Georgia State pulled off the biggest Sun Belt shocker in 2015 on Saturday, marching into Statesboro and handing Georgia Southern their worst home loss ever.
Hearing this is the worst loss ever at Paulson. Previous worst was 1985 to Middle Tennessee, 35-10— Nathan Deen (@NathanDeenSMN) December 5, 2015
Georgia State went in as 20-point underdogs and it seemed justified after the 69-31 walloping the Eagles gave the Panthers last season in the Georgia Dome. Or as Southern called it, Paulson Stadium North.
Paulson Stadium North was a success! Purchase your Paulson Stadium North Victory shirt today! http://t.co/FsFG2eHS5t pic.twitter.com/Mkt7vrYdol— GS Athletics (@GSAthletics) October 25, 2014
The North remembered.
After the game, Georgia State's Football Twitter (@GeorgiaStateFB) went beyond playful social media and went for the jugular.
GS fans boast their 6 titles. Now 6 is important to us too: # of years it took to build a program and hand them their worst home loss ever.— GSU Football (@GeorgiaStateFB) December 6, 2015
Does this show a massive inferiority complex? Yes. Is it one of the saltiest hot takes of 2015? Absolutely.
But it didn't stop there.
#OneMoreTime https://t.co/YCCEFsLfgO— GSU Football (@GeorgiaStateFB) December 5, 2015
This one's a bit more subtle to the outsider. One More Time is one of the big rallying cries of Georgia Southern and their fans. As a hot take, it's not nuclear, but it's still en fuego.
Even during the game, the salt flowed freely through the veins of the Panthers.
What's that sound? That's the sound of a 34-7 lead. pic.twitter.com/5LnLqHk35c— GSU Football (@GeorgiaStateFB) December 5, 2015
.@GAStateBands putting on a great halftime performance. They've been loud all day despite being thrown in the upper deck *cough*.— GSU Football (@GeorgiaStateFB) December 5, 2015
After the game, Georgia State didn't hesitate to remind anyone that they're going bowling.
This. https://t.co/JNFicdFfmf— GSU Football (@GeorgiaStateFB) December 6, 2015
And then the Panthers' chill returned, just a little bit.
When mom makes enough pizza rolls for all your friends. https://t.co/8BneYOzCaU— GSU Football (@GeorgiaStateFB) December 6, 2015
For this year, it's #StateNotSouthern and the rivalry is just getting started.