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  • Ian Brooking

Coastal Football looks to end season on a high note

After picking up their first Sun Belt Conference win in program history on Nov. 18, the Coastal Carolina football team looks to end their 2017 with a win over Georgia Southern on Saturday, Dec. 2 at Brooks Stadium. The Eagles of Georgia Southern are on a bit of a hot streak of their own, winning their last two games after starting the season 0-9. Georgia Southern picked up their first win of the 2017 season on Nov. 18, stunning South Alabama by a score of 52-0. In their previous three games before that win, the Eagles had scored a combined 39 points. The Eagles followed up their blowout with a 10-point this past weekend, taking down Louisiana-Lafayette 34-24. Georgia Southern is a threat when they run the ball, racking up nearly 2,500 yards through their 11 games this season. The Eagles have three running backs that have surpassed 500 yards this season. Coastal only has one running back that has reach 500 yards this season. It is going to be Senior Day for Coastal Carolina on Dec. 2 as the program honors its 14 seniors that will take the field one last time. While the season has not gone the way the fans have wanted, we as fans still need to show these kids the love and respect they deserve. After all, these seniors will be trying to prevent something the program has never seen – a 10-loss season. If Coastal was to win, the team would finish 3-9 on the year and 2-6 in conference play and placing them in 11th place in the Sun Belt standings to finish out the program’s inaugural Sun Belt season. Coastal will need to run the ball effectively on offense and stop the run on the defensive side of things. They will need to get their offense going early in the first quarter and special teams needs to not allow a big return. Senior Day festivities will take place 30 minutes prior to the 1 p.m. kickoff.

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