Georgia Southern’s football team left a day earlier than usual to adjust to the time zone change in anticipation of kickoff against the Idaho Vandals Saturday in Moscow.
CLICK ON THE VIDEO LINK TO HEAR FROM COACH WILLIE FRITZ ON HIS FIRST TRIP TO IDAHO.
The Eagles are 2-1 and will open up Sun Belt Conference play away from Paulson Stadium. GSU was undefeated in conference play last year but not yet Bowl eligible.
FROM GEORGIA SOUTHERN SPORTS COMMUNICATIONS:
• Georgia Southern leads the all-time series with Idaho
2-0 as the two teams have met only twice previously, a 28-
27 Eagle win on Dec. 1, 1990 in the NCAA Division I playoffs
en route to their fourth I-AA National Championship, and
last year in Statesboro. The Eagles won that game 47-24.
• Both Georgia Southern and Idaho are in their second
seasons as Sun Belt Conference members, although Idaho is
in its second stint in the league.
Back to Idaho
• This will be the Eagles’ first game in the state of Idaho
since losing the 1988 Division I-AA National Championship
Game to Furman in Pocatello.
• It will be the farthest west the Eagles have played
since falling to