Saturday, November 19, 2016
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The Georgia Southern Eagles take on the Georgia State Panthers on Saturday, November 19, 2016 at Georgia Dome. The opening line for this game has Georgia Southern as 3.5 point favorites. This season the Eagles are 2-8-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 4-6-0. The Panthers have an over/under record of 3-7-0 and they are 6-4-0 against the spread.
Kevin Ellison finished with 134 yards through the air for Georgia Southern last week. He completed 7 passes out of 16 attempts for a 44% completion percentage. The Eagles were led in rushing by Matt Breida, who finished with 100 yards on 22 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 5 yards per carry. Myles Campbell was the team leader in receiving with a total of 121 yards and 4 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 30 yards per reception. As a team in that game Georgia Southern got a total of 19 first downs. Of those first downs, 12 came on the ground while 4 came through the air. They ran 76 total plays for 401 yards for the game. The Eagles ran for 267 yards on 59 attempts.
Conner Manning finished with 237 yards passing for Georgia State last week. He went 22 for 46, resulting in a 48% completion percentage. The Panthers were led on the ground by Kyler Neal, who finished with 39 yards on 2 carries. He ended the game with an average of 20 yards per rush. Robert Davis led the team in receiving with 87 yards and 9 catches. He finished the game with an average of 10 yards per reception. Georgia State had 19 first downs total. 7 came from running the ball and 10 came from a pass. They ran 77 total plays for 331 yards for the contest. The Panthers ran for 94 yards on 31 carries as a team.
Georgia Southern scores 26.7 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 79th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 11.7 passes on 21.7 attempts for a 53.9 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 157.1 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 116th in college football. The Eagles run for an average of 223.8 yards per game on 51.4 attempts for an average of 4.4 yards per carry. That ranks them 25th in the nation. They also run 73.1 plays per contest and average 5.2 yards per play for an average of 380.9 yards per game, ranking their offense 89th overall this season. The Eagles average 20.9 first downs per game which ranks them 71st in the country. They accumulate 65.5 penalty yards per game via 7.5 penalties, which ranks 21st in the nation.
Georgia Southern allows 221.8 passing yards per game, ranking 56th in D-1, and they allow 26.4 points per contest on defense, which ranks 54th. They give up 16.2 completions on 28.2 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 57.4. The Eagles allow 182 rushing yards per game on 38.7 carries for an average of 4.7 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 76th in the country. Georgia Southern allows 403.8 total yards per game including 6 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 60th in terms of yards per game. They force 1.9 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 5.3 penalties for 54.3 yards per game, ranking them 71st among D-1 teams.
Georgia State averages 19.7 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 121st in the country. In the passing department, they complete 18.8 passes per game on 34.3 attempts for a 54.8 percent completion percentage. They throw for 237.1 yards through the air per game, ranking them 61st in Division 1. The Panthers run for an average of 88.7 yards per game on 28.5 attempts for an average of 3.1 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 126th on the ground. They also run 62.8 plays per game and average 5.2 yards per play for a total of 325.8 yards per game, ranking them 119th in the country on offense. The Panthers get an average of 16.2 first downs per game, which ranks 124th in the nation. They average 50.2 penalty yards per game via 6.4 penalties, ranking them 82nd in college football.
Georgia State allows an average of 182.7 passing yards per game, which ranks 12th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 25.8 points per contest, which has them ranked 49th in the nation. They give up 16.3 completions on 30.9 attempts for a completion percentage of 52.8 per game. The Panthers allow 209.1 rushing yards per contest on 48.5 carries for a 4.3 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 97th in the country. Georgia State allows 391.8 total yards per game for an average of 4.9 yards per play, which ranks 55th in D-1. They force 1.6 turnovers per contest and 5.4 penalties for 50 yards in each contest, ranking 47th in the nation.
Georgia Southern Betting Trends
Georgia Southern is 4-6-0 against the over/under this season
Georgia Southern has an ATS record of 2-8-0 this season
Georgia State Betting Trends
Georgia State is 3-7-0 against the over/under this season
Georgia State has an ATS record of 6-4-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
11/13/16 QB Favian Upshaw Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Georgia State
11/13/16 QB Kevin Ellison Ankle "?" Saturday vs. Georgia State
10/21/16 S RJ Murray Undisclosed out for season
11/13/16 2ndQB Aaron Winchester Ankle "?" Saturday vs. Georgia Southern
10/04/16 WR Penny Hart Foot out for season
Guy's Pick: Take Georgia State +3.5
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