Wednesday, October 5, 2016
Centennial Bank Stadium
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The Georgia Southern Eagles take on the Arkansas State Red Wolves on Wednesday, October 5, 2016 at Centennial Bank Stadium. The opening line for this game has Georgia Southern as 5.5 point favorites. This season the Eagles are 1-3-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 1-3-0. The Indians have an over/under record of 1-3-0 and they are 0-4-0 against the spread.
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Favian Upshaw finished with 103 yards through the air for Georgia Southern last week. He completed 4 passes out of 6 attempts for a 67% completion percentage. The Eagles were led in rushing by Kevin Ellison, who finished with 46 yards on 13 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 4 yards per carry. Montay Crockett was the team leader in receiving with a total of 53 yards and 2 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 27 yards per reception. As a team in that game Georgia Southern got a total of 20 first downs. Of those first downs, 12 came on the ground while 6 came through the air. They ran 66 total plays for 370 yards for the game. The Eagles ran for 202 yards on 50 attempts.
Justice Hansen finished with 277 yards passing for Arkansas State last week. He went 18 for 26, resulting in a 69% completion percentage. The Indians were led on the ground by Warren Wand, who finished with 61 yards on 15 carries. He ended the game with an average of 4 yards per rush. Blake Mack led the team in receiving with 82 yards and 7 catches. He finished the game with an average of 12 yards per reception. Arkansas State had 16 first downs total. 3 came from running the ball and 11 came from a pass. They ran 64 total plays for 357 yards for the contest. The Indians ran for 70 yards on 31 carries as a team.
Georgia Southern scores 33 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 56th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 8.3 passes on 14.5 attempts for a 56.9 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 140.3 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 122nd in college football. The Eagles run for an average of 317.8 yards per game on 63.3 attempts for an average of 5 yards per carry. That ranks them 4th in the nation. They also run 77.8 plays per contest and average 5.9 yards per play for an average of 458 yards per game, ranking their offense 45th overall this season. The Eagles average 26 first downs per game which ranks them 13th in the country. They accumulate 74.5 penalty yards per game via 9.3 penalties, which ranks 18th in the nation.
Georgia Southern allows 228 passing yards per game, ranking 67th in D-1, and they allow 19.8 points per contest on defense, which ranks 29th. They give up 16.5 completions on 30.5 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 54.1. The Eagles allow 77.8 rushing yards per game on 30 carries for an average of 2.6 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 6th in the country. Georgia Southern allows 305.8 total yards per game including 5.1 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 16th in terms of yards per game. They force 1.5 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 6 penalties for 67.8 yards per game, ranking them 109th among D-1 teams.
Arkansas State averages 16.8 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 124th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 17.8 passes per game on 31.5 attempts for a 56.3 percent completion percentage. They throw for 273.8 yards through the air per game, ranking them 37th in Division 1. The Indians run for an average of 80.8 yards per game on 34.5 attempts for an average of 2.3 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 126th on the ground. They also run 66 plays per game and average 5.4 yards per play for a total of 354.5 yards per game, ranking them 101st in the country on offense. The Indians get an average of 15.8 first downs per game, which ranks 125th in the nation. They average 77.8 penalty yards per game via 10.5 penalties, ranking them 13th in college football.
Arkansas State allows an average of 255.3 passing yards yards per game, which ranks 89th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 36 points per contest, which has them ranked 107th in the nation. They give up 17.3 completions on 29 attempts for a completion percentage of 59.5 per game. The Indians allow 239.3 rushing yards per contest on 50 carries for a 4.8 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 117th in the country. Arkansas State allows 494.5 total yards per game for an average of 6.3 yards per play, which ranks 120th in D-1. They force 2 turnovers per contest and 5.5 penalties for 45.8 yards in each contest, ranking 30th in the nation.
Georgia Southern Betting Trends
Georgia Southern is 1-3-0 against the over/under this season
Georgia Southern has an ATS record of 1-3-0 this season
Arkansas State Betting Trends
Arkansas State is 1-3-0 against the over/under this season
Arkansas State has an ATS record of 0-4-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
No key injuries to report
10/02/16 WR Christian Booker Knee "?" Wednesday vs. Georgia Southern
10/02/16 RB Johnston White Hamstring "?" Wednesday vs. Georgia Southern
09/20/16 DE Griffin Riggs Suspension out indefinitely
09/12/16 RB Armond Weh-Weh ACL out for season
09/12/16 LB Antwon Turnage ACL out for season
Guy's Pick: Take Georgia Southern
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