2015 GS football schedule is released

Katie Tolbert

Georgia Southern officially announced the full football schedule for the 2015 season, with the inclusion of two Thursday night ESPNU televised games.

The Eagles set themselves up for a tough start against Big 12 West Virginia and Western Michigan, who played in a bowl game last season. But, GS will slow it back down with their last non-conference game against old Southern Conference opponent The Citadel.

Then, Sun Belt conference play starts up. After last season’s success, going into this season isn’t as daunting. But, beginning with two road games that require quite a bit of travel could pose some struggles. The Eagles will first take on the University of Idaho and the University of Louisiana at Monroe.

Once the Eagles return from the road, things start to heat up. Paulson Stadium hosts its first home conference game against New Mexico State University.

And, less than a week later, GS goes back on the road that Thursday to face rival Appalachian State University on national television. Just when it seems like the Eagles may need a break, they then will head back to Statesboro for another televised Thursday night game against Texas State University.

Eagles get ready to pack Paulson.

Coming down towards the end of the season, the Eagles will have to go back on the road for two games. One against conference opponent Troy University, and the second is the game that everyone waits for, the Eagles versus the Dawgs in Athens.

Only two games remain left after UGA for the Eagles, and they are both at home. The University of South Alabama will be the second to last game, leading up to the ever-anticipated battle. The Eagles will finish out their season in Paulson against in-state rival Georgia State University.

Last season, Eagle football went undefeated in the Sun Belt. It will be a challenge to follow up the same success. GS will hit the field for its first game in Morgantown, W.V. to face West Virginia on Sept. 5.