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Sunday, Nov. 20, 2011

Eagles receive first-round bye in FCS playoffs

Georgia Southern received one of the 12 first-round byes for the FCS playoffs and will play the Norfolk State-Old Dominion winner on Dec. 3.
By Donald Heath

Tide hold off 'tough' Eagles

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Georgia Southern was tough physically and tough to discourage psychologically before falling to the third-ranked Crimson Tide, 45-21.
By Donald Heath

Sunday, Oct. 16, 2011

Eagles' offense erupts in 50-20 win

High-powered Georgia Southern unleashed multiple weapons on rival Furman at Paulson Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
By Donald Heath

Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011

Top-ranked Eagles thwart Mocs' rally

Georgia Southern stopped a late two-point conversion try to beat Chattanooga.
By Donald Heath

Sunday, Dec. 19, 2010

Eagles' unlikely playoff run ends

It was hardly by mistake that Georgia Southern made its best run in years and advanced to the semifinals of the Football Championship Subdivision.
By Donald Heath

Saturday, Dec. 18, 2010

Eagles latest run adds to program's history

Georgia Southern meets third-seeded Delaware at noon today in the semifinals of the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs at Delaware Stadium.
By Donald Heath

Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2010

Georgia Southern triple option aimed at Delaware

The Eagles ran up 423 yards on the ground and breezed to a 31-15 quarterfinal victory over William & Mary.
By Donald Heath

Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2010

Monken, Eagles keep racking up wins

STATESBORO, Ga. --- Jeff Monken is one of the few coaches, if not the only coach in the country, who knows the excitement of a BCS bowl and the FCS playoff countdown in consecutive years.
By Donald Heath

Saturday, Dec. 11, 2010

Surprising Eagles get by Terriers

Georgia Southern, picked seventh in the nine-team Southern Conference when the season began, continued its improbable playoff run with a 23-20 victory over Wofford.
By Donald Heath

Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010

Eagles soar behind stout ground game

STATESBORO, Ga. --- It's not often that Aristotle gets quoted at the Georgia Southern football practice field.
By Donald Heath

Saturday, Dec. 4, 2010

Eagles advance to quarters

Georgia Southern pulled away from William & Mary, 31-15, at Zable Stadium in the second round of the FCS playoffs on Saturday.
By Donald Heath

Friday, Dec. 3, 2010

Tribe has Eagles in quandary

Georgia Southern travels up the east coast to Williamsburg, Va., with the assurance that second-seeded William & Mary knows as little about the Eagles as they know about the Tribe.
By Donald Heath

Sunday, Nov. 28, 2010

Eagles roll past Bulldogs in playoffs

Georgia Southern looked to its defense and reserves to overcome a key loss to starting quarterback Jaybo Shaw in the first round of the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs.
By Donald Heath

Eagles roll past Bulldogs

Georgia Southern looked to its defense and reserves Saturday to overcome a key loss to starting quarterback Jaybo Shaw in the first round of the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs.
By Donald Heath

Saturday, Nov. 20, 2010

Eagles come back to dump Paladins

Georgia Southern will find out today if winning its final three games, including an overtime victory over then-top-ranked Appalachian State, puts it in the 20-team Football Championship ...
By Donald Heath

Saturday, Nov. 6, 2010

Eagles knock off No. 1 Mountaineers

SALT LAKE CITY - As a smattering of Texas Christian University fans chanted his name, quarterback Andy Dalton ran into the visitors locker room satisfied that the Horned Frogs had made a statement.
By Donald Heath

Saturday, Oct. 30, 2010

Slide by Eagles continues

Georgia Southern's season, which started so brilliantly, continued to reverse field Saturday. The Eagles lost to Samford, 20-13, at Paulson Stadium, in the process losing ground on a potential ...
By Donald Heath

Sunday, Oct. 24, 2010

Freshman QB sparks Eagles

True freshman quarterback Jerick McKinnon ran for 182 yards and a touchdown on a school-record 35 carries in relief of injured starter Jaybo Shaw.
By Donald Heath

Saturday, Oct. 9, 2010

Terriers outlast Eagles

Wofford's Terriers, who were picked to finish sixth in the nine-team league in the preseason, turned out to have a little more bite than Georgia Southern.
By Donald Heath

Saturday, Sept. 25, 2010

Eagles continue to soar

A 38-21 victory over No. 11 Elon Saturday erased any doubt that resilient Georgia Southern is ready to challenge in the Southern Conference.
By Donald Heath
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