Appalachian State has won seven straight Southern Conference titles, but Georgia Southern entered the Rock ranked as the No. 1 FCS team in the country, ready for a battle against the No. 5 Mountaineers.
Week 7 in the Southern Conference saw a slew of high-scoring contests including the top-ranked Georgia Southern Eagles crushing Furman 50-20 at Paulson Stadium. Five different players rushed for touchdowns to go along with 361 total rushing yards for the Eagles.