A list of accomplishments during the past four years defines the senior class for Georgia Southern that is in the midst of a disappointing final season.
The list of accomplishments includes a road win over Florida, a transition from FBS to FCS, the program’s first FBS conference title and the program’s first bowl win.
The Eagles prepare to send 24 seniors out in the final game of season at noon on Saturday against Troy. For head coach Tyson Summers, he hopes to help the seniors celebrate senior day with a victory.
“This group has done an amazing job for Georgia Southern,” Summers said. “Some of the milestones that our university has been able to hit is because of this class.”
The class includes a senior place-kicker who is tabbed as a finalist for the Lou Groza Award, given to the best place-kicker in the country.
Younghoe Koo has gone 19-of-20 on the season, with his only miss coming on a 54-yarder against Mississippi. Koo did connect on his career long when he nailed a 53-yarder against Arkansas State. Koo has been a weapon for the Eagles this season.
“He is certainly an exceptional player for us,” Summers said. “There is certainly a calmness about the opportunity to score points each time you have the opportunity to run him out there.”
The Eagles will play their first Saturday game at home since Sept. 17. They hope to snap a four-game skid.
“We are excited about the opportunity to play in front of our home fans,” Summers said. “We are excited to be back at home and excited about sending these seniors off in the right way on Saturday and opportunity to get back to our fan base.”