After a Thursday night win at Paulson Stadium over Troy, the Georgia Southern Eagles move to 6-0 during their first season in the Sunbelt Conference. Fans, players, coaches, and football staff all recognized what this team was capable of becoming, but the phrase “I’ll believe it when I see it” held true with the GSU Eagles.
After the epic defeat of the Florida Gators last November, talk of the Eagles competing at the highest level began, but the players had to train harder than ever throughout the past year to prove that they were truly ready for the FBS.
The Eagles have posted some of their highest scores this 2014 season at the highest level, with a 7-2 record before looking ahead to the Nov. 8 game verses Texas State University in San Marcos, TX. GSU started the season with an early win over Savannah State by scoring 83 points and moved on to defeat Georgia State University, a Sunbelt as well as in-state rival, by a score of 69-31. With an extra nine points on the scoreboard over this season, the Eagles could hold a perfect 9-0 record, but fans, players and coaches base the success ofthis team on much more than numbers.
The most recent talk among Eagle fans has been about wanting to watch their team compete in a Bowl Game. Eagle fans now more than ever believe in what their team can produce on the field and hope to witness victory in the remaining three regular season games.
With the addition of the upper deck at beautiful Paulson Stadium for this season, the phrase “Pack Paulson” can be heard throughout Statesboro on any given day. Attendance records for this season’s games have reached noteworthy numbers, with24,535 seats filled for the GSU vs. Appalachian State game this season.
Eagle fans look forward to next weekend as they hope to watch their team earn a win over TSU and bring their overall Sunbelt record to 7-0.