Georgia Southern will head back on the road in Southern Conference play after back-to-back home wins over Elon and Samford, with last-place Western Carolina waiting. The Catamounts are 1-4 overall and 0-3 in Southern Conference play, while GSU enters the game in a three-way tie with The Citadel and Samford in the standings at 2-1, good for second place behind 2-0 Wofford. GSU's only loss of the season came at The Citadel, 23-21, in September.
No. 9 Southern won their 13th consecutive home game on Saturday with a 35-16 win over No. 25 Samford, allowing only seven first downs in the final 36 minutes. Running back Dominique Swopes scored a touchdown for the fifth time in as many games, and finished with 134 total yards. Meanwhile, Western Carolina gave up 45 points in a loss to Furman.
Last season GSU made easy work of a then-winless WCU squad, 52-20, thanks to 634 yards rushing, setting a record for the most rushing yards allowed in Catamount history.