September 11, 2006
Statesboro - The debut for Georgia Southern head coach Brian Van Gorder was not great the Eagles loss to Central Connecticut State on Saturday.
But running back Chris Covington showed the Southern Conference he can play.
Covington is the Southern Conference's offensive player of the week after he ran for 216 yard which is a school record for a season opener.
Covington's performance tops Jermaine Austin's 199 yard effort in the Eagles season opner last year.
Georgia Southern is back at home Saturday night against Coastal Carolina at seven o'clock.