Peach State Sports Blog

College football not done

Yep, Georgia Tech and Georgia were both mediocre this year and they're going to bowl games this season despite 6-6 records.

But there is some GOOD football being played in the state, specifically in Statesboro and Albany.

Jeff Monken has returned to the Georgia Southern Eagles to national prominence in his first year with the program, and the Eagles are still alive in the FCS playoffs. They will play at William & Mary this week, and the winning team will advance to the national semifinals.

The Eagles are 8-3, while William & Mary is 8-4. It should be another terrific game.

The Southern Conference is again proving to be the nation's best conference with three teams (Wofford and Appalachian State are the other two) in the quarterfinals.

On a side note, it's a shame the championship game has been moved to Texas this year from its longtime home in Chattanooga.

In Albany, the Albany State Rams are still alive in the Division II playoffs with Mike White leading the Rams again deep into the postseason. Albany State defeated Wingate 30-28 on Saturday and will play Delta State.

Albany State is undefeated while the Statesmen are 9-3. Saturday's game will be their first-ever meeting. The winning team will go to the semifinals, where Albany State has never been before (although the Rams had a good chance in 2004 when they had a big lead against Valdosta State in the quarterfinals only to see the Blazers rally and then go on and win their first national title).

And don't forget about Fort Valley State playing in the Pioneer Bowl this week in Columbus against Saint Augustine's College. Both teams are 8-2.

Oh, and then we all get to look forward to Georgia and Georgia Tech going to their bowl games. Yeah, that should be fun.