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GAME FACTS

What: Georgia Southern at NC State.

When: Aug. 30 at 12:30 p.m. in Carter-Finley Stadium.

Radio-TV: The game will be broadcast live on ACC Network. Tim Brant will handle the play by play, Dave Archer will serve as the color analyst and Rachel Baribeau will be on the sidelines. Wolfpack Capital Sports (101.5 FM) and its various radio affiliates throughout the state will carry the contest.

Coaches: NC State: Dave Doeren (3-9 at NC State, 2nd year, and 26-13 overall, 4th year). Georgia Southern: Willie Fritz (0-0 at Georgia Southern, 1st year, and 176-67-1 overall, 22nd year).

History: First meeting.

Georgia Southern Notes: The Eagles return sophomore quarterback Kevin Ellison, who was first-team All-Southern Conference last season largely because he rushed for 886 yards and eight touchdowns in the option offense … Junior tackle Garrett Frye was a first-team All-America selection by College Sports Madness and a second-team pick by the Associated Press … First-year head coach Willie Fritz has just one losing season in his 21 years of coaching and a career winning percentage of .723 … He won two junior college national championships at Blinn College (1995 and 1996) and twice led Sam Houston State to the Football Championship Subdivision national title game (2011 and 2012), where it lost to North Dakota State both times … Fritz was named the Liberty Mutual Coach of the Year for the FCS in 2012 … Among Georgia Southern’s former coaches are current Georgia Tech head coach Paul Johnson, who from 1997-2001 went 62-10 for the Eagles, and led them to three title game appearances and two national championships.

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