1999 Georgia Southern Eagles football
NCAA Division I-AA champion
SoCon champion
ConferenceSouthern Conference
Ranking
Sports NetworkNo. 1
1999 record13–2 (7–1 SoCon)
Head coach
Offensive coordinatorMike Sewak (3rd season)
Home stadiumPaulson Stadium
(capacity: 18,000)
Seasons
← 1998
2000 →
1999 Southern Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
No. 1 Georgia Southern $^   7 1     13 2  
No. 9 Appalachian State ^   7 1     9 3  
No. 12 Furman ^   7 1     9 3  
Wofford   5 3     6 5  
East Tennessee State   4 4     6 5  
Chattanooga   3 5     5 6  
Western Carolina   2 6     3 8  
The Citadel   1 7     2 9  
VMI   0 8     1 10  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NCAA Division I-AA playoff participant
Rankings from The Sports Network I-AA Poll

The 1999 Georgia Southern Eagles football team represented Georgia Southern University as a member of the Southern Conference (SoCon) during the 1999 NCAA Division I-AA football season. Led by third-year head coach Paul Johnson, the Eagles compiled an overall record of 13–2 with a conference mark of 7–1, winning the SoCon title. Georgia Southern defeated Youngstown State in the 1999 NCAA Division I-AA Football Championship Game to win the program's fifth NCAA Division I-AA title. The Eagles played their home games at Paulson Stadium in Statesboro, Georgia.

Schedule

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 4Fayetteville State*No. 1W 76–015,876
September 11at WoffordNo. 1W 55–148,048
September 186:30 pmat Oregon State*No. 1L 41–4827,031
September 25ChattanoogaNo. 1
  • Paulson Stadium
  • Statesboro, GA
W 49–1014,746
October 21:00 pmat VMINo. 1W 50–145,967
October 9Western CarolinaNo. 1
  • Paulson Stadium
  • Statesboro, GA
W 70–716,406
October 16at No. 11 Appalachian StateNo. 1L 16–1719,891[1]
October 23The CitadelNo. 5
  • Paulson Stadium
  • Statesboro, GA
W 34–1718,536
October 30at No. 19 East Tennessee StateNo. 4W 55–65,953
November 6No. 7 FurmanNo. 4
  • Paulson Stadium
  • Statesboro, GA
W 41–3818,636
November 13at Jacksonville State*No. 3W 51–148,639
November 27No. 17 Northern Arizona*No. 2
W 72–297,140
December 41:00 pmNo. 10 UMass*No. 2
  • Paulson Stadium
  • Statesboro, GA (NCAA Division I-AA Quarterfinal)
W 38–2113,121
December 11No. 5 Illinois State*No. 2
  • Paulson Stadium
  • Statesboro, GA (NCAA Division I-AA Semifinal)
W 28–1712,299[2]
December 20at No. 9 Youngstown State*No. 2W 59–2420,052

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References

  1. ^ "Top-ranked Eagles fall to Appalachian". The Atlanta Constitution. October 17, 1999. Retrieved November 30, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  2. ^ Reese, Earnest (December 12, 1999). "Bang-Up Defense Puts Eagles In Final". The Atlanta Constitution. p. E1. Retrieved October 3, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  3. ^ "1999 Football Schedule". CFBDataWarehouse.com. Retrieved January 13, 2017.
  4. ^ "Div. I-AA poll". Montgomery Advertiser. Montgomery, Alabama. The Sports Network. November 23, 1999. p. 2B. Retrieved February 16, 2019 – via newspapers.com.