Game thread: Georgia State vs. Georgia Southern

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Well, this should be fun.

Rivals Georgia State (5-6, 4-3) and Georgia Southern are meeting at 2 p.m. in their regular-season finales.

The stakes are fairly high.

The Panthers need one more win to become bowl eligible for the first time in the program’s history. The Eagles, which hammered Georgia State 69-31 in their first meeting last year, would like to build on that.

It is also another opportunity for one of the schools to earn points in a convoluted system that will result in one of the schools winning an all-sports trophy at the end of the year.

This is my first time to Paulson Stadium and I like the setting and the atmosphere.

The tailgating section behind the stadium is very convenient and the people are friendly.

The stadium is the right size for the Sun Belt with sharp football offices at one end and a field house at the other.

It’s much different – not better or worse – than what I imagine Turner Field might look like should Georgia State win the bid and renovate the Braves home into a football stadium.

Anyway, back to the game.

I think it will be a shootout and much closer than last year’s game. The key for Georgia State will be its defense trying to get the Eagles into third and long, while staying out of third and longs on offense.

The team with the fewest turnovers will win.


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