Appalachian State–Georgia Southern football rivalry

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Appalachian State–Georgia Southern football rivalry
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Appalachian State Mountaineers Georgia Southern Eagles

Total meetings 30
Series record Appalachian State leads, 16–13–1
First meeting November 25, 1932
Last meeting September 25, 2014
Next meeting TBD 2015

The Appalachian State–Georgia Southern football rivalry is a college rivalry between the Mountaineers of Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina and the Eagles of Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, Georgia. Despite being located in separate states, the two universities have a similar academic profile, both having developed from teacher colleges, and both have an enrollment of approximately 20,000. In addition, both Appalachian and Southern have historically held a very strong presence in the Division I Football Championship Subdivision, having combined to win nine national championships, four Walter Payton Awards, and two Buck Buchanan Awards. On March 27, 2013 both schools were invited to join the Sun Belt Conference of the Football Bowl Subdivision beginning in 2014.[1]

History[edit]

Georgia Southern's football program began in 1924 while the program at Appalachian began in 1928. The Eagles and Mountaineers first met in 1932, with South Georgia Teachers College beating Appalachian State Teachers College 33–0. In 1941, Georgia Southern discontinued its football program, and it wasn't until 1982 before the Eagles again took the field. The makings of the rivalry truly began when the Mountaineers beat the Eagles in the quarterfinals of the 1987 I-AA Playoffs. Since Georgia Southern joined Appalachian State in the Southern Conference in 1993, the schools have played each other annually in football.[2]

Football game results[edit]

Appalachian State victories are shaded ██ black. Georgia Southern victories are shaded ██ blue. Ties are white.[3][4]

Date Location Winner Score[n 1] Series
November 25, 1932 Statesboro, GA Georgia Southern 33–0 Georgia Southern 1–0
October 25, 1934 Boone, NC Georgia Southern 22–13 Georgia Southern 2–0
November 15, 1934 Statesboro, GA Appalachian State 7–6 Georgia Southern 2–1
November 9, 1935 Boone, NC Tie 0–0 Georgia Southern 2–1–1
October 24, 1936 Boone, NC Appalachian State 27–0 Tie 2–2–1
November 17, 1939 Boone, NC Appalachian State 59–0 Appalachian State 3–2–1
December 5, 1987 Boone, NC Appalachian State 19–0 Appalachian State 4–2–1
October 16, 1993 Boone, NC Georgia Southern 34–28 Appalachian State 4–3–1
October 15, 1994 Statesboro, GA Georgia Southern 34–31 Tie 4–4–1
October 14, 1995 Boone, NC Appalachian State 27–17 Appalachian State 5–4–1
October 19, 1996 Statesboro, GA Appalachian State 35–28 Appalachian State 6–4–1
October 18, 1997 Boone, NC Appalachian State 24–12 Appalachian State 7–4–1
October 17, 1998 Statesboro, GA Georgia Southern 37–24 Appalachian State 7–5–1
October 16, 1999 Boone, NC Appalachian State 17–16 Appalachian State 8–5–1
October 14, 2000 Statesboro, GA Georgia Southern 34–28 Appalachian State 8–6–1
October 13, 2001 Boone, NC Georgia Southern 27–18 Appalachian State 8–7–1
December 8, 2001 Statesboro, GA Georgia Southern 38–24 Tie 8–8–1
October 19, 2002 Statesboro, GA Georgia Southern 36–20 Georgia Southern 9–8–1
October 18, 2003 Boone, NC Appalachian State 28–21 Tie 9–9–1
October 16, 2004 Statesboro, GA Georgia Southern 54–7 Georgia Southern 10–9–1
October 15, 2005 Boone, NC Appalachian State 24–7 Tie 10–10–1
October 21, 2006 Statesboro, GA Appalachian State 27–20, 2OT Appalachian State 11–10–1
October 20, 2007 Boone, NC Georgia Southern 38–35 Tie 11–11–1
October 18, 2008 Statesboro, GA Appalachian State 37–36 Appalachian State 12–11–1
October 24, 2009 Boone, NC Appalachian State 52–16 Appalachian State 13–11–1
November 6, 2010 Statesboro, GA Georgia Southern 21–14, OT Appalachian State 13–12–1
October 29, 2011 Boone, NC Appalachian State 24–17 Appalachian State 14–12–1
November 3, 2012 Statesboro, GA Appalachian State 31–28 Appalachian State 15–12–1
October 26, 2013 Boone, NC Appalachian State 38–14 Appalachian State 16–12–1
September 25, 2014 Statesboro, GA Georgia Southern 34–14 Appalachian State 16–13–1

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The December 5, 1987 and December 8, 2001 games took place in the NCAA Division I-AA Playoff Quarterfinals.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sun Belt Set to Grow in 2014". Sun Belt Conference. 27 March 2013. Retrieved 26 June 2013. 
  2. ^ John Hooper (2 November 2012). "No. 15 Appalachian State Ready for Trip to Battle No. 2 Georgia Southern". Bleacher Report. Retrieved 26 June 2013. 
  3. ^ "2012 Georgia Southern Football Media Guide". Georgia Southern Athletics. p. 133. Retrieved 26 June 2013. 
  4. ^ "2012 Appalachian State Football Media Guide". Appalachian State Athletics. p. 79. Retrieved 26 June 2013. 

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