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This past Saturday, September 6th, was a big day in Statesboro. It marked the first home game for Georgia Southern, who began it's first year in the Sunbelt Conference the week before. All week was a celebration of "Paint the Town Blue" and gearing up for a day of fun. I was excited to have all the girls in town over for brunch before the game. Everyone brought a little something, with highlights being the Mimosa bar, pigs in a blanket (thanks, Tommy!), and a yummy breakfast casserole.


Where the boys should be...
in the kitchen!
Before the game started, there was a special ceremony recognizing the important flags that fly in Paulson Stadium. The first was the moving of the National Championship flags. Georgia Southern has won six National Championships, more than any other team! The six flags will now hang permanently by the new Football Operations Center. Then, they hung the Sun Belt Conference flag. 

 

I had no clue how awesome this first game would be. Fireworks, smoke, and an extremely long and misdirected flight by Freedom during the first few minutes of the game gave me chills. 






First Kick-off
ONE MORE TIME!

Look at this stud!




The Military Appreciation game is one of my favorites of the year. This year, the team wore red, white, and blue, and the "Eagles" on the field was decked out in stars and stripes. And of course, there was the parachute drop which is always a lot of excitement.




Besides being rained on, followed by it being blisteringly hot, and essentially sweating to death, it was a really great game day. I was pretty anxious about it, especially considering it was my first true game as an alumni, but it was a lot of fun. The night ended with a great 83-9 win for the Eagles! Now on to September 25th and the App State game...