The Georgia Southern Eagles have earned a home game in the first round of this year's FCS playoffs. For those of you just joining us, this is a college football playoff tournament that decides which team is the champion. It is impossible, nobody likes it, and it will be replaced by a computer-determined winner next year. I have lied to you thrice.
7-4 GSU will host the 9-2 South Carolina St. Bulldogs in Statesboro on Nov. 27. Yes, in the FCS playoffs, earning home field advantage actually means something. The Bulldogs were last seen around these parts in this year's opening week, when they played the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. Their quarterback is not very good, but their band earned standing ovations and got away with playing through an entire Tech offensive drive. Step your game up, GSU band.
If the Eagles can top the Dawgs*, they'll head to Williamsburg, Virginia the following Saturday to play the No. 2 William & Mary Tribe.
You can power through the rest of the bracket here.
* I have no idea if SCSU calls themselves the Dawgs. If the Washington Huskies and Cleveland Browns can refer to themselves with Dawgs-related verbiage, just about everybody should.