STATESBORO — Georgia Southern added another game to its future schedules, agreeing to play Ole Miss on Oct. 8, 2016, at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium in Oxford, Miss.
The Eagles will face a Southeastern Conference opponent in two of the next three seasons. They play at Georgia on Nov. 21, 2015.
“We are lining up great out-of-conference schedules for Georgia Southern and opportunities to play in front of Eagle fans throughout the nation,” GSU Director of Athletics Tom Kleinlein said. “With attractive matchups like this one, as well as those we have already put in place for next year and future years, we’re continuing to position our program and our University for national exposure.”
Georgia Southern picked up its first-ever win against a BCS institution and victory over an SEC team with its 26-20 win at Florida in the 2013 season finale.
The Eagles kick off their upcoming season — their first in the Football Bowl Subdivision — at N.C. State on Aug. 30, and unveil the newly expanded Paulson Stadium on Sept. 6 vs. Savannah State.
Two other teams from the state of Mississippi have played Georgia Southern previously, with the Eagles winning a 1985 home playoff game over Jackson State, 27-0, and topping Mississippi College 30-0 at Paulson Stadium in 1992.
Season tickets for the Eagles’ 2014 campaign are on sale online at GSEagles.com/tickets. The athletics ticket office will take calls for new season-ticket purchases at 1-800-GSU-WINS. Tickets also may be purchased at all Coaches’ Caravan events.