2017 Georgia Southern Eagles Football Schedule

Date   Opponent Time/TV Tickets
TBA Eagles Spring Football Game
Paulson Stadium, Statesboro, GA
Time TBA
Sep. 2
Tigers at Auburn Tigers
Jordan-Hare Stadium, Auburn, AL
Time TBA
Sep. 9
Wildcats New Hampshire Wildcats
Paulson Stadium, Statesboro, GA
Time TBA
Sep. 16
Sep. 23
Hoosiers at Indiana Hoosiers
Memorial Stadium, Bloomington, IN
Time TBA
Sep. 30
Oct. 7
Oct. 14
Oct. 21
Minutemen at UMass Minutemen
McGuirk Stadium, Amherst, MA
Time TBA
Oct. 28
Nov. 4
Nov. 11
Nov. 18
Nov. 25
Dec. 2
2017 Games with dates TBA
* Sun Belt home games: Arkansas State, Georgia State, New Mexico State, South Alabama
* Sun Belt road games: Appalachian State, Coastal Carolina, Troy, UL Lafayette

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    1. Darrell
      November 10, 2016 at 10:12 am

      Looking forward to visiting Houston for this one! GATA!

    2. THE Georgia Southern University
      November 14, 2016 at 2:01 pm

      Houston will learn who the real GSU is. Hail Southern NOT State!

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    1. Cory
      October 20, 2016 at 6:34 pm

      No 2020 payday game with a P5 program for FAU? Generally all the G5 programs are able to schedule at least one payday game per season. And many are able to schedule two. FAU scheduling road games at AF and Cen Mich the same season does not compute. Likely one of those two games will be pushed back from 2020, and replaced with a game at a P5 opponent.

    2. Cory
      October 20, 2016 at 6:39 pm

      Oops…I meant 2021.

      Maybe the 2021 FAU at Air Force game gets pushed back? Does AF have an option for an extra game in 2021 due to Hawaii exception?

    3. Cory
      October 20, 2016 at 8:03 pm

      Number of OOC games still to be scheduled (announced):

      P12 – 1
      ACC – 3
      MWC – 2*
      CUSA – 1
      MAC – 2
      SB – 1
      BYU – 0*

      SEC – 16
      P12 – 2
      B1G – 3
      ACC – 9
      B12 – 2
      AAC – 7
      MWC – 9*
      CUSA – 6*
      MAC – 7
      SB – 8
      ND – 1
      BYU – 2
      Mass – 1
      NM St – 9
      Army – 0

      SEC – 20
      P12 – 2
      B1G – 8 (or 9)
      ACC – 16
      B12 – 5
      AAC – 9
      MWC – 14 (or 15)*
      CUSA – 13
      MAC – 10
      SB – 16
      ND – 0
      BYU – 4
      Mass – 5
      NM St – 10
      Army – 0

      *Doesn’t include Hawaii exception potential (optional) game

    4. Cory
      October 20, 2016 at 8:10 pm

      BTW, I missed observing the TCU-Jackson St 2017 game announcement on this site. But there was an announce of the Southern Miss-Jackson St 2017 game.

    5. Cracka Asscracka
      October 21, 2016 at 3:41 am

      Cory gots mad time on his hands.

      • Joe
        October 21, 2016 at 6:29 am

        You can’t tell me that you don’t stay up nights thinking about Florida Atlantic’s future scheduling. The fact this wasn’t raised at even one of the presidential debates this year, or even the vice-presidential debate, proves just how far we’ve fallen as a nation.

      • Day
        October 21, 2016 at 8:54 am

        I would’ve voted YES

    6. Helene
      December 22, 2016 at 11:19 pm

      Superb inofrmation here, ol’e chap; keep burning the midnight oil.

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    Minnesota to host Georgia Southern in 2019

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    1. West Fargo Gopher
      October 19, 2016 at 3:27 pm

      Minnesota Non Conference schedule is complete for 2019. Aren’t Gophers required to schedule a power 5 non conference team in Big ten? Can we expect them to move of buyout a game?

