The Georgia Southern football team wraps up the regular season Saturday at Allen E. Paulson Stadium Saturday when it hosts App State. 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

Game 12

  • Saturday, Nov. 26, 2022
  • 6 P.M. 
  • Location: Statesboro, Ga. (Allen E. Paulson Stadium; 25,000)

Promotions:

  • SENIOR DAY/BLUE OUT

Records:

  • App State: 6-5, 3-4 SBC
  • Georgia Southern: 5-6, 2-5 SBC

Broadcast Information

  • Broadcast: ESPN+ (online)
    • PBP: Danny Waugh; Analyst: Cole Neely; Sidelines: Emily Grace McWhorter
  • Radio: Georgia Southern Sports Network
  • https://radio.securenetsystems.net/cwa/?utm_source=web_app_manifest&stationcallsign=WPMX
  • PBP: Danny Reed (@GSEaglesVoice); Analysts: Terry Harvin (@TerryHarvin) and Russ Brown; Sidelines: Frank Sulkowski (@TheBigGuyWJCL)
  • Radio Affiliates (PDF)

GS: GAME NOTES (PDF)

Inside the Series

  • Overall Record App State leads, 21-15-1
  • In Statesboro GS leads, 10-7
  • In Boone App State leads, 14-5-1
  • At Neutral Never Met

Clark vs. GS 2-0
Helton vs. App State Never Met
Helton vs. Clark Never Met

Current Streak App State, Won 2 (2020-2021)
Last Meeting App State 27, GS 3 (2021)
Longest GS Streak Four (2000-2002)
Longest App State Streak Three (four times)

Largest GS Win 47 points (2004 in Statesboro)
Largest App State Win 59 points (1939 in Boone)

GS vs. current Sun Belt Members 66-65-1
GS vs. teams from North Carolina 59-29
GS in state of Georgia 224-65-1

Of Note:

  • Georgia Southern and App State have met 37 previous times with the Mountaineers holding a 21-15-1 lead in a series that dates back to 1932. This is the third straight year the two have ended the regular season playing.
  • App State has won eight of the past 11 games played to take the edge in the series. 
  • The two schools battled as members of the Southern Conference from 1993-2013. The teams have played every year since 1993, including twice in 2001.
  • The 37 games played makes App Georgia Southern’s most-played opponent in program history.
  • The winner of Saturday’s game will be bowl eligible while the loser’s season will be over.
  • Twenty-one seniors will be honored before the game as they play their last game in Paulson Stadium.

Countdown to Kickoff

  • 10. The Eagles have won 10 of the 17 games played against the Mountaineers in Statesboro.
  • 9: Georgia Southern and Appalachian State combined to win nine FCS (I-AA) national championships.
  • 8: App State has won eight of the past 11 games played to take a 21-15-1 edge in the series. The 37 games played makes App Georgia Southern’s most-played opponent in program history.
  • 7: Georgia Southern is ranked seventh in the FBS with just three lost fumbles on the season. If that number holds, it would be a school record for the fewest lost fumbles in a season.
  • 6: The Eagles have failed to reach 30 points in six of the past seven games against App State (2-5).
  • 5: Just five offensive players have started all 11 games thus far for the Eagles with three of them on the offensive line: Caleb KellyKhalil CrowderLogan Langemeier and Pichon Wimbley. Only three defensive players have started all 11 games.
  • 4: Receiver Khaleb Hood scored his fourth career touchdown last Saturday against Marshall, a 27-yard scoring catch and run late in the first half.
  • 3: Saturday’s games marks the third straight season – and only the third time in program history – that Georgia Southern and App State end the regular season playing each other.
  • 2: Head coach Clay Helton is in the midst of just his second same-season, three-game losing streak as a head coach. His other came at the end of the 2018 season at USC.
  • 1: One moves on. One is done. The winner of Saturday’s game will be bowl eligible while the loser’s season will be over.