The Georgia Southern Eagles will play at Navy in 2014 and are close to finalizing deals to play at Georgia Tech and NC State.
Georgia Southern is set to join the Sun Belt Conference on July 1, 2014. They will be eligible to compete for the Sun Belt Championship in 2014 and can accept invitations to bowl games after the 2015 regular season.
Georgia Southern will travel to face Navy at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis on Nov. 15, 2014. In their first and only meeting back in 2010, the Midshipmen beat the Eagles 13-7.
An official announcement has not been made for the Georgia Southern-Navy game, but the match-up is now listed on Navy’s official website. Georgia Southern has taken the place of San Diego State on Navy’s 2014 schedule.
Georgia Southern is also close to finalizing contracts to play at Georgia Tech and NC State in 2014, the Savannah Morning News has reported. GSU has never faced either school in football.
The Eagles are currently scheduled to open the 2014 season with back-to-back home games against Duquesne on Aug. 30 and Hampton on Sept. 6. However, both of those games were scheduled prior to GSU accepting an offer to join the Sun Belt. One of those games will need to be canceled if Southern adds three FBS non-conference games.
Georgia Southern is also slated to visit LSU on Sept. 13, 2014. But due to the addition of Navy and possibly Georgia Tech and NC State, there is speculation that the LSU game will be moved to the 2015 season.
The addition of Georgia Southern would complete Georgia Tech’s 2014 non-conference schedule. The Yellow Jackets are also set to host Wofford and travel to Georgia and Tulane.
NC State already has four non-conference games lined up in 2014, so they will need to cancel or postpone one in order to host Georgia Southern. The Wolfpack’s 2014 schedule currently includes home games against Old Dominion and Presbyterian and trips to Central Michigan and USF.
Update (6:00 p.m. ET)
The AJC reported on April 19 that Georgia Southern and Georgia Tech have verbally agreed to move their game scheduled in 2015 (Sept. 5) to the 2014 season.