Kennesaw State defeats Monmouth and wins its first Big South Conference championship.

Owls Rout Hawks Clinch Big South

Around the Peach – Week 12

 

What a week of football in the ole Peach State!!!! Savannah State, who didn’t win their first game until the eighth game of the season finished with a commanding win over South Carolina State. The Orange Tigers finished the season on a positive note winning three of their last four games. What can be said about the Berry Vikings? They finished the season undefeated for the first time in the program’s short history and then in their first appearance in the D3 Playoffs, they beat Concordia (MI).  Over in Waleska, Reinhardt continued their winning ways with a first-round win in the NAIA Playoffs.  Last year, the Eagles made it as far as the quarterfinals before bowing out.  Kennesaw State added to the list of firsts as the Owls won their first conference championship in the Big South.  The state went 7-2 against teams outside its borders.

So far the tally is as follows:

  • Georgia and Fort Valley State qualified for their respective conference championship game.
  • Berry, Reinhardt, and Kennesaw State won their respective conference championship.
  • Georgia State and Georgia are Bowl eligible
  • West Georgia, Berry, Reinhardt, and Kennesaw State are in the playoffs for their respective level of intercollegiate play.

**Georgia Tech can qualify for a post-season bowl with a win over Georgia in the regular season finale for both programs.

TEAM

RESULT

SCORE

RECORD

NEXT WEEK

ALBANY STATE

6-4

Season Over

BERRY

Win

34-20

10-0

D3 Playoffs – 2nd Rd at St. Thomas

CLARK ATLANTA

4-6

Season Over

FORT VALLEY

5-5

Season Over

GEORGIA

Win

42-13

10-1

Georgia Tech

GEORGIA SOUTHERN

Win

52-0

1-9

At Univ of Louisiana

GEORGIA STATE

BYE

6-3

Appalachian State

GEORGIA TECH

Lost

20-43

5-5

Georgia

KENNESAW STATE

Win

52-21

10-1

FCS Playoffs 1st Round at Samford

LAGRANGE

4-6

Season Over

MERCER

Lost

0-56

5-6

Season Over

MOREHOUSE

4-6

Season Over

REINHARDT

Win

34-10

10-0

NAIA Playoffs -2nd Rd Georgetown (KY)

SAVANNAH STATE

Win

34-10

3-8

Season Over

SHORTER

0-11

Season Over

VALDOSTA STATE

5-4

Season Over

WEST GEORGIA

Win

35-9

9-3

D2 Playoffs 2nd Round West Florida
Georgia Tech exploded for 23 points in the second half to defeat North Carolina 33-7.

Around the Peach Week 11

Georgia fell from the ranks of the unbeaten losing to Auburn on the road. Berry and Reinhardt head into the D3 and NAIA playoffs with an unblemished record. Georgia Tech moved one game closer to being bowl eligible with a win over Virginia Tech. Fort Valley had its bid to repeat as SIAC Champions cut short in a nailbiter to Tuskegee. Shorter ended its season without a win. Georgia Southern has one more chance to erase the goose egg in the win column after losing to Appalachian State. Let’s face it, this wasn’t a great week for state teams. Mercer managed to pull out a close one but 24th-ranked West Georgia may have jeopardized its post-season plans. Overall, the state went 6-6 against teams outside the borders.

TEAM

RESULT

SCORE

RECORD

NEXT WEEK

ALBANY STATE

6-4

Season Over

BERRY

Win

24-21

8-0

D3 Playoffs – 1st Rd

CLARK ATLANTA

4-6

Season Over

FORT VALLEY

Lost

6-13

5-5

Season Over

GEORGIA

Lost

24-10

9-1

Kentucky

GEORGIA SOUTHERN

Lost

6-27

0-9

South Alabama

GEORGIA STATE

Win

21-17

6-3

BYE

GEORGIA TECH

Win

28-22

5-4

at Duke

KENNESAW STATE

Win

38-0

9-1

Monmouth

LAGRANGE

Lost

17-27

4-6

Season Over

MERCER

Win

35-33

5-5

Alabama

MOREHOUSE

4-6

Season Over

REINHARDT

Win

54-12

9-0

NAIA Playoffs -1st Rd

SAVANNAH STATE

Lost

17-36

2-8

South Carolina State

SHORTER

Lost

0-52

0-11

Season Over

VALDOSTA STATE

Win

52-0

5-4

Season Over

WEST GEORGIA

Lost

29-34

8-3

D2 Playoffs?

