Georgia Southern to face Georgia Tech and Georgia State

Georgia Southern’s first FBS schedule includes its first games against Georgia Tech and Georgia State, both of which will be played in Atlanta.

The Eagles will play at Georgia Tech on Sept. 13 and new Sun Belt Conference foe Georgia State at the Georgia Dome on Oct. 25.

Georgia Southern, which is making the jump from the FCS to the FBS this year, will open the season at N.C. State on Aug. 30 and will make its first trip to New Mexico when it plays at New Mexico State on Oct. 4.

“We are very excited about our 2014 schedule as we continue our journey into FBS and the Sun Belt,” said coach Willie Fritz, who replaced Jeff Monken in January. “Our program is anxious to share the experience and traditions of playing at Paulson Stadium and representing our University in our new league. We look forward to our first opportunity to compete for a Sun Belt Conference championship.”

Former Southern Conference rival Appalachian State also is joining the Sun Belt. The two teams will meet at Paulson Stadium on Sept. 27.

Here’s Georgia Southern’s complete schedule:

at N.C. State, Aug. 30

vs. Savannah State, Sept. 6

at Georgia Tech, Sept. 13

at South Alabama, Sept. 20

vs. Appalachian State, Sept. 27

at New Mexico State, Oct. 4

vs. Idaho, Oct. 11

Off, Oct. 18

at Georgia State, Oct. 25

vs. Troy, Nov. 1

at Texas State, Nov. 8

at Navy, Nov. 15

Off, Nov. 22

vs. Louisiana-Monroe, No. 29

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[...] Georgia Southern to face Georgia Tech and Georgia State [...]

peachstealth

March 14th, 2014
7:01 pm

if “major Big D 1 schools will go to Troy Alabama, why won’t they go to Statesboro?

ErkSaidIWasTrueBlue

March 13th, 2014
5:14 pm

James,

I’m sure Southern will be just fine travelling the Sunbelt. I also think we will eventually play host to a Big D1 school. We just have to keep “doing right” (i.e. see the UF game from last year)….thanks for the concern though!

G.A.T.A

james

March 10th, 2014
9:22 am

I don’t see how Ga. Southern can survive this expensive move to D1.
Traveling the Sunbelt is very expensive and no major Big D1 school will ever
come to play at in Statesboro…. They will be in dept
forever. I hope they have some very rich alumni to help offset the costs….

LadyGAGADawg

March 8th, 2014
12:28 am

The REAL GSU !

mas30

March 5th, 2014
4:17 pm