Eagles Win Big in the Big Easy
In a year marked by overwhelming obstacles, a fluctuating schedule and a wildly changing roster, the Georgia Southern Eagles football team fought for every win, and capped their 8-5 season with a dominating 38-3 win over Louisiana Tech in the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl on Dec. 23. The Eagles offense, led by quarterback Shai Werts, gained 448 yards of total offense with 322 yards rushing. The Eagles defense put on their most relentless performance of the year, with four interceptions, three sacks and seven tackles for a loss, holding the Bulldogs to just 232 total yards. Louisiana Tech entered the game 9-0 against Sun Belt teams, and boasted a 6-0 bowl win record, the longest active streak in college football. Georgia Southern was one of only two teams in the FBS to play a 12-game season during this pandemic year.