After two weeks on the road, the Georgia Southern Eagle football team returns to the friendly confines of Allen E. Paulson Stadium Saturday, September 24, 2022 when it hosts Ball State Saturday for Homecoming.

Kickoff is set for 6:02 p.m. and will be streamed online through ESPN+. The game will also be available via radio on the Georgia Southern Sports Network. Here’s all you need to know about the game:

IMPORTANT LINKS

Tickets
Game Day Guide (PDF)
Game Day Stadium Map (PDF)
Parking (PDF)
Clear Bag Policy (PDF)

Game 4: Saturday, Sept. 24, 2022 • 6 PM   
Location: Statesboro, Ga. (Allen E. Paulson Stadium; 25,000)

Promotions: Homecoming, Teacher Appreciation

Of Note: 
Parking and Transportation has secured a bus to leave the Armstrong Campus approximately at 4 p.m. on Saturday for the Homecoming Game against Ball State. The bus will leave from the Sports Center parking lot near the Student Union. The bus will depart to return students to the Armstrong Campus approximately 30 minutes after the end of the game.  

Current GS students on the Armstrong campus may use the link below to sign up:
https://forms.gle/chwkRUSrYTTQPenK6

Records:

Ball State: 1-2, 0-1 MAC
Georgia Southern: 2-1, 0-0 SBC

Broadcast Information

Broadcast: ESPN+ (online)
PBP: Danny Waugh; Analyst: Cole Neely; Sidelines: Amy Zimmer

Radio: Georgia Southern Sports Network
PBP: Danny Reed (@GSEaglesVoice); Analysts: Terry Harvin (@TerryHarvin) and Russ Brown; Sidelines: Frank Sulkowski (@TheBigGuyWJCL)
Radio Affiliates (PDF)

GS: GAME NOTES (PDF)
BSU: GAME NOTES (PDF)

Inside The Series

Overall: First Meeting

Of Note:

  • Georgia Southern and Ball State have never met in football.
  • Georgia Southern has played four games previously against current members of the Mid-American Conference, posting a 3-1 record. The Eagles’ last game against a MAC team came in the 2018 Camellia Bowl when now Buffalo Bills kicker Tyler Bass hit a 40-yard field goal as time expired to beat Eastern Michigan, 23-21. Georgia Southern is 1-0 against EMU, 1-0 against Bowling Green (2015 GoDaddy Bowl) and 1-1 against Western Michigan.
  • This is the second home game against a MAC school as WMU came to Paulson in 2015 and the Eagles rolled to a 43-17 win. 
  • Georgia Southern is 30-9 on Homecoming in the modern era after falling to Georgia State last year.
  • Kyle Vantrease threw for 365 yards and a touchdown and ran for a score against Ball State in 2020 when he was at Buffalo.

Countdown to Kickoff

10: Kyle Vantrease has 152 passing attempts in three games, which is already tied for the 10th-most in a single season for an Eagle quarterback. The record is 360 by Lee Chapple in 2009.
9: Khaleb Hood became the ninth Georgia Southern player to eclipse the 1,000-yard receiving mark when he accomplished the feat at UAB last week. 
8: Clay Helton-coached teams have lost just eight times in 39 previous instances when recording over 300 yards of total offense like the Eagles did last week at UAB.
7: Seven true freshmen have played in at least two games.
6: Georgia Southern has already thrown six touchdown passes in three games after having just five last year.
5: Running back Jalen White is fifth in the country in points per game, averaging 12.0 after scoring two touchdowns in all three games.
4: The Eagles are one of four teams not to give up a sack thus far this season, coming on 152 passing attempts. The next closest team in terms of passing attempts who also haven’t give up a sack is Oregon (98). 
3: Georgia Southern ranks third in the country in fewest penalties per game, averaging 3.33. The Eagles have had just 10 penalties enforced against them in three games.
2: This will be quarterback Kyle Vantrease’s second game as a quarterback against Ball State. In the 2020 MAC Championship Game, he threw for 365 yards and a touchdown and ran for a score. 
1: This will be the first meeting between Georgia Southern and Ball State in football.

Up Next:

Oct. 1 at Nebraska – Conway, S.C. – 4 p.m. – ESPN+