get back on track to finish the season out winning.

Kickoff is to take place at CCU Saturday at 5 p.m. and will be streamed on both ESPN+ and the Georgia Southern Sports Network.

Kaitlin Sells, The George-Anne Assistant Sports Editor, [email protected]