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The Georgia Southern football team will take on ULM at home on Saturday.

After a 24-21 upset win against #20 Appalachian State on Halloween, the Eagles traveled to Troy to face off against the 3-5 Trojans where they looked continue their four-game winning streak. 

They ended up losing the game, 49-28, and will look to get back on the winning side of things back at home against ULM this weekend.

The last time GS and ULM faced off was last November, when the Eagles lost on the road, 44-25, as the GS defense allowed 573 yards of Warhawk total offense that day.

This will be the eighth matchup between the two teams while GS leads the all time matchup with 5 wins and 3 losses. 

The Eagles are looking to get back into the race after being tied for top for the east division title and a chance to play for the Sun Belt Conference Championship. The loss to Troy puts the team currently in second place, tied with rival Georgia State.

GS is coming off a unique game where they had a better day passing the ball than rushing it. Against Troy, they rushed for 152 yards and only ran in one score while throwing for 181 yards and 3 touchdowns. 

The Eagles are led on offense by junior transfer running back J.D. King who has 580 yards rushing with four touchdowns, junior running back Wesley Kennedy III who has 541 rushing yards with eight touchdowns and redshirt-junior quarterback Shai Werts who has 534 yards and one touchdown. 

Facing off against ULM’s defense will be a task for GS, as the Warhawks have notched 49 tackles for loss with 16 sacks with seven fumbles and nine interceptions as well.

The WarHawks are led by running back Josh Johnson who is averaging 113 rushing yards per game with 1029 yards and nine touchdowns this season. 

The WarHawks are coming into the game 4-5 on the season and 3-2 in conference play on a one-game winning streak. 

Kickoff is slated for 3 p.m. at Paulson Stadium and the game will be televised on ESPN+.

Elijah Jackson, The George-Anne Sports Reporter, gasports@georgiasouthern.edu

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