With a move to a new conference it can take a while to develop rivalries. Georgia Southern has two natural rivals, one in Appalachian State who made the move to the Sun Belt with the Eagles.
The other is Georgia State, who for now is a Geographical Rival. Last year was the first football meeting between the two programs, a game where the Eagles won 69-31, so it's not quite a rivalry on the field yet.
Trent Miles-"Well yes it's going to be a rivalry, we've got to play a lot better, our kids understand that, we're really looking forward to getting a chance to go down there and play them, and our kids will be be excited for everygame, that just happens to be one of the big ones on the schedule."
The Eagles play host to the Panthers in Paulson Stadium on December 5th.