It can be hard to preivew other mid-majors, especially those just making the jump to the FBS level. So with the Western Michigan Broncos heading to Statesboro, Geogria to take on the upstart Georgia Southern Eagles this week, we reached out to the wonderful folks at Underdog Dynasty to get some insight on the Eagles, and they sent us the wonderful Haisten Willis (who is on vacation to escape the expected mess coming on Saturday). Here's what he had to say to our questions.
Us: Obviously, last week did NOT go as planned in West Virginia. Other than poor QB play (we'll get to that in a minute), what happened?
Us: With Kevin Ellison out for this game due to suspension, how are GSU's back-ups handling the starting duties? Do you think a change needs to be made after Favian Upshaw bombed on Saturday?
Us: Last year, the triple option + air attack doomed the Broncos in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl against Air Force. Do you expect this game to go like that, or more like the Army/Navy option offenses with a back-up quarterback?
Us: Let's talk about defenses. What's the Eagles' strengths and weaknesses on that side of the ball since West Virginia tends to run an odd spread.
Us: This game could come down to special teams play. J Schroder is usually solid, but Andrew Haldeman still appears to be struggling after missing a 41-yarder against MSU. It looks like the Eagles have solid punting as well, but we didn't get to see the kicking game. Does that position worry you at all?