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Georgia Southern unveils 2006 football schedule

February 9, 2006

Statesboro - New Georgia Southern football coach Brian Van Gorder will face a challenging schedule this fall in Statesboro.

The good news is that the Eagles will play seven games at Paulson Stadium.

The bad news is that three of those opponents were nationally ranked at season end including 2005 NCAA Division 1-AA national champion Appalachian State.

Van Gorder's first game as a head coach is September 9th against Northeast Conference champion Central Connecticut State and that is followed by a visit from Big South Conference power Coastal Carolina the following week.

The Eagles will play Appalachain State on Family Weekend on October 14th and homecoming is the following weekend against Elon.

The Eagles close out their home schedule on November 18th against Central Arkansas.

The Bears are moving up from the Division II level in 2006 and will play in the Southland Conference.

 

Georgia Southern 2006 Football Schedule

 

Date         Opponent                                                 Location                                   All-Time Series

Sept. 2      OPEN

Sept. 9     CENTRAL CONNECTICUT STATE    PAULSON STADIUM        First Meeting

Sept. 16   #24 COASTAL CAROLINA                  PAULSON STADIUM        First Meeting

Sept. 23     *at Chattanooga                                         Chattanooga, TN                  GS leads 18-1

Sept. 30     *at Western Carolina                                  Cullowhee, N.C.                  GS leads 14-2

 Oct. 7   #27 NORTH DAKOTA STATE             PAULSON STADIUM             First Meeting

Oct. 14     *ELON (FW)                                       PAULSON STADIUM             GS leads 6-0

Oct. 21     *#1 APPALACHIAN STATE (HC)     PAULSON STADIUM             Tied 10-10-1

Oct. 28      *at The Citadel                                      Charleston, S.C.                          GS leads 12-3

Nov. 4      *WOFFORD (Hall of Fame)           PAULSON STADIUM             GS leads 7-4

Nov. 11     *at #3 Furman                                  Greenville, S.C.                           GS leads 12-5

Nov. 18    CENTRAL ARKANSAS               PAULSON STADIUM             First Meeting

Nov. 25     I-AA Playoffs First Round                          TBA

 Dec. 2       I-AA Playoffs Second Round                      TBA

Dec. 8/9    I-AA Playoffs Semifinals                            TBA

Dec. 15     I-AA Championship Game                          Chattanooga, TN

 

*Southern Conference game

HOME GAME IN BOLD CAPS

FW (Family Weekend); HC (Homecoming)

Ranking from final Sports Network ‘Top 25’ poll

 

 

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