2013 Georgia Southern Eagles football team

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2013 Georgia Southern Eagles football
Georgia Southern Eagles wordmark.svg
Conference Southern Conference
2013 record 5–4, 2 wins vacated (4–4 SoCon)
Head coach Jeff Monken (4th season)
Offensive coordinator Brent Davis (4th season)
Offensive scheme Triple option
Co-defensive coordinator Jack Curtis
Co-defensive coordinator Kevin Corless
Home stadium Paulson Stadium
(Capacity: 18,000)
Seasons
← 2012
2014 →
2013 Southern Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#23 Chattanooga +   6 2         8 4  
#19 Samford +^   6 2         8 5  
#22 Furman +^   6 2         8 6  
Georgia Southern*   4 4         7 4  
Wofford   4 4         5 6  
The Citadel   4 4         5 7  
Appalachian State*   4 4         4 8  
Elon   1 7         2 10  
Western Carolina   1 7         2 10  
  • + – Conference co-champions
  • ^ – FCS playoff participant
  • Appalachian State and Georgia Southern ineligible for conference championship and FCS playoffs as part of FBS transition
Rankings from The Sports Network Poll

The 2013 Georgia Southern Eagles football team represented Georgia Southern University in the 2013 NCAA Division I FCS football season. They were led by fourth-year head coach Jeff Monken and played their home games at Paulson Stadium. They were a member of the Southern Conference. This was Georgia Southern's final year in the Southern Conference and the FCS. They joined the FBS and the Sun Belt Conference for the 2014 season. They finished the season 7–4, 4–4 in SoCon play to finish in a four way tie for fourth place.

In the final game of the season, against the Florida Gators, the Eagles upset the FBS Gators, 26–20, without completing a pass. The win marked the first time a FCS team defeated the Gators.[1]

At the end of the season, head coach Jeff Monken resigned to become the head coach at Army.

On July 22, 2016, the university announced that it was ordered by the NCAA to vacate two wins from the 2013 season and one win from the 2014 season, due to academically ineligible student-athletes participating in those games. The wins affected in the 2013 season were against the Savannah State Tigers and St. Francis Red Flash.[2]

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
August 31 6:00 PM Savannah State* No. 9 Paulson StadiumStatesboro, GA W 77–9  (vacated) 16,528
September 7 6:00 PM Saint Francis (PA)* No. 10 Paulson Stadium • Statesboro, GA GSAA W 59–17  (vacated) 13,758
September 14 7:00 PM at No. 16 Wofford No. 10 Gibbs StadiumSpartanburg, SC GSAA L 20–30   8,153
September 28 6:00 PM Chattanooga No. 15 Paulson Stadium • Statesboro, GA GSAA W 23–21   16,827
October 5 3:00 PM at Samford No. 16 Seibert StadiumHomewood, AL L 34–44   7,896
October 12 1:00 PM The Citadel No. 22 Paulson Stadium • Statesboro, GA GSAA W 28–21   16,128
October 26 3:30 PM at Appalachian State No. 24 Kidd Brewer StadiumBoone, NC (Rivalry) ESPN3 L 14–38   23,901
November 2 2:00 PM Furman Paulson Stadium • Statesboro, GA GSAA L 14–16   12,220
November 9 2:00 PM Western Carolinadagger Paulson Stadium • Statesboro, GA GSAA W 35–19   13,507
November 16 3:00 PM at Elon Rhodes StadiumElon, NC W 38–20   6,104
November 23 2:00 PM at Florida* Ben Hill Griffin StadiumGainesville, FL PPV W 26–20   82,459
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from The Sports Network FCS Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

Ranking movements[edit]

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 Final 
Sports Network 9 10 10 14 15 16 22 23 24 RV RV RV RV RV RV 
Coaches N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A


Ineligible for FCS Coaches Poll[3]

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