      • Kevin Kelley
        October 19, 2016 at 3:31 pm

        Who knows, their official release says their schedule is “complete.” Maybe the B1G will take the game at Fresno State as an exception. They are also not supposed to play FCS teams, but South Dakota State was already scheduled.

    2. West Fargo Gopher
      October 19, 2016 at 3:39 pm

      Thank you Kevin. We will see I guess. I know we also don’t have a Power 5 team scheduled in 2018. All 3 of those games were booked before the schedule requirements.

    3. Josh
      October 19, 2016 at 5:00 pm

      Why do teams continue to schedule Georgia Southern? That is a team that P5 teams should never schedule. You’re asking for a loss if not at least cracked knees on Sunday.

    4. Cory
      October 20, 2016 at 3:03 am

      The following B1G programs do not have an OOC game scheduled against a P5 program in 2019.
      Minnesota @Fresno St
      Wisconsin @USF
      Indiana Conn
      Illinois @Conn

    5. Nic
      October 20, 2016 at 9:26 am

      Thank you Cory. I know the Big Ten counts UConn and Cincinnati as a P5 even though they are not. Kind of silly. I have no clue about Wisconsin. It looks as though they filled their schedule after the mandate just like the Gophers did.. Maybe is more of something the B1G wants teams to do but not a requirement? I don’t know…

    6. Nic
      October 20, 2016 at 2:06 pm

      Star Tribune got the answer:

      As far as the scheduling of Fresno State – this is from Joe C in the Strib:

      The Big Ten has mandated that members schedule one Power Five nonconference foe per season. Oregon State checks that box for the Gophers in 2017. And the Big Ten has made an exception for independents such as BYU and Notre Dame and certain members of the American Athletic Conference and Mountain West, including Fresno State.

      “Otherwise we wouldn’t have done that,” Claeys said. “[The Big Ten] has to approve it.”

      So, that explains why Fresno State is on the schedule instead of a “Power 5” team.

    7. Buttface Johnson
      October 21, 2016 at 3:38 am

      The Eagles will stomp you. Bet.
      Peace, love, and GATA.

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    1. Day
      August 9, 2016 at 11:40 am

      This is a cute article, I would’ve kept out A&M vs UTSA since this is their 1st ever meeting.

    2. Hail Southern!
      August 9, 2016 at 6:19 pm

      If you watched the 2014 Georgia Southern @ Georgia Tech game or better yet, if you attended the game, then you would know the ACC referees took the game out of the players hands with a terrible reversal of an ON THE FIELD call (requires indisputable evidence…it’s still being disputed). Georgia Southern was the better team that day and still has the more dynamic roster. Thank you Paul Johnson and the Tech AD for not being scared (UGAg) and rescheduling the Eagles…GS won’t leave it in question this go around. It would be great for the state if GS and Tech continued to schedule a game (maybe a H&H once Paulson Stadium is expanded to 30k) every other year. Athletically, as of late, the two schools are closer to peers than big brother-little brother.

      • Kevin Kelley
        August 9, 2016 at 8:24 pm

        Georgia has played Georgia Southern six times since 1992, Georgia Tech only once. I don’t think Georgia is scared of GS.

      • Hail Southern!
        August 10, 2016 at 5:09 pm

        Interesting that 5 of those 6 times were when Georgia Southern had 63 scholarships. The 6th game was a carry over from GS’s FCS days and Georgia elected to move the game from 2016 to 2015 probably because they didn’t want an additional year of FBS recruiting for GS. Georgia was gifted that win last year and every dawg fan knows it. For both parties, it is understood that Georgia no longer wants any part in scheduling GS and frankly that’s fine by me.

      • Atlanta_Mafia
        August 11, 2016 at 10:23 am

        Don’t worry Kevin Kelly, that’s just GS non-sense talk. They told GSU that they’d never beat GS – but in the just the second meeting (last year) GSU gave them their worst defeat in the history of Paulson High School County Stadium, The glory days of GS are behind them. The newsflash to GS is that they are the #4 team in the state of Georgia and they think that they are #1.

