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FCS Playoffs: Georgia Southern Takes On No. 2 William & Mary

After blowing out the S. Carolina St. Bulldogs 41-16 last weekend, the Georgia Southern Eagles turn their attention to the No. 2 William & Mary Tribe on Dec. 4. The victor will advance to the next round of the FCS playoffs, getting the winner of the game between the Wofford Terriers and Jacksonville St. Gamecocks.

GSU enters on a four-game winning streak, but the Tribe hasn't lost at home all year. Then again they've only played five home games. Though they're more balanced than the Eagles they do run the ball a lot, with junior RB Jonathan Grimes toting the rock about 15 times per game, and average about 3.5 yards per carry overall. 

The Tribe promise to play better assignment football than the Bulldogs did, even though SCSU had got to play a warmup game against the flexbone option earlier in the year against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. As long as Jaybo Shaw makes it back in time after leaving last week's game in the first quarter, the Eagles have a chance against anybody. The Eagles are nine-point underdogs according to 5dimes.

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