Week one of the college football season has come and gone. The Georgia Southern Eagles opening game was against the Savannah State Tigers, a team the Eagles have defeated the last two times by a combined score of 160-18. It was Military & Police Appreciation Day and the Eagles pulled out some bomb new jerseys. The are called “The Gold Rush.”
Coming out of the tunnel in these uniforms got the crowd going. Once the game started the Eagles started early and never looked back. Quarterback Favian Upshaw got the scoring going and had a game. Upshaw accounted for four total touchdowns, two throwing and two running. Georgia Southern collected 605 yards in the rout of Savannah State. But don’t let the numbers trick you. Yes it was a blowout but I tip my hat to Savannah State after going down 21-0 at the end of the first quarter the Tigers held the Eagles to only 7 points in the second quarter. Even though the score doesn’t show it the Tigers did play well the first half but you could tell they got tired by the second half. Savannah State should keep their heads held high and build off of that. Running back Matt Breida had two touchdowns and ran for 68 yards. His first one came in the second quarter from a pass from Upshaw. Then in the third quarter Breida’s first running touchdown of the season became his second one of the day. Overall the Eagles had a good game, the fans were into the game, and Coach Summers got his first win as a head coach. This week the Eagles travel to Ladd-Peebles Stadium to take on the South Alabama Jaguars (1-0) to open the Sun Belt Conference schedule. It should be a fun one.
Hail Southern and No Place Else!