Georgia Southern will host South Alabama in a Thursday night showdown
WHAT ARE THE RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE MOST IMPORTANT QUESTIONS? Georgia Southern (2-4, 1-2 Sun Belt) at South Alabama (3-2, 0.2)
WHEN ARE THE CHANCES IN THE RELATION TO WHICH? 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 26th, 2:00 p.m.
WHERE IS THE GOAL? Hancock Whitney Stadium, Mobile, Alabama :
SECTION IV: Georgia Southern leads 7-0 in the nation.
LINE STRUCTURE South Alabama by 3 : South Ala.
THIS GUESS WILL DETERMINE THIS GAME. Which team can remain in contention for bowl eligibility this season?
THOSE ARE TWO QUESTIONS TO LOOK FOR.
1. Can Jaguars mentally bounce back?
South Alabama suffered a crushing four-overtime defeat at Texas State last Saturday, despite leading by two touchdowns early in the fourth quarter. USA must make sure that one loss does not result in two on a weekday. In addition, the Jaguars are faced with the triple-option, which is always difficult to prepare for, especially on a short week.
Georgia Southern faces a quick turnaround in bowed-up South Alabama vs. Georgia South
2. South Alabama may it be able to re-establish itself physically?
The Jaguars came out of the Texas State game utterly beaten, with more than a half-dozen starters or key players injured during the game. Center James Jackson arguably the teams best lineman was the most seriously ill, and will miss at least the Georgia Southern game with a knee injury. Several others are either questionable or doubtable for Thursday, which could limit South Alabama on both sides of the ball.
3. Georgia Southern will it be able to throw again?
The Eagles passed for 27 yards last week against Troy, an unusually high number for a triple-option offense. Georgia Southern was held to 2.2 yards per carry on the ground as a result, and presumably due to necessity. South Alabama has been tough against the run this year as well, so its possible the Eagles will attempt to attack through the air.
Georgia Southern QB Justin Tomlin vs. South Alabama SAF Keith Gallmon The Jaguars will be a lot happier with Discipline than the Eagles triple-option attack. Gallmon will be assigned with diagnosing run vs. pass, and making plays at the second level.
BY THE NUMBERS BASED ON THE PRIMARY NUMERICATIONS, THE NUMBERS ARE TABLED BETWEEN THE NOMBER.
0-7 South Alabamas all-time record vs. Georgia Southern, including losses of 20-17 in 2019 and 24-17 for 2020.