      • William Satterwhite
        August 11, 2016 at 4:33 pm

        Georgia Tech got up big in that game and then let up and allowed Georgia Southern back in, the Eagles were far from the better team that day.

      • H
        August 11, 2016 at 5:34 pm

        Georgia Southern’s coach was on his way out and focused on a million dollar salary…way to go. How’d that bowl game work out for the mighty Panthers? Let’s compare some numbers for a minute…17-53 (129th in FBS) vs. 375-200-10 (14th in FBS)…0 D1 National Championships vs. 6 D1 National Championships (most all-time)…0 D1 Conference Titles vs. 11 D1 Conference Titles. WHEW! I can certainly understand why a Panther fan (those exist?) would cling like hell to that win against Georgia Southern! Run along now, let us men get back to it.

      • Atlanta_Mafia
        August 12, 2016 at 7:11 pm

        GS has never beat UGA – GS has never beat GT – GS is 50/50 against GSU.
        So your excuse is that GS got pounded at home by GSU cause your coach was dreaming about a real job? Really? That’s all it took for the mighty Beagles to lose at home? A coach’s daydream? All that tripe that GS spews about GSU and you got pounded in just the second effing year by a five year old football team? Fact is that Richt got fired because he almost lost to GS so that should tell you about how little respect there is for the GS product. So maybe GS needs to realize that they may start to fall behind KSU or Mercer. You guys have such an incredible false sense of entitlement from all those Pee-Wee league trophies. Probably ought to go on back to FCS Pee-Wee league! How about that Capt GAyTAy?

      • Hail Southern!
        August 13, 2016 at 1:11 pm

        The Real GSU has played UGA and GT once with equal scholarships. Do you understand that having 22 less scholarships is a disadvantage? Once the playing field was made even, the Real GSU lost by a combined 10 points in their first outings with 85 scholarships. Again, I appreciate GT rescheduling the Real GSU unlike UGAg (I bet you’re a UGAg fan before a GAy St fan). Do you understand that when a head coach does not prep their team for a game that the team is unprepared? Big concepts here. Do you have any facts or just opinions? Richt was on the hot seat at the start of that season and the season before that…try to keep up. The fact that you recognize KSU and Mercer says a lot about where you view GAy St. Pee-Wee trophies…you’re talking about Division 1 National Championships. Do you understand that prior to the College Football Playoff, the FCS Playoff was the highest form of a college football playoff in existence? Oh but computers picking two teams worked out every time. The Real GSU should go back to FCS? You mean the Real GSU with the 18-7 FBS record (.720)? How about GAy St with the 7-30 FBS record (.189). This is too easy man, c’mon. (A) Why would GAy St field a football team and (B) why would ANYONE be a fan???? LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL!!!

      • stoopnagle
        August 26, 2016 at 4:03 pm

        Southern has never beaten Georgia and never will.

      • Atlanta_Mafia
        November 19, 2016 at 5:46 pm

        The “REAL” GSU just beat the GaSo clown big talkers AGAIN! GAyTAy!!!
        So GaSo now has a LOSING record against GSU along with
        never beating UGA and GT! So just go STFU !!!!!!!!!!

    3. Matt Rigby
      August 9, 2016 at 9:20 pm

      what about the Brigham Young-Utah State game or the Notre Dame-Navy game?

      • David
        August 9, 2016 at 10:19 pm

        Neither BYU nor USU are a Power 5. And Notre Dame and Navy aren’t in the same state.

      • Adam
        August 10, 2016 at 11:47 am

        Matt probably meant to say the BYU-Utah game. Utah is a P5, but BYU is not. The summary would read something like this:

        Utah-Brigham Young

        When: Saturday, Sept. 10, 5:30pm MT
        Where: Rice-Eccles Stadium, Salt Lake City, UT
        All-Time Series Leader: Utah, 58-34-4 (62.5%)
        Last-Five: Utah, 5-0 (100%)

        Utah has dominated its little brother, BYU, over the last 13 meetings (10-3, 77%). And they will certainly do so again this fall.

