Eagles drop another road contest

DJ Cadden, Sports Editor

On Thursday, the Eagles were embarrassed by the South Alabama Jaguars, 41-14.

The 27-point loss was the Eagles’ first defeat at the hands of the Jaguars, who they had previously beat in seven consecutive meetings.

For the second straight game, GS came out of the gates startlingly slow. The Eagles found themselves in a 23-point hole at halftime, which proved to be too much to claw back from.

“I felt like we didn’t come out with any intensity,” said interim head coach Kevin Whitley. “We knew it was going to be a big game for them and we just didn’t match their intensity.”

The Eagles recorded more than 160 yards rushing, but did so while averaging under three yards per carry. Through the air, Justin Tomlin and Cam Ransom combined to complete just seven passes for 112 yards and one interception.

Defensively, the Eagles allowed more than 400 passing yards and three touchdowns through the air. The Jaguars added two more touchdowns on the ground.

Following the loss, GS sits at 2-5 (1-3 SBC) on the season, which puts them in last place in the conference’s East division.

The Eagles welcome a bye week following the defeat, but will be back in action when they take on rival Georgia State on October 30.