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Eagles set a date with Southern Cal
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The Georgia Southern Athletics Department announced the addition of Southern Cal to its future football schedule as the two schools have agreed to a one-off game at the Los Angeles Coliseum. The Eagles will travel to California for a game at Fresno State on Aug. 30, 2025 and will then face the Trojans a week later, on Sept. 6, 2025 in non-conference action.

The Eagles and Trojans have never met in football.

Current Georgia Southern head coach Clay Helton led the Trojans program from 2016-21, taking USC to three bowl games, including a Rose Bowl win.

Additionally, a non-conference game against Maine on Sept. 20 of 2025 was announced. The Eagles lead the series with Maine, 4-0, with all four games having been played in Statesboro. The two last met in 2019 at Allen E. Paulson Stadium with the Eagles downing the sixth-ranked (FBS) Black Bears 26-18. The other three meetings between the two teams came in the NCAA I-AA or FCS Playoffs.

The Eagles already have games against other Power-5 conference opponents scheduled, including a Sept. 21 date at Ole Miss in 2024, a visit to Clemson in 2026, a Sept. 11 date at Kansas State in 2027 and a return to Ole Miss in 2030.

Georgia Southern has a home-and-home with Houston set for 2026 and 2027 and a home-and-home with Army set for 2030-31.

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