Saturday night at Paulson Staudium with a packed house on hand, the game came down to the final 90 seconds. The Eagles needed a sack and a blocked field goal to seal the 23-21 victory. Linebacker Chris DeLaRosa came up big with the sack which gave Louisiana-Monroe a chance at a 41 yard field goal. Then saftey RJ Murray made a leaping, one handed block with 1:16 to play to ensure the victory for the Eagles.
Georgia Southern (3-0) started the game off slow. They fell behind 14-0 then reeled off 23 straight points to go up 23-14 early in the fourth quarter. UL-Monroe (1-2) wasn’t backing down they scored a touchdown to make it 23-21. Georgia Southern hurt themselves by having fourteen penalties for 136 yards. Teams normally don’t win with that many penalties but Georgia Southern will take it and hopefully learn from it. A record crowd of 25,735 fans would have not been happy to see the Eagles fall. Georgia Southern held the ball for 41:37 and gained 345 rushing yards. Kicker Younghoo Koo had three fields goals during the game. Louisiana-Monroe first touchdown pass snapped Georgia Southern’s 155 minutes streak of not allowing a touchdown. Georgia Southern sits at the top of the SunBelt with a 2-0 conference record. Georgia Southern travels to Waldo Stadium this Saturday to face the 3-0 Western Michigan Broncos. This startes a four game road trip for the Georgia Southern Eagles. This is going to be a tough stretch in the Eagles schedule. It’s going to be exciting to see how well they handle the next eight games. But they are focused on Western Michigan right now and they will take it one game at a time.
Hail Southern and No Place Else!