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Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014

Eagles' QB leads way vs. Trojans

STATESBORO, Ga. - Georgia Southern put on its second show this season for a national television audience Thursday night, routing Troy 42-10 at Paulson Stadium.
By Donald Heath

Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014

Georgia Southern begins stretch run

There are three Sun Belt Conference games left in the football season and the Eagles, undefeated in the league, are closing in on a conference championship.
By Donald Heath

Monday, Oct. 27, 2014

Georgia Southern has a short week to prepare for Troy

STATESBORO, Ga. - Georgia Southern has two fewer days to prepare for its next opponent.
By Donald Heath

Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014

Eagles' line paves way for big day

ATLANTA - Georgia Southern's offensive linemen like to give running back Matt Breida a number to shoot for in each game. Saturday afternoon against Georgia State, that number was 169.
By Donald Heath

Eagles run over Panthers

ATLANTA - Matt Breida ran for 201 yards and four touchdowns, including a 75-yarder on the opening play of the second half, leading Georgia Southern to a 69-31 win over Georgia State on Saturday.
By Donald Heath

Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

Eagles need help to get in a bowl

Georgia Southern will be looking to become bowl eligible with a win over Georgia State on Saturday. That's not to say the Eagles are guaranteed to go to a bowl.
By Donald Heath

Ramsby helps bolster Eagles' potent ground attack

STATESBORO, Ga. - Dodging head-hunting linebackers was the easy part. Georgia Southern running back LA Ramsby had a lot to learn at his new position, including the very basics.
By Donald Heath

Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

Trip to Atlanta will be homecoming for many Georgia Southern players

Georgia Southern's Robert Brice and Cornelius Collins get a chance to return home this weekend. And they're not looking to stock up on food staples or save quarters on dirty laundry.
By Donald Heath

Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

What's in a college's name? A lot

The Sun Belt differentiates its members by making Georgia State "GSU" and Georgia Southern "GS." But can you really just lop off a "U" and expect no one to notice?
By Donald Heath

Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014

Georgia Southern surprising others

STATESBORO, Ga. - Georgia Southern coach Willie Fritz doesn't mind answering the question and he's been asked it a ton: Are you surprised?
By Donald Heath

Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014

Six are inducted into the Georgia Southern Athletic Hall of Fame

STATESBORO, Ga. - Former Georgia Southern assistant football coach Pat Spurgeon and Nay Young, an Eagles cornerback during the 1980s, were among the school's newly inducted hall of famers.
By Donald Heath

Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014

Georgia Southern tops Idaho

STATESBORO, Ga. - Georgia Southern displayed multiple offensive weapons Saturday night and held off upset-minded Idaho 47-24 on homecoming at Paulson Stadium.
By Donald Heath

Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014

Eagles back fights through adversity

STATESBORO, Ga. - Four years had passed - almost a lifetime for a college running back - and Georgia Southern's Ean Days was still waiting, waiting for that first chance to run with the ...
By Donald Heath

Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014

Eagles winning despite not playing their best

The Georgia Southern football team learned it's tough to be at your best for six consecutive weeks.
By Donald Heath

Friday, Oct. 3, 2014

Eagles hope to run past Aggie

Georgia Southern has the best rushing offense in the Football Bowl Subdivision. New Mexico State is the worst in the division at stopping the run.
By Donald Heath

Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014

Eagles gearing up for pass happy teams

Georgia Southern has six Sun Belt Conference games remaining and its foes all rank in the top six in passing offense among the 11 league teams.
By Donald Heath

Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014

Sophomores lead way in Georgia Southern romp

STATESBORO, Ga. — A quick-starting offense and steady defense proved to be a winning combination for Georgia Southern on Thursday night before a regular-season record crowd of 24,535 at Paulson ...
By Donald Heath

Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014

Georgia Southern meets old rival

Former Southern Conference rivals Georgia Southern and Appalachian State meet Thursday in a Sun Belt Conference matchup.
By Donald Heath

Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014

Sophomore speedster adds to Eagles weekly accolades

STATESBORO, Ga. - Georgia Southern running back Matt Breida had a career-high 187 rushing yards and two touchdowns while leading the Eagles to a win at South Alabama.
By Donald Heath

Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014

Eagles making an early statement

MOBILE, Ala. - Four weeks ago, you didn't know what to expect from the Georgia Southern's football team. Four weeks later, you don't know what not to expect.
By Donald Heath
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