Regardless of the team’s record, this weekend’s game will have huge implications for Appalachian State (1-6, 1-3 SoCon).
“[The team] know[s] we’re playing Georgia Southern this week,” co-offensive coordinator Dwayne Ledford said. “It’s a rivalry between the two of us, and it’s a rivalry that’s going to continue in the Sun Belt conference. That’s a fun game to be a part of and the kids are going to be up for it.”
The rivalry has remained strong due to the success of both football programs.
“[I]f you remember last year, [Georgia Southern] came after us and they came after us hard,” Ledford said. “That was a great game to be a part of. Very strong, physical football team and a hardworking team. All the coaches down there do a great job.”