The Georgia Southern Eagles debuted their new offense with a 59-7 win over Morehead State last weekend. Former USC Trojan head coach Clay Helton is trying to find his footing in Statesboro, Ga. Against Morehead, Georgia Southern quarterback Kyle Vantrease tied a school record with four touchdown passes.
The Buffalo senior transfer completed 29 of 46 passes for 367 yards with 4 touchdowns and 1 interception.
Clay Helton and the Eagles aren’t running the triple option offense, unlike their predecessors. They have gone to a pro style up-tempo offense, so expect a different approach this season.
Helton couldn’t win big in the Pac-12, except when he had Sam Darnold at USC. He will try to do better in the Sun Belt Conference at his new home.
Now all eyes turn to Nebraska this weekend. Clay Helton against Scott Frost is a game USC fans are going to have fun with. It’s the coach USC fired against the coach Nebraska could soon fire.
This is Nebraska’s first matchup with Georgia Southern.
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The Huskers are 1-1 coming into this game. Some might consider them lucky to even be 1-1 instead of 0-2. After blowing a double-digit lead and losing to Northwestern on Aug. 27, Nebraska got all it could handle from North Dakota last weekend but eventually won 38-17.
I think Georgia Southern can stay close in this game, especially with all the Nebraska turnovers we have seen this year, but I expect Scott Frost to beat Clay Helton 38-24 on Saturday in Lincoln.
The game starts at 4:30 p.m. for Los Angeles viewers on Fox Sports 1.