In Game

Georgia Southern may not play in a power conference or have any super famous alumni, with the other Adrian Peterson being one of the most recognizable among them. However, the fans here have an undying love for their team as well as a wealth of passion that rivals any of the top teams. The Georgia Southern fan base is a very friendly tight-knit group that sticks with their team through thick and thin.

The atmosphere at Paulson Stadium is incredible as most locals here in Statesboro are diehard Eagles fans. To them, big time programs like Georgia and Georgia Tech are not important as they are committed fans of their Eagles. The stadium here frequently sells out as not only is the student section filled to the brim, but alumni also come out in force. Join in on the fantastic atmosphere here at Paulson Stadium with your fellow Eagles fans.

Fireworks and pyrotechnics are also a big part of Georgia Southern football games as you’ll be sure to see plenty when the Eagles run up the score on their opponents. After each Eagles’ touchdown fireworks light the sky making a Georgia feel like a 4th of July celebration. If you love watching fireworks than Georgia Southern has plenty to offer on and off the field.

Gus the Eagle is a prominent part of the Georgia Southern game day experience. Not only can this mascot be seen on the sideline during the game he also can be seen around campus and the tailgate lots before the game. Before each game, the Gus leads the team onto the field as the crowd erupts into a frenzy as their team runs out of the tunnel. Join Gus and the rest of the GSU fans in cheering on the Eagles this season.The tight-knit atmosphere surrounding Georgia Southern and the diehard support the people of Statesboro have for their Eagles makes attending a Georgia Southern football game an unforgettable experience.

Things to check out

Erk Russell Bust

Make sure to stop and check out the Erk Russell Bust before the game. Russell served as the Eagles head coach from 1982 to 1989 and is the most decorated coach in program history leading the team to three of its six national championships.

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Ted Smith Family Football Center

If you want to see what goes on behind the magic, then make a trip to the Ted Smith Family Football Center. The Football Center is the home of the team offices, weight room, and Georgia Southern Football Hall of Fame, so make sure to stop by and check it out.

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Field of Dreams

In front of the Ted Smith Family Football Center is the Field of Dreams where kids can play football throughout the game. The field is a great way for kids to get their energy out during the game, so if you’re bringing the kids to the game stop by The Field of Dreams.

Banners and Posters

Hanging around Paulson Stadium are several banners and posters honoring Eagles players and teams of the past. The posters are nice tributes to program’s past and a must-see for anyone attending a GSU game.

Freedom Flight

Before kickoff, Georgia Southern’s live eagle mascot Freedom flies over the crowd. This gets the crowd and players pumped to take on the opposition. The tradition is in fact so popular that a Freedom Flight has even been added to the graduate ceremony in recent years. If you love animals, then you’ll love the Freedom Flight at Georgia Southern.

Beautiful Eagle Creek

Before every game, the team sprinkles a jug of water from a small ditch located near the practice field onto the field. This tradition began in 1985 when legendary football coach Erk Russell sprinkled some water from the same ditch on the field before a playoff game at Northern Iowa. That season the Eagles went on to win the national championship, and the tradition has stuck ever since.

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Gus the Eagle

Gus the Eagle is a prominent part of the Georgia Southern game day experience. Not only can this mascot be seen on the sideline during the game he also can be seen around campus and the tailgate lots before the game. Before each game, the Gus leads the team onto the field as the crowd erupts into a frenzy as their team runs out of the tunnel. Join Gus and the rest of the GSU fans in cheering on the Eagles this season.

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Fight Songs

  1. GSU Fight Song

    Wave the blue, wave the white
    Hold the banner high The Eagles are on the wing.
    Sound a cry to the sky, As we look for glory. Victory now we sing. Hail the blue, hail the white
    Hail the team that’s soaring
    Upward to bring us fame;
    Georgia Southern Eagles
    Fight on to victory and Win this game!
    Blue and white-fight, fight!
    Blue and white-fight, fight!
    Georgia Southern-Eagles!
    Fight, fight, fight!  

  2. Hail Southern

    Whose house?
    Our house!
    Whose house?
    Our house!
    Whose house?
    Our house!
    Whose house?
    Our house!
    Well there’s really nothing
    like Statesboro
    on a Saturday.
    We’ve been at Paulson
    since the break of dawn,
    and we’re gonna be
    here all damn day long!
    Hear the horns blowing
    as the yellow buses make their way
    down to Eagle Walk
    and it’s “One More Time”
    and the ball game is underway!
    They butt heads with Erk
    as they make their way onto the field.
    Eagle Creek Water and Freedom’s Flight
    There’s really nothing quite that real!
    Hail Southern!
    Hail Southern!
    Wave the blue,
    Wave the white.
    Hold the banner high!
    And don’t forget to G.A.T.A!
    Hail Southern!
    Six times we raised that flag
    from the NCAA
    over “The House that Erk built”
    Whose House?
    Our House!
    And you can bet it’s gonna stay that way.
    They hung up the jerseys of “3” and “8”
    A.P. and Tracy Ham,
    Two of the best that God ever made!
    Through the rings and trophies
    There’s always been something bigger at play!
    And on Saturday you can bet,
    You’ll hear Eagle Nation say!
    Hail Southern!
    Hail Southern!
    Wave the blue,
    Wave the white.
    Hold the banner high!
    And don’t forget to G.A.T.A!
    Hail Southern!
    Hail Southern!
    Wave the blue,
    Wave the white.
    Hold the banner high!
    And don’t forget to G.A.T.A!
    Hail Southern!
    Hail Southern!

  3. Eagle Shouts

    Georgia!
    Southern!
    Georgia!
    Southern!
    Georgia!
    Southern!

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