2011 Georgia Southern Eagles football team

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2011 Georgia Southern Eagles football
Georgia Southern Eagles Wordmark.gif
Southern Conference Champions
FCS Playoffs Semifinals at North Dakota State, L 7-35
Conference Southern Conference
Ranking
Sports Network #3
FCS Coaches #2
2011 record 11–3 (7–1 SoCon)
Head coach Jeff Monken (2nd year)
Offensive coordinator Brent Davis
Offensive scheme Triple Option
Defensive coordinator Jack Curtis
Home stadium Paulson Stadium
(Capacity: 18,000)
Seasons
« 2010 2012 »
2011 Southern Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#3 Georgia Southern ^   7 1         11 3  
#12 Wofford ^   6 2         8 4  
#9 Appalachian State ^   6 2         8 4  
Furman   5 3         6 5  
Samford   4 4         6 5  
Chattanooga   3 5         5 6  
Elon   3 5         5 6  
The Citadel   2 6         4 7  
Western Carolina   0 8         1 10  
† – Conference champion
^ – FCS playoff participant
Rankings from The Sports Network FCS Poll

The 2011 Georgia Southern Eagles team represented Georgia Southern University in the 2011 NCAA Division I FCS football season. The Eagles were led by second year head coach Jeff Monken and played their home games at Paulson Stadium. They are a member of the Southern Conference. They finished the season 11-3, 7-1 in Southern Conference play, winning the conference championship outright. They received the conference's automatic bid into the FCS playoffs where they defeated Old Dominion in the second round and Maine in the quarterfinals before falling to North Dakota State in the semifinals.

Rankings[edit]

On November 13, 2011 they received one vote in the AP Top 25 poll.[1]

Schedule[edit]

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Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 3 7:00 PM at Samford #4 Seibert StadiumHomewood, AL W 31–17   8,714
September 10 6:00 PM Tusculum* #2 Paulson StadiumStatesboro, GA W 62–21   21,812
September 24 6:00 PM Western Carolina #1 Paulson Stadium • Statesboro, GA W 52–20   19,067
October 1 1:30 PM at Elon #1 Rhodes StadiumElon, NC W 41–14   7,195
October 8 6:00 PM #24 Chattanooga #1 Paulson Stadium • Statesboro, GA ESPN3 W 28–27   20,593
October 15 6:00 PM Furman #1 Paulson Stadium • Statesboro, GA ESPN3 W 50–20   19,221
October 22 2:00 PM Presbyterian* #1 Paulson Stadium • Statesboro, GA W 48–14   16,392
October 29 3:00 PM at #5 Appalachian State #1 Kidd Brewer StadiumBoone, NC ESPN3 L 17–24   30,018
November 5 2:00 PM The Citadeldagger #5 Paulson Stadium • Statesboro, GA W 14–12   18,408
November 12 1:00 PM at #9 Wofford #4 Gibbs StadiumSpartanburg, SC W 31–10   10,280
November 19 12:00 PM at #3 (FBSAlabama* #3 Bryant–Denny StadiumTuscaloosa, AL ESPN3 L 21–45   101,821
December 3 1:00 PM #10 Old Dominion* #3 Paulson Stadium • Statesboro, GA (FCS Playoffs Second Round) ESPN3 W 55–48   13,226
December 10 2:00 PM #13 Maine* #3 Paulson Stadium • Statesboro, GA (FCS Playoffs Quarterfinals) ESPN3 W 35–23   12,886
December 17 2:00 PM at #4 North Dakota State* #3 FargodomeFargo, ND (FCS Playoffs Semifinals) ESPNU L 7–35   18,108
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from The Sports Network FCS Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

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