A look at the No. 1 Georgia Southern Eagles (4-1, 3-0) four days before they play Western Carolina (2-3, 1-2) in Cullowhee, N.C. (6 p.m.):
With Troy State losing over the weekend, Georgia Southern vaulted back into the No. 1 ranking in both the Sports Network and ESPN/USA Today Division I-AA polls.
Georgia Southern quarterback J.R. Revere has thrown five touchdown passes in the Eagles' past two victories over Chattanooga and VMI.
Once again, junior fullback Adrian Peterson is close to settinga national record. Peterson needs 22 points to tie former New Hampshire running back Jerry Azumah's NCAA Division I-AA career points record of 418. Peterson broke Azumah's touchdown record of 60 last Saturday in a 56-3 victory over VMI.
"For the last three seasons, we've gotten better as the season goes along. We have a system and go over it over and over. It's tough not to get better." -- Georgia Southern coach Paul Johnson, on his team's progress.
-- Tim Morse