by Daniel Olsen
This is the fifth of a six part series detailing the best road games for BYU Football fans to travel to in the 2021 season. Be sure to check out our feature of Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Waco and Logan.
For the first matchup ever between these two schools, this looks to be a fun and underrated matchup for the BYU Cougars in their journey to Sun Belt country. Their penultimate game is scheduled for November 20, 2021. With no SEC games on the schedule this year, this looks like a prime game for those BYU fans that are either living nearby in the south or just want to plan a vacation there. While the Eagles have a better record all time, BYU is better in just about every other category.
This part of Georgia is over 1,700 miles away from the BYU campus. While Statesboro is the small town in which Georgia Southern resides, Savannah is the closest bigger city to the campus. It’s about 45 minutes away and definitely a destination to add to the bucket list when planning a vacation for this game.
Jake Sorenson, host of the weekly COSMOnday podcast, had some great things to say about his time visiting this part of Georgia in the past.
“In the podcast, I talked about the wormsloe plantation,” Sorenson said. “I also talked about rancho alegre Cuban food, checking out Savannah riverboat rides, the Angel tree, PGA golf, starlight cafe, Tricks BBQ, and Forsythe Park in Savannah.”
Since Sorenson is an explorer, he also discovered some old church ruins just outside of Savannah. He also mentioned that there is a great music scene there.
Savannah is more on the historical side. Statesboro itself is a small college town with not as many tourist attractions.
Other great places to visit is the Savannah candy Company, the salt table for candied pralines, and salt table for traditional Savannah rubs and barbecue sauce.
After exploring this city, take I-16 straight west to get to Statesboro from Savannah. From there, make sure to enjoy the game and cheer for the BYU Cougars.
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