Georgia Southern announced Wednesday it is leaving the Southern Conference to join the Sun Belt Conference in 2014. The football team, which has been dominant at the FCS level, will make the move up to the FBS level.
Payton Award finalists Taylor Heinicke, the record-setting quarterback from Old Dominion, and running backs Eric Breitenstein from Wofford and Miguel Maysonet from Stony Brook were selected to The Associated Press FCS All-America team released Wednesday.
Aaron Murray threw four touchdown passes, Todd Gurley became only the second true freshman in Georgia history to rush for 1,000 yards, and the No. 5 Bulldogs dropped FCS Georgia Southern 45-14 Saturday.