Georgia Southern Football 2014 Non-Conference Opponents Announced
Eagles lock in dates at N.C. State, Georgia Tech and U.S. Naval Academy and versus Duquesne
STATESBORO, Ga. – Kickoff of the 2013 Georgia Southern Football season is just over 100 days away, but Eagle fans can lock in key game dates on their 2014 calendars. Georgia Southern has agreed to terms for four non-conference games in 2014, three in the first month of the season, with one in the 12th week. Georgia Southern opens at N.C. State on Saturday, August 30th, and makes a Sept. 13th trip to Georgia Tech. A home game against Duquesne on Sept. 20th leads into the remainder of the Eagles’ conference schedule. Georgia Southern returns to Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium for the final non-conference game Nov. 15th at the U.S. Naval Academy.
“With our move to FBS and the Sun Belt, this first schedule immediately allows us to showcase the University and our program, increase our department revenue, and provide great experiences for our fans,” said Georgia Southern Director of Athletics Tom Kleinlein. “It was important to offer our fans the chance to see their Eagles play and introduce our University on a national stage. We’ll have seven games, five at home, a game in Atlanta, and a non-conference game within a six-hour drive, to accomplish those goals.”
Three of the four 2014 non-conference games mark the first meeting between the respective institutions with Georgia Southern playing the Midshipmen once before in 2010. Contests against the Wolfpack and Yellow Jackets will be the first against an Atlantic Coast Conference opponent since the Eagles played North Carolina in 2009.
The Georgia Southern-Georgia Tech had been announced for 2015, but the Eagles’ move to FBS and a vacancy on the Yellow Jackets schedule opened discussions for the athletics directors to move the game up a year. Duquesne visits Allen E. Paulson Stadium in the first-ever matchup between the two institutions. The Dukes and Saint Francis Red Flash, a 2013 Georgia Southern opponent, are both members of the Northeast Conference.
The 2014 Sun Belt schedule will be released by the conference next year. A game with LSU at Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge for 2014 will be rescheduled for another season.
“In looking ahead at future opponents beyond this upcoming season, I am certain that our schedule will generate a great deal of excitement for the entire Eagle Nation,” said Georgia Southern Head Football Coach Jeff Monken, who served as an assistant coach at both the U.S. Naval Academy (2002-2007) and Georgia Tech (2008-2009). “However, there will be no looking ahead for our team. Each game is a challenge and we will continue to focus on each opponent, one at a time, beginning with our upcoming season opener against Savannah State.”
The deadline for current season ticket holders to renew their locations for the upcoming 2013 is Wednesday, May 15th. To renew or for more information on how to purchase new season tickets, call the Athletic Ticket Office at 1-800-GSU-WINS between 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, e-mail tickets@GeorgiaSouthern.edu or visit the office at 203 Lanier Drive at the east end of Paulson Stadium.
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2014 Georgia Southern Non-Conference Opponents
Aug. 30 at N.C. State
Sept. 13 at Georgia Tech Atlanta, Ga.
Sept. 20 DUQUESNE
Nov. 15 at U.S. Naval Academy Annapolis, Md.