Around the Peach State – Week 10

The state went 6-4 against teams outside the borders. Kennesaw State went to snowy Bozeman to defeat the Montana Bobcats. Georgia Tech dropped two in a row for the first time this season in a loss to Clemson. Georgia stayed perfect after fricasseeing the Gamecocks between the hedges. The Orange Tigers made it two in a row with a win over visiting Delaware State.

TEAM

RESULT

SCORE

RECORD

NEXT WEEK

ALBANY STATE

Win

34-9

6-4

BERRY

Bye

8-0

Trinity (TX)

CLARK ATLANTA

Lost

0-40

4-6

FORT VALLEY

Lost

9-34

5-4

SIAC Championship

GEORGIA

Win

24-10

9-0

at Auburn

GEORGIA SOUTHERN

Lost

17-21

0-8

Appalachian State

GEORGIA STATE

Win

21-17

5-3

At Texas State

GEORGIA TECH

Lost

40-36

4-4

VA Tech

KENNESAW STATE

Win

16-14

8-1

Charleston Southern

LAGRANGE

Lost

23-35

4-5

at Huntingdon

MERCER

Lost

3-20

4-5

At Western Carolina

MOREHOUSE

Win

0-40

4-6

REINHARDT

Win

54-0

8-0

At St. Andrews (NC)

SAVANNAH STATE

Win

35-21

2-7

at North Carolina A&T

SHORTER

Lost

30-29

0-10

Valdosta State

VALDOSTA STATE

Win

30-19

4-4

at Shorter

WEST GEORGIA

Win

20-13

8-2

West Florida

USC Turns up the Heat in Tempe

Georgia State gets back on the winning track with a 21-13 win over South Alabama at Petit Field on Thursday night.

Panthers Fix Holes, Stop Jaguars

Around the Peach Week 9

Savannah State won its first game of the season with a huge win over Norfolk State.  Collectively, the state’s teams went 7-3. Fort Valley wrapped up the SIAC East Division.

TEAM

RESULT

SCORE

RECORD

NEXT WEEK

ALBANY STATE

Lost

12-17

5-4

Fort Valley (Columbus, GA)

BERRY

Win

35-18

9-0

(Trinity on 11/11)

CLARK ATLANTA

Lost

17-38

4-5

Morehouse

FORT VALLEY

Win

52-7

4-4

Albany State (Columbus,GA)

GEORGIA

Win

42-7

8-0

South Carolina

GEORGIA SOUTHERN

Lost

16-38

0-7

Georgia State

GEORGIA STATE

Win

21-13

4-3

At Georgia Southern

GEORGIA TECH

Lost

24-10

4-3

At Virginia

KENNESAW STATE

Win

28-0

7-1

Montana State

LAGRANGE

BYE

4-4

at Maryville (TN)

MERCER

BYE

4-4

Samford

MOREHOUSE

Lost

7-52

3-6

Clark Atlanta

REINHARDT

Win

44-21

7-0

Bluefield (VA)

SAVANNAH STATE

Win

27-9

1-7

Delaware State

SHORTER

Lost

6-42

0-9

Mississippi College

VALDOSTA STATE

Win

42-14

4-3

West Alabama

WEST GEORGIA

Win

42-6

7-2

Florida Tech

Around the Peach Week 8

The Peach State was one better in the win column in 13 games against teams outside the state. Kennesaw State improved to 6-1. Berry faced its stiffest contest of the season winning by only 15 points over Milsap.

TEAM

RESULT

SCORE

RECORD

NEXT WEEK

ALBANY STATE

Lost

36-44

5-3

Benedict

BERRY

Win

37-22

8-0

at Birmingham-Southern

CLARK ATLANTA

Win

44-36

4-4

Miles

FORT VALLEY

Win

24-19

3-4

Morehouse (Homecoming)

GEORGIA

Bye

7-0

Florida (Jacksonville)

GEORGIA SOUTHERN

Lost

20-55

0-6

At Troy

GEORGIA STATE

Lost

34-10

3-3

South Alabama

GEORGIA TECH

Win

38-24

4-2

At Clemson

KENNESAW STATE

Win

17-3

6-1

Presbyterian

LAGRANGE

Win

59-10

4-4

BYE

MERCER

Lost

21-28

4-4

BYE

MOREHOUSE

Lost

26-29

3-5

at Fort Valley State

REINHARDT

BYE

6-0

Pikeville

SAVANNAH STATE

Lost

27-52

0-7

at Norfolk State

SHORTER

Lost

29-42

0-8

West Georgia

VALDOSTA STATE

Win

34-13

3-3

Florida Tech

WEST GEORGIA

Win

28-0

6-2

Shorter