|2018 Georgia Southern Eagles football|
Camellia Bowl champion
|Conference||Sun Belt Conference|
|2018 record||10-3 (6-2 Sun Belt)|
|Offensive coordinator||Bob DeBesse (1st season)|
|Defensive coordinator||Scot Sloan (1st season)|
|Home stadium||Paulson Stadium|
|2018 Sun Belt Conference football standings|
|Appalachian State xy$||7||–||1||11||–||2|
|Arkansas State x||5||–||3||8||–||5|
|Championship: Appalachian State 30, Louisiana 19|
The 2018 Georgia Southern Eagles football team represented Georgia Southern University in the 2018 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Eagles played their home games at Paulson Stadium in Statesboro, Georgia, and competed in the East Division of the Sun Belt Conference. They were led by first-year head coach Chad Lunsford. They finished the season 10-3, 6-2 in Sun Belt play to finish in third place in the East Division. They were invited to the Camellia Bowl where they defeated Eastern Michigan.
The Eagles had the biggest turnaround in FBS in 2018, going from a 2-10 record in 2017 to 10-3. They also set a new FBS record by losing only five turnovers during the season. The previous record of eight had been achieved by six teams, most recently by LSU in 2017.
The Eagles fired head coach Tyson Summers six games into the season. He was replaced by interim head coach Chad Lunsford. They finished the season 2-10, 2-6 in Sun Belt play to finish in a tie for tenth place.
|September 1||6:00 p.m.||South Carolina State*||ESPN+||W 37-6||15,260|
|September 8||6:00 p.m.||UMass*||ESPN+||W 34-13||15,071|
|September 15||12:00 p.m.||at No. 2 Clemson*||ESPNU||L 7-38||79,844|
|September 29||6:00 p.m.||Arkansas State||ESPN+||W 28-21||17,320|
|October 6||3:30 p.m.||South Alabama||ESPN3||W 48-13||17,622|
|October 11||7:30 p.m.||at Texas State||ESPNU||W 15-13||9,545|
|October 20||6:00 p.m.||at New Mexico State*||W 48-31||7,300|
|October 25||7:30 p.m.||No. 25 Appalachian State||ESPNU||W 34-14||19,252|
|November 3||3:00 p.m.||at Louisiana-Monroe||ESPN3||L 25-44||13,787|
|November 10||1:00 p.m.||Troy||ESPN+||L 21-35||16,289|
|November 17||5:00 p.m.||at Coastal Carolina||ESPN+||W 41-17||9,886|
|November 24||2:00 p.m.||at Georgia State||ESPN+||W 35-14||20,011|
|December 15||5:30 p.m.||vs. Eastern Michigan*||ESPN||W 23-21||17,710|
|No. 2 Tigers||0||21||3||14||38|
|No. 25 Mountaineers||0||7||0||7||14|
Listed in the order that they were released
|Rimington Trophy||Curtis Rainey||C||SR|
|Doak Walker Award||Wesley Fields||RB||SR|
|John Mackey Award||Ellis Richardson||TE||SR|
|Lou Groza Award||Tyler Bass||K||JR|
|Wuerffel Trophy||Wesley Fields||RB||SR|
On July 19, 2018, the Sun Belt released their preseason coaches poll with the Eagles predicted to finish in fourth place in the East Division.
|Predicted finish||Team||Votes (1st place)|
|1||Appalachian State||46 (6)|
The Eagles had six players selected to the preseason all-Sun Belt teams.
Wesley Fields - RB
Ellis Richardson- TE
Curtis Rainey - OL
Logan Hunt - DL
Monquavion Brinson - DB Tae Hayes - DB
Tyler Bass - K
Twelve Georgia Southern football players were honored by the league coaches and members of the media as the Sun Belt Conference announced the selections for its all-conference teams.
per Sun Belt Conference