The GS Eagles football team returns to the friendly confines of Allen E. Paulson Stadium Saturday when it hosts Marshall to begin a two-game homestand that wraps up the regular season. 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:
- Marshall: 6-4, 3-3 SBC
- Georgia Southern: 5-5, 2-4 SBC
- Broadcast: ESPN+ (online)
- PBP: Danny Waugh; Analyst: Cole Neely; Sidelines: Emily Grace McWhorter
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)
Inside The Series
- Overall Record Marshall leads, 4-2
- In Statesboro MU leads, 2-1
- In Huntington MU leads, 2-1
- At Neutral Never Met
- Huff vs. GS 2-0
- Helton vs. Marshall Never Met
- Helton vs. Huff Never Met
- Current Streak Marshall, Won 4 (1993-96)
- Last Meeting MU 29, GS 13 (1996)
- Longest GS Streak Two (1989-90)
- Longest MU Streak Four (1993-96)
- Largest GS Win 32 points (1989 in Statesboro)
- Largest MU Win 30 points (1995 in Huntington)
- GS vs. current Sun Belt Members 66-64-1
- GS vs. teams from West Virginia 4-5
- GS in state of Georgia 224-64-1
- Marshall leads the series with Georgia Southern 4-2. The Eagles won the first two games (1989, 1990) but the Thundering Herd won the next four (1993, 1994, 1995, 1996) to take the lead in the series.
- In five of the previous six games, both teams were ranked in the I-AA Top 25 Poll, including three times when Marshall was the No. 1 team in the country.
- Marshall leads the series with the Eagles in Statesboro, 2-1, but MU has actually played four games at Allen E. Paulson Stadium. The Thundering Herd lost to Youngstown State in the 1991 NCAA Division I-AA National Championship Game played in Statesboro.
- Eagle offensive lineman Ethan Ingram played for Marshall last season before transferring to Georgia Southern this year.
- GS is 4-5 all-time against teams from West Virginia.
Countdown to Kickoff
10: Quarterback Kyle Vantrease has thrown at least one touchdown pass in all 10 games this season, which is a school record.
9: Just nine players on offense and defense combined have started all 10 games for the Eagles this season.
8: Eight different Georgia Southern players have at least one receiving touchdown this season after Marcus Sanders Jr. caught his first one last week at Louisiana.
7: Derwin Burgess Jr. caught his seventh touchdown pass of the season last week at Louisiana, putting him one away from tying the school record of eight set by Chris Johnson in 2000.
6: Georgia Southern and Marshall have met six previous times with the Thundering Herd leading the series 4-2.
5: In five of the previous six games, both teams were ranked in the I-AA Top 25 Poll, including three times when Marshall was the No. 1 team in the country.
4: The Eagles won the first two games in the series before Marshall came back to win the next four.
3: Freshman O.J. Arnold is responsible for three touchdowns this season (one rushing, one receiving, one passing). He is the first Eagle player since Jerick McKinnon in 2010 to do this.
2: Georgia Southern finishes its regular season with two games at home for just the ninth time in program history.
1: Khaleb Hood now stands first in both career receptions (140) and single-season receptions (66) after catching six passes last week at Louisiana.
Nov. 26 vs. App State – Statesboro, Ga. – 6 p.m. – ESPN+