Georgia Southern used to be where Clemson is today. The Eagles were the dominant team on the FCS level between 1985-2000 winning 6 national championships. Now a member of the Sun Belt, the Eagles are looking for their first win over a ranked FBS opponent in 10 tries, though they did defeat Florida in 2013 when Will Muschamp was coaching the Gators, and they lost to Georgia in overtime two years later.
Chad Lunsford stepped in as the interim head coach late in the 2017 season and was named the head coach last November. He has his team off to a 2-0 start and he talked earlier this week about the program’s first meeting with the Tigers.