The Georgia Southern Eagles didn’t even play Saturday, but they were certainly winners

STATESBORO, Ga.  (WJCL)  The Georgia Southern Eagles didn’t even play Saturday, but they were certainly winners.

Longtime rival Appalachian State defeated Louisiana-Lafayette 35-16 on Saturday, dropping the Ragin’ Cajuns record to 6-1 in Sun Belt Conference play.  Lafayette and Georgia Southern were the only two undefeated teams in Sun Belt Conference play entering the weekend.  The loss by Lafayette assures Georgia Southern at least a share of the Sun Belt Conference title.  The Eagles can claim the SBC title outright with a victory over Louisiana Monroe next Saturday.

Georgia Southern (8-3, 7-0 SBC) was off this weekend.  The Eagles will host Louisiana Monroe (4-7, 3-4 SBC) on Saturday, November 29 at 6 pm.

Georgia Southern is in it’s second year of transitioning from the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision to the FBS.  The Eagles are not eligible to play in a bowl game, but they are allowed to win the conference title in 2014.

Georgia Southern and Appalachian state are longtime rivals, which makes Saturday’s win by the Mountaineers over Lafayette so unique.  Back on September 25, Georgia Southern defeated Appalachian State 34-14 in a nationally televised Thursday night game at Paulson Stadium.

Appalachian State was led by Marcus Cox, who rushed for 151 yards and two touchdowns against Louisiana-Lafayette.

Tickets for Georgia Southern’s game against Louisiana Monroe are currently on sale.

Ticket specials for this final home game are available through the Georgia Southern Athletics Ticket Office. Seats in the mid-deck Sections II, JJ, KK, LL and NN are $15 prior to the date of the game. Tickets in Sections 101, 102, 103, 104, 110, 111, 112 and 113 purchased in advance are $28. Tickets in these sections are being offered at a considerable savings to “Pack Paulson” and can be purchased online at, by calling the Athletics Ticket Office at 1-800-GSU-WINS or visiting the Cowart Building at 203 Lanier Drive.

The Athletics Ticket Office will be open from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. through Friday, Nov. 21st, and Monday-Wednesday, Nov. 24-26th from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Additional hours from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. the day after Thanksgiving, Friday, November 28th, make it even more convenient to purchase tickets for this game.

Tickets for the North Stands lower level are $20 each and can be purchased by calling 1-800-GSU-WINS during the office hours listed above.

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