Weather for Saturday
The forecast for Statesboro, GA on Saturday is high of 82 and a low of 52. There will be hardly any wind and not even a sliver chance of rain. Sunset is slated for 6:54 PM ET.
How to Watch
The game will be available to watch on ESPN+ with coverage beginning at 4:00 PM ET. ESPN+ requires a subscription. Click here to find the game and sign up for ESPN+ if needed.
If you want to listen to the radio broadcast and are in Harrisonburg tune in to WSVA 550 AM or 92.1 FM. You can stream the radio broadcast online at WSVAOnline.com and on your phone with the The Varsity Network app.
Getting to know Georgia Southern
Record: 3-3, 0-2 in SBC
Key Wins: Beat Nebraska back in week 2, 45-42
Head Coach: Clay Helton is in first season as head coach of Georgia Southern. He has a 49-27 career coaching record and in his last stop at USC, he took the Trojans to the Rose Bowl in 2016. He has 12 career victories against ranked opponents.
- QB Kyle Vantrease, 6th year from Buffalo – Holds the record for single season passing yards just six games into the season – He has gone 172/283 for 1,933 yards 13 TDs and 11 INTs
- RB Jalen White – Junior – Leads team in rush yds (521) to go along with 8 TDs. He is coming off a 71 yard performance vs. Georgia State
- WR Derwin Burgess Jr. – Soph – Leads team in Rec Yds (453) and has 4 Rec TDs
- DL Justin Ellis – 6th Year – Leads team in sacks (2) and also has tacked on 5.5 TFLs and 23 total tackles
- LB Marques Watson-Trent – R-Soph – Leads team in tkls with 51 also has 0.5 sacks, 1 QBH and 3 TFLs
- DB Justin Bird Song – 5th Year – Tied for team lead in INT (1) also has 22 total tackles and 2 PBUs
Other things to note:
- Georgia Southern throws it… a lot
- It has three receivers with 30+ catches and 4 with 20+ catches
- Both conference losses have been by one score
- This is the first meeting between the two schools in 30 years, Georgia Southern has a 7-1 record vs. JMU