2014 Georgia Southern Eagles Season Win Total NCAA Football Picks
by Raphael Esparza - 7/17/2014
2013 Record: 7-4
2014 Las Vegas Season Win Total: 5.0*
2014 Season Win Total Picks NCAA Football: 'Over'
The Georgia Southern Eagles finished 7-4 last year and they ended the season with a momentous victory over the Florida Gators in Gainesville. Last year the Eagles played in in the Southern Conference (1-AA) and this season will be their first official season in the Sun Belt. New head coach Willie Fritz will also be climbing to Division 1-A status and I believe they have a stronger team this year then last year.
The success the Eagles had last year was all based on their defense and they their opponents under 21 points the last four games of the year. Starting quarterback Kevin Ellison had an outstanding game against Florida and with that experience his sophomore season in a new conference should an eye opener.With an offense that will be more two-dimensional and a defense that is quick and hits hard the Eagles will be fun to watch.
The Eagles have a brutal road schedule, playing seven road games overall, and they end their season playing UL-Monroe at home. The Sun Belt schedule is a step up from their normal Southern Conference schedule. And if they can compete and steal two road games they might manage a .500 record.
I think that five is a sound number for this team and in some of my power rankings I have the Eagles staying under. But if Ellison has success passing that will give him more options to run in the second half and we could see some victories come out of nowhere.I like the 'over' for this team because with their experience on both sides of the ball I see them surprising the Sun Belt during their rookie season.
2014 Georga Southern Eagles Schedule
DATE OPPONENT TIME (ET) Location Result
Sat, Aug 30th, 2014 at NC State 12:30 PM Carter-Finley Stadium
Sat, Sep 6th, 2014 Savannah State 06:00 PM Allen E. Paulson Stadium
Sat, Sep 13th, 2014 at Georgia Tech 12:00 PM Bobby Dodd Stadium At Historic
Sat, Sep 20th, 2014 at South Alabama TBA Ladd-Peebles Stadium
Thu, Sep 25th, 2014 Appalachian St 07:30 PM Allen E. Paulson Stadium
Sat, Oct 4th, 2014 at New Mexico St 08:00 PM Aggie Memorial Stadium
Sat, Oct 11th, 2014 Idaho 06:00 PM Allen E. Paulson Stadium
Sat, Oct 25th, 2014 at Georgia State TBA Georgia Dome
Thu, Oct 30th, 2014 Troy 07:30 PM Allen E. Paulson Stadium
Sat, Nov 8th, 2014 at Texas State TBA Jim Wacker Field at Bobcat Stadium
Sat, Nov 15th, 2014 at Navy 03:30 PM Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium
Sat, Nov 29th, 2014 ULM 06:00 PM Allen E. Paulson Stadium
All Times EST
*Season Win Total Odds from Raphael Esparza. Esparza was a Las Vegas sportsbook manager for 13 years at some of the largest books on The Strip. He is a proven oddsmaker and this is his projected total.
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