1990 Georgia Southern Eagles football team

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1990 Georgia Southern Eagles football
Division I-AA National Champions
Conference Independent
AP #1 (NCAA Poll)
1990 record 12–3
Head coach Tim Stowers (1st year)
Home stadium Paulson Stadium (18,000+ cap.)
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The 1990 Georgia Southern Eagles football team represented Georgia Southern University in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I-AA (now called Football Championship Subdivision) college football during the 1990 season. Georgia Southern competed as an Independent under first-year head football coach Tim Stowers and played their home games at Paulson Stadium.

The Eagles won the national championship for the second consecutive season—their fourth overall in six years—and it was their third straight national championship game appearance. Georgia Southern defeated Nevada 36–13 in their home stadium to claim the championship.


Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 1 Valdosta State* Paulson StadiumStatesboro, GA W 17–10    
September 8 at Middle Tennessee* Johnny "Red" Floyd StadiumMurfreesboro, TN L 13–16    
September 15 at #3 (Division I-AFlorida State* Doak Campbell StadiumTallahassee, FL L 6–48   62,111
September 22 Eastern Kentucky* Paulson Stadium • Statesboro, GA L 34–42    
September 29 Northeast Louisiana* Paulson Stadium • Statesboro, GA W 33–14    
October 6 at Marshall* Fairfield StadiumHuntington, WV W 17–14    
October 20 at UCF* Citrus BowlOrlando, FL W 38–17   16,258
October 27 Savannah State* Paulson Stadium • Statesboro, GA W 54–7    
November 3 James Madison* Paulson Stadium • Statesboro, GA W 31–13    
November 10 at Chattanooga* Chamberlain FieldChattanooga, TN W 23–20    
November 17 Samford* #3 Paulson Stadium • Statesboro, GA W 31–24    
November 24 #15 The Citadel* #3 Paulson Stadium • Statesboro, GA (Division I-AA First Round) W 31–0   11,881
December 1 Idaho* Paulson Stadium • Statesboro, GA (Division I-AA Quarterfinals) W 28–27   11,571
December 8 UCF* Paulson Stadium • Statesboro, GA (Division I-AA Semifinals) W 44–7   13,183
December 15 Nevada* Paulson Stadium • Statesboro, GA (Division I-AA National Championship) W 36–13   23,204
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from The Sports Network FCS Poll at time of game. All times are in Eastern Time.