After the loss to NC State, I’ve got to say I was thoroughly impressed with the display put on by Georgia Southern in Raleigh. I know that despite the game ending up in the loss column, this team is going to shock a lot of teams this season.
This week the Eagles open up a renovated Paulson Stadium as they take on FCS opponent Savannah State.
The timing of this game is perfect for the Eagles as it allows them to make any corrections in lieu of conference play approaching.
One of the mantras for Georgia Southern has been looking towards improving and getting better each day.
However, there is no question that, with Georgia Tech looming in two weeks, and the cupcake that is Savannah State this week, this will be more of a tune up. In fact, I have the Eagles winning by around half-a-hundred, 49 to be exact.
Just as a word of note, the Eagles played Savannah State last season and ended up winning by a score of 77-9 and racking up 651 yards of offense.
Georgia Southern’s last home opener loss was back in 2006 with a defeat to Central Connecticut State by a score of 17-13. Since then. the Eagles have won seven straight home openers by an average margin of victory of 34.1 points.
Kevin Ellison is coming off a career high in passing yards (184) and racked up a total of 300 yards. Look for the Eagles to right the ship this weekend and continue to gain more confidence before they head to Atlanta to take on Georgia Tech.