Georgia Southern Finalizes 2014 Non-Conference Football Schedule

By Kevin Kelley -

The Georgia Southern Eagles have finalized their 2014 non-conference football schedule, the school announced this afternoon.

The Eagles have made one adjustment to their previously reported 2014 schedule. GSU has dropped a planned game against the Duquesne Dukes that was set for Sept. 20 because the school does not meet the required “90 percent grant-in aids over a rolling two-year period.”

In their place, Georgia Southern has added the Savannah State Tigers. GSU will host SSU at Paulson Stadium in Statesboro on Sept. 6, 2014.

The Eagles open the 2014 season on the road at the NC State Wolfpack on Aug. 30. Their other two non-conference games are also on the road. GSU travels to face Georgia Tech on Sept. 13 and Navy on Nov. 15.

“With our move to FBS and the Sun Belt, this first schedule immediately allows us to showcase the University and our program as well as provide great travel experiences for our fans,” said Georgia Southern Director of Athletics Tom Kleinlein.

Although the 2014 Sun Belt schedule will not be released until next year, Georgia Southern knows who they will face and where. The Eagles will host Appalachian State, Idaho, Troy, and ULM and will travel to Georgia State, New Mexico State, South Alabama, and Texas State.

Earlier this month, Georgia Southern announced a home-and-home series vs. Western Michigan for 2015 and 2016. WMU will be the first non-conference FBS team to play at Paulson Stadium.

2014 Georgia Southern Football Schedule

  • 08/30 – at NC State
  • 09/06 – Savannah State
  • 09/13 – at Georgia Tech
  • 11/15 – at Navy
  • TBA – Appalachian State
  • TBA – Idaho
  • TBA – Troy
  • TBA – ULM
  • TBA – at Georgia State
  • TBA – at New Mexico State
  • TBA – at South Alabama
  • TBA – at Texas State
  1. RB Carrollton
    November 18, 2013 at 9:50 pm

    So you don’t count the 2014 Sun Belt teams (Troy, ULM, App State, and Idaho) as FBS teams since you say Western Michigan will be the first to play at Paulson Stadium?

  2. Bill (the one that's commenting for years not the newbie) sai
    November 18, 2013 at 11:52 pm

    Obviously WMU is the 1st Non-Con FBS team. Jeesh

  3. Clay
    November 19, 2013 at 9:44 am

    very solid program I wouldn’t be surprised if they contend for the sun belt title in year one

  4. kdinva
    November 19, 2013 at 1:56 pm

    Duquesne would have given the Eagles a better game than Sav. St.

  5. Jackson Westberry
    November 24, 2013 at 10:25 am

    Does the University of Florida count as an FBS team??………

  6. Mike
    November 24, 2013 at 11:02 am

    YEAH C’MON!!!

    GA Southern 26 Florida 20

  7. Ben
    November 30, 2013 at 11:20 pm

    I’m so excited and yes they should bill

  8. Clem
    December 3, 2013 at 12:28 am

    Anyone know what weekend Homecoming 2014 will be?

  9. Delt37
    December 17, 2013 at 2:47 pm

    With the five home games and the two Atlanta games it should make for a lot of football access for Southern fans this first year!