The Florida Atlantic Owls and the Georgia Southern Eagles have scheduled a home-and-home football series for 2020 and 2021, both schools announced on Thursday.
In the first game of the series, Georgia Southern will host Florida Atlantic at Paulson Stadium in Statesboro on Sept. 19, 2020. The Eagles will then travel to face the Owls at FAU Stadium in Boca Raton on Sept. 25, 2021.
The 2020 matchup between Georgia Southern and FAU will be their first meeting on the gridiron.
“We’re excited to announce this series with FAU,” Georgia Southern Director of Athletics Tom Kleinlein said. “Getting Group of 5 programs to come play in front of the Eagle Nation is something our fans deserve and something we’re aiming to do on a regular basis. Also, when you look at our recruiting base, it makes sense to play a game in Florida and gain exposure in such a fertile area for talent. This series is a win-win on both ends for us.”
Florida Atlantic is the first announced non-conference opponent for Georgia Southern for both the 2020 and 2021 seasons.
The Owls now have three non-conference games scheduled for 2020 and four in 2021. In 2020, FAU is also slated to travel to Illinois on Sept. 5 and host USF on Sept. 26.
In 2021, the Owls are also scheduled to host Fordham on Sept. 4 and travel to both Air Force on Sept. 11 and Central Michigan on Sept. 18.