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BGS on Athlon: WVU vs Georgia Southern Preview and Prediction

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Coming off a 9-3 record in its first season at the FBS level Georgia Southern is looking to solidify its existence on the big stage. Only two years removed from beating the Florida Gators in Gainesville the Eagles will look to complete yet another upset victory in Morgantown this Saturday. Anchored by one of the most potent rushing attacks in the nation the Eagles will look to dominate the line of scrimmage much like they were able to do last season. However, inexperience on the offensive line could lead to potential problems in the run game.

West Virginia comes into the season with the most depth on the team since joining the Big 12. Rated by many to be a dark horse in the Big 12 this season, the Mountaineers are expected to easily handle the outmatched Eagles.

With a defense that is expected to be one of the top in the country the Mountaineers still have questions remaining on the offensive side of the ball though. Starting quarterback Skyler Howard will be looking to an inexperienced receiving corps to get downfield while relying on an experienced backfield to possibly carry most of the load.

Read the rest of the BGS on Athlon Sports preview here:  Georgia Southern Eagles vs. West Virginia Mountaineers Preview and Prediction

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Jeremy Simon
Founder and publisher of, Jeremy is also a contributor to USA Today as well as covers the Mountaineers for Athlon Sports. Follow on Twitter @JSi07
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