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First look at Georgia Southern at Arkansas State

Taking a first look at the Georgia Southern Eagles

Moving into territory many had forgotten AState could get in to.

Against Georgia Southern, AState is looking to avoid the first six game losing streak since 2001-2002,  the first five game losing streak within one season since 2001 and trying to avoid the first 0-5 start since 2001.

For comparison, the last 0-5 start included losses at NC State, at Oklahoma, at TCU, and home losses to Memphis and FCS Richmond.

Georgia Southern and AState have met only once with the Eagles winning the I-AA championship in Tacoma, Washington thirty years ago.

The Eagles run the ball on roughly four out of every five plays. They average nearly 318 yards rushing per game and 140 passing, while completing just under half of their passes. They are giving up 228 yards per game through the air but fewer than 78 yards per game on the ground.

The Red Wolves come in to the meeting rated in the bottom 30 in total offense, total defense, yards per play, yards given up per play, points per game and points allowed per game.

The game will be nationally telecast on ESPN2 from Centennial Bank Stadium Wednesday night.