Midseason Report: Eagles 2-5, to face Georgia State

2-5 for the season, GS faces rival Georgia State this homecoming game

DJ Cadden, Sports Editor

The 2021 season has been one of many ups and downs for the Georgia Southern football team.

Following a 1-3 start, the Eagles fired head coach Chad Lunsford, replacing him with cornerbacks coach Kevin Whitley as interim head coach; however, things have continued in a downwards spiral for GS.

After a 26-point victory over Arkansas State, the Eagles have lost their last two games: a three-point defeat at the hands of Troy followed by a 27-point blowout against South Alabama.

GS has struggled in every aspect of the game, ranking outside the top-90 in the FBS in nearly every offensive and defensive stat. On the bright side, the Eagles rank No. 10 in rushing yards per game with over 230 rushing yards per game.

Offensively, Logan Wright has become a bonified star at the running back position. Wright’s 6.76 yards per carry is good enough for No. 11 in the FBS.

The quarterback situation has been much less than stellar, with all four guys combining for just one touchdown while tossing five interceptions.

Defensively, CJ Wright has been a star along the defensive line. The 6’0″, 285-pound defensive tackle leads the way for the Eagles with six tackles for loss and 4.5 sacks. Defensive end Justin Ellis has also been impressive, totaling four tackles for loss and 3.5 sacks.

The schedule does not get any easier for the Eagles with two top-25 teams in Coastal Carolina and BYU slated to visit Statesboro this fall. Meanwhile, the athletics department will continue their nationwide search for the next head coach of the GS football team.