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Georgia Southern Vs. Chattanooga Preview: SoCon lead on line

The Georgia Southern Eagles face the Chattanooga Mocs on Saturday with the Southern Conference lead on the line. How are both teams coming into this game?

Mike Zarrilli

The Georgia Southern Eagles (5-1 Southern Conference, 6-1 overall) put first place in the Southern Conference on the line this Saturday against the Chattanooga Mocs (3-1, 4-3). The Eagles enter this game coming off a 38-17 victory over the Furman Paladins.

In that game, quarterback Jerick McKinnon completed 3-of-5 passes for 119 yards and a touchdown, a 75-yard touchdown pass to Zach Walker. McKinnon also added 65 yards rushing on 16 carries and a touchdown while Dominique Swope scored two touchdowns on 14 carries for 67 yards. Jonathan Bryant also ran for 75 yards on 6 carries and scored a touchdown.

The Mocs on the other hand enter this game coming off a 20-13 victory over the Samford Bulldogs. After losing three of their first four games, the Mocs have won three in a row, including against the Citadel Bulldogs, the only team to beat the Eagles this season.

In their win over Samford, quarterback Jacob Huesman completed 18-of-23 passes for 164 yards and touchdown, a 16-yard pass to Marquis Green in the third quarter. Huesman also ran 23 times for 64 yards and a touchdown.

The Eagles will play the Mocs at Chattanooga on Saturday with kickoff scheduled for 6 p.m.

Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.