Georgia Southern Vs. Western Carolina Preview: Eagles looking for third straight win

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GSU is moving quickly to distance itself from a rare SoCon loss at The Citadel in September. They'll head to Western Carolina looking for their third win in as many weeks.

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.

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