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2012 FCS Playoffs: Jeff Monken weighs in on Central Arkansas

Georgia Southern could be tested in its first playoff game.

Scott Cunningham

Georgia Southern will host Central Arkansas in its first FCS playoff game, and Eagles head coach Jeff Monken is expecting a tough matchup.

"They score points and throw it effectively I’m sure they’ll come in here mad because with their record, and as the Southland Conference champion, they feel they shouldn’t have to go on the road," Monken said.

The game is set for 2 p.m. ET on Saturday, Dec. 1. The Eagles have reached the semifinal round in each of the last two seasons, and the program has won six national titles in its history.

Georgia Southern earned the No. 5 seed in the playoffs; defending national champion North Dakota State is the top seed. The tournament begins with four games this Saturday, which will whittle the field down from 20 to 16 teams. All 16 teams will play on Dec. 1; the national championship game is scheduled for Jan. 5.

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