Georgia Southern Vs. The Citadel Preview: Potent Rushing Attacks Clash In Charleston

TUSCALOOSA, AL - NOVEMBER 19: Running back Eddie Lacy #42 of the Alabama Crimson Tide drags members of the Georgia Southern Eagles defense, including defensive tackle Brent Russell #66, during the game at Bryant-Denny Stadium on November 19, 2011 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Mike Zarrilli/Getty Images)

Georgia Southern takes on The Citadel on Saturday.

Georgia Southern will try to keep its record unblemished when it meets The Citadel on Saturday. The Eagles are coming off a dominant season-opening win over Jacksonville that saw them pile up 557 yards on the ground. The Bulldogs are coming off their own blowout win, and they too piled up the points with a strong effort on the ground.

Georgia Southern and The Citadel had two of the top five rushing attacks in the Football Championship Subdivision in 2011, and this year's matchup figures to hinge on the effectiveness of each team's ground game. Neither school had an exceptional rush defense last season.

The Eagles edged the Bulldogs 14-12 in their 2011 meeting.

Game Date & Time: 6 p.m. ET Saturday

For updates on this matchup, stay tuned to SB Nation Atlanta. For more news, notes and analysis from around NCAA football, check out SB Nation's college football hub.

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