The No. 5 Georgia Southern Eagles can advance to the semifinals of the FCS playoffs with a win on Saturday, but they'll have to go on the road and beat No. 4 Old Dominion to accomplish it. The teams meet in Norfolk, Va., at noon on Saturday, one of four FCS quarterfinals games this weekend.
The Eagles (9-3) are coming off a 24-16 win over the Central Arkansas Bears in last weekend's second round to advance. Old Dominion (11-1) handled the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers 63-35 last weekend.
The Monarchs feature one of the nation's best players in quarterback Taylor Heinicke, who looks to pass Steve McNair's single-season passing record while at the same time leading Old Dominion to within one game of the FCS championship game. The Eagles will counter with their patented triple-option attack.
Here's a look at this weekend's FCS playoff schedule. All times are Eastern:
- No. 3 Montana State at Sam Houston State, Saturday, Dec. 7, 8 p.m.
- No. 5 Georgia Southern at No. 4 Old Dominion, Saturday, Dec. 8, noon
- No. 1 North Dakota State at Wofford, Saturday, Dec. 8, 3 p.m.
- Illinois State at No. 2 Eastern Washington, Saturday, Dec. 8, 6 p.m.