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POSTED: November 20, 2011 3:40 p.m.

STATESBORO, Ga. - Georgia Southern football learned its playoff fate on Sunday morning, drawing a matchup against the winner of Old Dominion and Norfolk State in the round of 16 on December 3rd, 2011. The Eagles make their 18th playoff appearance and are playing for their seventh NCAA FCS National Championship.

Georgia Southern is the all-time winningest team in the FCS playoffs with a 41-11 record and earned the No. 3 national seed. The Eagles have never faced either of their second round opponents.

Kickoff for Georgia Southern's second round game against Old Dominion or Norfolk State will be set at a later date. The contest will be broadcast live on ESPN3.com.

The Georgia Southern Athletic Ticket Office has finalized the ticket information for the home playoff games. Season ticket holders will have until November 22nd to renew their seats for the playoffs. After that point all remaining seats will be opened up to non-season ticket holders. One change for the playoffs, students will have to purchase a ticket for $5 and will need to present their Eagle I.D. when buying the ticket.

Tickets can be purchased online at www.georgiasoutherneagles.com or by calling 1-800-GSU-WINS. Students will need to come in person to the ticket office or the University Store.

Fans can follow their Eagles at GeorgiaSouthernEagles.com or receive short updates at facebook.com/GSAthletics, twitter.com/GSAthletics or on Google+ at gplus.to/GSAthletics.

 

 

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