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Georgia Southern, Old Dominion set for offensive shootout

The Eagles and Monarchs could put a lot of points on the scoreboard in their playoff matchup on Saturday.

Scott Cunningham

Georgia Southern and Old Dominion both bring powerful offenses to their FCS playoff matchup on Saturday, and the two squads are prepping for a shootout. The Eagles rank 10th in the FCS in total offense, while Old Dominion is No. 1. The Monarchs are also the nation's top scoring team, with an average of 46 points per game.

The Eagles and Monarchs have achieved those results with different styles. Georgia Southern averages 393.2 rushing yards per game and has thrown the ball just 76 times this year. Old Dominion, meanwhile, has the nation's top passing attack, and its starting quarterback has thrown the ball 535 times. He has 41 touchdown passes and has thrown for more than 4,600 yards.

On the other side of the ball, Georgia Southern ranks 29th in total defense and 44th in pass efficiency defense. Old Dominion is No. 82 in total defense and No. 66 in rushing defense.

The game Saturday begins at noon ET, with television coverage from ESPN.

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