      • Bill
        August 10, 2016 at 3:27 pm

        how would BYU qualify as a “Big” brother?

      • C
        August 11, 2016 at 12:15 pm

        Bill, Utah would be the big brother

      • Mark S
        August 11, 2016 at 3:43 pm

        Someone asked that on Twitter, FBSchedules replied “BYU generally considered P5 so not included.”

      • Matt
        August 11, 2016 at 4:54 pm

        BYU fits the P5 requirement for scheduling for most if not all conferences. The SEC looks at BYU as a P5…last time I checked the SEC is the premier program in College Football.

    4. Bill
      August 10, 2016 at 3:32 pm

      good article ….but i would say Georgia Southern has a much better chance of beating Georgia Tech than many of the games you have ranked as more likely. I don’t think very many people would be surprised is Georgia Southern wins that game.

    5. KF Baxter
      August 11, 2016 at 3:25 pm

      Utah had to be invited to a conference to be considered P5. BYU did it on their own.

      • Wade
        August 12, 2016 at 7:54 am

        BYU is considered by some to be a P5 “for scheduling purposes.” But we’re not actually a P5, since we don’t belong to a P5 conference. That’s why it’s so important for us to get into the Big XII…the fate and viability of our football program rests on it. If we don’t get in and become an actual P5, our future looks no better than that of New Mexico State.

      • Buzz Waldron
        September 8, 2016 at 1:49 pm

        By that thinking, Toledo would also be considered a Power 5 Power Team, since it can beat 1/2 or more of teams from Power 5 Conferences…

    6. zerome4sooners
      August 12, 2016 at 8:23 am

      Little brother = going on every web site possible to talk about how Utah should really be a big brother

    7. Sean
      August 15, 2016 at 3:04 pm

      I think ECU is NC State’s big brother when it comes to football.

      August 22, 2016 at 3:39 pm

      What about Penn State vs Pitt this year?

    9. Craig
      August 23, 2016 at 1:11 am

      I don’t think many Ohio State fans see any MAC schools as “little brother.” The only school that would make sense to have that designation would be U of Cincinnati.

    10. Charles Dean
      November 10, 2016 at 11:25 am

      Where is Alabama-Auburn? Auburn is the ultimate “Little Brother” who lives to beat Big Brother, Alabama. Alabama lives to win national championships; Auburn lives to beat Alabama.

      • Day
        November 21, 2016 at 8:27 am

        When they say little brother, I think they actually mean LITTLE BROTHER! Auburn is not a little brother to Bama, same conference, same league, Auburn has done their fair share of butt whooping on Bama in the past. If that was the case then the article would have Michigan vs Michigan St.

    11. Shelly
      December 31, 2016 at 6:46 pm

      FSU is also UF’s big brother.

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    1. Darrell
      March 17, 2016 at 12:58 pm

      Looks like the Eagles are setting up double digit win seasons for years to come! Hail Southern! GATA!

    2. Matt
      March 19, 2016 at 1:04 pm

      They could go undefeated if they scheduled all high school teams! This lines up a great seeding in the FCS playoffs!

    3. Uga Hater
      March 24, 2016 at 1:42 am

      Auburn and Clemson are not High Schools Matt butt they will lose both of those and since they are FBS the FCS playoffs don’t mean much for the Eagles. Have you watched college football in the last 2 years?

    4. GA Southern > UGA > GA Tech > GA State
      April 2, 2016 at 1:01 pm

      Matt, nearly every FBS team plays a FCS team each year. It counts towards the 6 needed wins for bowl eligibility. As a FBS team, you would be pretty dumb not to schedule a FCS game each year…at least until it no longer counts towards bowl eligibility. Hail Southern and NO place else!

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