This Saturday the Georgia Southern Eagles travel three hours north to Atlanta, Georgia for a in-state rivalry game verus the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. This game means a lot to both teams. Whomever wins this game will end a losing streak. The Yellow Jackets are on a three game losing streak and the Eagles are on a two game losing streak. The Yellow Jakcets have lost their three games all to ACC opponents while the Eagles have their loses coming on the road. This is the Eagles third straight road game. The last time these two teams met was in 2014, the first season Georgia Southern moved to FBS. In that game the Eagles went in to halftime trailing 35-10, but once the 3rd quarter started so did the Eagles offense. They scored 28 straight point to take the lead and looking to upset an ACC team. Then the Eagles had a “turnover” with 4:12 remaining in the game. Georgia Tech threw for a 13 yard touchdown with 23 seconds remaining in the game to avoid the major upset.
Hopefully the Georgia Southern that showed up in the second half of the 2014 game will be the same team that shows up Saturday. Georgia Tech’s head coach Paul Johnson got his first head coaching job at Georgia Southern. He coached the Eagles from 1997 to 2001. While being an Eagle he won consecutive NCAA Division I-AA Football Championships in 1999 and 2000. Paul Johnson has a little place in the heart of Eagle fans but it would be so nice to see Georgia Southern take him down and show Tech who runs this state. The game is 12:30PM on ESPN3. There will be a lot of yards on the ground in this game. We’ll see if the Eagles can get back on the winning path.
Hail Southern and No Place Else!