Georgia Southern took down #25 Appalachian State 34-14 last week in what was the Eagles' biggest win of the season to this point. Now the team heads back on the road to face Louisiana Monroe, which sits tied with Louisiana Lafayette on top of the Sun Belt's West division. Can the Eagles remain focused and hungry and improve to 8-1 on the season? Matt and Cody discuss that and more in the latest edition of GATA Talk.
1:27 - Down Goes App State: Turnovers, Penalties and a Needed Rivalry Win
24:58 - Rankings: Important for the Fans and Recruiting
31:33 - ULM Preview: Keys to Victory
38:34 - Predictions and Outlook for Rest of the Season
As Georgia Southern prepares to host #25 Appalachian State Thursday in the biggest Sun Belt matchup of the year so far, we're offering a look behind enemy lines. Matt welcomes in AJ and Big C, hosts of The Black & Gold Podcast, a fan podcast dedicated to all things App State sports.
- Taylor Lamb graduated and App State might have improved at QB
- Does being ranked help or hurt the Mountaineers as they head to Statesboro?
- Will the Mountaineers be ready for the Power of Paulson?
- Scott Sloan vs. App's offense: Who has the advantage?
- What do you meme? Which fan base trolls better?
- Favorite rivalry memories
- AJ and Big C. weigh in on what it will take for an Eagles win
The Eagles are going bowling! But first, rival Appalachian State comes to town in what very well may be the battle for the Sun Belt's East Division, with the winner likely hosting the first ever Sun Belt Conference Championship. We recap the New Mexico State game, discuss what it will take to knock off #25 App State and talk about some of our favorite memories from the rivalry with the Mountaineers.
2:00 - Offense Shows Up in Las Cruces
8:41 - Defense's Slow Start Against New Mexico State
16:15 - App State Preview: Keys to an Eagles Win
29:19 - Favorite Memories from App State Rivalry
35:00 - Going Bowling: Desirable Bowl Destinations
44:12 - Predictions for App State Game
It wasn't pretty, but a win is a win. Matt and Cody discuss the ugly win against Texas State and what it may mean for the rest of the season. Is this a Jekyll and Hyde team at home and on the road or is the game in San Marcos an outlier? The guys also give their grades for a midseason report card for offense, defense and special teams as well as preview another long road trip to New Mexico State.
1:59 - Texas State Scare - Cause for Concern?
24:11 - Midseason Report Card - Special Teams, Defense and Offense
37:04 - New Mexico State Preview
42:54 - Predictions and App State Teaser
Georgia Southern improved to 4-1 on the season and 2-0 in Sun Belt Conference play with a 48-13 win over South Alabama. The Eagles now take to the road for just the second time this season as they head to San Marcos, Texas, for a quick-turnaround Thursday night game against Texas State. Matt and Cody talk about how season expectations have now changed and discuss what it will take to come out of this two-game road stretch bowl eligible at 6-1.
2:40 - South Alabama Recap - Eagles Keep Rolling
20:43 - Texas State Preview - How Will the Road Trip Affect the Eagles?
26:38 - How Have Expectations Changed?
31:06 - Predictions for Texas State