Georgia Southern had their Homecoming Thursday night but it was spoiled by Louisiana-Lafayette 33-26. Georgia Southern had no choice but to start a true freshman at quarterback. Quarterback Seth Shuman got the start and he is not the normal Georgia Southern quarterback. Shuman is a stand in the pocket and sling it all over the field type of quarterback. With Shuman, Georgia Southern’s game plan had to change. Shuman threw it 36 times and completed 21 of those passes for 228 yards and a touchdown. Shuman was the leading rusher with only twenty yards on five carries. Running back LA Ramsby only had fourteen yards rushing but had two touchdowns. As a team Georgia Southern had 52 yards on the ground. The Eagles averaged just 1.9 yards per rush. If you watched this game and it was your first time seeing Georgia Southern this was not a Georgia Southern game. Normally Georgia Southern is a ground and pound team but I understand why they went to the air with the true freshman at quarterback, its his strength. This game showed some light for the future of Georgia Southern football and it seems to be bright.
Georgia Southern has two games left in the regular season next Saturday at Georgia State then on December 3rd versus Troy. They have to win both to become bowl eligible. There is a good chance the Eagles won’t become bowl eligible this year. Even if they do, being 6-6 probably won’t get them in a bowl game because normally the top three Sun Belt teams get a bowl. Before they worry about a bowl they need to finish the season strong meaning win out. If they can do that then the Eagle would have done what they needed to do. We will have to wait and see how the Eagles show up for the last two games. It’s been a tough season but finishing strong can change everything.
Hail Southern and No Place Else!